How To Use DSLR Camera For Facebook Live

How To Use DSLR Camera For Facebook Live

How to use a DSLR camera for Facebook Live?

DSLR is a single lens reflex camera which is quite popular in today’s photography arena because it offers high quality photos and videos.  If you are a mobile phone user, it is not difficult to broadcast your videos on Facebook live but it might prove hectic to go live with a DSLR camera. In this article, we will go through the steps involved in this process.

But before this, we should keep in mind that there are also several other factors that may affect the quality of videos like internet connection, device storage or HDMI or SDI ports that are connected to the camera.

There are multiple softwares that allows you to broadcast the videos to multiple social media platforms including Facebook Live. 

To broadcast videos live on Facebook live through any software, you need a stream key that allows you to broadcast video content. Go to facebook and click on Live Video  from the HOME tab. Now press on Streaming Software. Once you click on Streaming Software, it will provide you a secret Stream Key. Simply copy that stream key.

  1. OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) : This software is one of the top choices of almost every big creator on the internet. Reason is its features and being open source software.

    Broadcasting video on Facebook live from OBS is not only easy

    but also, it offers a lot of customization into your videos.

    Step 1: Download and install this software and run it.

    Step 2: Go to Settings and choose Stream

Step 3: Now select Facebook Live from the dropdown menu.     Paste stream key that you copied before and hit enter key.

Step 4: Set up stream on OBS. Connect your DSLR to your PC through HDMI SDI cable. Add the video source ie. DSLR Camera.

Step 5: Click on Start Streaming Button

  1. XSplit :  This broadcasting software is able to manage huge data which makes it the favorite choice of many big creators. The main features of this software includes a lot of advanced features like adding multiple overlays and effects to your videos in realtime.

    Step 1: Download and install this software and run it.

    Step 2: Login to your Facebook account

Step 3: Click on Broadcast Menu > Set Up a new device > Facebook Live

A new window will appear where you have to grants multiple permissions to XShare 

Step 4: Grants all the required permissions and hit DONE

It’s now time to create effects by adding overlays and adding a camera. Make sure the DSLR is connected to PC through HDMI SDI cord.

Step 5: Tap on Add source > Cam 

Then select your DSLR camera from the dropdown menu.  

Step 6: Click on Services and then Facebook Live after pasting 

Stream Key

Step 7: Go to creator Portal, add your preferred Description and hit Go Live


Conclusion: Going live on Facebook with your favorite DSLR camera is now not a hectic task with these broadcasting softwares that offers you to broadcast your content live. You just need to keep a few things in mind. Make sure the DSLR is connected with your PC through HDMI SDI cord. And next thing is to copy the STREAM KEY from the Facebook Live page so as to feed it in this softwares. 

Now show your skills or share your podcast with your favourite DSLR camera on Facebook Live and inspire people.

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