Cinamaker is now available for Mac.
There are many live streaming tools and platforms available to developers today. Recently there has also been a push from camera manufacturers to turn mirrorless and DSLR cameras into high-resolution webcams. One of our favorite live streaming applications is OBS Studio, which is free. However, one disadvantage is that it is not available on mobile devices running iOS or Android.
Teradek Live: Air, Switcher Studio and Cinamaker can be used for mobile live streaming productions with multiple cameras. The latter has released a new version of its Director Multicam Studio app that is now compatible with macOS 10.15 or higher.
Cinamaker is a live video streamer and switcher in one that accepts both smartphones and external cameras as inputs. The software uses its own infrastructure, so your camera does not have to be on the same network. It uses a peer-to-peer system to enable live streaming with multiple cameras. The control surface can run on an iPad and with this update adds a Mac to the ecosystem.
The free version of the Cinamaker offers the possibility to wirelessly stream, record and switch up to two different devices. With the free version, there is no time limit or watermark. Setup is quick and painless, and the user interface is very easy to use. So much more than OBS Studio, but it's not that robust. A paid version unlocks 4 video streams, 8 audio inputs and the option to export to Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere at a monthly cost of USD 29.99 or USD 199 per year. There's also a free app that lets you send a director's feed.
If you're looking for a simple mobile solution to stream two cameras live, Cinamaker is a viable option. Do you have better solutions? Share them with the No Film School community below.