How To Connect Camera To Phone For Live Streaming

How To Connect Camera To Phone For Live Streaming


If you’re a photographer who wants to start live streaming, you’ll need to know how to connect your DSLR or mirrorless camera to your phone. But you should need to ensure some necessary things that you have for connecting the smartphone to another gadget. Check the list of items below:

  1. Capture card 
  2. HDMI to Mini HDMI cable 
  3. OTG adaptor 

You are ready to go for the next step when you confirm that you have had these things. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Inspect The Camera’s HDMI Port

How To Connect Camera To Phone For Live Streaming

The first thing you should do is examine your camera’s HDMI port. It is generally tracked down on the side of the device’s body. If the port given in the gadget is mini HDMI, then you will not spend extra money to purchase another cable that supports the port. 

Attach The HDMI To Mini HDMI Cable To The Port 

In this stage, insert one end of the HDMI to mini HDMI cable to the HDMI port of the shooting device. Ensure that you have joined the Mini HDMI end of the wire to the camera. When this task is completed, secure another cable end to the capture card.

Connect OTG Adaptor To Capture Card 

Check and confirm which type of port your smartphone has. For example, if it consists of a USB type- C port, you should use a USB A to USB type- C adapter. 

Or if the phone has a Micro USB port, then you need a USB type- A to Micro USB one. Attach the adapter to the head of the capture card and link it to the smart device. 

Enable OTG Connection In A Smartphone 

Now, your camera and smartphone are connected. But there is a little thing you need to do, enable the OTG connection. It will allow the phone to get data from the camera and displays what the camera focuses on. 

To do this, tap the settings of the smart device and scroll down to additional settings. Click to open it, and you will find an OTG connection in it. It is disabled by default, so click on it to enable it.

Download App 

This is the last stage of the process. At this stage, you have to download an app on your phone for live streaming. First, download and install the “CameraFi Live” app from the app store. Then, open the app, and follow the instructions that the app suggests. 

Everything is now done, and now you can start streaming with youtube, Facebook, and other social media with this app. 

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