TUTORIAL – WIRECAST
WIRECAST LIVE STREAM ENCODING SOFTWARE (MAC & WIN PC)
- PDF Tutorial on setting up and streaming with Wirecast - click here.
Stream Settings - VERY Important:
- H.264 (not VP6 or x.264)
- BASELINE (not MAIN)
- Key frame every 240
- Audio in AAC at 44,100 Hz
NOTE: If you are just looking to send us your live stream(s) directly from your camera or switcher; OBS is a simple, free, and effective alternative (more info). Wirecast brings a lot of additional functionality and production quality to your broadcast (multi-device switching, lower 3rds titling, etc...), if desired. However, Wirecast is not free, and a little more complicated.
IMPORTANT: For multi bit rate streaming, always arrange streams from highest bit rate (on top) to lowest, within your encoder (Wirecast).
This step only needs to be one once, we recommend you use the SAME Master Live Episode for every broadcast. You can then simply Publish to a new Episode (if you Archive your broadcasts following the event).
Up to 3 streams can be created for multi-bit streaming, if desired. Set the Video bit-rate, Audio bit-rate, and Resolution for each. As you create the stream(s) you will see the corresponding Wirecast Stream Name appear below. (This is what you will “copy & paste” into Wirecast > Broadcast Settings > Stream.)
REMINDER: For Adaptive multi-bitrate streaming, it is important that you order your Streams from High > Low with High on TOP of the list.