Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) was initially a proprietary protocol developed by Macromedia for streaming audio, video and data over the Internet, between a Flash player and a server. for PTZOptics cameras this protocol is used to stream directly to a website. For this example I will be using YouTube Live. please contact support if you are having issues with setting up your RTMP stream.

Step 1:  The first step to connect the camera to youtube live is to set a staic ip for your camera. instructions for this can be found HERE.

Step 2:  The second step is to log into the cameras browser interface. then go to the "network" tab. the area we will be working in can be seen in the picture below.

the highlighted area is the area we are most interested in for this example. the first thing to do is to enable audio and video then turning on the stream. after this hit apply at the bottom the screen and power cycle the camera.

Step 3: the third step is to go to creator stuido in your youtube account and go to the live streaming tab (seen below).

Step 4: copy the "server URL" (this is also known as the domain name) and paste it in the MRL on the browser interface. then after the /live2 add a "/" . then after this second forward slash copy the Stream name/key ("keep in mind this key above is an example and will not work") the final result is seen in the image below. in older models of the PTZ optics camera this process requires that you use the ip address of the host you are streaming to.

Step 5: the final step is to apply and power cycle your camera. after you have done this it may take up to 5 minutes and your camera should start streaming. please contact support if you are having issues setting up your RTMP stream to youtube.