Wirecast is an all-in-one live streaming production application that provides the required tools to capture video, encode it and broadcast it to multiple servers and platforms at the same time.
Support for a wide variety of camera models
You can use Wirecast with an unlimited number of camera inputs ranging from web cams to DV/HDV, SDI cameras to IP and web-based sources and wireless devices. You just have to plugin your device and Wirecast will automatically recognize it as a live feed.
The supported input sources include USB, Web cams, SDI, composite, S-Video, DV/HDV, Component, HD-SDI, HDMI sources, IP Cameras, ONVIF, Web stream source and screen capture sources.
What is more, you can use Desktop Presenter to broadcast your own desktop if you need to display Keynote or PowerPoint presentations, product demonstrations, online interviews or game streams.
Layer-based editing system
Moreover, Wirecast features support for up to 35 layers of live compositing. Hence, you can effortlessly place watermarks, background music and other visual elements over your webcast.
As expected, you can also add titles and lower thirds, with more than 30 built-in professional looking broadcast title themes. You just have to select the one that fits your content, type in the text and apply it to your broadcast.
You can also use well-designed transitions to switch from different sources and generate effects and transitions in real time.
By using Wirecast, you can easily stream to multiple destinations using different bitrates at the same time. Thus, you can stream in both SD and HD to a live streaming service and even your own internal streaming server.
You can stream and or save your production to your Mac’s hard disk if you intend to archive the video or distribute it on-demand. Wirecast’s External Display Output feature helps you display your live Wirecast stream on an external monitor for your in-house audience.
New & Improved:
- Added logging and improvements for Rendezvous connection states. We also now indicate which guests in the Session are using the TURN server in the Rendezvous Dashboard
- Added PTZ Controller Profile for the 1Beyond PTZ cameras
- Facebook Live has deprecated continuous live (ambient) streaming, so we removed that option from our Facebook output settings
- Fixed an issue where if you hit the space bar to transition a shot to Live, you could inadvertently stop your recording
- Gave you back the ability to set the default action when your Countdown Clock reaches 0
- We now will display up to 8K video dimensions from Task Sources
- Fixed a bug where the code for Facebook Live with User Code would disappear before it could be copied
- Fixed an issue where audio muted within shot layers was not muted in the Rendezvous Live output audio
- We were unable to connect to RTMP endpoints when the DNS server would take longer than 3 seconds to respond. We increased the timeout to 15 seconds
- Connecting to Rendezvous and screen sharing no longer greys out all microphone options
- Fixed the localization on a message for the Stock Media Library
- Fixed a bug where Rendezvous Guests would confusingly hear their own audio in the document mix if they have reconnected to the Session
- Fixed a crash that could occur when a Rendezvous guest joined a Session with certain Unicode characters (such as emojis) in their username
- Fixed an issue where your Output Settings window wouldn’t display correctly if chose Cloud Settings first
- Made fonts available again for the Clock widget
- For Catalina users, we have disabled Global Hotkeys due to a conflict with MacOS which was causing crashing
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor