When does it matter
Sometimes a low latency is important, especially when you are:
- setting up a new camera and want to check instantly a camera position on a video
- broadcasting a live event (e.g. sport competition) and want to ensure your viewers has the same experience as people on-site, so they can tweet what's happening concurrently 😀
Why there is a latency at all
Latency is caused by many reasons, from a camera hardware to camera settings (keyframe and GOV settings and stream quality), to internet connection, to a technology used for a video transportation and finally a viewer device.
In general, the total lag time caused by all those reasons could be easily up to 30 seconds in total.
What you will get once enabled
- Minimum delay between reality and camera stream – only 2 seconds in average ⚡️
- Faster loading of the camera stream 🚀
- Runs directly in your browser, you don’t have to use Flash plug-in 🎉
- Lower CPU load 📉
- So far, the feature is available for Google Chrome & Microsoft Edge desktop browsers only (but don't worry, other browsers will use the old way of a video playback)
- So far, there is no support of sound (again, just in Chrome & Edge)
How to enable low latency streaming
- Please contact us first to enable you this feature
- Go to My cameras
- Click the icon of Broadcasting app on the selected camera (be aware the feature influences your camera settings in general, so you can benefit from it in Cloud Recording App too)
- Go to General sheet in settings
- Check the box by Low Latency Streaming & click Save settings as shown on the picture below
And that's it!
Ready to give it a try? Let us know how is it going.