roblad wrote:I had hoped that wirecast would give us the ability to record.
It does, but probably not at the same time it's working on encoding an upload stream, unless you either reduce the quality or have a real monster of a PC.
roblad wrote:I've also wanted to have it be a backup for a failed VidiU teradeck streaming device.
Yup, or a good VidiU device, but they're having server-side issues. I had no problem configuring Wirecast to use the church's portal system; and for backup, in less than a minute I can recall a previously saved configuration and start streaming to the free YouTube Live servers. Text the URL to all the receive sites and you're be back on the air.
roblad wrote:Is this no longer a supported streaming technology?
That's my understanding. I was told the church negotiated some sort of bulk rate with Telestream for quite a few Wirecast 6 licenses. Up until about 3 weeks ago, these were available for stakes to buy in the LDS store, but it's no longer available. If a stake were to purchase a license, they would have to get it direct from Telestream, who offers a 10% discount to nonprofit groups. Although the mhtech website still has installation and ingestion settings for Wirecast, if you chose to use it, you're probably going to be on your own.
If someone is thinking about Wirecast, they offer a free, full functioning, "trial" version that has no expiration. They watermark both the video and audio, but it allows you to make full-up tests to the church's portal system and/or other streaming servers. If a license is later purchased, applying it simply removes the watermarks and retains all your saved settings from your testing sessions.