How Do I Buy Videos From Performer Shops?

You can use tokens to buy homemade videos from performer shops! 

Buying videos from performer Shops is a safer, easier way to collect amateur videos from the performers you love to watch. With performer Shops, no personal information needs to be exchanged – just click the thumbnail and add it to your Library!

You can find Shops at the top of a performer’s profile if they have uploaded content for sale.

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Each video has a thumbnail that gives you more information.

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1. Price – The token cost to buy the video. If this says “Free”, you can add the video to your library at no cost!

2. Length – How long the video is.

3. Likes – How many likes the video has. You can only like a video once it has been purchased.

4. Views – How many times the video has been watched.

5. Information – Click this to see a longer description of the video.

6. Title – What the video is called!

7. Tags – These make the video easier to find in your library.

 

 

Once you buy a video, it gets added to your Library. Your Library can be found in your account.

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You can come back to your library any time to watch your videos!

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How Do I Cash Out My Tokens In Euros?

You can be paid in Euros by choosing FirstChoice Pay (formerly Payoneer) as your payment method.

 

To Set Up Your Euro FirstChoice Pay Account

1. In CAM4Bucks, navigate to Payment Method.

2. Under the FirstChoice Pay option, click Edit Details.

Please note: If you already have a FirstChoice card in USD, you will need to create a NEW FirstChoice account in Euros. You do not have to create a new CAM4 account, only a new FirstChoice account.

3. Select Euros as your currency.

4. Click Setup Prepaid Mastercard to create a new FirstChoice Pay Card in Euros, or Setup Local Bank Transfer to be paid direct payment in Euros to a Euro bank account.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What countries can receive payments in Euros?

Performers in any country can choose to accept payment in Euros by setting up a new FirstChoice Pay account.

2. Is this change automatic for countries that use the Euro?

No, performers in any country need to choose Euros when setting up their FirstChoice Pay card.

3. Will the money come from a different sender on my statement?

No, your payments will appear from the same sender.

4. My FirstChoice Pay card is in USD, do I need a new card to be paid in Euros?

Yes, click Edit Details under the FirstChoice Pay payment method in CAM4bucks to set up a new FirstChoice Pay card in Euros.

 

How Do I Upload Videos For Sale?

Soon, you will be able to upload videos for sale from a new My Shop area on your profile.

To get started, you need to upload your first videos.

 

1. Click Manage Shop in My Account

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2. Drag your video files into the upload area

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The maximum file size is 1GB.

 

3. Fill out the details of your video

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  • Title. This is what your video is called. Pick a name that entices people to want your video!
  • Description. Write a short explanation of what your video is about.
  • Hash Tags. Add some tags to make it easier to find your video.
  • Tokens. Decide how many tokens your video costs.
  • Free. Check this to make your video free for viewers. You could add free teasers of your longer videos!

 

4. Click Start Upload

The upload will begin! 

Once the video is uploaded, there will be a short transcoding phase to prepare it for the CAM4 video player.

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5. Wait for Approval

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Your video needs to be checked to make sure that it meets the CAM4 Terms and Conditions. This may take up to 48 hours.

 

6. Manage your Shop

Once your videos are approved, you can manage them from the My Shop section. You can edit the details of each video, or monitor your earnings once your shop is available for viewers.

Edit Video Details

You can click the edit button to make changes to your video details. From here, you can change the title, description, hash tags, cost, and downloadability of your video. Click thumbnails to choose a cover for your video from a list of frames.

You may also delete videos from CAM4 from here.

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7. Keep an eye on your stats!

Check Earnings 

Once your shop goes live for all users this Spring, you will be able to see how much you’ve earned from each of your uploaded videos on their thumbnails.

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Get Insights 

You can use your My Shop Insights to help you refine your shop and make popular videos!

Click the Insights button to get a detailed view of your earnings per video, your top shopper and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will viewers be able to buy my videos?

Your videos will go on sale from your profile in Spring 2017. Make sure you have your videos uploaded and ready to sell!

 

Why can’t I see My Shop in My Account?

If you are interested in selling videos but do not see My Shop, please contact support@cam4.com to have this section enabled on your account.

 

How do I protect my privacy when using My Shop?

You can control who can see your shop by limiting what countries can view your profile. You can delete your videos at any time. For more information on protecting your privacy will on CAM4, click here.

 

What happens if I delete something from My Shop?

If you delete something from your video gallery, it is also deleted from CAM4 entirely.

 

Can I upload videos directly phone my mobile phone?

Yes! By logging in to CAM4 on your mobile phone browser, you can follow the same steps as above to upload videos you recorded on your phone.

 

How Do I Enable Live Touch?

Live Touch is a brand new tipping mode that is way hotter and more interactive than regular tipping. With Live Touch, you can now connect your bluetooth sex toys directly to CAM4 while broadcasting!

 

To Enable Live Touch:

Download the FeelPerformer app to your mobile device

Live Touch tipping mode requires the FeelPerformer app to connect your device to CAM4.

You can find the FeelPerformer app in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, or you can easily download it by scanning the QR code on your broadcast window.

1. Click the Live Touch Button on your broadcast window.

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2. Scan the QR Code to download the FeelPerformer app.

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Connect your toy to the FeelPerformer app

Now that the app is downloaded, you need to connect it with your sex toy.

1. Turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device.

2. Turn on your sex toy.

3. Find and connect your device on the FeelPerformer app.


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Connect the FeelPerformer app to CAM4

Once your toy is connected to the FeelPerformer app, you need to connect to CAM4 so that your tips buzz the toy!

Click the Live Touch Button on your Broadcast Window again.

1. Click Connect Now.

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2. Scan the green QR code to connect!

The QR code will turn green. When it does, you’re ready use the FeelPerformer app to scan the code.

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3. You’re connected!

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Now your toy is connected and you’re ready to broadcast with Live Touch! When viewers send you tips, your toy will buzzzzz!

What is Roll The Dice?

Roll the dice is a tipping game that can be enabled during broadcasts.  Performers add rewards to the 6 sides of a die, and viewers pay tokens to roll!

 

FAQ

 

1. Who can enable roll the dice?

Any performer can enable the game while broadcasting from a desktop or laptop.

 

2. Does Roll the Dice contribute to the performer’s goal?

Yes. All tokens spent on Roll the Dice rolls contribute to the tip goal.

 

3. How much does a roll cost?

Rolling the die costs 25 or 50 tokens.

 

4. Why is there a timer?

There is a 1 minute timer after rolls to allow time for the performer to give the reward that was won. If they don’t need that much time, performers can reset the timer.

 

5. How do I enable Roll the Dice on my broadcast?

To enable Roll the Dice on a broadcast, click the Game Center button on your broadcast window. Aquí puedes encontrar información más detallada

How Do I Enable Roll The Dice?

Roll the dice is a tipping game that can be enabled during broadcasts.  Performers add rewards to the 6 sides of a die, and viewers pay tokens to roll!

 

To Enable Roll The Dice:

Enable the game by clicking the Game Center button on your broadcast window.

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To set up the game, choose the Cost Per Roll and enter the 6 actions you want to perform. Try to choose actions that can be performed relatively quickly.

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Once you’re ready to play, click Start Game. Your status message will automatically be updated with #RolltheDice tag to make it easier for players to find your cam.

 

After a viewer has rolled the dice, a 1 minute timer begins before another user can roll. If you don’t need that much time, you can click Allow Roll to reset the timer.

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When viewers roll, a unique tip sound is played and their result is announced in the chat.

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These announcements are also sent to a special chat tab so you don’t lose track of them.

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You can update your game settings at any time by clicking the Game Center button. When you click Save Changes, the viewers in your room will be notified of the changes.

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To end the game, click the Game Center button and choose End Game.

 

 

Have fun!

 

What Are Tip Sounds?

Every time tokens are sent to a performer, a tip sound is played for the tipper, the performer, and all other viewers in chat.

Tip sounds change based on the size of the tip. There are four tiers of tip sounds.

 

Tier Token Amount
Tier One 1 – 4
Tier Two 5 – 49
Tier Three      50 – 249
Tier Four 250+

 

The bigger the tip amount, the bigger and longer the sound will be.

CAM4VR FAQ

How do I view VR Cams on CAM4?

To watch VR cams you’ll need to download the supported CAM4VR applications for your device at http://www.cam4.com/vr/.

 

What are the supported devices?

CAM4VR supports the following VR hardware:

  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
  • Gear VR
  • Google Cardboard on an Android phone

More VR hardware will be supported in the future!

 

How do I install CAM4VR on my device?

 

HTC Vive and Oculus Rift:

1. Ensure that you have SteamVR installed on your HTC Vive and/or Oculus Runtime 1.3 on your Oculus Rift. 

2. Download the CAM4VR for HTC Vive or Oculus Rift application.

3. Launch the application. 

 

Gear VR:

1. Ensure you have a Gear VR headset and a compatible phone.

2. Download and install SideloadVR for Gear VR (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sideloadvr.market) and follow the in-app instructions. 

3. Browse for CAM4VR in SlideloadVR and tap to install.

4. Ensure that your settings allow 3rd party applications to be installed (Settings —> Lock Screen and Security —> Security —> Unknown Sources (Allow installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store)).

5. Launch the CAM4VR application.

 

Cardboard:

1. Go in your Android phone’s settings and allow 3rd party applications. 

(Settings —> Security —> Device Administration —> Unknown Sources (Allow installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store)).

2. Download and install CAM4VR for Cardboard

 

 

Can I buy tokens while using CAM4VR?

No, you can’t buy tokens during the CAM4VR experience. However, you can buy them on your desktop or mobile device and they will be waiting for you in VR.

 

Can I request Private Shows?

Private Shows are not currently available in CAM4VR.

 

Can I chat with the CAM4VR performer?

Yes definitely.

On mobile, you can look at the performer or the chat box and tap to start voice-to-text.

On PC platforms, you can look at the performer and hold down the left mouse button to start voice-to-text, or look at the chat box and type on your keyboard.

 

Where can I view the chat stream?

The chat stream is visible to the right of the performer, you will see the messages users are posting in real time there.

 

What happens if I get too excited?

It happens, just remember to stay calm, relax, and enjoy the experience ;-).

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

Follow this guide for a step-by-step description of how to broadcast on CAM4 using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS).

OBS Guide Contents


Getting Started

What is OBS?

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is free software used for encoding your video for live streaming. You can use OBS for broadcasting on CAM4 at higher resolutions and higher video & sound quality.

What do I need to broadcast on CAM4 using OBS?

Before starting using OBS make sure that your computer matches the requirements below. Otherwise the OBS performance and broadcast quality might not be good enough.

  • Intel® Core™ i5 / i7 2nd generation processor (CPU) or above (Intel® Core™ i7 recommended)
  • at least 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • NVIDIA GeForce or Intel® HD graphics adapter
  • webcam (HD recommended) and microphone
  • an Internet connection with at least 2 Mbps Upload Speed. To determine the speed of your internet connection, access http://www.speedtest.net and then click BEGIN TEST.

Note: If you broadcast on multiple sites simultaneously or if you use other applications that utilize the network bandwidth(such as Skype), then the 2 Mbps Upload Speed might not be enough. You need higher Upload Speed in this case.

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Installing and configuring OBS

Download and install OBS Studio

  • Go to https://obsproject.com/download, choose the operating system and then select the Studio version. Click the corresponding link to start the download.
  • When the download is finished, launch the OBS installer and follow the on-screen steps to complete the installation

Choose the appropriate encoder and determine the recommended broadcast settings

The broadcasting settings that you will configure in OBS, depend on the encoding method supported by you computer and the speed of the Internet connection.

  • Determine the speed of your internet connection by accessing http://www.speedtest.net and then clicking BEGIN TEST. 
  • Once the test is finished, note down the value of Upload Speed.
  • Start OBS by double clicking the desktop icon.
  • In the main screen, click Settings. The Settings window will open.
  • Click Output in the left panel. At Output Mode choose Advanced. 

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  • At Encoder select one of the following methods in this order:
    1. QuickSync (if available) 
    2. NVENC (if available)
    3. x264 if none of the options above is available
  • Click OK to apply the changes
  • Now determine the broadcasting settings by choosing the appropriate line from the table below based on the encoder that you selected above.  
Selected encoder is… Recommended Settings (Resolution / FPS / Bitrate)
 QuickSync

Use one of the following:

960x540 / 25 / 1300
800×600 / 25 / 1300
640×480 / 30 / 1100

 NVENC

Use one of the following:

960x540 / 25 / 1300
800×600 / 25 / 1300
640×480 / 30 / 1100

 x264

Use one of the following if the computer’s processor (CPU) is Intel Core i7 or above:

960x540 / 25 / 1300
800×600 / 25 / 1300

Otherwise use:

640×480 / 30 / 1100

 

  • Note down the settings  (resolution, FPS and Bitrate) determined here; you will use them at the next steps.

Add a Visual Capture Device (Webcam)

  • Right click the “Sources” window and choose -> Add -> Video Capture Device.

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  • Choose a name for your camera (this is optional). Click OK.

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  • The number of items listed in the “Device” drop down menu will vary depending on the number of cameras you have connected to your computer. All devices supported by your computer should appear here.

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  • Choose the camera you want to use from the “Device” dropdown menu.

Configure the Resolution

  • From the “Resolution/FPS Type” dropdown menu, select “Custom”.
  • From the “Resolution” dropdown menu, choose the resolution that you determined before (see the table from the Choose the appropriate encoder and determine the recommended broadcast settings section above). The resolutions available will vary depending on your webcam; if the resolution determined before is not listed, choose another resolution but make sure it is lower than the one recommended.  

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  • Click OK to save the changes

Now you need resize the black canvas so that the video fits into it.

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  • First, click “Settings” and choose “Video” to access black canvas properties.

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  • Add the resolution you set for your webcam a few steps above. 
  • Find the “Base (Canvas) Resolution” select input and delete anything in that field.
  • At “Output (Scaled) Resolution” select input and delete all is in that field.
  • Again, add the resolution you set for your webcam above.
  • Click “Apply” and then “OK”. Now there will be no other black margins in your video.

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Configure the Sound settings

  • In the Mixer column of OBS you can specify the source of the sound to be used during your broadcast 
  • Make sure the Mic/Aux source is not muted and click its corresponding setting icon then click Properties

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  • Choose the microphone that you want to use

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  • Mute the Desktop Audio and the Video Capture Device sources to make sure that only the selected microphone is used to capture the sound
  • Optionally, if you want the music and all the other sounds from your computer to be also included in your broadcast, unmute the Desktop Audio source and make sure not to set its volume too high

Configure the Output settings

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  • Click OK

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Streaming OBS To CAM4

To start broadcasting live, you will have to configure OBS for broadcasting on CAM4.

Set Up Streaming Source

  • Go to www.cam4.com, login and click “Broadcast” button.
  • Once Cam4Player is loaded, you will see two buttons at the top: “Normal broadcast” and “External encoder”. Choose “External encoder”.
  • The “Start Broadcast” button will be disabled showing “Waiting for Stream” until you publish your stream/video from OBS. Don’t worry!
  • Beside the “URL” field, click “Copy” to copy the URL to the clipboard.

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  • Return to OBS, click “Settings” and select “Stream” in the settings window.
  • In the”Stream Type” drop-down menu select “Custom Streaming Server”
  • Right-click the URL field and Paste what you have copied from the Cam4Player.

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  • Back in the Broadcast Window, click on the “Get Stream Key” button and press OK.
  • Click the copy button beside the Stream Key field and return to OBS.

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  • Right-click the “Stream key” field and Paste the key you just copied.

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Note: You only have to do this process once. Every broadcast after the initial setup will involve only the following steps.

  • Click Broadcast after logging into CAM4.com
  • Open OBS and click Start Streaming
  • Go back to the CAM4Player. Once the preview appears, click on Start Broadcast.
  • Click Apply, then OK.

Start Streaming

  • In OBS Main Window click “Start Streaming”.

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  • Return to Cam4Player and notice that video preview started and “Start Button” is enabled.

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  • Click on “Start Button” to start the show.

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What Is External Encoding?

Video encoders are the software that allows your digital video to be broadcast live! 

CAM4 uses its own encoder, so you just need to click Broadcast to go live on the site. Some sites, like Twitch or YouTube Livestreaming, require you to download external encoders before you can broadcast.

External Encoders can be technical to configure, but they give you many more options for setting up and running your broadcast. With an external encoder, you can fine tune your video quality, add images or videos to your broadcast, stream videogames live, and so much more. Savvy users may even be able to add scrolling lists of top tippers or favorite gifts!

CAM4 has added support for an external encoder to the broadcast window – Open Broadcaster Software.

You can download OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) here for free. There are many great guides online to help you install and configure the software.

 

 

Right now, support for OBS is limited to a closed beta test. If you would like to join the test, you can email technical@cam4.com and use the subject line Streaming2015.