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Wirecast Pro 8



Telestream Wirecast Pro 8

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product description

Live streaming video production software for Mac or PC

Wirecast Pro includes all features of Wirecast Studio and adds Replay, support for more capture devices and IP cameras, web stream input, program feed output, live scoreboards, 3D virtual sets, and ISO recording. Includes a FREE copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Present.

Highlights


Turn your computer into a television studio with Wirecast. Telestream Wirecast is live streaming and production software that gives you everything they need to stream and produce professional-quality video from your mac or windows computer to Facebook, Youtube Live, Twitter/Periscope, and many, many more.

Connect multiple live cameras, IP sources, audio interfaces, live screen captures, wifi or LTE sources, and mix in other media such as videos, images, sounds on the fly with professional transitions, 3D titles and graphics, green screen keying, virtual sets, live scoreboards, Twitter comments and more.

Bring in live remote guests instantly with Wirecast Rendezvous and host your own talk show. Wirecast is ideal for producing live internet shows, webinars, news, sporting events, concerts, religious services, corporate meetings, lectures, and online game streams affordably and easily.

Plug in your camera. Prepare your shots. Broadcast live.


Telestream’s Wirecast is the only cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production, and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously.

With Wirecast, you can stream multiple live cameras while dynamically mixing in other media such as movies, images, and sounds, and adding production features such as transitions, built-in titles, chroma key, virtual sets, and live scoreboards. Wirecast is ideal for broadcasting professional-looking live internet shows, news, online gaming, sporting events, concerts, church services, corporate meetings, lectures and much more.

Easy to use


You don't need to be a video professional to create polished live broadcasts. Wirecast is easy and affordable - all you need is a camera, a computer and an Internet connection to broadcast your live video productions to any audience, live or on-demand at a fraction of the cost of other live video streaming solutions.

Capture from multiple cameras and other input sources


Wirecast supports an unlimited number of input sources ranging from web cameras (via USB, firewire), DV/HDV, SDI cameras (via capture cards), as well as IP and web-based sources and wireless devices.

Wirecast supports a large number of capture cards and devices including many from Blackmagic Design, Matrox, Teradek and more. Simply connect your input sources to your computer and Wirecast will recognize them as live feeds.

Switch between live feeds and other media


Wirecast's powerful production capabilities make it easy to switch between multiple live camera feeds while dynamically mixing in prerecorded video, audio, graphics and slides. Easily generate transitions, titles and lower thirds, and other video effects for added polish.

Professional live broadcasting features

Easy to Use - Mix and swap video and audio shots with the click of a mouse. Move, drag, and resize sources and stack them in any order so you can get the look you want.

Unlimited Destinations - Stream to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or ANY RTMP destination. Stream to more than one at a time.

Stream & Record - Stream and record at the same time. Great for archiving or off-line editing, record MP4 or MOV files to any drive.

Unlimited Video Sources - Cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, capture cards, and more. See a full list of supported capture devices.

Conferencing & Remote Production - Rendezvous peer-to-peer conferencing comes built-in to Wirecast. Send guests a link to join your live broadcast.

Beautiful Graphics & Animated Titles - Over 100 built-in graphics and titles. NewBlueFX Titler Live, free with Wirecast, is the best way to display animated graphics and titles with Wirecast.

Social Media Comments - Built in Twitter comment curation and display. Display Facebook comments in animated titles using NewBlueFX Titler Live Express or NewBlueFX Titler Live Social.

Replay, Scoreboards, Clocks & Timers - Great for sports producers. Wirecast has professional features let your live viewers follow the action in the moment, and never miss an important play.

Professional Audio - Multi-channel audio ingest, support for ASIO, WASAPI and CoreAudio compatible devices. Mix up to 8 independent audio tracks, and add FX and processing.

Free Wireless Camera App - Use Wirecast Go (iOS only) to bring in live mobile video from any wifi or LTE (cellular) connection.

Desktop, NDI & Web Capture - Capture a variety of IP sources or anything on your computer screen or other computers. Automatically detect NDI and Syphon sources. Built-in web-browser can display live web pages.

Local Program Output - Output your Wirecast program mix to external monitors, multiviewers, over NDI, our via baseband SDI or HDMI through a connected capture card. Use Virtual camera to output to other software applications.


New in Version 8

Wirecast Rendezvous
Bring in up to 7 live guests into your broadcasts with Rendezvous, Wirecast’s built-in peer-to-peer conferencing, screen-sharing and remote contribution solution. Integration with Wirecast Go iOS app, Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Facebook Live Comments
Use the included Titler Live Express (free with Wirecast 8) to curate and display Facebook comments and posts directly on screen in beautiful, custom-animated templates.

Multi-track Audio Mixing (Pro)
Record or output up to 8 separate audio tracks (mixes) per broadcast. Perfect for multi-language streaming or isolating audio tracks for post production.

NewBlueFX Titler Live 3
Wirecast ships with the latest version of NewBlueFX’s award winning live graphics and titling program. Create beautful 3D animated titles and graphics, and choose from hundreds of templates or build your own. Comes in 4 different versions: Present, Sport, Social and Complete.

Multi Viewer
Preview any source or camera angle on any connected display. Customize your layouts so you can see all your content at a glance.

Multi-channel Audio Ingest
Now you can bring in up to 16 channels of audio per source. Avoid unnecessary upstream mixing and get the sound you want in Wirecast. Support for ASIO and WASAPI compatible devices added.

Clocks & Timers
Add the time and date to any broadcast or create customer clocks, timers and stopwatches you can control with the click of a mouse.

Easier to Use
The best just got better. New wireframes for your sources allow you to resize, rotate and crop directly inside the Preview Editor. Z-rotation has landed!

Better Performance
Like a well-oiled machine. Brand new render engine, better color space conversion, and increased encoding performance and resource management mean better results while using fewer resources.

Wirecast Go 2.0
Using our new and improved free* iOS app, you can stream to any Wirecast system from any location using your LTE or wifi connection with Rendezvous. Perfect for live remote production and contribution.
*in-app purchases

New Transitions
Wirecast 8 brings a wealth of new transition animations, including a complete overhaul to the “smooth” transition. Bring your shots on screen in style.

Dropshadow & Reflection
Add beautiful, customizable reflections and dropshadows to any source. Works with chroma keyed and live sources, so it only applies the effect on the correct part of the image.

system requirements

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
Operating System

Windows 7, 8, 10, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan

Windows 10, macOS Sierra
Processor

i5 dual-core @ 2.3GHz1

i7 quad-core @ 2.8GHz+
Memory

4GB RAM

16GB+ RAM
Hard Drive

2GB2, 7200 RPM for record to disk

500GB+, Solid State OS Drive
Graphics Card

Intel HD3, DirectX 11 capable

Nvidia GeForce or AMD Radeon, 1GB+ video memory
Internet Connectivity

Open HTTP/HTTPS port 80, RTMP port 1935, port 7272 for Remote Desktop Presenter

If behind a firewall, check with your CDN for any sites to whitelist

1May be insufficient for 1080p+ or 60 fps workflows.
2Additional hard disk space required for record to disk.
3Insufficient for advanced Multi-Viewer workflows.

An internet connection is recommended for Wirecast 8.0 license activation.

ATTN: Wirecast 8 has dropped support of HDV licenses/cameras.
Please click here for additional information.

NewBlueFX Titler Live Express & Present - Includes over 60 title templates for lower-thirds and overlays (Mac & Windows).

  • Purchase of Wirecast 8 Studio includes a free copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Express.
  • Purchase of Wirecast 8 Pro includes a free copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Present.

Remote Desktop Presenter - Please use the Remote Desktop Presenter version 2.0.8, available as a separate download from Telestream.

Best Practices

Minimum Required Upload Speed

  • It is recommended that an upload speed rate of at least double the selected video bitrate be available, especially for a total target bit-rate of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) or less, or when there are multiple outgoing streams.
  • Upload speed can be tested at a website such as TestMy.net/upload.
  • Additional tasks that can consume upload bandwidth on the network should also be considered when determining how much of the available upload bandwidth can be allocated towards streaming

Rendezvous

Wirecast Rendezvous uses WebRTC technology that can be very resource intensive. For the best experience, we suggest considering the following table when choosing hardware:

Studio (2 guests + 1 host) Pro (7 guests + 1 host)
Bandwidth4 Add 4 Mbps Add 5+ Mbps5
Processor4 i5 quad-core6 i7 quad-core6

4Based on a single simultaneous stream of 720p30 x264 @ 4.0Mbps.
5Bandwidth per guest will scale downwards as more are added to maintain reliability.
6Minimum recommended processor with example stream4. More demanding workflows may require a more capable CPU.

High frame-rate streaming (60fps):

  • High frame-rate streaming will result in increased CPU usage and require a higher bit rate (4Mbps or higher) for a quality encode.
  • Simply switching to a higher frame-rate without ensuring the CPU and bitrate are sufficient may result in a lower quality encode.

CPU Usage:

  • Consider lowering your canvas frame rate and/or streaming resolution to lower CPU usage.
  • Maintained system CPU usage greater than 60% will increase the likelihood of dropped frames.

ISO Recording

  • Solid State Drive or fast RAID array recommended for ISO Recording and Replay functionality.
  • Actual data rates will vary depending on quality level selected for ProRes (Mac) or MJPEG recording (Windows), as well as the resolution and frame rate selected.
    • For Mac ProRes recording please refer to Apple’s ProRes data rate specifications.
    • Windows MJPEG Best Quality Guidelines (Megabytes per second):
      • 1080i and 1080p 29.97 and 30 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality - ~25MB/sec
      • 1080p 60 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality - ~50 MB/sec
      • 720p 59.94 and 60 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality - ~20 MB/sec
  • Total expected data rate should be compared to available disk write speed to ensure adequate disk throughput.

Failure to ensure the available disk write speed is greater than the highest expected total data rate may result in frames being dropped from recordings (ISO, Replay, and Record-to-Disk).


Hardware accelerated encoding requirements:

  • Apple Hardware Accelerated H.264 encoding requires a Mac with an integrated Intel GPU.
    Note: This may change in the future, as the Apple API decides what hardware acceleration method is to be used. At the time of this writing, only Quick Sync via an Intel GPU is supported.


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