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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.

Scenario 2: Sending to Sputnik

That’s Scenario 1. The second scenario would be sending a video to a Sputnik server, and then pulling that signal into Wirecast.

To configure the Teradek encoder, click Video Setup > Stream Settings (Figure 8, below).

Figure 8. Choosing Stream Settings from Video Setup in the Cube Dashboard. Click the image to see it at full size.

Back in the familiar Stream Settings dialog, choose Sputnik Direct mode (Figure 9, below), and enter the IP address of the sputnik server, and the input port and the listening port (Figure 10, below Figure 9).

Figure 9. Choosing Sputnik Direct mode.

Figure 10. Enter the IP address and other relevant info for the Sputkin server. Click the image to see it at full size.

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

In the Protocol pull-down, choose Transport Stream over TCP/Pull (Figure 11, below).

Figure 11. Choosing the protocol.

Insert the IP address of the Sputnik server, and enter the port number of the server’s outbound listening port.

Click Apply to load the audio and video, and if necessary, make the same adjustments to the jitter buffer, lip sync, and multiple camera settings as described in Scenario 1.

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

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

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