Wirecast Turns Computer into TV Production Studio
If you do video podcasting, you may find recording, then post-producing content can be a lot of work. However, if you have software that allows you to produce as you go, then you simply record the show and send off. No post production needed – your graphics are already inserted.
So how do you do that? With a program like Telestream’s Wirecast. This is a program that will turn your PC or Mac into a TV production studio. Wirecast sets up scenes using a choice of cameras (webcams and video cameras using 3rd party hardware), graphics and audio. You can set up a camera angle, place a lower 3rd on the scene, add audio, or even add effects like white balance and color correction (Mac version). You can even choose transitions to fade, or flip in-between scenes.
The layer system of Wirecast allows you to either create multiple workspaces for different shows, or layer your main show – Layer 1 could be graphics, 2 might be lower 3rds, layer 3 would have camera angles, and so on.
You can choose to record the video, or send the stream to a 3rd party service like uStream or Livestream. You can encode in Flash, Quicktime and Windows Media.