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Panasonic Guide to Single Camera Live Streaming
Panasonic Guide to Single Camera Live Streaming

Live Streaming with Lumix

Are you looking to engage a wider audience, add a human element to your brand or develop a new stream of income? It’s no surprise live streaming has taken off over the last few years. Real-time content is highly engaging and deeply authentic, never mind profitable. You can offer personalized services, like coaching, tutorials or personal shopping, fundraise or bring attention to your brand, with the added bonus of advertising revenue. Options for Video On Demand platforms with large built-in audiences include YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. Panasonic + Lumix cameras and camcorders make capturing and airing a high quality live stream fast, easy and intuitive.

The basic guide below will get you started

Live Streaming with Lumix

Are you looking to engage a wider audience, add a human element to your brand or develop a new stream of income? It’s no surprise live streaming has taken off over the last few years. Real-time content is highly engaging and deeply authentic, never mind profitable. You can offer personalized services, like coaching, tutorials or personal shopping, fundraise or bring attention to your brand, with the added bonus of advertising revenue. Options for Video On Demand platforms with large built-in audiences include YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. Panasonic + Lumix cameras and camcorders make capturing and airing a high quality live stream fast, easy and intuitive.

The basic guide below will get you started

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Cameras/Camcorders With Direct Streaming

Panasonic’s Semi Pro Camcorders are compatible with standard streaming protocols which enable live streaming to the internet via a router or wireless network. No other hardware is required!


The camcorders listed can run continuously with constant power using the AC adaptors included in the box. They offer an easy to use streaming solution with minimal setup required. These cameras also offer IP connection via RTSP.

Streaming with A Capture Device

Capture cards convert an HDMI signal to a video source on the computer through USB cable, then it can be streamed to your preferred conferencing sights like Zoom or Teams and streaming services such as YouTube live, Facebook live and Twitch. Cameras must have clean HDMI out (doesn’t display on-screen icons/menu), constant power supply with the ability to disable sleep mode, minimum of 1080p output, and White Balance control.

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Streaming with Broadcast Software + LUMIX Webcam Software (beta)

If you set up your live streaming using a broadcast software like OBS, LUMIX Webcam Software (beta) can be an option to use the LUMIX cameras without a capture device.


LUMIX Webcam Software
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For Mac
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Finding Your Stream Information

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Creating A Live Streaming File for Camera/Camcorder

Users have two options to get their cameras/camcorders ready for streaming. One easy option is to create a streaming file is with the P2 Network Setting Software (for Windows) that is then loaded into the camera via a memory card. The other option is to type the streaming key directly into the camera. If you are going to be using different streaming services regularly creating streaming files is the best option. Download the P2 Network Setting Software and Save the Program to an accessible Location (e.g. your desktop)


Open the app and go to Streaming>RTMP tab and enter your streaming details.


Stream Destination URL:


This will be the server URL / Stream Key

E.g. rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2/b193-s6mp-sras-8erc

P2 Network Setting Software is available here. https://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/nw_setting_e.htm

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Streaming Software

There are plenty of programs available for streaming with a computer. We will focus on the free and popular OBS Studio and Streamlabs OBS. Open Broadcast Software (OBS) is open source and a very popular choice for new streamers. Streamlabs OBS is another free software that is based on OBS but includes various additional functions. Streamlabs OBS give users the ability to easily customize what their stream looks like. Users can create a number of different layouts (or Scenes as they are called) and switch between them while the broadcast is running. These layouts can be made up of different inputs such as games, browsers, or other desktop apps, and even different cameras, and the ability to switch on the fly can make the stream look very polished. The possibilities are endless!

Recommended Camcorders

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4K Pro Camcorder with 24X Optical Zoom, Wi- Fi, VW-HU1. Detachable handle
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4K Camcorder with 24X Optical Zoom, Three O.I.S. Stabilizer Systems, Wi-Fi
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HC-X1500 4K Pro Camcorder with 24X Optical Zoom and WiFi
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Compact Handheld Camcorder
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Recommended Cameras

Latest firmware and LUMIX Webcam Software (beta) required.

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Full-frame Digital Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS sensor, 4K 60p Video Recording
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Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Mirrorless Camera with 20.3MP sensor, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording
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Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Mirrorless Camera with 20.3MP sensor, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording
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Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Mirrorless Camera with 20.3MP sensor, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording
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Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Mirrorless Camera, Live Streaming and 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording
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Full-frame Digital Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS sensor, 4K 60p Video Recording
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Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Mirrorless Camera with 20.3MP sensor, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording
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Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Mirrorless Camera with 20.3MP sensor, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording
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Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Mirrorless Camera with 20.3MP sensor, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording
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Full-frame Digital Mirrorless Camera with 24.2MP MOS sensor, 4K 60p Video Recording
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Micro-Four-Thirds Digital Mirrorless Camera with 20.3MP sensor, 4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording
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