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Albert Dupont, Adviser

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Want to live stream your events to YouTube?  Well, It’s almost as easy as clicking the “Easy Button!”  In this video tutorial I will walk you through the setup to successfully stream your event to YouTube using WireCast Play software available through YouTube for $9.99.

The screen recording in this tutorial is from a live football broadcast on December 2, 2016 which demonstrates, on an iMac, how to use Wirecast Play software to send a live stream to YouTube.

The setup in this tutorial uses a HD-SDI video signal fed into a BlackMagic Design Mini-Recorder which is hooked to the iMac via a thunderbolt connection.  The HD-SDI signal is the program output of a BlackMagic Design ATEM 2 M/E switcher.

Below is a list of steps to setup your streaming in the YouTube Interface (In Your Web-Browser) and in the WireCast Play Software Interface.  One change from the video tutorial is in step four below.  I chose “Custom Ingestion” in the video because we always stream in 1080 so I have a preset I always use.  Choosing either “Basic” or “Custom” in the ingestion settings is a matter of personal preference and you should set up the BitRate based on the quality of your internet connection.

Link To WireCast Play to YouTube Tutorial Video

  1. YouTube Interface: Activate Live Streaming on your YouTube Account
  2. YouTube Interface: Create a Live Event
  3. YouTube Interface: Use “Custom Encoding” Options
  4. YouTube Interface: Choose “Basic Ingestion” Settings
  5. YouTube Interface: Basic Ingestion “Select A Bitrate”
  6. YouTube Interface: Select BitRate: 3000 Kbps – 6000 Kbps (1080p)
  7. YouTube Interface: Select Your Encoder – “Wirecast for YouTube”
  8. YouTube Interface: Go to “Live Control Room”
  9. WireCast Play Interface: Choose Audio Source to UltraStudio Mini-Recorder (or your device)
  10. WireCast Play Interface: Deselect “Built-In Audio Microphone”
  11. WireCast Play Interface: Change Video Source to Ultrastudio Mini-Recorder (or your device)
  12. WireCast Play Interface: Authenticate Wirecast
  13. WireCast Play Interface: Choose the Event
  14. WireCast Play Interface: Press The “Stream” Button
  15. YouTube Interface: Live Control Room Tab – Click “Preview” Button
  16. YouTube Interface: Live Control Room Tab – Click “Start Streaming” Button
  17. YOU ARE LIVE!
  18. YouTube Interface: Live Control Room Tab – To End Your Event – Click “Stop Streaming” Button (Once you click “Stop Streaming” you CANNOT RESTART.)
  19. WireCast Play Interface: Click the “Stream” Button to stop sending data to YouTube

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