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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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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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.

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What you will get once enabled

  • Minimum delay between reality and camera stream โ€“ only 2 seconds in average โšก๏ธ
  • Faster loading of the camera stream ๐Ÿš€
  • Runs directly in your browser, you donโ€™t have to use Flash plug-in ๐ŸŽ‰
  • Lower CPU load ๐Ÿ“‰

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Downsides

  1. 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)
  2. So far, there is no support of sound (again, just in Chrome & Edge)

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How to enable low latency streaming

  1. Please contact us first to enable you this feature
  2. Go to My cameras
  3. 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)
  4. Go to General sheet in settings
  5. 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.


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