I want to be able to stream my atari 2600 gameplay and get my console and controller in the shot. How do I do that?
Two webcams. X-Split.
I second Sixx's response. An alternative and which I use is OBS set to record instead of stream.
This has been eluding me for years.
The issue is that the Atari games have different scan lines per game.
The Dazzle DVC-100 works great, paired with AmarecTV doing the deinterlacing.
I have been trying to find a way to do it reliably inside of OBS in itself, without using another program.
Blend works great but for games like Spider Fighter, no matter what I set, I just get blurs.
My HDMI upscaler loves everything, even on s-video... but my Atari. Every few seconds the screen blanks and resyncs itself. This happens also on an unmodified Atari as well, running it through a VCR.
My AverMedia Dark Crystal HD does S-video also. Better than the Dazzle. But I am still getting blur on games like Spider Fighter. Games like Journey Escape are fine.
I have a couple TV tuner cards (working in IT and getting old parts has its perks) that I am going to try directly. If I get a steady signal with that, then I will just sacrifice the crispness of the video mod for stability.
I have got everything to work fine on the 2600.
It was simple, really. It was my CPU that was my bottleneck.
Being I am just recording a direct capture, I do the Ultrafast setting, and 20000 bit rate for recording. The file is big, but it's a pure 60fps, with zero artificats.
For streaming, I have to crank the FPS down to 48 fps, very fast, 2500 constant bit rate.
I can use either my Dazzle or my capture card, using the retro deinterlacing. If you have a little more processing power, you can go to Yadif 2x.
Even with an unmodified Atari, this setup works well for me. My TV has composite out available, on no matter which option that I use that's video in. This allows me to even capture my Radioshack TV Scoreboard. RF in, Composite out, into my capture card.
I was just about to come here to ask about using one of those USB TV Tuners since I only have a laptop.
This one looks like it will work on an unmodded 7800, but has anyone actually tried this? I just don't want to pay $75 for a product that won't allow me to record game footage directly. Besides, it would save me having to mod the 7800. I haven't had luck with modded systems so far.
I have never used that product. I am unsure how well it'll work out.
Honestly, with how much time and effort that I have put into this thing... you're probably just better off using a Sony HDR-CX405 for under $200 and just do straight 60fps screen pointing recording.