I realize that Wirecast is designed as a webcasting software - but the interface and features are really perfect for my current situation.
I am creating a "digital soapbox" ( a small, self-publishing studio) for our comunity media center. Although we also ant to stream, the final result is intended for SD cable broadcast.
Can we rely on Wirecast to be able to consitntly deliver either a "realtime" audio / video out to a DVD recorder - or as a file recorded to the hrad drive (or network server)? Things have to kind of - "just work" on this system as much as possible so we can limit support time.
We are willing to drop some coin on a new Mac Pro with appropriate specs and hardware. We also want to run wirecast at all its capability - firewire, DV resolution, 3 cameras with live keying.
Been ramping up myself on Wirecast as I'm going to make a DVD out of a live stream. This is easy to do-- in Wirecast, go to your Broadcast settings and add a new one. Select "record to disk" from the destination menu. You can then specify a destination (I'm sending to an ext drive) and set you encoder settings (I have mine set to h.264, 853X480, 2000k) since I'm doing 16X9. It creates a decent quality QT, for what I'm doing, OK to encode to MPEG-2. It is processor intensive to do this at the same time as encoding a stream, I'm using a quad core with 4G RAM and it works fine.