Here's a walkthrough of my multi-camera live switching rig that I use to record conferences and events. I've spent a while finding small enough parts so that the entire setup can fit on my bike. I intentionally created this rig with dedicated components so that no computer is required for any part of this workflow.
the backpack full of equipment is heavy, it would be great to figure out how to lighten it
need a longer microphone cable to get the boundary mic to reach farther
switching rooms meant that the HDMI splitter for the computer needed a longer cable the second day, so I need either more cables or ideally have the host provide at least one long HDMI cable for each location
having the computer running OBS for the streaming was useful since I was able to overlay session titles quickly as well as blank the stream with the IWC logo while fiddling with the switcher output
the IRC log overlay didn't come in handy as much as I thought it would, tho it was glitchy the first day and might have been more useful then if it had worked properly
I should ask the host to provide power extension cables rather than trying to bring those
having a longer HDMI cord that goes to the projector/TV means I can be more flexible in positioning the booth, since that was the limiting factor this time
two cameras was enough, not sure what I would do with a third for this kind of event
Finished building this prototype of an Arduino-based switcher for the #Blackmagic#ATEM video switcher and got a chance to use it to film the @bikeportland live podcast at @simple on Thursday! Of course now I have all sorts of ideas of how I want to improve it!