We recommend using IP cameras (network cameras) for live streaming and time-lapse usage.
An alternative would be CCTV/network recorder systems or custom build raspberry PI cameras etc, but these are hard to setup and getting streams and images from the system might not be possible.
Recommended brands: hikvision, axis, mobotix.
For live streaming we recommend H.264 video encoding support. Also supported: mjpeg, Mobotix MxPEG – (requires our LIVE+ plan for transcoding).
I.e. the Hikvision DS-2CD2042 is an inexpensive outdoor camera in bullet-style and including night vision. There are also different models/lenses to support different view angles.
Camera streams encoded with H.265/HEVC should work – H.265+ most probably not.
This only makes sense if you are very limited on bandwidth (and also need a very high resolution) as we need to transcode to H.264 for YouTube.
Transcoding requires the more expensive LIVE+ plan. So recommendation is to turn your camera stream to H.264 and use our “copy” (transcoding off) mode.
And, please try if reading the stream really works (during free 7-day trial).