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Tutorial: Streaming to Wirecast and TriCaster with the Teradek StreamReader Plug-in

In this tutorial, we'll demonstrate how to use the Teradek StreamReader plug-in to stream directly to Telestream Wirecast and NewTek TriCaster.

Working in Wirecast

Now we’ll move over to Wirecast to prepare the stream. You can download the free plug-in for Wirecast and TriCaster at the page shown in Figure 3 (below). Install as normal, and then run Wirecast.

Figure 3. Download Wirecast and TriCaster plug-ins here. Click the image to see it at full size.

In Wirecast, choose Sources > New Teradek StreamReader Plugin (Figure 4, below).

Figure 4. Running the Teradek StreamReader plug-in in Wirecast Pro.

Match the protocol to the Cube’s settings; in this case, we’ll choose Teradek Streaming over UDP. Make sure the port matches the Cube you wish to connect (Figure 5, below).

Figure 5. Choosing Cube settings that match the settings we chose in Teradek’s Stream Settings window. Click the image to see it at full size.

Then click Apply, and you should see the video and hear the audio (Figure 6, below).

Figure 6. When you click Apply, the video appears at the top of the Source Settings window. Click the image to see it at full size.

You may need to adjust the Jitter Buffer Delay to minimize jitter, and Lip-Sync Correction to perfect audio/video sync. If you do, and you’re mixing multiple Teradek inputs, click the Synchronize with Other Sources check box (Figure 6) to apply the same correction to all Teradek inputs.

Once you’re done configuring the stream, click Apply again and close the dialog.

Then add the shot to Wirecast as normal (Figure 7, below).

Figure 7. Adding the shot to Wirecast.

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