Ustream have finally released there butchered version of wirecast which works only on Ustream. To put this in a nutshell, Wirecast is a $450 piece of software that works like a software tricaster and looks like they have been working with Ustream to make a version just for them. The Free version works better then the Test version of Wirecast, no annoying “This is a test” or Watermark and the pro version basically is Wirecast but for $199 cost – that’s half the price.
The full version of Wirecast comes with a separate program called dekstop presenter, this allows you to run it on another machine (or the same on as well) and grab a piece of the desktop. The version online is stuck at 1.04 but this version has built in that program, so it runs at the same time. If you do “about” you will see it is version 1.05 and it now has the ability to specify what area you want by dragging handles about (much like manycam and the like). Already a user of wriecast? Install Ustream presenter on another machine, grab the desktop presenter and the dll and overwrite your own – your good to go until Wirecast catch up.
The real thing (Wirecast) can stream to a handful of services such as Justin and the like while this Pro version of Producer misses out Chromakey and can only do ustream. They have built in a chat though and a viewer count.
Better then manycam
If you are a ustream person – head over and get this, it will beat ManyCam and the like easy, even in the free version.