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Castr Now Supports Integration With Wirecast3 min read

October 21, 2020 3 min read
How to Connect Wirecast to Castr

Castr Now Supports Integration With Wirecast3 min read

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By streaming to Castr from Wirecast, you can easily leverage the mixing capabilities in Wirecast while reaping the livestreaming and multistreaming benefits of Castr.

Good news for Wirecast users: Castr is now integrated with Wirecast! Now you can set up your video source and stream directly from Wirecast to Castr. 

Before this integration, the users of both tools can still connect Castr with Wirecast through the standard RTMP Server settings. However, by having an in-app connecting option ready, this update reduces some redundant steps while you’re configuring your output settings in Wirecast. 

Developed by Telestream, Wirecast is one of the most common software encoders currently used in the market. It is also a video mixer primarily for professional streamers. You can use Wirecast to mix media from different sources such as cameras, webcams, video files, audio files, microphones, etc. while adding other features such as graphics and effects to your streams.

By connecting these tools, you can easily leverage the mixing features in Wirecast while reaping the livestreaming and multistreaming benefits of Castr.

how to stream from wirecast to castr

Key features of Wirecast:

  • Unlimited sources: cameras, microphones, IP cameras, webcams
  • Unlimited publish destinations
  • Stream and record at the same time
  • Graphics and titles with 100+ built-in elements
  • Chroma-key, QR codes and playlists
  • ISO recording
  • Live captions
  • Professional audio and video control surfaces
  • Guests conferencing and remote production
  • Available stock media library with 500,000+ media assets
  • Sports production effects: replay, scoreboards, clocks, timers
  • Social media comments
  • Desktop, NDI and web capture
  • Professional audio mixing support

How to Connect Wirecast to Castr

1. Open Wirecast. Download Wirecast here

2. Go to your project or create a new project

3. On the top menu, click the Output tab > Output Settings

4. Under Destination, select Castr
Note: If you don’t see Castr in the dropdown menu, click More and select Castr from the list.

how to stream from wirecast to castr

5. Under the Address and Stream sections, paste the RTMP URL and Stream key from your Castr’s dashboard, respectively.

how to stream from wirecast to castr

6. Make sure the Location field in Wirecast shows the full URL path. For example,

rtmp://la.castr.io/static/25faXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

7. You are all set to go live!

Troubleshooting

If you experience issues with the stream quality, you may change your encoder presets. On the right of the Encoding section, click the settings icon > View Details > follow settings below:

  • Encoder: x264
  • Width:1280
  • Frames per second: 30
  • Average bit rate: 4000
  • Quality: 3 – (Very Fast encoding) Default
  • Profile: Baseline
  • Key frame every: 30 frames
  • Timecode every: 30 frames 
  • Check the Timecode, Strict Constant Bitrate, and Keyframe Aligned boxes
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Target bit rate: 128
  • Sample rate: 48.000
how to stream from wirecast to castr

Sometimes, Wirecast may add an empty space at the end of the RTMP URL and stream key when you copy them. If you are unable to connect Wirecast to Castr, please double-check for empty spaces at the end of the Address and the Stream key sections. See the instructions below:

how to stream from wirecast to castr

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