Thank you for being a TruthCasting client! It is a privilege to co-labor with your as we seek to honor God and build His Kingdom!

Here are the simple steps to get you live streaming:

Step 1: XML
Save the XML file that was attached to your welcome email to your desktop.

Step 2: ENCODER SOFTWARE
To Broadcast, you will need to use Flash Media Live Encoder (free) or for more advanced options, Wirecast ($499).

To download the free Flash Live Media Encoder, click on the following link: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash-media-encoder.html
or for higher production needs Telestream’s Wirecast: http://www.telestream.net/wire-cast/overview.htm

Step 3:
Open Flash Media Live Encoder and Select File>Open Profile

Navigate to the .xml file that was attached to your welcome email and “Open Profile”. This will load your custom settings. These settings are optimized for all streaming platforms and devices.

Step 4:
Select your Device/Camera

DO NOT ALTER CONNECTION SETTINGS IN Flash Live Media Encoder

 

Minor Video Settings can be changed when needed. Match the “Input Size” and “Frame Rate” to your camera or video switcher settings.  Bit Rate can be raised or lowered if needed to accommodate local internet needs. We suggest never going higher than 800kbps on Stream 1 and 350 on Stream 2 unless you have consulted with a member of the TruthCasting Support Team.

 

Note: Please make sure both Stream 1 and 2 are checked if you wish to have mobile device support for your stream. 

(Important Note: All Live Streams are RECORDED on the server. These files will later be available in the TruthCasting Admin for 15 days for you to add to your archive.) You will not need to record the service and upload it to TruthCasting unless you wish to edit the service in any way. All Streams are recorded automatically. To learn how to Activate a Stream in the Admin, watch this demo video:

 

Step 5

Click “connect”

Step 6

Login – (use your TruthCasting Username and Password, see welcome email)

Step 7

Click “START”

Step 8

View your Stream

Click on the TruthCasting Test Page link from your Welcome Email.

VIEWING OPTIONS

TruthCasting Test Page or Embed Code included in your Welcome Email.

Recommended Cameras and Encoding Methods

To broadcast on TruthCasting, you need a camera + a way to encode the feed from that camera.

Basic:

Built-in webcams or USB-connected webcams –  most modern laptops have built-in webcams. If your computer does not have a built in webcam, you can purchase a USB webcam from most major retailers or online and connect this to your computer’s USB port

Camcorders – many SD cameras that have a Mini DV out port can connect to your computer via a Firewire cable. Most cameras that have this you can use to connect to your computer to be recognized by Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder or Wirecast.

Advanced

For those using a camera with an HDMI or SDI/HDSDI outputs you will need a capture card. Either internal or External, we have a few examples below.

Live Streaming Hardware Recommendations – Hardware Recommendations for Live Streaming Church services and Events using TruthCasting.com

BlackMagic Intensity Pro $189.05 – PCIe capture and playback in HDMI and analog. Place inside existing Desktop computer to allow for stream capture. The Intensity Pro is officially Recognized by both Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder as well as Telestreams Wirecast.

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 Apple Mac Mini 2012 edition: $549.99 – Using the Thunderbolt feature the Mac Mini is an Excellent choice for streaming using both Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder as well as Wirecast. The Small design make the computer very valuable for both installed and portable systems.

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BlackMagic Intensity Extreme $ 284.05 – Thunderbolt™ capture and playback in HDMI and analog.

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BlackMagic UltraStudio Express $470.25 – Thunderbolt powered capture and playback with SDI, HDMI, analog, with pro and consumer cables.

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Telestream Wirecast Mac: $495 – We recommend Wirecast for your video streaming needs based on its ability to switch between Live Video and Prerecorded content. As well as the easy of use for both broadcasting and recording locally.

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Telestream Wirecast Windows: $495 – We recommend Wirecast for your video streaming needs based on its ability to switch between Live Video and Prerecorded content. As well as the easy of use for both broadcasting and recording locally.

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*Prices shown are approximate

If you have any questions feel free to email support@truthcasting.com or call 254-307- 2002.

May God Bless you as you seek to share Him with the world!

The TruthCasting Team

www.truthcasting.com

254-307-2002