Wirecast vs. Flash Media Live Encoder – Part 2. OK, as mentioned in this post we’ll discuss the many features of Wirecast. As reminder, Flash Media Live Encoder is a free application and Wirecast is one that you’ll pay for. This is why you’ll see many more features available in Wirecast. So, let’s get started.
What you’ll first learn about Wirecast is that you can send Live Streams using various protocols such as RTMP, RTSP, and MMS. This is what makes it one of the best tools for testing Live Streaming to your streaming server. In addition to protocols, there are built-in options for streaming using many content delivery networks such as Justin.TV, Brightcove, Ustream, Livestream and Limelight. If you don’t already have an option to record Live Streams directly on your server you can perform a recording of the video to disk. With the record to disk option you can replicate the settings of a preset or you can make it specific to your desired recording settings. Wirecast also allows you to send multiple streams. For example, you can send several streams to various servers using different protocols if you’d like. You just need to ensure that you have the available bandwidth.
Now it’s time to talk about more features. Wirecast really serves as production switcher in software. Therefore, you can perform Live Streams using built-in lower thirds, custom lower thirds, videos, audio files, Picture-N-Picture, as well as many of special effects. What’s unique to this Live Encoder is the ability to allow compositing of several layers. Stayed tuned for the next post where I’ll discuss more features of Wirecast. There are so many that I don’t want to leave out.
If you’d like to learn more about live streaming give us a call to sign up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-site, On-line or in Columbus, Ohio. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at email@example.com. Contact us about training times for your country if you are an international student.
Wirecast is an exciting tool for video streaming. It holds many advantages over Free Live Streaming tools such as Windows Media Encoder, QuickTime Broadcaster and Flash Media Encoder. Wirecast is a little more than a Live Encoder as it supports streaming with PowerPoint, Keynote and .PDF files. You can also deliver streams to different Streaming Servers so you’re not tied to one format for streaming delivery. One of the main items that separates Wirecast from other encoders is that it’s a full production switcher in software. You have a Program View, Preview View, Transitions, Lower Thirds, Effects, Videos for Playback and many other elements that you can use to enhance your webcast. Wirecast also provides one of the easiest ways of to add Picture-N-Pictures to your Webcast. Attend one of our 1-Day Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings to learn more about this exciting webcasting tool.
ESPN3 provides Live Streaming of professional sporting events. With streaming video becoming so popular ESPN has defiinitely taken notice and sees the large amount of interest in watching on-line sporting events. The launch of ESPN3 is meeting the need of viewers wanting to watch Live Streaming on the favorite sports. “The on-line viewing experience appears to be one of the best I’ve personally seen on the Web,” says Derrick Freeman, Instructor and Video Streaming and Compression Consultant for Freeman Compression Inc. ESPN3 is a video streaming portal that allows viewing of Live Streaming and Replays with Live Chat and Stats. For the Live Streaming you can watch one sporting event at full screen or up to four Live Streaming events in Mosaic View. There is even a Picture-N-Picture view that you can use.
Recently, I had a chance to watch a few games from the NBA Playoffs and the experience is exceptional. The quality setting can be adjusted manually or automatically to utilize the available bandwidth of the on-line viewer. If you haven’t had a chance to check out ESPN3’s Live Streaming make sure you take it for a test spin.
Our Wirecast Live Streaming training will get you familiar with Live Streaming Wirecast and many of the features available in the program. This class will have you up and running with Wirecast 7 quickly. This training is great for non-technical professionals as well as video editors, webcast producers, web developers, producers and other media professionals. Whether you’re using a Wowza Streaming Engine, YouTube, Ustream or your on Flash Streaming Server, this class will benefit you. Our class will also get you familiar with the Wirecast Cam and Web Stream streaming features. In addition to learning about the many features of Wirecast, our class will provide you with many great ideas for delivering your live streaming events.
Students will learn the following in this training:
- How to set up Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine
- How to configure Live Streaming to Facebook
- How to set up Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks
- How to use the ISO Recording feature in Wirecast for Live Streaming
- How to set-up Program Replays with Live Streams
- How to implement Live Streaming using Video Playlists
- How to enable Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events
- How to record Live Streams to disk
- How to utilize Wirecast Cam and Web Stream in Live Streaming events
- How to use lower thirds during your Webcasts
- How to Live Stream using capture devices
Class is available for Mac and PC platforms
Students are provided with the following:
- Training certificate
- 3 hours of post training technical support
- Video recording of the entire training session
Software Featured in the class:
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1. Live Streaming to Wowza Streaming Engine
This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up Live streaming using Wowza Streaming Engine. Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations to stream live to the streaming server. This portion of the class will show students the items that need to be set-up on Wowza Streaming Engine for Live Streaming to work properly. You’ll also learn how to configure your streaming for playback on Android and iOS devices.
2. Live Streaming with Facebook Live
This section of the training will cover the procedure for setting up streaming to Facebook Live using Wirecast. Students will learn all of the necessary Wirecast configurations to stream live to the social media platform. You’ll learn how to delivery Live Streams to Posts, Groups, and Events. You’ll also learn how to configure your Privacy setting and Stream Type.
3. Live streaming to Content Delivery Networks (Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch)
Learn how to perform live encoding to your Content Delivery Network. You’ll see first hand the available options and settings for use with the Top CDNs and what information needs to be included in your Wirecast destination. This training module will include showing students how to send Live Streams to Ustream, YouTube, & Twitch.
4. Using the ISO Recordings in Wirecast Live Streaming Events
With Wirecast, you can use ISO recordings which is a tremendous benefit. The portion of the training will assist you in set-up your ISO source and configuring your settings. You’ll also learn about the various options with the the ISO Recording feature. You’ll also learn how to configure Hotkeys for your ISO recording.
5. Using Program Replays with Live Streams
This training class also teaches students how to set up Program Replays. Students will learn how to use create replays, start replays, and update replays. You’ll also learn how to use the Mark In for Replays.
6. Live Streaming Using Video Playlists
This training module will show users how to implement Video Playlists for Live Streaming events. You’ll learn how to include name playlists, add videos to playlists, and configure playlist settings.
7. Enabling Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming Events
What’s great about Wirecast is that you can enable the ability to view Twitter Feeds within your Live Streams. Attendees will learn how to configure Twitter Feeds into Live Streaming events in this portion of the training. You’ll learn how to authenticate your Twitter account within Wirecast, display your Message Feed, and configure your rotation of messages. You’ll also learn how to choose to display your User Timeline, Home Timeline, or Favorites. Most importantly, attendees will learn how to select which messages will be displayed Live.
8. Recording Files to Disk and Streaming to Multiple Destinations
This portion of the class teaches students how to record Webcasts to disk for archiving or On-demand. This feature is great when you need an desktop recording of you Live Streaming event or activity. You instructor will teach you how to configure your compression settings for recording to MOV, MP4, and WMV containers. You’ll learn what The instructor will also show students how to stream Live video to Multiple Destinations. In addition, attendees will learn how to configure customized encoding settings for Live Streaming.
9. Capture Device Set-up
This portion of the class teaches students how to configure a Capture Device in Wirecast. There are many external devices that work with Wirecast, and this training module will show you how they can be configured. You’ll also learn how to configure Audio Properties and the System Device Properties for your device.
10. Wirecast Cam and Web Stream Set-up
In this part of the training student will learn how to set up Wirecast Cams and Web Streams in Wirecast. As your instructor teaches about the Wirecast Cam feature, you’ll learn how to use your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) as a remote camera. In addition, you’ll learn how to stream content from your iPhone and iPad using Wirecast Go. You’ll also learn about Web Streams in this portion of the training. This gives users the ability to take IP Cameras or other network cameras into Wirecast using such protocols as RTMP, RTSP, MMS, or HTTP.
11. Utilizing other Wirecast features (Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio)
Students will learn how to configure and utilize the following in this portion of the training: Screen capture, Picture-N-Picture, Titles and Audio.
Give us a call about signing up to attend one of our Wirecast Live Streaming Trainings On-line, On-site, or Columbus, Ohio. Call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals from any country can attend our On-line training classes.