Live Streaming Video
WebCasting: Live Stream vs Wirecast
Which Webcasting Live Streaming software is best for me?
Join me as I talk about some of the different software options for live streaming, and what you want to look for based on your situation. That could be current hardware, budget, skill level, etc.
Compare Livestream Studio to Wirecast
Hi, I’m Bill Milling owner here at AMC.
The collective experience of our WebCasting operators and senior technicians is that ,while they see a lot to like in both, they collectively prefer LiveStream over Wirecast.
When we first began streaming over ten years ago from our green screen stages in NYC, we began with a series of TriCasters and were very happy with that technology. The company put out a solid product, which, at the time was pretty much the industry standard.
Then clients began asking for Wirecast service …which we were happy to provide.
But then, after many, many webcasts, we finally settled on Livestream. It’s fully featured, does everything our clients need and we can license the software to fit in one of our custom FlyPacks made by our strategic partner, Saturn Encoders.
The advantage here is control. The Flypack with the LiveStream software is totally serviceable by our staff. We update the software as soon as a new version is released. And then we upgrade the Flypack with new mother board, graphic cards, i/o board, etc, etc.
Feel free to contact us regarding this LiveStream/Saturn Encoder solution.
Bill Milling 917-414-5489
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Published on May 13, 2018
This Might Just Be Our Most Exciting Back To Basics WebCasting Episode Yet!
Streaming Video Basics: We’ve just installed the NDI Firmware Upgrade to our Gen2 SDI PTZOptics Camera’s, and today, we’re testing them LIVE for you. In this live stream, Paul shows off the latest NDI pan, tilt, zoom cameras from PTZOptics. We start with a look at the new NewTek NDI Studio Monitor. This software allows you to monitor and control PTZ cameras on your Local Area Network. NDI (Network Device Interface) has now become a standard for pan, tilt and zoom control. The Studio Monitor has intuitive setup which includes auto-detection for all NDI sources on your network. The monitor will automatically know whether the camera is PTZ enabled and it will show a PTZ control system on the screen. We also, show the settings allowing for low bandwidth IP streaming, broadcast configurations and audio monitoring. Next we demonstrate the NewTek Virtual Input which is a software for Windows that is included with the PTZOptics NDI cameras.
This software will allow us to create a virtual webcam input and select the inputs to source from. Therefore a software such as GoToMeeting, WebEX or Zoom can easily bring in IP video cameras and quickly switch between the cameras. You can see that Wirecast will automatically recognize NDI sources on your network. Currently we have shown the ingestion of NDI video sources inside Wirecast. We discuss the differences between Wirecast and the other live streaming software that we review in this live stream. We are able to add NDI inputs using the simple “Add New Shot” button inside Wirecast. Once the NDI cameras and video inputs are inside Wirecast we can quickly switch and transition between sources.
We use vMix in our live production and shared the look at each NDI camera available in vMix. We also show how to use VISCA over IP to control the PTZ cameras inside vMix. We can create camera presets as inputs inside vMix to allow our NDI cameras to be remotely controlled. We also show off later in the live stream that vMix supports both in and out NDI streaming over the Local Area Network. During the live stream we also demonstrate the hot-swapping NDI camera switching support inside vMix. It’s very nice to see NDI supported by OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). We were able to download the OSB plugin here. The author “Palakis” mentions the following prerequisites “You’ll need CMake, the NewTek NDI SDK V2 and a working development environment for OBS Studio installed on your computer.”
The features are included for both NDI ingestion of video in OBS and video output!