How to Setup an Advanced Dual PC Stream - Step By Step

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dual pc streaming setup welcome everyone

my name is Marie today I'm gonna learn

how to do a dual PC setup with either

the go XLR or with your capture cards

with your cam links with your DSLR

cameras basically everything you have

two computers one is your main or gaming

PC the other one is your streaming PC

and I'm going to show you how to bridge

the gap so that you have a seamless

stream it looks professional and people

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to answer every single person so there's

a bunch of streamers in there like

minded like you guys who are also good

at streaming and they just know their

way around having a professional set up

so without further ado let's check it

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all right so first off I'm gonna assume

you have two computers a gaming PC or a

main PC and your streaming PC if you

don't imma leave links down below to

different price ranges if it helps you

but we're going to jump over to how to

set things up on your gaming PC first

with a dual PC setup we're not going to

talk a lot about single PC setups

because I have done videos on that in

the past but with a dual PC setup what

you're gonna do is this obviously you

have your capture card this is the

elgato hd60 yes this is 60 frames per

second and it's HD you can get the 4k 60

version I don't need it because I'm not

going to even be streaming in 4k on will

be streaming in 1080p 60 frames per

second this works great so this is a

huge helpful piece of equipment first

you need to make sure your capture card

is connected to your gaming PC and your

streaming PC to bridge the gap so first

connect your HDMI to the capture card

and connect that into the GPU on your

gaming PC next connect your USB C into

the capture card and connect it via USB

into your stream PC all the cables come

with this capture card when you buy it

online so you don't have to worry about

any extra cables now when you're setting

up your displays let's say you have two

computer screens on your main PC you

have your garter HD 60s connected to

your main PC and then you have your

stream PC is connected to the elgato

through the type C port so once you have

that set up you're gonna make sure that

you extend all three of your displays so

you have your main screen the gaming one

that people are gonna see you have your

second screen and then you have your

counter you're gonna extend all of them

you're not gonna duplicate any here's

how you're gonna set that up you got to

right-click on your desktop and go to

display settings and you're gonna make

sure that the capture card and your two

computer screens are extended not

duplicated that way it recognizes your


card as an extra screen essentially a

third screen now remember a lot of

people have complained about having

their let's say 144 Hertz monitor or

even 120 Hertz monitor getting cut down

to 60 because they're duplicating their

screens to them now gone to HD 60s now

because of the whole bunch of issues

they've had once you setup OBS and you

project it to the capture card sometimes

it might not switch back to your full

monitors potential in my case I have a

2k monitor which is 144 Hertz and it's a

curved monitor now off the bat a lot of

the time it's not going to pick as

default setting so in your display

settings what you're going to do is

you're going to scroll down go to

advanced display settings by now I have

my main screen selected you can choose

other stuff here you don't need to

because a lot of people just want to

make sure they have their full potential

for their monitor when they're gaming

because they want to be able to use

those milliseconds that really do count

in the competitive sense so with my main

monitor selected here you can see here

that it's at 1440p which is 2k and it's

at 144 Hertz now if you know that your

computer screen is let's say max at 60

Hertz but you know it's a 144 Hertz

monitor just go to the properties here

and you can actually go and change it

down in the monitor settings here here's

the Hertz

sometimes it caps it at 60 but you can

actually get it back to 144 Hertz so a

lot of people have had that issue and I

hope that helps especially with capture

cards this is where the tricky part

comes in for some people what you're

gonna do is you're gonna download OBS

studio onto your gaming PC don't worry

you're not going to be streaming from it

or recording the whole point of having a

dual PC setup is to spread the load and

use your resources wisely because maybe

you don't have a powerful computer so

you're going to spread the load between

two moderately okay computers so what

you're going to do is once you've

downloaded OBS and by the way the reason

why I say don't download slobs or stream

labs OBS to do this on your gaming PC is

because stream Labs OBS is not as

optimized for your computer resources so

it takes up more resources than

vo studio and the whole point of this is

to minimize the amount of resources your

gaming PC is using so that you can use

that and direct it towards your game and

so once you're in OBS on your gaming PC

and you've set up your whole display

settings and everything like that

make sure the capture card is all set up

we're going to right click in sources we

click Add and we're going to add a

display capture once you've used the

name obviously it's gonna pick up my

main screen here you can obviously have

different options I'm gonna choose this

one because that's what I want click OK

you can see that's my display here and

then what I'm gonna do is once you have

OBS open on your gaming PC you're gonna

have it open whenever you stream I click

on this preview screen go to full screen

projector and do algata

HD 60's now your main computer screen is

going to be duplicated into your capture

card and into the stream PC that way you

don't have to worry about duplicating it

with your display settings and losing

your friends per second or Hertz because

a lot of people have had that issue so

OBS fixes that issue and then when you

set up your scene in OBS or stream labs

or xsplit whatever you use on your

streaming PC make sure you obviously

create a scene and then you're gonna

right-click which you add a source and

you're gonna add a video capture device

obviously name it whatever you like and

then choose the i'll Ganta HD 60's this

is the capture card that you're gonna

have plugged into your stream PC and

that is also projecting from OBS through

your capture card into the stream PC

remember you have to have OBS studio

open on your gaming PC if you're going

to project it with OBS into your capture

card right now that you've got your

gaming PC onto your stream PC we're

gonna do the audio if you don't have an

audio sound board or a go XLR or

anything that's related to hardware I do

have a tutorial on how to connect your

gaming audio and your microphone audio

from your gaming PC to your stream PC

without using any hardware and without

paying for any software there's free

software I'll leave a link right up here

you can see how to bridge the gap for

your audio with your microphone and with

your gaming board

and you can connect that straight into

your stream PC I'm going to talk about

how to set it up with a go XLR I have

also shown how to set up your go XLR

from start to finish the correct audio

settings and to find you noodle and make

sure that you have it used to the best

quality and to the best potential that

it has link to that video is also up

there on how to set up your go XLR as

far as audio goes for your dual PC

stream you can download the pedalboard 2

software it's free you can also get some

plugins to utilize and make it more than

what it actually is out of the box you

can download that capture your

microphone audio that will go into the

software and that'll go through your

capture card into your stream PC that

way you don't have to use two

microphones you can only use one again

that video is in the top right in the

cards so the way I'm going to start out

is I'm going to just have a levels what

we're gonna do is just grab the output

set it here we're gonna grab the output

one put it here I'll put two as well and

this will increase or decrease your

levels so I'm just gonna bring it down

to here then what I'm gonna do is add a

noise gate orgy gate this will just

essentially cut off some of the stuff so

let's drag both left and right channels

into the noise gate then what we're

gonna do is I'm gonna add a vu meter

which just essentially shows them the

levels of my audio so if I drag that out

into here

there's my left channel you can see me

talking there and then there's the right

channel you can see if I drag these up

and down the level here you can see how

much it increases and decreases so I'm

gonna leave it at about that and then

with the noise gate or the G gate here

if I click the e over here you can

adjust you can see how much it'll attack

the threshold and the fade so it just

takes a bit of messing around but the

attack is how quick it happens the fade

is how long it fades out until you won't

be able to hear anything and the

threshold right now is that negative 75

DB with that I go usually to about

negative 19 or something like that so

when I stop talking you'll see there's

no audio levels watch this

now to finally send this out to you or

your your streaming PC and everything

just drag the left and right channels to

the output from your G gate let's get

the right as well about that there I

just have this year so I can see my

levels you can't actually send your

channels out through this into something

else so I send it straight from my GK

this is just so I can monitor that let's

say that we're happy with all of this

with the G gate and the levels and

everything and we want to send that send

it all the way until stream PC so what

we're gonna do is we're gonna go to

options we're gonna go to audio settings

and these will be different initially so

what you need to do is go to direct

sound this is what works for me and they

go to your output make sure it's your

capture card right now I've set it to HD


there's also speakers I'll go to sound

capture but that didn't work for me so I

chose this one and my output imma leave

it at the primary sound capture driver

because if you want to change your

microphone input just choose whichever

one you want right now would be USB if

I'm gonna you leave it at my default cuz

that works so then what I can do is I

can go to file and save as and save it

as a preset wherever I want name it and

the nice thing is because the issue is

when I close the software I'm just going

to discard the changes because I've

already had one saved if I open the

software again

it sets up as a default again every

single time which is annoying so what

I've done is when I've saved my priests

yeah I just got a file open and it

already opens to where I last to save

something I'll just double click on it

and there it is again

as far as setting up the audio with you

go XLR there is a full video in the top

right in the cards but here's a quick

important note that you must take once

setting up your go XLR so the way you

route this is actually very simple

you've got a power supply in the back of

the go XLR which you simply plug into a

wall you've also got a USB which you

connect to the PC you plug your

headphones in through the headphone jack

and you plug your microphone assuming

you have a headphone microphone or one

that plugs in through a 3.5 millimeter

jack plug that in

microphone input if you have a dual PC

stream setup make sure that you have the

line out on the go XL are connected via

3.5 millimeter jack to the in port on

the line in on your stream PC and make

sure you have the line out from the

stream PC go to the line in on the go

XLR and of course if you have an XLR

microphone make sure you connect XLR

cable into the back of the go XLR

alright and your first tab is here which

is your microphone but before that we

have to go into the settings in your

audio hardware here right click on this

open sound settings first thing you're

gonna do sound control panel all right

you can see here I drag this over

there's already a few different there's

like five or six of these and you're

trying to guess which one do I choose

well you see system sample music game

and chat this board is so powerful and

so smart you can choose where to send

all of these samples to or sounds to so

for example system this is where you're

gonna hear everything make sure you set

it as default right over here I've

already done it it's got a checkmark now

with chat you want to make sure you set

this as default communications device if

I go down here default communications

device what am I forgetting

oh how about cameras having a face cam

on your stream is very important so this

one specifically is a 6500 there's a

fifty one hundred forty five hundred

fifty one hundred what didn't you call

them you can even use a GoPro now you

obviously got to connected through an

HDMI into your camera and

you can connect your HDMI cable into

your DSLR then connect that HDMI into

your capture card or this is technically

a cam link which is Al Gatos this is the

4k version you can use an elgato hd60 s

the same capture card as I've been

talking about before I have a video on

how that works as well link in the top

right in the cards but you can connect

it to your cam link plug it into your

stream PC and you've got your face cam

all set up but there is another way to

do this in case this solution doesn't

work or you don't want to have OBS on

your main computer there's another

solution so Indy eyes are actually

pretty useful and to be completely

honest I haven't done a lot of NDI

streaming but I know someone who has a

buddy of mine lipsti or 9 he's a great

foot streamer he's been doing it for a

while now he has a dual PC setup and he

uses NDI to bridge the gap between his

gaming PC and the streaming pc here's

what he has to say about that

hello I'm lips row 9 and today I'm be

going over how to duel PC stream with

the NDI now I've noticed there's four

positives when doing this the first one

is that you send all of your audio and

video over from one PC over to another

so usually your gaming PC over your

streaming PC number two is that you

actually can use this on stream labs OBS

OBS or both and I'll touch on that later

number three is there's the NDI plugin

for your streaming software but there's

also the indie I new tech tools scanner

tool that you can use in order to send

your signal over from your gaming PC to

your streaming PC and number four it's a

hundred percent free so you can download

it and use it right now since you've

spent all that money on dual PC

streaming now some of the negatives I've

seen is that all of the sound actually

goes through a single channel so if you

want to alter your mic or your gameplay

or anything like that you actually need

to do it on your gaming PC and not on

your streaming PC number two is that

these actually have to apply the NDI

source to every seam you want to use the

sound in so if you want to be gun

starting soon and you go to your live

screen and then your lobby screen you

actually have to add that same NDI

source into each one

number three is that you actually need

to be on a wired network now just when I

was talking about it needs to be on

every scene this can actually cause a

little bit of a network bottleneck but

this is on your local area network and

there shouldn't be that much strain on

it so you should be good to go make sure

you're on a wired network otherwise this

will not work and the last one is if

you're changing scenes sometimes the

audio doesn't actually continue to work

so you may see the mixer move but the

audio doesn't go through just make sure

that you reload the NDI source and you

should be good to go now some of the

main differences I've noticed if you

want to use the in DI new tech tools

I've had OBS give me frame drop due to

encoding lag so your audio and video can

be skipping I would say just go ahead

and download the nd i new tech scanner

tool off of the new tech website and

it's very simple to setup you just click

on it it goes to your system tray and it

has all the settings you would need

whether you want to add your mic or your

audio whatever and then it's sending

that source over and again you just pick

that up over in your streaming PC so now

that we've talked about the pros and

cons of NDI

let's actually talk about installing and

using NDI for a dual PC setup so most

people prefer to use OBS

on their gaming PC and stream labs on

their streaming pcs so that's what we're

going to be showing so go ahead and pull

up your browser source go to OBS and

I plugin click on the new tech in di

integration and then go to download make

sure you scroll down and there's gonna

be a Windows installer Exe if you're on

Windows go ahead and install that

restart your PC in your streaming

software and you should see underneath

tools that there is an NDI source if

there's not what you want to do is come

back to this page download the windows

if i'll click on the file go to OBS

plugins 64-bit and copy these two now

you want to now go to where your OBS

file is stored at for me it's local disc

which is the C Drive Program Files and

OBS studio but this could be different

for you once you've navigated to this

file though find OBS plugins 64 bit and

then paste those two files in once you

paste it those files in go ahead and

reload OBS and you'll now notice under

tools you'll see in the I plugin so

click on that

my old settings are still there but make

sure that you enable NDI here and then

change the name you will know that this

is active by going to settings video and

you can't change your output if you want

to change your output just go back to

the NDI plugin unselect it

and go to video and you can now change

everything or the other popular way is

actually sending the signal over so now

that we've got NDI active go over to

your streaming PC add a new source NDI

source and if you don't have NDI

installed all you need to do is just

google NDIS dream labs OBS down you

should be greeted with a thang an actual

extreme lab support and then under

here's new tech NDIS DK and just

download that and reinstall and

everything so you should be good to go

so once you've added that add a new

source NDI source and add it and you'll

find the source name desktop which is

great time if you don't see it just

click on the drop down arrow and you

will end up seeing it and click done and

if you want to resize this go to

transform and then stretch the screen

and look at that you've got twitch.tv

flash whoops your own I'm now one last

thing I actually want to jump into is

NDI scanner tool and the reason you

might want to use this is because if you

go to view and then stats if you're

getting like really bad dropped frames

you'll see frames missed due to or skip

frames due to encoding a triggering lag

it could be really big here so you may

not want to use OBS to actually send

your signal over so what you can do is

use the NDI scanner tool so go to google

do NDI tools and the first link will

come up in DI tools just scroll down

until you see in DI tools 4.5 available

now click on download and find the

appropriate one so probably NDI tools

for windows click on download fill out

this information you don't actually need

correct information just as long as you

put it through you'll be good and

eventually you'll be greeted with this

download link this will come with a full

package all you actually need is the NDI

scan converter which you'll see right

here once you download it just find scan

converter app and go ahead and run it

mine's already running and you'll see it

down in your system tray it's not an

actual like program that'll pop up here

right click and go ahead and look at

some of these settings so for example

framerate you probably one at sixty P or

thirty P depending on how you're running

your settings capture settings if you

want to mess with these region of

interest and configure ROI which is the

region of interest will be what you're

actually capturing so it's gonna be

similar to a display capture source

that's in stream labs and not like an

actual like window capture it's gonna be

capturing everything for if you want to

add any other audio sources

I suggest like your microphone you can

put through here you can do like

microphone USB audio device um whatever

your is enable it there and then once

you've done that you're good to go you

just go back to your streaming software

this was our previous NDI source which

was from OBS but let's right click it go

to properties this time you'll see

another NDI source so this is the one I

just activated click on it show it and

then you've got it now it's actually

stretched out the whole thing but you

can see that this was actually - boy

capture and this is the NDI source so

that covers OBS stream lamps NDI and NDI

scanner now if anyone has any further

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dual PC streaming setup with a

soundboard or without a soundboard

depends on which one you have if you

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