icon-prod-wirecast4Wirecast Studio / Wirecast Pro

Live streaming production software

Plug in your cameras. Prepare your shots. Stream live. 

 

Stream live from your desktop to the world

An amazing all-in-one live streaming software
Put yourself in the director's chair.

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Plug in your cameras.

Benefit from an unlimited number of

inputs devices including live camera

feeds, audio, video, graphics and

more.

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Prepare your shots.

Add polish and professionalism to your

broadcast using the powerful live production

capabilities.

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Stream live.

Use the built in multiformat encoding

capabilities and easily stream to integrated

streaming services and CDN's.

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Plug in your cameras

Got gear? We'll let you use it.

Add as many sources as your hardware can handle.


Unlimited number of input devices
Wirecast supports an umlimited number of camera inputs ranging from web cameras (via USB, firewire) to DV/HDV and SDI
cameras (via capture cards). Simply connect your input sources to your computer and Wirecast will recognize them as live
feeds. The number of source inputs you can add to a broadcast is only limited by your hardware and processing power.

Camera support
Capture your live feeds from a wide range of camera sources

USB:
Logitech C910
Logitech C920
Microsoft Lifecam Cinema
iSight (built-in)
FaceTime HD (built-in)

SDI, HDMI, HD/HDV:
Canon Vixia HV30/40 (HDV)
Sony PMW-EX1R (HDV)
Sony HVR-V1U (has HDMI, HDV, and HS-SDI outputs)
Canon XA10 (HDMI)
Canon XF100 ( Has output as well as an HD-SDI model)

IP Cameras: "PRO"
Axis 211 W
Axis P1344
Sony SNC-RZ50
Cisco WV80N

Capture card support
Capture cards are a great way to add additional input ports into your computer and offload some of the realtime processing of incoming footage. Wirecast supports the following capture cards:

AVerMedia:
HD Game Broadcaster (DirectShow integration, Windows)

Blackmagic: (Blackmagic SDK integration, Mac & Windows)
Decklink SDI, Duo, Studio, HD Extreme 3D, Quad - PCIE
Intensity Extreme - Thunderbolt
Intensity Pro - PCIe
Intensity Shuttle - USB3
Intensity Shuttle - Thunderbolt
Ultrastudio SDI - USB3
Ultrastudio 3D - Thunderbolt

Osprey: (DirectShow integration, Windows)
240e, 260e
450e
460e
820e


Matrox:  
Matrox VS4 (SDK integration, Windows)
Matrox MXO2 (SDK integration, Windows)
Matrox MXO2 (Quicktime integration, Mac) - Thunderbolt, ExpressCard/34, PCIe
Matrox Multi (SDK integration, Mac) "PRO"

AJA:  
IO XT (Quicktime, Mac)
Kona LHi (Quicktime, Mac)

Support fot other input devices

LiveU portable 3G/4G backpack - LU60
ThunderCloud LiveScore Service by XOS Digital "PRO" Windows
Teradek Cube - 100 & 150 (HD-SDI), 200 & 250 (HDMI) "PRO"
Teradek Bond, Teradek Sputnik Server "PRO"
Telestream Pipeline "PRO"

Broadcast your desktop using built-in Desktop Presenter
Broadcast the desktop of another computer during your webcasts. This is perfect for showing PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, training webcasts and product demonstrations as well as for broadcasting live interviews using Skype or other chat clients.
Desktop Presenter is a free application for transmitting a computer's desktop across the network into Wirecast. You can download and install on as many machines as you like. 

SDK for added integration
We are continuing to add support and integration for 3rd party capture cards, cameras and input devices. And with Wirecast's SDK for partners, camera and device manufacturers can create their own source plugins for Wirecast. If your favorite device is not yet supported, we encourage you to contact your device manufacturer and let them know about our SDK.

 

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Prepare your shots


Put yourself in the director's chair.

 

You have a story to tell.
Let Wirecast help you tell it.

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Multiple user-definable layers

Keep even the most complex projects organized with Wirecast's multiple layer support, allowing up to 35 layers of live compositing. Easily place a background music track or a watermark over your webcast that stays active even when switching between multiple cameras and shots.

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Transitions

Add polish to your broadcast by using professional-looking transitions as you switch between your cameras and sources. Generate transitions and effects in real-time, including cross-fade, 3D cube, swinging doors, and cuts.

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Titles

Easily add titles and lower thirds to your broadcast, with more than 30 built-in professional broadcast quality title themes. Pick your favorite, enter your text and you're done.

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Chroma key

Transport your production to a new studio or location using Wirecast's high quality GPU accelerated real-time green screen solution. Replace your (green) background with your own video or still image background.

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Custom Canvas Size

The custom canvas size feature is helpful when you want to capture and stream non-traditional broadcast resolutions (for example game capture).

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Live Thumbnails

Switch between sources with confidence! The live thumbnails feature lets you see real-time displays of all your live source shots in the shot window. See exactly what’s happening on each live input at any point in time, so you can switch between multiple live cameras faster and with confidence.

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Countdown Clock

When you switch to a recorded video, the countdown clock will display the remaining time of that video, making it easier to prepare for the next switch.

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Scoreboards

Use the built-in scoreboard templates to track scores for live action sporting events. Customize colors and fonts to capture team spirit.

3D virtual sets

3D virtual sets

Create a virtual TV studio environment. With built-in 3D images, you can place yourself in your own TV studio complete with desk and backgrounds.

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Global Audio Inspector with sync delay

Assign audio sources and control volume levels for your entire broadcast from one easy to use window. Use the AV sync to synchronize separate audio and video sources.

 

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Stream Live

 

Don't keep your audiance waiting.
Stream live to the world with just one click.

Stream to multiple destinations and bitrates simultaneously
Want to stream in both HD and SD to a live streaming service and your own internal streaming server? Easy! Set up your project to simultaneously stream to multiple destinations and bitrates with just a few clicks.

Easy setup with leading streaming platforms and CDN's
Wirecast offers integrated setup for your streaming services with industry leaders.

Streaming Platforms: 
Bambuser
Brightcove
DaCast Streaming Services
iNK Barrel Video
Justin.tv
Limelight
Livebeats
Livestream
Sermon.net
Showcaster
Streaming Media Hosting
TwitchTV
Ustream
YouTube

Note: If your streaming platform/CDN is not in the list ask them to contact Telestream or send a request to Telestream to have them added.

Streaming servers:  
Akamai 
Wowza Media Server
Flash Media Server 4.5
Quicktime Streaming Servers

Stream and/or save to disk

Save your production to disk for future archiving or on-demand distrubution, as you are simultanously live broadcasting your event.

Virtual Camera and Microphone output (Mac OS & Windows)
Wirecast video and audio output can be picked up as a source in other devices or software for example: Skype*, Google Hangouts and GoToMeeting (Windows only)

Qualified chats/video conferencing systems:
Skype* - video and audio
Hangout - video and audio
GoToMeeting - video and audio (Windows only)
Messages - video and audio (Mac only)
FaceTime - video and audio (Mac only)

Web:  
Compatible with flash-based chat applications, or encoders such as Ustream Broadcaster.


Other:  
Compatible with any DirectShow compatible capture application such as VLC (Windows only) 
Compatible with any 32-bit or 64-bit CoreMedia compatible capture application such as Quicktime Player (Mac only)

Encoders: (Windows only)   
Flash Live Media Encoder - Audio & Video - use Wirecast as a switcher/compositor for secure RTMP adaptive streaming, Adobe
      HDS HTTP dynamic streaming.


Express Encoder - Audio & Video - use Wirecast as switcher/compositor for live secure HTTP smooth streaming.

FFMPEG - use Wirecast as switcher/compositor to record to disk.

*Virtual Camera Out is currently not working with Skype 6.2 on Mac. Skype has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix. In the meantime use Skype version 6.2 for Mac. 

Broadcast to an external monitor

Wirecast's External Display Output option allows users to display their live Wirecast stream on an external monitor. This is perfect for users who need to show their live stream to an in-house audience on monitors, projectors or other display systems. This feature also give you the flexibility to send your video signal through a scan converter to allow output to broadcast workflows.

Streaming format and protocol support

Formats:
Quicktime (Mainconcept H.264)
Flash (On2 (VP6) and Mainconcept H.264)
Windows Media (Windows only)

Streaming protocols: 
RTMP
RTSP
MMS (Windows)