I’m glad to announce you can now get H.264 on a Mac and Ustream through Wirecast. This is HUGE!
Wirecast is a live video production tool that allows Mac and PC users to create real-time or on-demand video broadcasts for the web. You can do video switching, overlays, movies and text and really give your broadcast a professional look. The great part about it is Ustream HD quality is built into the software for Mac AND PC.
For less than $500, Wirecast users can quickly and easily capture live events and create professional video webcasts on computers or laptops for real-time web distribution from any location.
Wirecast is useful for a broad range of users and business needs, including broadcasting of live press or sports events, entertainment, university lectures, live business presentations, marketing or training and more. Wirecast makes it easy for anyone to share live experiences and build a global community.
For those of you who don’t know what a Tricaster is, let’s just say it is the gold standard for high quality video production. It allows you to add tons of elements to your live broadcast like lower thirds, movies, audio, intros, powerpoint, chroma key etc.
Now anyone can have a high quality broadcast like the professionals. The Tricaster is very portable and great for on-site events. If you already have a Tricaster, you can download the latest patch from Newtek’s website to get direct Ustream support.
The team from CBS Buzz Out Loud is using a Tricaster if you want a sample of the quality and power:
It was the place to be last night. I’m downtown in Austin for the world’s largest music festival, LIVE from the Ustream Studio at The Belmont. We have the coolest venue in Austin decked out with a live production studio, 2 stages, plasma TV’s everywhere, and lots of great food and drinks.