Add titling and graphics to Wowza ClearCaster broadcasts in Facebook mode

With Wowza ClearCaster 1.0.4.23 and later we support browser-based titling and graphics overlays on your broadcasts to Facebook Live. ClearCaster support browser-based graphics applications as long as they output a URL. Simply configure your browser-based graphics tool and provide the URL to your Wowza ClearCaster. This article provides information about configuring titling and graphics for ClearCaster Facebook mode.

Configure default titling and graphics for a ClearCaster appliance


With Wowza ClearCaster 1.0.5.17 and later, you can configure default titling and graphics to be applied to all broadcasts associated with a Wowza ClearCaster appliance in Facebook mode.

Note: You can override the default titling and graphics by configuring other titling and graphics for an individual broadcast.

To configure default titling and graphics, do the following:

  1. Make sure that the ClearCaster appliance is turned on.
  2. Sign in to Wowza ClearCaster Manager at fb.clearcaster.wowza.com with your Wowza account.
  3. Click Settings next to the name of the ClearCaster appliance you want to configure.
  4. In the Settings dialog, under Titling and Graphics, select Custom and enter the graphics application URL.
  5. Click OK to apply your changes.

Configure titling and graphics for a broadcast


With Wowza ClearCaster 1.0.4.23 and later, you can configure titling and graphics for individual broadcasts in Facebook mode. When configured, the broadcast titling and graphics will override any default titling and graphics.

To configure a broadcast to use browser-based graphics applications that output a URL, do the following.

  1. Sign in to Wowza ClearCaster Manager at fb.clearcaster.wowza.com with your Wowza account.
  2. Create a Wowza ClearCaster broadcast in Facebook mode.
  3. Configure your browser-based graphics application as desired, and then copy the output URL.
  4. In Wowza ClearCaster Manager, click on the Broadcasts tab, find the broadcast to which you want to add the Vidpresso:LIVE graphics, and click Edit.
  5. On the Broadcast Details page, click the More Options tab, under Titling and Graphics select Custom, and then paste the graphics application URL.
  6. It may take a few seconds, but if a live video source is connected to the ClearCaster, the graphics will be displayed in the broadcast preview window.
  7. When ready to publish the broadcast, go live with your broadcast from Wowza ClearCaster Manager

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