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How to Stream Video from Your Tricaster to Ustream

Before starting

  • You will need version 2.5 (or higher) of the Tricaster software (available from here).
  • A Ustream account (register here).
  • A reasonable internet connection (at least 300kbps). You can check your upload speed here.

On Your Tricaster

Click the X on the right-hand side of the screen and choose Admin Mode to enter the desktop. Open the browser and navigate to and log in to your account. Go to Manage Your Show -> Settings, then at the bottom of the page, click Advanced Settings and then the Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link.

How to find the Ustream Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link

How to find the Ustream Download the Flash Media Encoder XML file link

Click Start Menu -> Run… and type in winrtme. Click OK. Then click Start Menu -> All Programs -> Adobe -> Flash Media Live Encoder 3.1. You can ignore any errors that occur. In Flash Media Live Encoder, click File -> File and open the XML file that was downloaded earlier from the Ustream site.

Flash Media Encoder - Open Profile

Flash Media Encoder - Open Profile

Take note of the FMS URL and Stream values, we will be using these later on.

Flash Media Encoder - FMS URL and Stream Details

Flash Media Encoder - FMS URL and Stream Details

In Tricaster Studio, click Launch Tricaster and then click the Record Stream tab. From the Stream Type dropdown box select either of the two Flash Ustream options. Copy the values for FMS URL and Stream ID from Flash Media Live Encoder and paste them into Tricaster Studio.

Finally, click Stream Live Output. You’re now streaming live to Ustream!

On another, internet-connected, computer
Open your browser and log in to Ustream. Click the Broadcast button.

Ustream Broadcast Button

Ustream Broadcast Button

Select the show that you would like to broadcast and click the Broadcast button.

Ustream Select Show to Broadcast

Select Show to Broadcast

The Ustream console will appear. You can control your broadcast from here using the Start/Stop Broadcast button, and adjust any settings such as video/audio quality and volume.

Ustream Broadcast Control Panel

Ustream Broadcast Control Panel

And that’s it! Happy video streaming! Have any questions? Please use the comment box below!

More information on the Tricaster range
Ustream homepage
Did I mention we have the lowest prices on Tricasters in Australia?

How to Record Using Your Blackmagic Intensity Pro

Install and configure your Blackmagic Intensity Pro
Install your Blackmagic Intensity Pro into any PCI express slot on your motherboard. Boot your computer into Windows/Mac OS/Linux and run the installer on the Blackmagic CD that came with your Intensity Pro. Once that’s finished, download the latest drivers for your Intensity Pro from here.

Plug in the device you want to capture from (video camera, Xbox, etc) and open the Windows Control Panel and click the Intensity Icon.

Blackmagic Intensity Pro Control Panel

Blackmagic Intensity Pro Control Panel

Select your input connection type using the Set Input dropdown box (usually Component & Analog RCA Audio, Y, R-Y, B-Y Video & Analog RCA Audio or HDMI).

Capture Video from your Blackmagic Intensity Pro
Open Blackmagic Media Express, open the Capture tab and go to Edit -> Preferences.

Blackmagic Media Express Settings

Blackmagic Media Express Preferences Screen

Change Video format to match the format of the device you are recording from. For Xbox 360 users, here are the instructions on how to find out/set the video format for your Xbox. Change any other settings you feel necessary (compression of some kind is highly recommended, otherwise you may fill your hard-drive’s free space very quickly!), enter a filename for your output video, and click the OK button.

Turn on the device you are capturing from, and on your PC/Mac, click the black screen. You should now see the device’s output on your computer monitor. To record, press the Rec button, and to stop recording, press the Stop button.

Have a question? Please use the comment box below!

More information on the Blackmagic Intensity Pro
Look! We have a Intensity Pros on sale at the moment!