Wirecast is a commercial app for Windows and macOS that enables you to configure video and audio to be broadcast live on the internet using the RTMPS streaming protocol.
It is a powerful app that provides huge flexibility and customization, giving you the ability to define exactly what you want to broadcast. You can define many different sources, audio inputs, scenes and transitions - with a full suite of filters and plug-ins providing the ability to define professional-grade streams.
Setting up Wirecast documents and other features is beyond the scope of this document. For more information on how to use Wirecast, please visit the Wirecast help portal.
Device(s): Desktop only to broadcast the livestream
Roles / Permissions: Livestreamer
Configuring Wirecast for broadcasting to Workvivo
To go live on Workvivo from Wirecast, you will need to configure your broadcast. From the “Output” menu, select “Output Settings”. If you have existing output destinations, press the “Add” button to add a new destination. Otherwise you will see this screen when you open the dialog for the first time.
Ensure “RTMP Server” is selected from the drop-down and press “OK”. On the next screen, you can configure the settings for your broadcast. All the default presets under “Encoding” will work with Workvivo, but if you have any custom presets, ensure that the average bitrate is not higher than 8500 kbits/sec or broadcasting will not work.
Also make sure your “Key frame every X frames” is set to double the value for the “Frames per second” field. For example, if it is set to 60 frames per second, you should set it to key frame every 120 seconds.
Enter the following values:
- Copy the RTMPS URL from Workvivo into the “Address” field, but leave off the closing forward-slash after “app”
- Copy the “Stream Key” from Workvivo into the “Stream” field
Press OK to close the Output Settings dialog.
Going live on Workvivo from Wirecast
Press the Start Broadcasting button to begin the broadcast. Once the broadcast has started, the icon in the top left will turn green, you’ll see the duration of the stream alongside it, and you’ll see the bitrate of the broadcast in the bottom right of the status bar, as shown in the screenshot below.
A few seconds after you start broadcasting, the feed will display in Workvivo and you are now live!
Ending the Stream
To end the stream, press the “Stop Broadcasting” button in Wirecast. The Workvivo livestream will end automatically.
Alternatively, you can end the stream using the “End Stream” button in Workvivo when viewing the livestream as a host.
Please note that while this will stop the broadcast, Wirecase will still show as streaming for a time, and will automatically try to reconnect to the RTMPS server. You’ll know that the stream is no longer live as the status icon in the top left will flash between a grey icon and a red error symbol. Pressing this button will tell Wirecast to stop trying to reconnect.