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Tech at Alveus

Alveus Sanctuary is a virtual education center, and with that comes the need for a lot of technology to make it all work, from livestream broadcast systems to PTZ cameras and microphones in the ambassador enclosures.

System Overview

  • Server: Cloud OBS

    Broadcasting to:

    • Service: Twitch

    • Service: YouTube

    Connected to:

    • Server: Local OBS

      Connected to:

      • Source: Cameras

        Connected to:

        • Control: Axis Companion

        • Control: Chat Bot

      • Source: Overlays

      • Control: Chat Bot

    • Server: Psynaps RTMP

      Connected to:

      • Service: LiveU Service

        Connected to:

        • Source: Livestream Backpack

      • Service: Larix Broadcaster

        Connected to:

        • Source: Mobile Phone

    • Control: Chat Bot

Broadcast Studio

  • Software: OBS + Psynaps Cloud Server

  • Camera

    • DSLR: Sony Alpha a6400

    • Studio Lens: Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

    • Telephoto Lens: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens

    • Studio Lens (Station3Media): Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

    • Tripod (Station3Media): Manfrotto MVT502AM Tripod and MVH500A Fluid Head

  • Audio

    • Wireless Mics: 4x Sennheiser XSW 1-ME3-A Wireless Headmic Set

    • Overhead Mic: Audio Technica PRO45

    • Monitoring: Xvive U4 Wireless in-Ear Monitor System

    • Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen

  • Lighting

    • Key Light: Elgato Ring Light

    • Fill Light: 2x Godox SL150WII w/ Neewer 32"x32" Octagon Flash Softbox

  • Streaming PC

    • CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

    • GPU: Nvidia RTX 3070

    • RAM: 32GB

    • Storage: CORSAIR Force MP600 1TB SSD

    • Control: Elgato Stream Deck

    • Video Output: OREI HDMI Splitter UHDS-102C

Broadcast System

  • Local PC: MINISFORUM EliteMini TH80

    • CPU: Intel Core i7-11800H

    • RAM: 32GB

    • Storage: 512GB SSD

  • Remote PC: ROG Strix G10 Gaming Desktop PC

    • CPU: Intel Core i7-11700

    • GPU: Nvidia RTX 3060

    • RAM: 16GB DDR4

    • Storage: 1TB SSD

  • Software

    • OBS: Used with assorted plugins

      • Transition Table

      • Source Copy

      • Advanced Scene Switcher

    • Chat Control: Custom Node.js app for Twitch.tv chat features

      • Controls local and cloud OBS instances

      • Controls Axis PTZ cameras

  • Nutrition House

    • PC: Beelink Mini PC w/ AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

    • Camera: OBSBot

Outside Broadcasts

Livestream Backpack

  • Connectivity

    • LiveU Solo

    • Verizon Netgear Nighthawk MR1100-100NAS

    • 2 x Inseego MC800 Modems

  • Power

    • MAXOAK Laptop Power Bank 185Wh/50000mAh

    • Krisdonia 50000mAh Laptop Power Bank

  • DSLR

    • Sony a7R III Camera

    • Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Lens

    • Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art Lens (Station3Media)

    • K&F Concept Nano-X 82mm Circular Polarizer + Variable ND2-32 Filter (1- to 5-Stop) (Station3Media)

  • GoPro

    • GoPro 11 + MediaMod w/ GoPro Labs firmware (clean HDMI out)

    • ULANZI GP-4 Magnetic Quick Release for GoPro

    • STUNTMAN Pack Mount Shoulder Mount for GoPro

  • Audio

    • Rode Wireless GO II

    • Rode VideoMicro I Mic (for DSLR)

    • Rode RodeLink TX-BELT Wireless Beltpack Transmitter (for DSLR; Station3Media)

    • Rode RodeLink RX-Cam Camera Mounted Wireless Receiver (for DSLR; Station3Media)

    • H6 Audio Recorder (for DSLR; Station3Media)

Roaming Animal Cam

  • Device: Google Pixel 7

  • Apps

    • Larix Broadcaster (broadcasting)

    • Speedify (internet bonding)

    • IRL Chat (alerts + chat)

Network + Enclosure Cameras

Open-source

This website, and our Twitch extension, are open-source on GitHub. We're always looking for contributors to help us improve them!

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