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Thread: CamTwist for Mac

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    CamTwist for Mac

    A lot of people out there seem to forget all the cool things that can be done with CamTwist on the Mac, and it's free. For most folks out there that are on the Mac and want to stream it offers everything you need. No need to go out and buy Wirecast.

    Anyone else out there using it? Let's see the way you set it up.

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    CamTwist doesn't have an Encoder.
    It doesn't offer everything I need. Desktop Presenter is one example of a key Wirecast features that sends Video and Audio over LAN to Wirecast.
    I use CamTwist often . . . as a camera source into Wirecast.
    I like CamTwist. It's not a replacement for Wirecast though. It works with Wirecast. I use both together.

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    For "most people" a couple web cams, desktop, and maybe an IRC overlay, is all they need stream. Yes Wirecast can do lots of cool stuff but CamTwist is free, as in Beer ;-)

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    I have camtwist on my mac and its a pretty neat piece of software. If Webcasting is something you want to get serious about I would recommend Wirecast for the mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cseeman View Post
    CamTwist doesn't have an Encoder.
    It doesn't offer everything I need. Desktop Presenter is one example of a key Wirecast features that sends Video and Audio over LAN to Wirecast.
    I use CamTwist often . . . as a camera source into Wirecast.
    I like CamTwist. It's not a replacement for Wirecast though. It works with Wirecast. I use both together.
    I have to use CamTwist to send my switched camera feed to the studio.

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    Not arguing that Wirecast is not a good solution, but with CamTwist and FME/QTB you can do a multi-cam show with all the bells and whistels like GFQ produces pretty easily.

    Here is a video that shows some of the things it can do for those that want to give CamTwist a go.


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    I recently reinstalled Camtwist on my mac and I really am impressed. For something thats FREE it really does a lot of stuff. The only things missing is recording and streaming but I think its a great way to start broadcasting without spending the money

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    I actually covered my use of CamTwist in my e-book. I don't use it anymore, but it's great when you're on a tight budget. Free is good!
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    I really like camtwist. it can do so much and its FREEEEEE

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    Here is a quick update:

    For streaming you have to use Flash Media Encoder, and this allows you to record the video. QuickTime Broadcaster is an alternative to FME, and it allows you to record as well.

    Again this is a free solution for Mac users.

    PS. A fast computer and lots of RAM are needed to get the most out of any video streaming software and CamTwist is no different.
    Last edited by erictimmer; 01-19-2013 at 11:10 AM.

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