Specify Wowza ClearCaster video input port monitoring and capture in Facebook mode

By default, your Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance monitors the SDI and HDMI input ports and captures the video input from connected devices such as cameras and encoders. Use the following procedure to customize how a ClearCaster in Facebook mode detects and captures streaming video input when you connect video sources to both input ports.

Note: As of Friday, July 23, 2021 Facebook Manager will be deprecated on all versions of ClearCaster. Upgrade to Wowza ClearCaster encoder release 2.3.9.00 to use Facebook Paired Templates to stream directly to Facebook live. See Create Wowza ClearCaster broadcasts to learn more about the Facebook Paired destination.

Note: You must finish the live stream before you can change video capture settings.
  1. Sign in to Wowza ClearCaster Manager at fb.clearcaster.wowza.com with your Wowza account.
  2. Click Settings next to the name of the ClearCaster.
  3. In the Settings dialog, select a Capture Setting option (Auto (default), SDI, or HDMI), and then click OK.
Note: To configure the ClearCaster to monitor both video input ports, select Auto (the default setting). The ClearCaster will automatically capture video from a video source that you connect to either of the input ports. If you connect video sources to both input ports at the same time, the ClearCaster will capture video from the SDI video source first. If you disconnect the SDI video source, it will then switch to capture video from the HDMI video source.