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Yverrrs-backpack-setup

Since I'm starting to get the question what my setup is in chat once every week now, I decided to write it all down here. So here we go.

Modem

Netgear Nighthawk M1

I only use one modem because I only stream at 720p30, and since the mobile connection in Belgium is very good I honestly don't need more (for now). I've started streaming with the Huawei E5577C, but the mobile connection with this one was a bit spotty, so I invested in the Netgear Nighthawk M1, and I have been very happy with it.

Camera

Sony FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam

The classic. This the image stabilization, the microphone, it's an amazing camera. I could have gone with the Sony AS300, but I didn't managed to buy it from Belgium for some stranger reason. However I can now also use the X3000 for 1080p recordings which is a nice to have.

Encoder

Cerevo Liveshell 2

This is basicly the heart of the streaming setup. This sends the video signal to an RTMP server, which then sends it to Twitch. This is a cheap version of the LiveU except it doesn't do SIM card bonding and it can only push 720p30. However it's only 1/3rd of the price of a LiveU Solo, so for me this the budget solution. It's not the best thing out there, but it get's the job done.

Powerbanks

I have two powerbanks in my setup:

  • LITIONITE Tanker 25000mAh
  • a second not branded 25000mAh powerbank

I have the encoder and camera always connected to the LITIONITE Tanker, and I can stream about 24 hours of a full charge. This is actually an advantage of the Cerevo Liveshell 2 over the power hungry LiveU Solo. I use the second power bank to charge up to Netgear modem from time to time and charge any other devices I need to charge.

Streaming chat phone

Motorola Moto G7 Power

A very basic phone with big battery. I have yet to test how long I can stream with it without charging. I've never had to charge it during streams.

Backpack

Osprey Talon 22

Since I do a lot of hiking/outdoors a good backpack with proper support was needed. So I got the Osprey Talon 22 backpack, and transformed it into a streaming backpack. It has a proper waist belt to carry the weight on you hips, but it's not a huge over sized backpack.

SIM Card / Data

Unlimited IRL worldwide plan

Living in Belgium unlimited data is non existent. The best Belgian plan I can get is 25GB for 40 EUR a month. And even with that plan the providers have throttled my connection speeds because I was pushing too much data. So eventually I gave in and now have the Unlimited IRL worldwide plan. And it's been working like a charm, no more throttling or worries about data limitation.

Other stuff

  • Some USB cables for charging stuff
  • HDMI cable for connecting camera to encoder
  • UTP cable. The encoder supports wireless, but I am using a network cable to connect it directly to the router which is more stable I feel.
  • JBL Clip 3 speaker (connected to chat phone for audio)

Software stuffs

Streamelements

Everything of alerts/donations/overlays goes through Streamelements. I used to use Streamlabs, and had nothing but issues with alerts not playing, scuffing songrequests, ... Ever since switching to Streamelements I haven't had one issue.

OBS + Obs.live extension + NOALBS script

I use my home computer as an RTMP server and have OBS with the Streamelements extension installed to it. Also I have to NOALBS script running which switches scene in case of low bitrate.

If something is missing, find me on discord