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: Vimeo LIVE destination
- New: Added the ability to duplicate Shot Layers via Copy and Paste within an existing Shot or as a new Shot
- New: Added the ability to snap Shot Layers to the edges and center lines of other Shot Layers
- New: Support for 1080p streaming to Facebook Live
- New: Facebook Live accounts who have been given "Can Post" permissions on another account can now stream to the primary account’s Events and Groups
- New: Support for Adobe Photoshop PSD image files
- New: Added the ability to manually refresh Shot icons by right-click → Refresh Shot Icon
- New: Now able to map Clear Layer shots to a Keyboard Shortcut for Transitioning
- Fixed an issue that could cause video to stop encoding properly while live streaming
- Fixed an issue where Rendezvous host could lose audio input afer a peer joined their session
- Fixed an issue where creating Replay Shots could cause the video in Preview/Live to stutter briefly
- Fixed a bug that could cause Record to Disk outputs to go out of sync while streaming at the same time
- Fixed an issue where the color picker could stop working properly in the Widget sources
- Fixed random crashes when using WebStream IP camera sources
- Fixed a random crash that could occur when outputting via NDI
- Fixed Replay recordings not scaling to fit canvas automatically when creating a new Replay Shot
- Fixed channel selection not working properly in the Audio Mixer
- Fixed inability to use Monitor Capture across two separate video adapters
- Fixed an issue where setting Canvas Size to 720x480 would result in bad video encoding
- Fixed a bug where Playlists would always transition their sources using Smooth when the Playlist was on the first Master Layer
- Fixed bad audio when playing back HE-AAC audio files
- Fixed a bug causing live media file playback to restart when stopping stream outputs
- Fixed a bug that caused bad QuickSync outputs when used in conjunction with other encoders
- Fixed long startup times when launching Wirecast without an internet connection
- Fixed Virtual Microphone not being uninstalled when upgrading Wirecast from an older version to a newer version
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor