Hi, I am web developer and also help with the video/audio production for a church. The church was using an all-in-one video production kit call SlingStudio to livestream but their stream was very basics: no graphics/supers at all. I have been trying to help them overhaul their entire video production pipeline and I’ve been looking at affordable solutions for dynamic video overlays etc and I’ve come across CasparCG.
Currently we’re using a video switcher outputting HDMI into an Elgato capture card and then streaming from OBS.
What I would like to do is have intro and outro videos as well as a few overlays with some animation, etc. As a web developer, the fact that you can build dynamic, animated templates with HTML for Caspar is really appealing.
However, so far I have been having lots of problems. I have downloaded the NDI Tools and got the NDI Test Patterns tool to work with OBS just fine, however I have not been able to get CasparCG to appear in OBS as an NDI source. I have tried following a few video and written guides but they all seem years out of date. So first of all I would like help with that if anyone has up to date instructions.
But secondly, I noticed that the website for CasparCG extremely bare and most of the links go to very out of date information. For example, when you click on “Downloads” the most recent build of CasparCG Server is “2.0.7 (Updated: 2014-12-11)”. Yet, after much pain Googling around for help I found out that the latest stable CasparCG actually appears to be 2.3.1 (released December 2020). That’s a huge gap.
Also, there’s no “Docs” or “Getting Started” page on the website, just a Wiki which also appears to be very bare and possibly out of date. So I was wondering if there’s a way I can help update the website?