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 facbook 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 facebook live is to set a static IP for your camera. instructions for this can be found HERE.

Step2:  the next step is to make sure you have the latest version of the firmware for the camera which can be found HERE.

Step 3:  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 of the screen and power cycle the camera.

Step 4:  is to log into your facebook and look for the link that says "go live". this will open a link (seen below) a live video preview. from here scroll down until you see "stream setup" change the option to "use stream key" as seen in the picture below.

Step 5: check the box that is labeled "use a persistent stream key" 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 server URL 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. next, make sure to hit apply on the cameras network page and go to system and hit reboot. this should cause a video preview to show up on Facebook. finally, hit the "go live" button and the camera will now be streaming on Facebook.