Tutorials

Here you can find a variety of tutorials to help you and your school navigate the Striv Streaming Platform. 

Wirecast, Equipment, and Streaming

Emergency Use Only

Before You Stream

Troubleshooting

Check your internet connection. Preform a Speedtest and compare results to the chart below.

 30 FPS60 FPS
480p3 Mbps6 Mbps
720p10 Mbps15 Mbps
1080p15 Mbps

25 Mbps

 

Make sure the main slider at the bottom right is at the “U”.

The level of the actual channel should be around the turn to 12 o’clock position.

Lastly, if it is still quiet there is a Gain knob below the XLR input. Adjust the gain knob so that it is around the 2 o’clock position.

There are three main culprits for dropped frames or jitters in a live stream. The most common is internet connection issues. High CPU usage can also cause problems with a live stream. Additionally, in rare cases schools have encountered a bug in Wirecast where the template gets corrupted and causes dropped frames and jitters.

Internet Issues

To check and see if the internet connection is the culprit visit striv.speedtestcustom.net and ensure the upload speed is above 3 Mbps. More detail on this in our article dedicated to internet speed.

High CPU Usage

We recommend CPU usage remain below 80% for most of the stream, short spikes of CPU usage over 80% are normal. If CPU usage is consistently over 80% for minutes at a time your stream can suffer because of it. To reduce the CPU usage see our article dedicated to reducing high CPU usage.

Wirecast Error

The error that causes dropped frames and jitters is very rare and usually occurs after upgrading from Wirecast 7 or older to Wirecast 9 or newer. Unfortunately the only available solution is to completely rebuild the Wirecast template. To do this quickly see our article dedicated to quickly rebuilding a Wirecast template.

There have been rare cases that the audio bars do not show to the right of the LIVE window. If this happens restart Wirecast. It may take a few restarts to get the bars to display. 

This should only be done as a last resort if all other troubleshooting has been done.

Create a new Striv template

Educational Resoures

Videography

Selling Ads for Your Stream

  1. Graphic
  2. Logo on screen during broadcast
  3. Full video commercial
  1. 4 video ads per event / $150 for the season – (Mullen Jr. High)

 

  1. $20 per game to be sponsored on their social media post, $10 to sponsor a 3 pointer for the night – (Broken Bow High School) 

 

  1. $350 for the school year for video advertisements – (Seward High School)

DSLR camera or streaming video camera, microphone, tripod or stabilizer, video editing software 

Broadcasting Overview

Heather CallihanNorthwest High School – Tech Coordinator – Social Media Club

Marcus ScheerJohnson County Central – Tech Coordinator – Great at all things Wirecast and Media 

Shelly & Brandon Mowinkel Milford Public – Striv Club 

Tanner LongMitchell Public Digital Media Class  Tera StutheitJohnson-Brock – Digital Media Class