Wirecast - now a free tool for YouTube Partners

From: Phil Shapiro 
Hi chugalug community, 

I was intrigued to hear that YouTube is offering Wirecast, some excellent software that usually sells for several hundred dollars, as a free tool for "YouTube Partners." Wirecast allows an individual (or nonprofit organization or company) to broadcast a multi-camera video shoot (television style) over the web. I see this as opening up a new way to multiply the community voice bringing untold stories to light. 

I'm not sure what it takes to become a YouTube Partner, but I think I might have enough YouTube subscribers and viewers. (You need to have more than 1,000 YouTube subscribers.) 

A colleague of mine in Boston, Steve Garfield, is itching to try out Wirecast and is looking to bump his subscribers up to more than 1,000. If you have a YouTube account, you can subscribe to Steve Garfield at 


For those who are interested, you can learn more about Wirecast here 


and Wirecast for YouTube here. 


Incidentally, MAKE magazine uses Wirecast to film their live web video shows. 


phil shapiro 

Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 

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