Streaming Simultaneously to Facebook and YouTube from TriCaster® Advanced Edition
October 18, 2016 by Chuck Baker
When you are going to stream live with your TriCaster, it is desirable to put up a countdown so people know they are connected to the stream, it is working, and when your event will start. TriCaster Advanced Edition makes this easy. We can use DataLink along with the TriCaster production clock to accomplish this task.
First, we’ll go into our production clock and set a start time for the event. Our event is set to start in eight minutes in this example.
We then go to our Frame Buffers for a title template that we have previously placed in one of the buffers, and we use the template to create the graphic display for the countdown.
When we engage this variable, we see that this uses the time that is being displayed in the production clock. Let’s go ahead and close the template editor down.
In our example, we have put the template in the second downstream keyer. Let’s go ahead and bring it up as an overlay. You can now see we have an active countdown. The text is a little small so let’s open the Positioner panel for this keyer and just go ahead and size this up and then reposition it, and we have our countdown.
Just as a final note on setting up a pre-event countdown for a live-streamed production, it’s also good practice to put some sort of light easy-listening music in the background so your audience can also hear the audio as they log on to the stream, and know they have active audio and video even before the event starts.
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