Using the webcam when streaming direct from the PS4 is a great advance when talking about gameplays, since you have a better interaction with the viewers. You can even reach a larger audience with the “2.0” mode.

Many now use pages like Twitch or YouTube to be able to provide entertainment and also to be able to earn income in an entertaining way. Surely you want to start with direct gameplays , as it is the most sought after today, but do you know what is even better? The “2.0” gameplays, that is, those that capture the player’s face with a webcam when broadcasting direct from the PS4.

PS4 and webcam

Many users have tried using a common webcam to shoot live with the PS4, however only the PlayStation Camera is compatible with Sony software. So you will have to have this webcam if you want to broadcast live streams or gameplays.

This camera brings a multitude of functions that today are quite useful. Among them is making the device recognize you, using voice chat (it has an integrated microphone), accessing the system command. And of course, the most popular option is to use the webcam when streaming direct from the PS4.

How do you connect?

What you need to do to effectively connect this camera is: connect the camera cable to the auxiliary port on the back of the PS4.

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Place your console and your camera on a flat and stable surface, avoiding that it can cause a trip. Then direct the camera to the place where you will be playing , you can play a bit with the angles to give dynamism to your transmission.

How to use the PlayStation Camera in broadcasts?

The new updated PS4 software gives you that gamer touch to games streamed live with PlayStation 4. What’s that touch? The ability to show your face in a corner of the screen while playing and commenting.

While you are inside the game you must press the button next to the touch screen of the controller called “Share”, choose the option “Transmit the game”. In that page that will open, channels such as YouTube and Twitch will appear to broadcast your live. To do this you will need to have created an account and log into it and then configure the transmission.

Hit “OK” and hit the “Xbutton on the next screen to delete all data. But, before you start broadcasting, you must check an option Which one? “Include video from PlayStation Camera in stream” in the options found there.

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Do not forget to check the option “Include microphone audio in the transmission” so that your viewers can hear how you narrate the game or even how you talk to them.

Recommendations when using a webcam when streaming direct from the PS4

To make your video of better quality, follow some basic tips like lighting your room abundantly. However, try that this light does not highlight the background too much , the idea is to highlight your face.

If there is an abundant one-sided light source like a window, close with curtains and use electric light that will look more homogeneous.

Stand about 1 meter from the camera to focus on your face better. It is important that if the lens is stained or dirty, you clean it first with a soft textured cloth to avoid damage. Try to isolate yourself from sounds that could interrupt your broadcast , so you will have a better experience when using your webcam when streaming direct from the PS4.

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