Wirecast Video Production and Live Streaming Master Class
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Wirecast Video Production and Live Streaming Master Class

Learn how to use Wirecast 7 for live streaming and video production
3.4 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
811 students enrolled
Created by Mr Paul Richards
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how to use the latest version of Wirecast
  • Understand how to produce high quality live videos
  • How to live steam video productions to YouTube and Facebook
  • How to create television style video productions with lower thirds, multiple cameras and mixed audio
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  • Understand how to operate a PC or Mac Computer
  • Understand how to set up a YouTube or Facebook Account
  • Understand how to download and install an application for their Mac or PC

The Wirecast master class is a complete video production course based around the popular live streaming and recording software. This course will review the basics of professional video production and live streaming which include: titles, overlays, capturing content, live streaming, recording, controllers, shortcuts, working with images, audio, graphics, building cameras shots and much much more! 

This course will include a $10 OFF coupon for Wirecast (if you want to take advantage of this offer please call our office at 610-518-2200)! So once you are done with your 60 day free trial don't forget to use our coupon. This course also includes free coupon codes for five (5) additional UDEMY courses below:

  • Introduction to Live Streaming
  • How to host your own live show
  • Using drones for live streaming
  • Introduction to green screens and virtual sets
  • Black and White Live Streaming and Video production
Who is the target audience?
  • Take this course if you are interested in live streaing
  • If you have a YouTube or Facebook account and want to do professional live streaming
  • If you are interested in producing and recording professional video content
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
Introduction to Wirecast Master Class
1 Lecture 02:23

This is a basic introduction to the course. We will review the course components and what you will learn. I would suggest updating your Wirecast Software to the latest version which is 7. Learn a little bit about Wirecast 7's improvement below!

Wirecast 7 adds performance enhancing tools to help you stream the best quality video without compromising your hardware's resources. 

  • GPU-accelerated encoding – Take advantage of powerful, cost-efficient hardware encoding capabilities for better performance. (Requires Intel QuickSync or nVidia NVENC hardware).
  • Lower CPU Usage – Wirecast 7 uses less of your CPU overall than any previous version giving your smoother streams.
  • Tools for monitoring – Graphic representations of System CPU usage, memory, framerate, bitrate, and RTMP Queue size help you see the strength of your stream or diagnose problems.
Preview 02:23
Introduction and Software Download
2 Lectures 04:40
How Wirecast fits into the market

This lecture will help you download Wirecast if you have not done so already. If you already have a copy of wirecast installed on your computer you can skip this step. 

Preview 01:54
Wirecast 7 Feature Review
10 Lectures 48:27

Review the buttons and tabs in Wirecast. Understand the layout and workflow in Wirecast 7.

Preview 07:34

Review the different options for capturing content with Wirecast 7.

Preview 08:17

Learn how to add graphics such as jpeg PNG and other to your Wirecast production.

Adding Graphics

Learn how to add cameras to Wirecast. 

Adding a Camera

Learn how to add audio sources and briefly check out the audio mixer. 

Adding Audio

Learn how to build camera shots with built in lower thirds and complete shots you can transition between during your live broadcast or video production.

Building Camera Shots

Wirecast 7 now allows users to pull in web pages as video inputs. This is a nice feature for quickly adding a web browser to your video production without needed to use a desktop capture. 

Working with Web-Browser Inputs

Desktop capture allows you to bring in anything on your monitor into the live video production. In this lecture we will show you multiple uses for this including how to host your own talk show (which is reviewed completely in another course you will have free access to).

Using Desktop Capture

In this lecture we will full review the Audio Mixer and using Mix Minus. Mix Minus allow you to choose where the audio is going. Mix Minus is used for live broadcasters who may want to have an audio source in their mix but don't want to hear it in their monitor audio. This is used frequently when a video producer does not want to hear themselves in their audio setup. 

Audio Mixer and Mix Minus

Social media integration is a great way to encourage viewers to interact with your live broadcast. Wirecast 7 allows for easy Twitter integration. 

Social Media Integration

Let's test your knowledge of Wirecast with a Quiz!

Wirecast Feature Quiz
2 questions
Recording and Streaming
2 Lectures 09:02

In this lecture we will review the options for recording your video production.

Recording Video with Wirecast

In this lecture we will demonstrate streaming with wirecast. We will set up a test stream with YouTube and Facebook to demonstrate how easy these platforms are to work with inside Wirecast. 

Streaming with Wirecast
Advanced Features
2 Lectures 06:35

Instant replay and ISO recording and advanced features that professional broadcasters use frequently. Instant replay is used commonly with sports and it allows broadcasters to replay a piece video that was live only moments ago. ISO recording is used for "Isolated Recordings" of individual inputs that are commonly used in post production. 

Replay and ISO

Using Virtual Sets are a great way to host live shows using a green screen. We will demonstrate how to apply a chroma key to your video layer and add that video into a virtual set. 

Using Virtual Sets
2 Lectures 31:21

Ever wonder how the major television networks such as QVC and HSN create their infomercials? They have taken ability to sell over video and turned it into an art. Well here at PTZOptics we decided to break down the magic and create a free download kit for our customers to learn exactly how they can use the formula with their own products and services. 

Sound too good to be true? Well it’s not just a magic formula… There is a complete culture shift happening today in regards to how the world is consuming media. It’s happened once before in the 1950’s when the world started to leave radio for television. Now in the first part of the 21st century we are seeing consumers leave traditional television media and move to internet-based video consumption. 

In the following presentation we are going to show you how to create videos like QVC and provide you with a FREE download of the resources you need to get started. First, we start with a high quality video image of your talent. You can use a green screen, a virtual set, or simply a clean office background. It’s important that this base layer is done properly, because this is where your talent will perform. 

On top of your talent layer, we start to build out the QVC style with a side bar and lower third. The sidebar includes all the basic information about your product as your talent goes into more detail during your video. The lower third can include anything  you want, but generally it includes contact information and/or a call to action such as your 1-800 number. 

Rinse, Wash, Repeat…

The beauty of this system is that once you have built your template you can simply reload your graphics and start all over again. The basic workflow would be as follows:

Get Attention - Introduce yourself with enthusiasm
Identify the Problem - Introduction to the product
Agitate the Problem - Product Presentation
Identify the Solution - Make your Value Add Proposition
Outro Video - Call to Action
Reviews… Facts… Social Proof (If you have it use it!)

How to broadcast "Television" Style

Video Marketing w/ Today's Social Media Outlets
BONUS! Hosting your own talk show with Wirecast
2 Lectures 15:09

Using Wirecast's "Virtual Webcam" feature allows you to bring anything in Wirecast into Skype (or other video conferencing platforms). This allows you to make amazing presentation via video conferencing with the power of Wirecast. You can also use this feature to host your own talk show which we will cover in the next video. 

How to bring Wirecast into Skype (or GoToMeeting, WebEX, ZOOM, ect)

In this video we review how to host your own live talk show with video conferencing software like Skype or GoToMeeting. There is a how to guide PDF below as well. This video focuses on a WIndows application. If you are using a Mac you may want to use our guide below with a secondary PC.

How to host your own talk show by bringing Skype into Wirecast
Integrating Facebook Live Reactions into Wirecast
2 Lectures 28:46
Facebook Live Reactions in Wirecast

In-depth set up review for Facebook Live Reactions
Facebook's New Live Streaming Application
1 Lecture 05:15
Using Facebook's new Live Streaming Application
YouTube Live API Integration
1 Lecture 05:56

This plugin is free for everyone that takes this course. If you are interested in using this just send me a message and I can send you the latest version of this plugin. 

Integrate YouTubes API with Wirecast
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About the Instructor
Mr Paul Richards
4.2 Average rating
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7,378 Students
16 Courses
Chief Streaming Officer

I am a Live Streaming Expert and Chief Streaming Officer for PTZOptics. PTZOptics is an industry leader in affordable live streaming technology. We host a live show on YouTube Live every Friday and we hope to help the world better understand live streaming and technology it takes to produce amazing video content! 

I host a live show on YouTube Live called "PTZOptics Live" where we review the latest in the live streaming and video conferencing industry. This is the basis of our live streaming innovation where you can learn quite a lot of about the industry. 

I have been working in the audio visual industry for 10+ years employed at: Haverford Systems, Conference Room Systems and PTZOptics. Each of these companies have kept me involved in designing, building and operating live streaming and video conferencing systems. Throughout my career continue to help others in video communication projects.