Telestream Wirecast and 1080p

  • S05E27
  • March 27, 2012

Robbie and Erika take you for the first-ever on-air tour of the Category5 TV studio, and introduce you to the powerful broadcast software Telestream Wirecast.

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This episode is sponsored in part by: Eco Alkalines, Garden Gate Farms and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Erika Lalonde present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • New Category5 TV Team Member: Introducing Erika Lalonde.
  • {play 8:37}Viewer Postcards: Thanks to SPC Phillip Griego and the soldiers from 236th Engineer Company who sent a postcard directly from Afghanistan.
  • {play 11:51}Viewer Postcards: Viewer Questions
  • Viewer Questions: Is it possible to use a USB adapter on the 1st-Gen iPad to connect a webcam and use it to do Skype video calling?
  • Viewer Question: I saw Eric's tweet that he'd be performing at Doc Malones in Barrie and I wish I could see him. Is there anywhere online to see or hear his music? Yes:
  • Viewer Question: I haven't been able to find any of the Category5 Season 1 episodes online. Do you have a URL for them? Yes, sort of: Robbie demonstrates how to access the old episode player.
  • {play 19:24}Feature: Telestream Wirecast and 1080p
  • An exclusive tour of the Category5 Technology TV studio.
  • The broadcast setup used to create Category5 TV.
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  • The three things you must have when broadcasting a live webcast.
  • Adding shots to your Telestream Wirecast setup.
  • Using multiple Microsoft LifeCam Studio cameras in full 1080p mode in Telestream Wirecast.
  • Using a 720p canvas with a 1080p source to create a lossless digital zoom effect in Telestream Wirecast.
  • Moving your source around the broadcast canvas in Wirecast.
  • Why having a separate USB 3 card for each HD camera is important.
  • Disabling auto focus/brightness/exposure on your Microsoft LifeCam and improving the quality exponentially.
  • Alternative setup: using the Microsoft LifeCam Dashboard to create a lossless digital zoom effect in Telestream Wirecast.
  • Adding an audio layer (sound card input) to your shot.
  • Adding simple lower third titles to your shot.
  • Setting up Wirecast to stream to a live broadcast server such as Ustream or
  • Creating your own Encoder Preset (based on an existing preset) to record your show to disk.
  • Robbie demonstrates why a BBE Sonic Maximizer is essentially required by any audio rig.
  • Viewer Question: Can you show Desktop Presenter?
  • Viewer Question: Why would you need anything higher than 720p for a vodcast?
  • Giveaway: Announcing the giveaway of a Telestream Wirecast software license, a $449 value.
  • Viewer Question: How much would it cost to build a studio much like yours?
  • Greetz to viewers from all around the world.
  • Send in your postcards.

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