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    Agreed but when WC5 was introduced last year there was I believe a 30"%" discount that made it equal or a little lower in price to the vMix software. Still not "cheap" but everything is relative.

    Quote Originally Posted by domineaux View Post
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    Checked out the wirecast site, and $500 isn't a cheap introductory price. Maybe, I missed something?

    I'm Just starting with live streaming. I am not sure I want to keep pouring money at livestream hardware, and software tools for something that I may not be interested to continue to do.

    Currently, after alot of research I am thinking more about doing audio podcasting.

    I have bought quite a nice setup for video including capture cards, cameras, lighting, mixer, microphones, headsets, furniture, etc. setting up for live streaming. I have quite abit invested and thought I should at least give it a go after spending all the time, energy and money to do live streaming.

    One big hurdle at this time is a PC solution to chromakey for live streaming. I have most of the chromakey things I need, except everything I have purchased works with post production editing *not live streaming.
    Last edited by AlBurr; 04-25-2014 at 01:09 PM.

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    Hmmm

    Best way to buy Wirecast. I am not sure I want to buy a wirecast proprietary version that works with youtube or ustream only. I think , it would be best if I had a wirecast studio version that would work with many streaming providers.

    I mean the studio versions are still $200 and they appear to be dedicated to the streaming service. I would want studio version, because I need chromakey.

    I should probably just hold off and wait for wirecast discount sale or something. I can do the testing I need to do with the dedicated free versions for a while.

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    You can use the Wirecast Studio trial version. All the features work although it's watermarked (video and audio).

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    Domineaux have you tried xSplit or Open Broadcaster. Not sure if they will meet all your needs but worth a look if you haven't already done so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlBurr View Post
    Domineaux have you tried xSplit or Open Broadcaster. Not sure if they will meet all your needs but worth a look if you haven't already done so...
    I have downloaded both. I'm currently exploring the various software and streaming providers.

    I don't want to be locked into one or a few providers.
    From all I've read things change with streaming providers.

    The wirecast is probably a very good choice, but I'm thinking it is best to have the generic version provided by Wirecast. Youtube has the free version, which doesn't allow chromakey The producer 2 from ustream and then livestream has their free version as well. The Xsplit and OBS provide the chromakey.

    I am sure you know that free usually means you are tied in to the provider of the free stuff. It may not be a place you want to be. Making videos, is work. So, I'm just trying to know as much as possible not to get involved in a bad situation for long term.

    I'm pretty well convinced unless I can make something of the xsplit or OBS, wirecast is the best choice. So, I will be hanging on the boards and watching for promo pricing on the wirecast generic version.

    Also, I want the flexibility to play video on my website as it is being recorded. In other words, I don't want to have to push viewers to a proprietary site of the service provider for viewing. I want to be able to upload to youtube and other video player sites as easily as possible.

    example...livestream requires viewers must have account with livestream for viewing. In other words, I don't want to restrict or make it difficult for viewers in any fashion.
    Last edited by domineaux; 04-28-2014 at 12:10 PM.

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    I am very impressed with OBS. I used it recently and really surprised how it has come along

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