Software/Hardware I use to Live Stream on Twitch & YouTube | Jerry Banfield | Skillshare

Software/Hardware I use to Live Stream on Twitch & YouTube

Jerry Banfield, Teaches 105 Skillshare Classes

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10 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. What is live streaming and why do it

      4:47
    • 2. How my live stream looks on YouTube and Twitch

      3:30
    • 3. What hardware can you use to start cheap and what do I use

      5:04
    • 4. Introduction to Wirecast and how to save your production setup

      4:12
    • 5. Setting up your sources to input video into Wirecast

      8:17
    • 6. Which version of Wirecast I use and what you might want to use

      6:10
    • 7. Setting up your picture, editing your shot, and using a green screen

      11:20
    • 8. Setting up your output to stream live to YouTube and Twitch

      3:49
    • 9. Screen capture another computer and record to disk with Wirecast

      3:09
    • 10. Streaming live to YouTube and Twitch successfully

      6:38

About This Class

If you would like to start live streaming on Twitch, YouTube, and/or Facebook you might love this course! I will show you the entire system I use (hardware & software) to stream on YouTube, Twitch, and now Facebook! This class will cover the following topics:

  • Why should you live stream?
  • Live streaming on YouTube & Twitch
  • Hardware I use to stream
  • Getting started with Wirecast
  • Setting up your webcam and green screen

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to see you in the class!

Transcripts

1. What is live streaming and why do it : what is live streaming and why do it live streaming? Is putting your video feed live out online, especially on YouTube? Or if you do gaming on twitch? Live streaming is essentially like a live TV broadcast, like on CNN or whatever else you watch. Fox News. It's just like that. You put a live video feed out into the world. I think it's an amazing thing to do, and I'm getting started learning how to do it. I've been streaming for a few weeks now. I think live streaming is awesome because it's kind of the highest form of putting your media out there. Now. You may have seen lots of people doing webinars before. Well, webinars are often scripted. Webinars often require you to register webinars, usually getting sold something right at the end of them. Live streaming is kind of like a webinar, except you can do it all the time any time. And right now it's mainly used online, at least for video games. You live stream your video game play while you're playing it, and people my age and younger. I am more likely now to watch some video games played on a livestream than I am toe watch TV. The reason it's cool is because you can actually interact with the gamer. So if you get a gamer that's really good at the game, you can actually watch them play live and then chat with them. Live now. Imagine if for some of your favorite TV shows you could chat with the actual person doing the show and you could, yet with all the other people watching the show at the same time. Some of this is available, kind of on Twitter and various other integrations like that live streaming. It's all set up smoothly. You've got the video feed right there, and then often, whoever's putting the stream now will actually interact with the people on the stream. And then all the people that are watching will interact together for live gaming events, especially life threatening is huge, and it's especially because of the chat. It's kind of like a chat room with a video feed if you have the ability or can have the ability to do live streaming. The way I see it is the highest form of producing your media online right now, which is why I'm learning how to do it and I'm doing it. I will show you what I've learned so far and how you can get started because getting started is the most challenging part. Whereas you can film videos pre recorded fairly easily live streaming as a lot more challenges to deal with because everything needs to be done in real time. You need a lot better equipment. Toe livestream. You need a good Internet connection toe livestream, and you often may need to computers or multiple devices hooked in properly together in order to live stream. Right now on my life streaming, I'm actually using when I do my video games an X box that's connected to an external monitor, which then is connected to this computer. And then I have my Windows computer open. Answer questions. So I'm using three devices at once, and it all interacts together. Live streaming is an awesome thing to be able to dio, And the nice thing is, even if you don't plan on live streaming this wire cast live streaming software I'm going to show you about. It's useful for making videos. Also, I've used wire cast to make some videos in this course because it's much easier to capture on. I'm doing on another computer to just take whatever is on that computer and capture it straight into this computer instead of trying to record it while I'm doing something else on the computer. All the Camp Tasia studio lectures on Windows were technically filmed using wire cast. I used wire cast to record what I was doing on the Windows computer because that's easier than trying to use another screen capture program over top of whatever I'm doing on that computer. So live streaming something I'm really excited about. I'm continually learning more about. And wire cast is a software I used to do my life streaming, so I'll show you how to use wire cast to get started with it. I appreciate you being here with me in this course on you to meet, and I hope you enjoy learning about live streaming with wire cast 2. How my live stream looks on YouTube and Twitch: What does my livestream look like on YouTube? Here's what my life stream looks like on YouTube. You can see him playing the game here, and then you've got my face right here. And I've got a green screen behind me, which I'm so excited about. And I'm happy it works so good. Because then all you see is my face hovering right here. Now, this is what you can get using wire cast. You can't get this using the Al Gatto game Capture HD. And this is how the pro streamers set things up. You've got a green screen behind you saw you seize my head right here and then the rest of what you see is the gameplay. And this is in 10 80 HD. So it looks beautiful and its dreams well. And then everything I do of playing the game is out here And all of the audio, the game audio and my audio and all my teammates audio are all right available on the stream. So this is what a livestream looks like. And this is why people think it's so cool. You can watch someone doing something online live like playing a game and now you might not care about my heroes of the storm gameplay per se. But imagine you know, if this is a pro gamer or something or just with me, people like that. I have entertaining and fairly peaceful channel, so people enjoy that, and then you can watch the actual game being played live. So this is what my YouTube livestream? What is my livestream look like on twitch? Here's what my life stream looks like on Twitch. Same thing now is the same with the YouTube one. I have the audio muted. This is what my life stream looks like on Twitch. I've got the stream up, and then same thing is YouTube. So twitches. A website twitch dot TV is all about gaming. There's hundreds of thousands of people watching people game at almost any time of the day . Live streaming games is huge right now, so there's a giant audience for this, and you can see exactly what it looks like when it's being done on the stream so you can watch my stream any time to see for yourself what I'm doing live. If you're on twitch, you go to twitch dot tv slash jury Banfield. And right now my stream is not up. However, you can go watch my last broadcast any time. And then what people like about Twitch is over here on the right hand side, there's this chat window, and I'm thankful I've already got 44 followers. It's really hard to get started, get some followers, usually live streaming, so I make a whole course on that at some point. So you have the chat room and this people can talk in here, and that's where things people usually get really excited. So on YouTube, the same thing you can go slash c slash jury Banfield, and then what you do is slash live at the very end of it and for now I'm off line. But then the stream appears here whenever it is actually online. So this is how you live stream. This is what it looks like. I hope you are having a little excitement about it. Maybe you're thinking about how you could live stream in the future or it's just something new Interesting you're here to learn about. So thank you for watching this. And I hope this is useful for you. 3. What hardware can you use to start cheap and what do I use : What kind of hardware do you need? Toe livestream. Well, the easiest thing you can do is to get this Delgado game. Capture HD. This is what I started with, and it's just over $100. You can grab almost anything with an HD my cable. That's not H D. C. So P. So that's not copyright protected, so you can take something from your computer monitor. You could take something from ex boxer PlayStation, not from your DVR. More than likely, you can grab either this one, which is the one I used, or the newer one here. Either of these will do a good job, and they come with the software. It's the easiest way to get started. The hardware is not that demanding, either. You just need. I use a desktop Windows desktop this three years old, and I was able to do this just fine. You do need a computer with the good, preferably hardwired Internet connection. If you want to use one of these, these air pretty easy to use in terms of the software you need, the hardware you need. It's all pretty cheap. So if you want to get started, the easiest ways to do the Al Gatto game. Capture HD. Now, if you want to do something more like what I'm doing, you'll see I purchased this a few weeks ago. I'm using a capture card. This is a USB three capture card that works good to grab an HD on my source, and that doesn't have passed through so that you really need an external monitor to grab the HTM I out. So then I have external monitor. This is the monitor I have. So ideally, you want to set this up with something like this. It's a Ben Q. Monitor. I don't care what you buy either. I'm just telling you what use I don't get anything for telling you this. This is a monitor I use now because it has an HD my out. So as it says down here, there is zero input lag when capturing video game play. So that's really helpful. And if you have the L Gano game calves rage, do you can connect it from the H D M I out. And then there's no screen lag, very low cost way. You can get your streaming started and set up effectively. Now I'm using this monitor with the capture card I just showed you so that then I'm putting the monitors out into my I Mac. Now here's the thing. If you really want to do your streaming at the pro level, you need a good computer. Here's the computer I have. I have a fairly new 3.4 gigahertz intel Core I five and I have, ah, two gigabyte, fairly new and video graphics card. In this. I'm AC this I Mac cost $5000 including 3000 fly Mac 2000 for the external hard drive, which is very fast. So this is a nice computer, and it's about six months old. Live streaming with wire cast brings this computer to its knees fast. Now, if you custom build your own Windows computer, you might be able to do even more for a lot lower costs. But this computer is also what I use. I'm filming my video using Camped Asia to with this right now, so I have a powerful computer and the live streaming it takes almost all it can handle to do it. The CPU runs at 70 to 90% most of the time and that's what the good graphics card, and this is a fairly good processor I have in it. I didn't get the very highest level, but this is a fairly good quad core processor that is in this computer. So if you want to get serious with your live streaming, you more than likely are going to need a new computer as well as a monitor like this and something like a capture card. So if you want to get into doing your life streaming well, it's usually going to cost 500 to several $1000 to get everything set up Well, so if you just want to try it, it's so nice to just start off cheap with whatever you have using Delgado game capture HD. And then, if you know you want to get into it, mawr and you start hitting the limitations of the l got a game capture HD and getting frustrated with it, then you can see right here. It took me weeks to research what I'm teaching you, and you've got it all laid out right here. A nice monitor with HTM I out Ah, capture card that's recognized in wire cast or whatever software you're using and then a computer that can handle it all. So this is the hardware I use for live streaming and thank you very much for watching this , and I hope it's useful for you. 4. Introduction to Wirecast and how to save your production setup: Welcome to wire cast. This is what wire cast looks like. At least the wire cast pro version I have and yours is likely look similar. Right here is the live broadcast areas you can see. And then this is the preview window on how you make something in a preview window. You go create a shot here, and then you drag it up into the preview window and you hit the arrow button to push it into the live area. Then you have the stream option or the record option. And this is how you produce the video. Once you've got your live very looking, how you want you it stream and it goes out. Or if you want to record two disc like I've done with recording other lectures in this course I hit record to disk and it records the broadcast area to disk and then I'm able to upload it from there. Wire cast is very effective at doing things like green screening at doing things like managing multiple output sources. This is essentially a TV casting type of software. This is I want took a CNN studio tour. This is similar to what a TV station uses to broadcast what they're doing. They have all these different shots, which could be an ad which could be a reporter somewhere, which could be a desk and news anchor. And they move the shots around and they get him in the preview window first, and then they hit live to put it on the air. So this is TV level production software, and what you can do with this is Onley limited by your imagination and the technology you buy. So the menus up here allow you to get some of the basic things done with wire cast. The most basic thing is to get a pre scripted set up that works. So if I close this out, I can open recent and then I've got a pre scripted set up. Another words. I've got everything already set up here so that everything all my shots are in position and you notice that's why immediately the audio came on. I've got my basic recording set up done. So once you get your shot set up like this, you can see the chair over here and the other monitors not on. And I've already got everything set up here. So that's the beauty. That's the most essential function. To learn in this program is how to get everything set up, and then you just go to save as, and you save it as whatever you want to call it. And then next time you go to use it, next time you go to stream or you go to record the disk, you just go to file and you can open recent and you open whichever one it is you need. For example, if I close this one, I can go back and open the no Webcam one. So I have to mute the sound on this. And when I have the no Webcam One open, you'll notice there's no webcam on this one. So if I don't want my webcam on, I just opened this pre configured set up. So that's the most essential function in wire cast is to get down exactly how to get your set up saved and then to pull it in and load it. Any time you want to use it, we're going mawr to the output, so the output is your actual stream. So whatever you're saving the disk or putting out online. That's your output, then your sources are your inputs. The sources can be challenging. The sources are likely to be where you'll need to buy new things, although the output might show you. You need to upgrade your Internet and there's lots of different options you have in here, and you don't need to do any of these too much to get started. You just need to get your shot set up correctly. You get your output in, your source is set up correctly, and then you're good to go from there. So I'll show you more of each of these in detail. Thank you for watching, and I hope this is useful for you. 5. Setting up your sources to input video into Wirecast: getting your input. Sources set up correctly on wire cast, I think, is one of the more challenging things I've done on it so far. So the sources are where you actually can pull video from now the most important thing up front. Some of the sources you might try and use will not be compatible. For example, the Salgado Game capture HD is not compatible with wire cast in order to find the source is , what you have to do is look online and see which ones are compatible. If you search for wire cast compatible capture cards and then you go to a wires, cast six source input support. Then you have a list of devices here that will be recognized as a source so these devices go down here and tell you which devices you can use on which operating system. So there's lots of support for different types of capture cards. However, there's lots more capture cards and methods of capturing that are supported, and this can be an issue with any live streaming software you're using or even things like final cut pro of using wire cast or another software. You want to make sure however you're trying to capture video is supported. I was surprised to find the Al Gatto game. Capture HD was not supported. What happens then? You go to your sources. You hit show sources settings and then down here at the bottom, you have the ability to put a plus in and add a source. The problem is, then when you hit at a source, your source you want to use will not come up. So, for example, I have green lights on the sources I'm using up here. HD pro Webcam audio HD Pro Webcam video. Now, if you noticed these were both shown as supported up here on the top a she pro webcam c 9 20 It's a logic tech webcam I'm using. These were both shown as compatible and then these air both on here is compatible. Also, they're green lighted, which means that wire cast recognizes them. I can use them and the I rig Mike HD audio is also functional. So is the facetime HD in the audio and then the any stereo microphone. So these are the things I've selected to use on this particular stream. If I loaded a different set up different things would be green lighted. So all of these greenlighted things are on. Technically, I'm using the I Rig Mike HD Audio right now in Camp Tasia to to record this. It's not set up to record in the stream, and you'll notice what else is not set up to recorder these local desktop presenters either . So if you want to add more sources, you don't see your source in there. Then you click the plus button, and then you have the option to add these things in here. Ah, local desktop presenter will allow you to capture parts of your desktop. Now, if you're trying to do this on a Mac, especially, do not think that you can play a video game that is any kind of demanding at all and stream that won't work. That brought my brand new Mac down to its knees to try and capture the game and stream at the same time. So if you want to add you click add local desktop presenter, and then what you can do is pick your capture typing. Here, you can pick an individual. You can pick the whole monitor, or you can pick a window or you can pick a game. So if I go to select window monitor over here, these are my options. I can say pick safari and then it will capture safari. So I go here it us Faria hit, okay, and you'll notice. Now it's capturing safari directly while it's capturing in this window of it, regardless of what's actually open. So if I hit the window type here, it works properly. And that way, if you're trying to capture in a specific screen or something, it's very effective to do that. If you want to delete a source, you can hit the minus button and get rid of extra sources that you don't need. If you can play around with this to see any of the different options you need based on what you're doing, so you can delete the things you're not using and leave the other ones on there Now. Once you have a source on here, you can change the options on it. For example, I've put the Webcam video down a little bit because the resolution doesn't need to be that high. I don't need a 10 80 p on the video because it's only showing up in the corner of the screen. I don't need a full 10 80 p video because then that's hitting the processor, the graphics card that's hitting it harder. So I'm capturing in a lower resolution so that I can record more effectively. And now, on this one, I am capturing at 1920 by 10 80 in this format that it has here and then on the audio. I've got this set up for the microphone. So this is how you add a source of you don't see your source in here. One thing you can do is go to show USB devices. Now, if your USB devices not showing in here, then you are not able to use it. It will not show up on the list, view it, show all devices, and you can see there's a keyboard in here and the average mike HD. Now the I've rigged Mike H. D is working just fine. It's just a microphone connected the computer and the computer recognizes that I had the l got no game capture connected in here, and it was not working. So you want to make sure whatever your devices shows up in here, especially if it's a capture card. For example, if you've plugged your camera into the back, it's not showing up on here. And then you go to sources and you show source settings and you hit here and it's not showing up, then you can't use it if you don't have it in the system devices, you can't use it. So that's tricky with wire cast. So if it won't show up in the system devices, you've got to find something else to use. And I know that's frustrating because I went through it and I know you can get through it also. Now you can also add other things. You can add someone else's Web stream in here, and I would only do that with permission. You can pull someone else's Web stream in, and you can modify at various ways and send it back out. And this is why is the pro version? There's lots of these things in here that you can do. You can pull in a wire cast cam often I p address. You can go in and put a remote desktop presenter. You can pick a desktop that is configured on some other computer over the network. I wouldn't necessarily recommend doing that based on your bandwidth available. But then you also add this cold, cool little scoreboard, and this is one of the pro features. If I stretch this thing out, then you can actually put the scoreboard somewhere on the screen. So if I want to do something like feature how good or bad I'm doing in the game, I can add all these little scoreboards on here, and I can just pick a format and then I can go put something in, like Hero one if I want to. And I can select everything up so that I have the chance to keep a scoreboard up there. That's interesting for visitors. I haven't done that yet, but it's a nice option have, and especially depending on what you're trying to broadcast. It's a pretty cool option. So these air how you manage your source settings on wire cast, and I hope this has been useful for you and setting up your wire cast source settings 6. Which version of Wirecast I use and what you might want to use : There are several different programs you can use to live stream. And if you just want to try it, the easiest thing to do is to get an l Gado game capture HD 60. This is the easiest way Livestream Now I started off doing this, and there are several disadvantages to this as to why I do not use the l got a game capture HD anymore. First of all, that adds a significant frame lag so that what you see is significantly slower than whatever is actually going on, which is brutal for gaming. Also, you can Onley grab a stream and then put it up directly through the program toe one other stream at a time. So if you want to do you tube in Twitter, record a disc where you can record the disc. It's very limiting, but it's the cheapest and easiest way to get started. So if you just want to break the ice on live streaming, the l gotta game capture HD 60 is the device to capture, and it as a software with by far the lowest cost. Easiest way to do streaming. Now what I'm using is called wire cast and I'll show you exactly what the options are to get wire cast. If you just want toe, go live streaming to YouTube. That's probably the easiest thing to get started with. The cheapest way you can get started is to Graham Wire cast play through YouTube. So YouTube has an article about getting your live streaming encoder up and has a direct link over here. Then tow wire cast play wire cast play is free, and while it doesn't have the nice features you might want, it is free. You can't do a lot of things with it, but you don't have to pay for it, either. Now I have the wire caste, the highest version of it, and I'll show you that in a minute. The main limitation of wire cast play is that it seems like you can on Lee Stream to YouTube with it, and it's branded just for YouTube. So if you'll notice in the features, it doesn't say you can stream the multiple sources at once. If you don't care about that, and you just want stream to YouTube, you Congrats, wire cast play for free and get started with whatever you already have now note. Wire cast is just software Delgado Game capture HD is actually hardware plus software, so you'll need your own hardware to get started live streaming if you're grabbing wire cast or you'll have to get it set up somehow without any external hardware, depending on your set up. So if you want to do some more advanced features than that, you'll either want the wire cast play studio or the wire cast play pro. I have the equivalent of the wire cast. Play pro, and I'll show you that in a minute. So this has a good options. You can do all kinds of things with it. You have the powerful production tools, and you can actually replay your stream. There's more advanced audio controls, and you can broadcast to an external monitor. You can choose different formats to record to disk. It's quite nice, so the main thing I like is the ability to do replay if you want. So if there's a new game out and you've recorded everything and you're going to bed, then you can replay it and just stream whenever you've done again. So I'm still working on Experian. Menting with that now, so to me. The main thing that the wire cast place studio offers that the free version doesn't you can have unlimited number of input sources. And if you just can have one live input source in a black magic capture card, that might be pretty limiting. And the main version for pro that's good is the ability to replay. And then you can have additional options on both to save to disk. So those are your options. If you just want to stream to YouTube now, this is just four YouTube. If you don't want to stream just for YouTube, then you have the choice between wire cast studio or wire cast pro. And yes, they got me for wire cast pro. So I've got the wire cast pro here that I'm presenting in teaching. On that way, I can teach the full set of options on it. It has the replay, and here's the main thing that's nice for the wire cast studio on wire cast Pro stream to multiple destinations, you can stream to YouTube twitch and record to discuss the same time, which I'm able to do now. The record to disk my I Mac brings it to its knees. While it's also streaming so practically, I just stream to YouTube and twitch because then you to record that anyway, so there's no need for me to record that way. So these air the options to get started with the higher level of wire cast studio or wire cast. Pro. If you really want to be able to do your streaming at a high level, and everything you do with streaming will tend to get expensive unless you use the Al Gatto game. Capture HD. It's a very easy, simple way. I use that for over a year. Very easy, simple way to get started. If you want to do it nice and do it like a pro and have a green screen and have it all set up sweet than everything gets expensive fast so you can go low cost and just give it a try . And that's the way to go. That's what I did over a year low cost and built up into now pro options and getting it done nice. Almost all the top streams have things done. Nice. They have a green screen. They have stream to multiple destinations. The pros have things set up Nice. So these are your options for it. So thank you very much for watching. And I hope this is useful for you. 7. Setting up your picture, editing your shot, and using a green screen: wire cast calls these blank shots in here it's called a shot. And then what you do is you have your shot up here and then you move your shot over into the live area so you create a shot and then you put it into the broadcast area. And that's how you get your video source is all set up. How you want them. You start by you add a shot so I can add a new local desktop presenter. I can just put my monitor in here and then I can pick an option. I can select the monitor and add it full screen, and now I've got that shot. Being here is when I can use. So I add desktop presenters shot one and I get that up there, and now that's up there. It's in the live broadcast or it's in a preview area, and then what I can do is I can move it now. It's in the live broadcast area, so if I make another shot, I could go pull in the video shot from my other computer. So then, if I make that the live shot and I can then move this into the live shot so I can hide that one and these air in order. So this is how you turn off that from being in the preview window. So I hit this little white button to turn that off. You notice the live shot is still on the previous view. So if I want to change it, I hit the arrow, and now the live shot is that shot. And if I turn this back on, then I'm back over here. So these air all ranked in order that you turn them on and off. So number one is your top level shot. If everything's on, number one will show. And if the number ones not on number two will show whatever you put over in tow, live is what you're actually going to see now you're not going live unless you hit stream or record. You're not going live unless you've done one of those. So this allows you to compose your shots and move things around. For example, if I want to put my facetime HD from this computer, I can put that in on a shot and you can see me actually talking here. And if I then turn both of these off. Now you can see in the preview area if I click on this to make it active. Now you can see me in the preview area and the resolution doesn't look very good because it's lower than the resolution of everything else I have selected. So I'll just turn that off for now. And then I can go turn these back on and these air in here. So if I want to make the first shot live again, I just move that over and I live on there. So now I've got that set up and you can continue adding these and then you can cycle through them in any order you need. So for examples, this is how TV production works. You have You get all these shots lined up in here, and then you click. You move the live to put it live, and then you can go back and put another one. And that's how TV switches back and forth. So this is powerful software allows you to do basically the same thing, and you can keep you just turn everything off. You've got your base level shot. Now I'm back live here on the camera, and then if you're tired of me, you can cut away from me and move over to the desktop presenter. So on this, I've got my Mac desktop here, and then I've got my Windows desktop here I can put live, and then on all that I have my facetime HD I can put live, and that's there. So when you have these set up that way, you have a powerful set of tools you can use to pull a bunch of put sources in the one shot in tow. One specific screen, for example. I can go hit my HD webcam from the other computer if I want. Then on. Then I just turn off thes sources above it. And I turned this one on, and now that Webcams up there in the shot, I can live and move it over. It's there, so if I go over here, you can see I'm then over there. What you'll notice is the green screen is not taken out of this. So what I'll do, I'll set up a shot with you that I can then build out if you want to increase or decrease the size of your shots. You can put them up here so you can see more. We can do that to see less so you can build your shots out like that. And you can also then just delete shot. You can right click on it and to lead all these shots you don't need. Go back here and delete shot. Now I can start from scratch if I want to start from scratch. And meanwhile, this is still live again. I'm not actually presenting now. And if you want the audio on, you've got to make sure the audio is actually recording from somewhere. You'll notice the audio meters over here. I didn't have any audio recording, so I'll show you how to set up a complete shot right now. So here's how I actually present. I pull in this source because that's my capture card. The one I showed you before that I ordered. That's my capture card. So now this. Then I can turn that back on here. And now what I want to do, I want to have audio on it also so I can pull the audio from that. Now, that's the monitor audio. I can also pull additional audio. I hit the Yeti stereo and you'll see over here the yeti stereo is moving as my voice is available way over a couple feet away, way over the yeti stereos moving even though this is the IRA gauge D M recording with if, by comparison, I put the IRA gauge Dion, you'll see it goes a lot louder because I'm much closer to it so you can have a lot of different audio sources on you. Just check and uncheck to turn various audio sources off. Now, this is how I actually set up my shot. So I want the mic from the Windows computer. I want the screen from the Windows computer. And then if I put this live, then you'll start hearing echo so I can turn this off. Now, if you turn this off, the live will not have any actual audio. So if you don't want an echo in here, I can go turn off the Yeti stereo and then I can put that live. And then when I unm ute that, then there's no audio on it here. But when I go back and select the preview, it's here and then if I put that live, there's echo again. So if I go turn that off, put it back in. Then there's no echo so you can set everything up in a preview shot beforehand. Easiest. So I go to audio. Now I've got all these audio on that I've got set up. Now, the next thing you saw that green screen shot I had before. Well, what I need to do that I need to be ableto have a shot that allows for two different input sources. So what I can do to do that, I can do picture in picture lower left, and I've got picture and picture now so that I can go change source source b I could put the face time in if I wanted to put that in. I can set that up over there, but if I want the green screen and I need to go to change source B and go grab this one now that has the green screen set up. But the green screens not functional because I haven't edited it. So what I do, I can go in here and I've got the audio set up correctly for both of these I've got the source is set up. Now when I need to do is at it shot. So I go into edit shot and this can get confusing fast. I'll try and just keep it simple. Now this is the shot I don't want to mess with. This chooses which source you were editing here. So when I want to do is choose this pro webcam source. I want to move that over where I want it. So that's here. That's I wanted in the lower left smooth and you can crop it. You can use this to crop out the left in crop to the right crop to bottom to top, and when you get all this set up, you can see why. Once it's set up correctly, you don't want to mess with it anymore. Here's how you use the green screen. You get the chroma key, and now, once you have the chroma key, it fades out that green in the background. So you get this set up, you get the chroma key and fades out. Now I'll be quiet for a minute. I'll go sit over here and let you see what it looks like Okay, so you'll notice the green screen. It didn't exactly work perfect at every opportunity. Forgetting everything exactly faded out, and that's OK. Usually it can do a pretty good job of getting everything faded out, and you can still see a little bit through the background of it to use the chroma key here to put the green screen on in the first place. And then there's so many other options you can dio you can build and you can do filters. There's lots of different things you can do. You can just play around with the various things in here to see exactly what you need to do , and then you can learn from just trying it and moving things around. So that's how you get your shot set up and I started off with Once you get it, set up how you want it. Then you hit save, and now I'd put I would recommend putting it over and alive because if you do all that work and don't put it over on the live while, then you're not broadcasting that. So once you get your shot set up, save it, you save it here. How you want it now? I'm not going to technically save this one because I'm going to quit wire cast. And here's where it will check with you if you want. I'm worked hard to set a shot up. You don't want to just lose it now. I haven't lost anything because I've already got a shot set up. Exactly. I want it. The default loads of blank shot. When you go here, go open recent stream. And this is a stream I've already got completely set up. And so anything I do to mess with it as long as I don't save it like I turned the volume off there anything I do to mess with it it's already set up exactly how I want it. I've got the chroma key lined up I want I've got shot set up how I want I got the microphones set up how I want Everything's all set up and all I have to do is load it and hit the stream. But nor the record it's that simple. So thank you for going through this learning how to edit, make your shot in wire cast. And by now you're excited that you can really go get an awesome looking stream set up 8. Setting up your output to stream live to YouTube and Twitch: Here's how you get your output settings right for streaming to twitch and YouTube. Note that this can be very challenging to actually get everything that perfectly function. So you want to have some patients with it. This is the easiest way I found to get everything toe work. I'm streaming in 10 80 p on twitch and on YouTube, and what I've done is taken directly from the twitch requirements articles and set my stream up that way. So here's what the stream looks like. I've made a preset stream exactly how they asked for the X 2 64 encoder. The 1920 by 10 80 30 frames per 2nd 3500 bit rate, Strict constant bit rate very fast in coding. And I've left that how it was. And then I put the stereo in at the target. But writing sample right? So these settings are taken directly from the twitch broadcasting requirements, so wherever you want to broadcast, they should have an article like this on Twitch. It has exactly the broadcast requirements right here, and here's what they ask for specific coding. Strict constant bit rate. This is a big one for streaming on twitch because you want your stream quality to be excellent so that it's available everywhere on consoles and mobile devices. That way you can get the most viewers and get discovered the easiest. They want this key frame interval, this bit rate. So I set mine exactly for that bit rate. And then I went through and set the audio up exactly like that, too. So if you can set up, you go to new preset on Twitch and then you edit the preset you have, you can go set this up on twitch exactly like they ask for it. 30 frames, encoder bit rate. I just leave the coding default key frame set up. Exactly. However, they've asked for it. Here's how you get your YouTube set up correctly. You use the encoding they have up here. So you two gives you all these encoding options based on what resolution? Now, where's twitch? You consent one specifically on YouTube. They don't allow you to make a new preset with this software. So what you do, you just pick one of these and I've picked the 10. 80 p maximum action sports, so I get the maximum bit rate. I've tested out all the other 10 80 peas, and this one seems to work the best because my Internet connection can handle up loading that fast. So I put it there, and then what you do, you authenticates. You click this button, you sign in with your Google account, and then it will automatically sync up with your YouTube stream. YouTube's a lot easier to get set up at the same time. It's not quite as easy to customize because they only give you these preset one, so their requirements and their presets are actually a little bit different, which makes it weird. So you have to actually check mark your output sources. There's a little bug right now. Where if you hit check right here, it actually uncheck. Sit right away. So you have to get these set up right and then not mess with them. So you get them set up correctly and then you don't mess with them. And that way you've got your output sources set up and you leave them alone. Now, in order to get them set up correctly, you will have to experiment and try different options with it and see which one works. Once you get something that consistently works, then just leave it. So that's what I've done. I've got the YouTube and twitch set up, so that consistently works. And so now I just leave it. So thank you for watching this. And I hope this is helping you. 9. Screen capture another computer and record to disk with Wirecast: recording to disk is pretty easy to set up on wire cast, so it's in the same settings is output. Except you can just hit this little setting tab here to go straight to it. And then you can set up your according to disk. It's fairly simple, then all you have to do is set up your file here to send it to, and then you can set your encoding up here and what kind of file format you wanted. An MP four or different options. And then you can set your encoding up so you can get it in the right format you want, So this is pretty easy to set up. This is what I use to record to disk, and it's pretty straightforward. Then I just when I'm ready, I just hit this to record to disk, and it saved it to disk. Now, if I do both of these at once, it's kind of unnecessary because YouTube already saves it and gets it available for me in a simple file format I download if I need to edit it. So hitting recording stream at the same time, depending on your CPU, is not often a very good option because your CPU, then we'll often go through the roof. So when you hit record, this is what it looks like, and when you extreme, it looks the same way. So you'll start seeing this FPs indicator up here, and then you'll start seeing the CPU indicator up here to show you how well, each of these of working when your streaming, you also have your connection and follow up there, too. So when you're recording or streaming, you have these indications. And if you're CP use pushing up around 99% you're having loss in quality somewhere. You want it to not be too high. Because, for example, I tried to record a video the other day and also have the CPU running at the same time recording to disk. And the file got glitchy. It got all these little pops and clicks in it, and it didn't quite work right then. So you don't want your CPU to be up at 99% with this you're going it need to either change your settings, for example, like I showed you in the sources, change your settings to get the CPU usage down or You may need a new computer if you're already at the minimum, and you can't do any more with it. So once you have recorded this, then you just hit Stop on the record. And wherever you put it at and Finder for me, I put this over into my game's file. So now I've got my new stream right here. And so I click play and it's now available in quick time, player. And if I scroll up here and see it and then the streams recorded right here. So it's that easy now. There's nothing interesting in there because it's just a blank shot, so I'll just move that to trash. So it's that easy. Teoh, get your recording set up with wire cast and record screen on another computer or another device. Thank you for watching this. And good luck. 10. Streaming live to YouTube and Twitch successfully: If you want to stream successfully on YouTube and or twitch, you've got to get your stream to a place where it's worth watching and when it's worth watching, you've got to get those first few followers, those first few subscribers When you're trying to live stream. It doesn't often matter if you've got audience somewhere else. When I'm starting out with my life streaming, I'm starting pretty much on the ground. Just about, however, anyone else tries to start with hardly any followers at all for my life stream. So it's nice I'm getting a learn this the same as you might have the chance to learn it. I don't get ah lot of fringe benefits from the audience already have. Now on YouTube, you can see I've got a lot of subscribers. I do automatically get people coming into my YouTube feed now on Twitch. I don't nothing on twitch. I started off with zero, just like you might be on twitch now and building it straight from the ground up. If you want to be successful, you've gotten a stream consistently, and when you stream consistently, you'll start getting better at doing your stream. You'll start getting it set up and looking better so it loads better. You'll get more consistent right now, trying to dream a little bit every day, the same as I make my YouTube videos the same as I make thes you to me course lectures Every day. I try and stream a little bit every day. And my thing is, now any time I'm going to play video games, I stream it. And even if one person watches, that's validation. That is enough. Now what you might need to do to get your initial following is be creative. I have offered $20 gift cards first to every new follower. I had untied about 30 and then $20 gift cards, and I just post the code straight into the chat. I don't need any personal information. I've given out a bunch of $20 gift cards to get my channel started, 20 or 30 of them, at least. And it's a way of thanking people say, Look, I'm really happier here and recognising it's very hard to get those first few people. Most people that try streaming do not get those for a few people one or two. If you even get a few people, you'll start getting Mawr people given to you. I've had as many as 10 people watching my twitch dream at the same time. And as soon as I get five or six that are chanting Twitch and Xbox, start feeding me more people in. The key is to have an outlook that you'll make the best dream possible, and you'll do whatever it takes to get followers. If you're sitting here expecting people are going to watch you, it's not going to happen. If you want to be successful on twitch, you might want to look at what other people are doing to start and it's tough. You'll see people on. You'll judge them like, Why does this person have a stream up? They're not worth watching. They're not even good or it's not good quality. There's all kinds of judgments shall make if you can look at it with the understanding that they're doing something right. If they've got you to find them, they're doing something right and everyone does a little something different, right that as a stream up. So I followed a guy one night. The first person I had filed the first any streaming on wash for on twitched. I kind of got a general, Felix. Oh, you've gotta have something unique that draws. People have never heard of you before, So I thought I'd be drawn if someone just offered to give me some gift card, you know, digital code that you comply straight over immediately online to get mortgage aims. That would draw me in. So I thought of that. And while I got that idea from talking to Joseph and I started doing that and that's working, I'm up to 44 followers. Do you know how hard it is to get those 1st 44 followers? It's really hard. It takes a lot of effort because the hardest, biggest steps from 0 to 1 getting that very first person that follows. So if you need to get your friends, your family to follow whatever it takes, get those first few people following and then figure out some truly unique value proposition. Do you have to offer? I'm grateful. I've got feedback that my streams really peaceful, that I'm not sitting there going through gaming kind of the way a lot of people do with the the madness and the frustration and angst and the using. It is a means to an end. I'm peacefully playing the game and I'm having fun. You're not likely to be the best in the world that whatever your streaming, rather it's on YouTube or twitch. Now, when I stream some of my online ad stuff, I do have that advantage. And if I you can have any kind of advantage, you use it. If you constrain on YouTube and you already have a lot of subscribers or followers on YouTube or twitch stream there and stream consistently, People I find are coming back almost every day to check my stream out. Whenever I'm online, they'll go hop in that consistency because you don't see people for a few days. You start forgetting and streaming. It's very short term memory. If you don't see people for a few days, they're liable not to come back. So if you want to be successful a streaming understand it takes a while to get started. I'm still no getting started phase. I'm only a few weeks in, and I have all kinds of things I can do to boost my growth speed like ads and my existing YouTube audience. Might you? Timmy courses? And yet I also understand. I need to get my stream down. I need to learn more before I try and push promoting it too hard. So one step at a time with your stream. And if you love doing, if you love streaming and you'll do it consistently, that's your best chance for success. If you love doing it, do it consistently. And you have kind of a ruthless attitude about getting people into your channel for the first time in making it worthwhile. Ruthless in the centre, willing to spend some money to get people in your channel the first time to build that initial following. Then amazing things air possible. Top streamers make ridiculous amounts of money online. If you want to even have a chance, you work on it, love it gets started and do whatever it takes, And I'll see you online. Thank you for watching. I hope this inspirational for you