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2-Minute Tutorial: How to Use the Facebook Live Plugin in TriCaster Advanced Edition

June 09, 2016 by Chuck Baker


Here are the quick and easy steps for streaming to Facebook Live with the plugin for TriCaster Advanced Edition. The plugin adds Facebook Live to the list of streaming presets, and you simply select it, make a couple of choices about the options for your stream, and start the stream.  You can also use the preset to stream prerecorded material to Facebook Live.

Q & A:

Q: Can you also stream Facebook Live on Facebook Groups?

A: Yes, you can. Here’s a link to an article on some of the recent features Facebook has added to Facebook Live: Facebook Live expands features to include chats within groups, event pages

Q: Can you stream to Facebook Live with TriCaster Standard Edition?

A: Yes, TriCaster Standard Edition has also been updated to include a new preset for Facebook Live.  Standard Edition cannot use the same plugin, so more manual configuration is required on the part of the user.

Q: I don’t see Facebook Live as a choice on my list of streaming presets - where is it?

A: You have to download the latest update for your TriCaster 410/460/860/8000/Mini.  See the link below on where to get the latest updates.

Q: What is TriCaster Advanced Edition?

A: TriCaster Advanced Edition is an add-on software package for TriCaster 410/460/860/8000/Mini that adds over 100 features and enhancements not found in the Standard Edition. Check with your reseller or NewTek’s TriCaster Advanced Edition product page **and **online store for more information and to purchase.

Q: Where do I get the updates for TriCaster Standard Edition and TriCaster Advanced Edition that include streaming to Facebook Live?

A: On NewTek’s Product Updates and Downloads Page.

Q: I have an older model TriCaster.  What do I need to do to add Facebook Live streaming presets?

A: You can build a custom preset by gathering all the proper information on the settings needed from Facebook Live’s help pages.

Q: I have an older model TriCaster.  How can I get the new capabilities in TriCaster Advanced Edition?

A: Check with your reseller, as NewTek provides programs for upgrading to the latest TriCasters from earlier models, including trade-in of your older model TriCaster.  We can also have a representative call you, if you would like: Request for More Information.

We hope you found this video and Q & A useful. If you have suggestions for other topics you would like covered in a 2-Minute Tutorial, please send us a message.

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