This is my current IRL Live Stream Backpack setup. I’ve been IRL / outdoor streaming for over a year, and in my opinion, this list represents the best bang for the buck, without going into very advanced setups. It’s uses ONLY FREE software. No monthly costs (other than your data plan). Not all links on the list represent exact models that I’m using, but they’re close enough. Here are some details before we get into the equipment:

Stream Quality: 1080p, 60 fps (optionally 30 fps), 4000-6000 kbps

Architecture: GoPro (HDMI) -> Encoder (x265, SRT) -> Stream PC at home (x264, RTMP) -> Twitch/YouTube

The Gear

Camera: GoPro HERO8 Black ($299) + Media Mod ($79)

Encoder: TBS 2603 SE H.264/H.265 video encoding, up to1080p60, RTMP/HLS/RTSP/SRT (and more), tiny HDMI encoder ($229)

Mobile 4G Router: NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 ($299)

Microphone: RODE Wireless GO II ($299) + Rode Lavalier GO ($79)

Quick Release (Walking): Peak Design P.O.V. Kit v2 ($29) + Peak Design Capture Clip v3 ($49)

Quick Release (Cycling): GoPro Chest Mount ($12)

Battery / Power Bank (need up to 3): USB Power Bank, 13,000mAh+, 5V 2.1A+ ($25)

Power Cable (Encoder): 5V -> 12V Step Up ($5)

HDMI Cable: Micro HDMI to HDMI ($9)

Backpack: Plain old cheap backpack, made extra holes inside for cables. Alternative: Mesh Backpack

Network Bonding: None

Want to know more?

Read my Reviews of the TBS Encoder & NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 Router!

How to set this up? Watch this YouTube playlist.

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  • Hi how your host your obs when you are outdoor?
    Does this mean , I assume , I am outdoor sending SRT to back home (obs running at home pc ) and then re-route out to Twitch ? And use a loop-obs to monitor my obs (home ) for switching and overlay?

  • it would be much simplier to RTMP out to Lightstream or similar service as you can then get Mods/Editors to run prerecorded “break” videos on your behalf also without needing to worry about a remote OBS connection would could be a security issue in some cases.

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