It looks like it should be enough although honestly I'm not very familiar with Wirecast. That said, I've used OBS and it should be similar. On Wirecast's website, it seems like your system should be fine. Depending on your budget, it may be worthwhile to upgrade to a workstation grade graphics card though as Wirecast supports NVENC and I'm not sure if Wirecast will work with non-workstation cards.
As for latency, it shouldn't be an issue, but since it's quite a few streams of live video, it may be worthwhile to go with an Intel system that doesn't have the possibility of latency issues at all. That said, video feeds going from cameras into cables then into your system will easily crack 100ms of latency at its worst, so I doubt a little bit of interdie latency should be something to be worried about.
For an application like that, you don't really need a whole lot. The entry level workstation would be a good choice. Feel free to upgrade to a Samsung 860 EVO if you'd like. If the budget allows for it, you can go with an 8th Gen Intel Core system, but honestly a quad core will be more than enough. ASUS motherboards are solid. Haven't had much issues with them. MSI and Gigabyte are good alternatives if you don't like ASUS. Kingston or Crucial are both great picks for memory. I like Corsair personally as well, but with the reputable brands the memory will all be solid.
To drive the 3-4x monitors, you can get a lower end workstation graphics card like the Nvidia Quadro P600.
First off, cool site I have gone thru the threads but have a different type of rig question.
I would like to build a pc for my father who works at home trading stocks. Many custom pc sites are overkill for his specific use so will attempt to build it myself unless there is another recommendation.
SSD Primary (Samsung 860 EVO 250gb)?
2x 1-2 Tb with Raid 1 (All documents/file storage mirroring)
Support for 3-4x monitors (no need for 4K res)
Personally buy Intel i5/i7 but would consider AMD considering business application
Also have 2 pc's with ASUS MB, tho they seem to get bad rap, and either Kingston or Crucial for Mem
I'm looking for quality so he doesn't run into any problems with sub-par components long term however doesn't need to be overkill either. If I can keep it around $1K that would be great but would go over if needed. Monitors are not included in this price just the tower itself.
Thank you for your help.
We are looking to upgrade our video hardware at our church and are evaluating our options. Instead of dealing with a hardware switcher, we are looking to utilize a software switcher like Wirecast to capture, record, display, and stream our program. These are the builds I am looking at:
The bottom line is this. Is this enough?
We want to ingest 6 camera feeds and 2 graphic feeds. The feed is then processed by Wirecast and output through the GPU or Blackmagic decklink recorder to our projector PC to be displayed on our IMAG.
Should I be concerned out latency greater than 100ms?
Any input would be appreciated, especially if you are familiar with dealing with multiple capture sources in Wirecast.
This PC may also be used for post and photoshop as well.
I'd recommend getting a different memory setup. 2x4GB or 2x8GB as the platform is dual channel memory. If you only use a single stick, you will be running on single channel which is half the bandwidth. If you can afford it, I'd also recommend going with a full SSD over the hybrid. Hybrid SSD/HDDs are still very slow compared to a true SSD.
It really depends on what you're using the Optane drive for. If it's for something specific that requires extremely high performance storage like caching uncompressed high bitrate video, then yes Optane will be the optimal choice. Otherwise, something like a Samsung 960 Pro will be a better choice in terms of price to performance/capacity.
Hey JBoone, I touch a bit on it in the best workstation builds article.
Essentially for video editing, it really boils down to better drivers that are better optimized for workstation applications vs drivers optimized for games.