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The perfect all-around streaming tool
Easily stream and produce professional video. Turn your laptop or computer into a television studio with Wirecast — the most popular award-winning video production software for Mac and Windows. Perfect for live streams, webinars, webcasts, sports, church services, and education or training videos, and more.
Enhanced live production & streaming
Wirecast studio is the perfect all around streaming tool. With unlimited inputs, unlimited destinations, 2 simultaneous video conferencing guests with Wirecast Rendezvous and an integrated Stock Media Library, there is no better way to produce your live videos.
Studio version of the award-winning, easy-to-use production software for streaming and recording high-quality live video to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitter, Periscope and many others. Includes transition library, beautiful graphics, titles, and text controls, as well as advanced features like video conferencing, screen capture, NDI input, chroma key, and audio/video syncing. Studio version allows:
Free support & upgrades for a year with Standard Support.
Who is Wirecast Studio for?
Church services, corporate communications, online learning, news broadcasting, live events broadcasting…the list goes on. No matter the content you are producing, if you are looking for dynamic, polished and professional live streams, Wirecast Studio is for you.
Your studio has been waiting for Wirecast. Just plug in your cameras and microphones, and bring in your videos and graphics. Wirecast can handle it all.
Make your streams look like TV. Our professional production features and intuitive and flexible UI make your broadcast look exactly how you’ve always imagined.
Really, really, ridiculously good live encoding. Stream to wherever your audience is, knowing that Wirecast’s encoding will make your video look as good as the production you’re putting on.
Stream live? Wirecast has you covered.
Live stream graduations, award ceremonies, student news and sports, guest lectures, and classroom lessons to your community. Wirecast is used at every level of education.
Engage and expand your remote congregation with live streams of your services and events. Reach out and touch more people.
Live Event Production
Live stream conferences, concerts, interviews and more. Wirecast provides everything you need to stream professional live events.
Capture the action! Use Wirecast’s professional features like clocks, scoreboards and instant Replay to bring your audience to the game.
Television, Radio & News Broadcasters
Stream your programming to OTT and social platforms or augment your premium content with second-screen live and interactive offerings.
Digital Marketing & Social Media
Wirecast is the perfect live video marketing tool. Engage real-time with customers, fans and prospects using Wirecast’s native integrations with Facebook Live, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and more.
Integrated Stock Media Library
Now included with every active support subscription, the new Stock Media Library adds a growing database of over 500,000 unique, high quality media assets to your projects. A new custom-built portal gives you direct access to transitions, motion backgrounds, royalty-free backing tracks, and videos from right within Wirecast.
Images: Stock graphics including lower thirds, action icons and images for any Wirecast project!
Videos: Need an extra video clip for your project? No need to hire out a production team or create one yourself. Stock videos have you covered.
Music: Whether you need a quick sound effect clip or background music, royalty free audio is just a search away!
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.
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.
Controllers – Use Elgato Stream Deck with Wirecast with our new plugin. And check out the X-keys controller for Wirecast Mac or Windows. See a full list of devices.
Conferencing & Remote Production – Rendezvous peer-to-peer conferencing comes built-in to Wirecast. Send guests a link to join your live broadcast.
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.
Social Media Comments – Built in Twitter comment curation and display. Display Facebook comments in animated titles using NewBlue Titler Live Express or NewBlue Titler Live Social.
Beautiful Graphics & Animated Titles – Over 100 built-in graphics and titles. NewBlue Titler Live, free with Wirecast, is the best way to display animated graphics and titles with Wirecast.
Chroma Key, QR Codes and Playlists – Packed full of features to make every broadcast as professional as you need it to be
Unlimited Destinations – Stream to Facebook Live, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo Live, 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.
Restream and Live Captions – Improve accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing with live captions and save bandwidth and processing power in the bargain. Try the new Wirecast web services Restream and Live Captions.
Multiviewer – Send single sources, all the way up to a 17 source grid, out per attached monitor. Great for confidence monitoring and a quick look at all your sources!
ISO recording – Archive each live video input to a clean, unmodified file, separate from your composited program recording. Great for post-production workflows, and each ISO can be used as a live instant replay source!
Telestream Wirecast Comparison Chart
¹1st year Basic Support included in the purchase of Wirecast One. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to $99.
²1st year Standard Support included in the purchase of Wirecast Studio and Wirecast Pro. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to $199.
³Only limited by system performance. 4 Each Master Layer allows for one active shot. | 5 Active Master layers x 50 Sources per shot = Up to 250 Simultaneous Sources/Layers. 5 Requires Sportzcast device to aquire the scoreboard feed for automatic scoreboard updating.
Support for multiple video capture & live inputs simultaneously (USB, Capture Card, NDI, Wirecast Go, Webstream IP sources)
Works with UVC, Directshow, and AVFoundation capture cards and devices (e.g. Epiphan)
Advanced integration with capture cards from Blackmagic, Magewell and AJA
NDI™ (Mac/PC) and Syphon (Mac only screen capture alternative) sources
Wi-Fi iOS sources with Wirecast Go
IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, RTSP, HLS, MPEG-Dash and UDP)
Add additional media: audio, video, graphics
Web page display and capture
ASIO Professional Windows Audio support
Multi-channel audio ingest
Remote Desktop Presenter
Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production
Unlimited Shots per Master Mixing Layer (Up to 50 layers/sources per shot)3, 4
Audio & video sync
Clocks, timers, and stopwatches
Image Filters (Mattes)
Integrated Facebook Polling
Integrated Text and Titles (lower thirds)
Live viewer counts (Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch)
Multi-channel audio ingest
23 beautiful transitions included
Integrated Twitter comments, curation, and display
NewBlue Titler Live (starting at $149)
Animated 3D titles and graphics
Facebook comments, curation, and display
Not included with purchase
Titler Live Express
$149 FREE with
Wirecast Studio purchase
Titler Live Present
$299 FREE with
Wirecast Pro purchase
YouTube Chat and Advanced Twitter comments, curation, and display via NewBlue
with Titler Live Social
with Titler Live Social
with Titler Live Social
Advanced 3D and Automatic Scoreboards5
with Titler Live Sport
with Titler Live Sport
with Titler Live Sport
Stock Media Library (Included with an active support subscription)
Access to over 500,000 unique media assets directly in Wirecast. The Stock Media Library has royalty free videos, music, lower thirds, backgrounds and more.
Advanced audio mixer
Control Surface X-keys for Wirecast Support
Basic Manual Score Boards
Pro Audio FX Built In
Advanced Rendezvous Guest Audio Mixing
Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)
Virtual sets and backgrounds
Three sets included
Beautiful 3D virtual sets from Virtualsetworks ($329/6-pack)
Output & Streaming
Built-in destinations: Periscope/Twitter, Brightcove, Facebook, YouTube, DaCast, Akamai, Wowza, Microsoft Azure, and more…
Choice of one destination
GPU-accelerated encoding (requires Intel or Nvidia GPU)
RTMP, RTP multi + unicast
Record to disk (MP4, MOV)
Facebook Live: groups, 24/7 ambient streaming, paired encoding, geo and sponsor tagging, live cross-posting
Virtual Camera and Microphone output
Monitor output data and statistics
Multiple Simultaneous Record-to-Disk outputs
ISO Record individual sources
Program feed output (AJA and Blackmagic cards)
Send Multiple Streams with differing languages or audio tracks
Multi-track audio recording
WIRECAST WEB SERVICES
Cloud-based restreaming & distribution
Starting at $25/month
Starting at $25/month
Starting at $25/month
Wirecast Live Captions
Automatically embed live CEA-608 closed captions using speech-to-text recognition
Basic Support ($49/year)¹
Includes FREE software upgrades, Online Case Submission (with a 24-hour Response Time Target), Knowledge Base, Telestream Community Forum.
See our support page for more resources.
Standard Support ($99/year)²
Includes all features of Basic Support and adds the Stock Media Library and an 8-hour Case Submission Response Time Target.
See our support page for more resources.
Premium Support ($299/year)
Includes all features of Standard Support and adds Priority Response (with a 4-hour Case Submission Response Time Target), Telephone Support, and Remote Access Services
Upgrades are free, as long as your Wirecast license is entered into the software and your Basic, Standard or Premium support subscription is active. Simply Download and install Wirecast 13 and you will automatically have access to all the new features of Wirecast 13, depending on your license level.
Windows 7, Windows 10 version 1803 or higher
macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina
Windows 10 version 1903
i5 dual-core @ 2.3GHz1
i7 quad-core @ 2.8GHz+
2GB2, 7200 RPM for record to disk
500GB+, Solid State OS Drive
Intel HD3, DirectX 11 capable
Nvidia GeForce or AMD Radeon, 1GB+ video memory
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
1 May be insufficient for 1080p+ or 60 fps workflows. 2 Additional hard disk space required for record to disk. 3 Insufficient for advanced Multi-Viewer workflows.
NewBlueFX Titler Live Express & Present – Includes over 60 title templates for lower-thirds and overlays (Mac & Windows).
Wirecast 13 Studio includes a free copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Express.
It is recommended that an upload speed rate of at least double the selected video bitrate is available, especially for a total target bit-rate of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) or less, or when there are multiple outgoing streams.
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
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)
Add 4 Mbps
Add 5+ Mbps5
4 Based on a single simultaneous stream of 720p30 x264 @ 4.0Mbps. 5 Bandwidth per guest will scale downwards as more are added to maintain reliability. 6 Minimum 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 is sufficient may result in a lower quality encode.
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.
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.
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.
What’s new in version 13.0.2
New & Improved
WIRE-16316 – Now you can set your LinkedIn Live broadcasts to be visible only to your first-degree connections. Like if you don’t want your boss’s boss to see your live stream. Now you can do that.
WIRE-14718 – We now correctly enable Wirecast Live captions in a YouTube event when setting that event to auto start.
WIRE-16512 – If you tried to use Osprey 825e capture cards with Wirecast 13, you may have noticed they weren’t working very well, or at all. Try again – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised…
WIRE-16505 – Sometimes good intentions backfire. A fix we made in 13.0.1 caused a crash when trying to load a saved Wirecast document with chroma key. It’s better now.
WIRE-16500 – Fixed an issue where changes made to Color Space or Dynamic Range for a video source were not, in the strictest of terms, accurate. (At all.)
WIRE-14923 – Fixed an error that caused audio to sometimes not play through the monitor unless the Mix Minus button was toggled, which one would not naturally think to do.
WIRE-14637 – Fixed a miscellaneous issue with a miscellaneous solution for streaming with Wirecast Restreaming to certain destinations.
What’s new in version 13.0.1
WIRE-16454 – On Windows, smooth transitions between two shots that contain the same source is working again, after briefly trying to break free and take over the world.
WIRE-16445 – Main Shot Layers now remember their sizes when a saved document is reopened. A little Ginkgo Biloba did the trick.
WIRE-16442 – Also fixed was Wirecast’s ability to remember the Controller selected in Preferences.
WIRE-16440 – Recorded audio from Rendezvous guests was sometimes having dropouts or was garbled. Yo..cn ..ear..t.agn now.
WIRE-16479 – When an input format changes to a Magewell capture card, the audio will no longer stop working from that device.
WIRE-16432 – The YouTube’s Create Event Menu now correctly shows the dark mode color scheme. Handy for when you actually want to see the text.
WIRE-16425 – Sources from BlackMagic capture cards that don’t support automatic format detection were not being found when upgrading to version 13. We found them and helped them get back to where they belong. They’re fine. A little shaken, but basically fine.
WIRE-16240 – Sometimes certain areas of the app would appear in English when they shouldn’t. We’ve fixed that bit of linguistic imperialism.
WIRE-15656 – Fixed a crash when clicking the Output Menu when a BlackMagic Decklink 8K Pro capture card was installed.
WIRE-15461 – Now, when you use Desktop Presenter and check the capture audio box the playback should be clear without being choppy or skipping.
WIRE-15060 – Main Shot Bin overhaul – We’ve done a complete refurbishment of our Main Shot Bin (that’s the layered area where you add all your shots.) We’re excited about a lot of under-the-hood improvements that reduced our code bloat, which you’ll have to trust us on. But what you will see is:
Greatly improved responsiveness when selecting and reordering shots, resizing windows and scrolling. It’s now smooth like buttah.
GPU accelerated live icons so you can see live previews of all your live shots, without hosing your system CPU.
Refreshed and decluttered user interface – like Feng Shui, but for software.
A bunch of other small but daring improvements like being able to reorder your master layers and more layer resizing options … oh, the power!
WIRE-16006 – Speaking of resizing layers: We’ve added a “Zoom Layers To’ menu under ‘Layout’ so you can set all your master layers in one fell swoop. AND now you can resize all your layers at the same time by holding down the Shift or Alt (Win) or Shift, Option or Command (Mac) keys. PLUS! Extra added bonus: If you double click a layer divider, your layer will resize to its default height. Boom.
WIRE-12584 – You can now also drag & drop a shot by clicking anywhere in the shot, not just on the title.
WIRE-15939/WIRE-159940 – BlackMagic Designs and Direct Show source process separation – We have been working hard to improve the resiliency of Wirecast when dealing with sources. We have updated our code for sources, which for us makes it easier to maintain and support future source updates. You won’t see a lot of obvious changes yet in usability – but this helps us set the stage for future improvements.
WIRE-15590 – More efficiency – We’re now allowing Blackmagic, DirectShow and Magewell sources to be more efficient – giving them access to GPU-accessible buffers for better performance.
WIRE-15588 – Added support for MJPEG video in DirectShow sources
WIRE-16368 – Stream to Facebook and other places simultaneously: Facebook recently changed their policy that allows you to stream to multiple destinations when also streaming to Facebook. We have enabled that in our application. So, stream away, anywhere!
WIRE-16394/WIRE-16261 – Facebook 1080p streaming: Now you can stream 1080p and up to 60fps to Facebook.
WIRE-15870 – Integrated Facebook Speed Test – New option in Facebook output settings “Optimize Connection” initiates a Facebook Speed Test to Facebook’s various regional ingestion servers to determine the best choice.
WIRE-16200 – And we now warn busy users that the Facebook Speed Test can take several minutes.
WIRE-14429 – PTZ control over NDI – This should allow all NDI PTZ cameras supporting movement controls over NDI to be fully usable in Wirecast. We have not tested every possible NDI PTZ device, but due to the standardization of NDI, all should work.
WIRE-15624 / WIRE-16114 – We also added support for PTZOptics PT12X-ZCam, for which we added a message in the PTZ Control Window that this device does not support pan/tilt controls. (It only zooms).
WIRE-16001 – MacOS Dark Mode – We’re going dark. Or at least you can choose to now.
WIRE-15989 – Larger user camera in Rendezvous – When entering the Rendezvous landing page (to enter the username), now the camera appears in the middle of the page so the user can see themselves more clearly than the small view in the top-right corner. Once the Rendezvous session starts, the camera jumps back to the top-right hand corner.
WIRE-15976 – LinkedIn Live Error Tracking – We improved the error tracking when streaming to LinkedIn Live.
WIRE-15968 – Preference Pane additions – We’ve added more options to the preference pane to give you even more decisions to make, including the look of your shot display, turning GPU Accelerated Live Icons to “Highest Framerate”, “Reduced Framerate” or “Disabled”, and other settings that give you ultimate omnipotence (at least within your own Wirecast document).
WIRE-15876 – Streamlined Buy link – Clicking on the ‘Buy/Upgrade’ item under ‘Help’ now opens the web store directly instead of taking you on a leisurely walk-about through another page or two. We’re saving you time.
WIRE-15933 – Warm and fuzzy analytics invite – We made our analytics opt-in pop-up warmer and fuzzier. We really hope you’ll help us by opting in to analytics!
WIRE-16123 – You probably don’t care, but we’ve enlarged the Welcome Window to make room for in-app videos to play in that window.
WIRE-15922 – During the trial period, it is now easier for you to find and press a purchase button.
WIRE-16380 – We fixed an error when attempting to authenticate to Twitch, caused by a change in the Twitch API.
WIRE-16364 – Fixed an issue that caused audio underflow/popping sounds when using certain Elgato capture cards.
WIRE-16361 – We made an adjustment to the way Wirecast responds to changes in properties – one result being that now when you stop and restart the clock widget, it will resume where you left off, instead of restarting at the beginning.
WIRE-16347 – Jetstream aka Streamzilla now shows up in Mac Output Settings without error.
WIRE-16328 – When you replace a shot with another source, it will not automatically display at a ridiculously large size.
WIRE-16305 – Now when you click on the “Enter full screen” button on the video in the Welcome Screen, it will actually display full screen.
WIRE-16283/WIRE-16175/WIRE-16029/WIRE-15892 – Fixed an issue where files were flickering when added as a Web Stream source.
WIRE-16279 – A minor display issue – our cute little Cloud icon was being cut off when enabling Restream and Captions. Now it’s not.
WIRE-16271 – Fixed an issue where most SD video (720×480) from Blackmagic and other devices were coming in with improper scaling.
WIRE-16270 – We have more carefully isolated our media handling from other processes to help prevent crashes.
WIRE-16250 – Fixing some long-standing ‘jank’ where audio mute buttons would display on video-only sources and video mute buttons on audio-only sources. Just more housecleaning.
WIRE-16241 – Continuing with some housecleaning – We’ve done some additional clean up in the source settings tab of the Shot Inspector so it will only display the appropriate controls for audio-only and video-only sources.
WIRE-16235 – The ISO filename no longer reverts to default after choosing a destination.
WIRE-16227 – We had some over-zealous capitalization on some messages we displayed. They are now proper English. The grammar police can rest easy.
WIRE-16217 – We added back the menu bar, which would mysteriously disappear when you opened the Advanced Rendezvous Audio Mixer on Mac.
WIRE-16214 – We spent way too much time debating whether it’s OK to display the copyright symbol as (C). No. And then we fixed it.
WIRE-16213 – Eradicated an egregious bug that would cause Wirecast to slow down or eventually hang when the audio properties panel was open. That was a doozy.
WIRE-16209 – Fixed a memory leak that occurred while looping Chroma Keyed video.
WIRE-16201 – Fixed a hang that happened if you took the very specific action to add a playlist shot, move it and then click at the top of Wirecast.
WIRE-16196 – Now when you modify the Source Properties of Blackmagic devices while ISO recording, your Preferences for the device will not become corrupt.
WIRE-16172 – We removed some unnecessary permissions for areas of Facebook that we weren’t actually using, and that have now been deprecated by Facebook anyway.
WIRE-16157 – Fixed an error that occurred on Windows when starting a Program Replay with a canvas size of 854×480.
WIRE-16156 – Related to the bug above – we fixed an indefinite hang that would occur on Windows when initiating Replay in conjunction with another Output while using an 854 x 480 Canvas.
WIRE-16142 – Now, on Mac, reducing your window size will not cause the Preview/Program windows to disappear.
WIRE-16125 – Fixed the Image Carousel – which is also fixed in 12.2.1, by the way.
WIRE-16119 – Grammarians rejoice! We’ve made more minor language changes to standardize the naming of items under the ‘Window’ menu.
WIRE-16111 – Fixed an odd bug that would cause an indefinite hang in certain documents when you hover the mouse over the Preview Window.
WIRE-16088 – Fixed a bug that didn’t let you assign a hotkey to a shot that’s been duplicated.
WIRE-16082 – Instead of immediately starting camera / audio devices on startup, which wastes resources, we now wait until we actually need to use them to start them up.
WIRE-16079 – Fixed an annoying issue where dragging in unsupported media created a temporary shot which overlapped the clear layer icons.
WIRE-16074 – Squashed a crash that happens when opening a document from Explorer/Finder, completing the analytics dialog, then opening and closing the preferences.
WIRE-16058 – Fixed a licensing issue that, when deactivating a license and then immediately clicking Purchase, would open the Web Store instead of the more appropriate Product Catalog page.
WIRE-16057 – Almost not worth mentioning, because most people will never see this, but we re-aligned a logo on a page that comes up when a Wirecast Pro user clicks purchase. (All in the name of making every aspect of Wirecast supremely excellent.)
WIRE-16050 – When you upgrade from Wirecast One, your master layers will also upgrade accordingly. This wasn’t happening, which could cause you to think you hadn’t upgraded.
WIRE-16049 – Fixed a bug where setting audio channel to both L and R made you think you had to upgrade to Wirecast Pro. Sorry.
WIRE-16041 – Fixed numerous minor layout issues in media source properties panel.
WIRE-16027 – When you upgrade from Wirecast One, you’ll now be able to access Wirecast Studio or Pro help and User Guides.
WIRE-16026 – Now, you can’t reorder a shot on a layer to be before the special Clear Layer shot.
WIRE-16014 – When you create a Twitter shot, it will no longer automatically be added to Layer 3. You now can choose.
WIRE-16004 – Fixed a rare crash that could occur when quitting and not saving a document.
WIRE-15993 – We re-enabled UI keyboard navigation on Mac, so you can again tab between controls.
WIRE-15992 – NDI and Webstream sources will now display at full refresh rate in the multi-viewer.
WIRE-15985 – Updated the XKeys 128 Controller SDK, so that it works correctly on macOS Catalina.
WIRE-15978 – We prevented multiple calls to Facebook when it is the most recently selected destination, to reduce load time of the Output Settings dialog box.
WIRE-15920 – Changing the opacity and subsequently hiding and showing the layer in the Shot Layers tab no longer reverts the opacity back to 100%. Opacity now stays the same as whatever it was set to previously…as it should.
WIRE-15908 – Fixed an issue on Windows where mattes were not being applied to NDI or Webstream sources.
WIRE-15879 – MacOS 10.15 is requiring applications to be “notarized”. Part of this update is to enable “hardened runtime” which adds additional protections to the application. We have done this.
WIRE-15867 – Added an error message to indicate when an Elgato device is in use by another app or fails to start.
WIRE-15855 – Increased wait time and publish attempts for LinkedIn Live broadcasts, which could fail due to the latency introduced when using it with Wirecast Live Captions or Wirecast Restream.
WIRE-15853 – Now when you click on the info button to learn about our usage data policies, it takes you to an actual page – not a 404 error.
WIRE-15782 – The preview video no longer freezes when you open source properties, so you can see changes being made live, which is of course the purpose of the preview window.
WIRE-15780 – Fixed an issue that caused signal degradation for NDI Sources with Live Icons enabled.
WIRE-15758 – Fixed an embarrassing oversight that caused a coder-level label to display when setting Exposure Levels settings in PTZ Controls.
WIRE-15755 – Fixed issue that would cause “Use backup server” and “Automatically Start Event” to become unavailable in certain cases, when streaming to YouTube.
WIRE-15735 – Fixed a bug that would cause audio to not be restored when reconnecting to NDI Sources on Windows.
WIRE-15715 – Fixed an issue streaming RTMP to specific URLs on macOS Mojave.
WIRE-15644 – Fixed some more odd license behavior when you select “Buy Wirecast” then close the purchase window on macOS.
WIRE-15643 – Fixed an indefinite hang that occurred on Windows, when using a machine with a dual GPU setup and changing the graphics adapter then clicking restart.
WIRE-15603 – An issue was fixed by Facebook that was causing an inability to switch to live from preview when using the Facebook Live – with User Code destination.
WIRE-15567 – We changed the default encoder to x264 for Livestream.com.
WIRE-15512 – Fixed a variety of scaling issues that occurred primarily when NDI or BlackMagic sources were added.
WIRE-15395 – When Mac users tried to use Rendezvous with a Studio or Trial license, we did not serve up the proper pop-up window to explain next steps. We do that now.
WIRE-15386 – Fixed a rare crash on Windows. Yah – that.
WIRE-15358 – Improved the handling of alpha PNG files to more efficiently decode these files when played in Wirecast.
WIRE-15340 – For users on Windows 10 Creator Studio with DirectX12 installed, our installer doesn’t fail for you now.
WIRE-15265 – We now don’t put dark text on a dark background in the name of selected shot in the Shot Layers panel on macOS. #easiertoread.
WIRE-15007 – Fixed an issue where .wcst documents could not be opened if they contained Cyrillic characters.
WIRE-14905 – You can no longer change the default encoder presets by creating a new encoder preset with the same name.
WIRE-14781 – Selecting a shot with the touch bar caused shot properties sliders/buttons/etc. to be greyed-out and unusable unless you tapped on that shot again in the touch bar. This was not intended. So, we fixed that.
WIRE-14404 – We’re happy to report, we have significantly improved the way in which Wirecast plays ProRes 4444 clips on Windows. We’re seeing 2-3x less CPU usage, depending on the file.
WIRE-14228 – Removed some old DX9c code – just cleaning up.
WIRE-13872 – Ricoh Theta V video was coming in upside down. Now it’s not.
WIRE-13828 – YouTube viewer statistics now will continue to update after streaming for more than an hour.
WIRE-13792 – Fixed a long-standing issue that would result in missing media errors when trying to copy a shot from one document to another, if both documents are open at the same time.
WIRE-15638 – The time has come to drop support for older DV cameras, since we don’t test them anymore and they are difficult to even find nowadays. Consider official support for these dropped.
WIRE-15214 – Windows 7 users: Note that Wirecast 13 will be the last release that supports Win7. You’ll see a message about this in app but consider yourself warned.
WIRE-16014 – We removed the ability to create a Twitter shot directly from the top nav bar. Don’t worry, you can still do it from the Add Source (+) button in the Shot Bin area.
WIRE-16400 – On Windows 7, system devices that deliver planar YUV display green video. The workaround for these devices is to set the color space to RGB.
WIRE-16085 – If you are updating to Wirecast 13 and have multiple capture cards that are different models, when you open a saved document that contains sources from the capture cards, one of the inputs may fail to upgrade (and will show their saved so
What’s new in v12.0
NEW – Stock Media Library
Now included with every active support subscription, the new Stock Media Library adds a growing database of over 500,000 unique, high quality media assets to your projects.
A new custom-built portal gives you direct access to transitions, motion backgrounds, royalty-free backing tracks, and videos from right within Wirecast.
Select the new Media Files category in the Add Source dialog and choose Stock Media Library.
NEW – Stinger (Custom Transitions)Playback Speed Controls
Spice up your stinger transitions using the new Stock Media Library, which contains transition files.
New speed controls allow you to adjust the timing of your stinger transitions, and an additional transition bank gives you more options for live production.
NEW – Rendezvous Audio Mixing
In the Rendezvous dashboard, you can now create a custom audio mix to be sent to your Rendezvous guests.
Studio license level will allow you to select the devices to mix.
Pro license levels will grant you the ability to select individual channels from audio devices to be mixed.
NEW – QR Code Generator Source
Want to give your audience quick access to a custom link within your stream? Just create a QR code that your audience can scan! Copy your link into the new QR Code Generator and Wirecast will create a scannable image to broadcast to your fans.
Select the Overlays category in the Add Source dialog and choose QR Code Generator.
12.0 – Improvements
Add ability to configure the number of transition banks in the Preferences
Add ability to continuously read a text file in the Text Source Properties
Allow users to configure the playback speed of Stinger Transitions
Display the Facebook Page of Scheduled events in the Facebook Destination Output Settings
Enable NVENC High Profile in Encoder settings
Expose all options in Facebook Live Polls
Update CEF to version 3578
Update to NDI SDK v.3.8
12.0 – Fixes
Add better error messaging when the GPU does not support Direct X 11
Adding a Direct Show audio device to the document causes duplicate sources to appear in the Rendezvous Dashboard
After attempting to activate an old license, any subsequent invalid license activation attempts show an incorrect error message
Audio from Multi-Channel Sources is not heard in the Rendezvous call when sending the Live Output audio track
Build-In/Build-Out elements don’t move proportionally
Certain stinger transitions can appear doubled and stretched
Change Audio right-click menu text is hard to read text
Change the wording for missing Stinger Transitions
Changing the playback speed of a stinger transition pauses it without updating the pause/play button
Clicking X in the Add Source Dialog adds any selected sources to the document on Windows
Clock System Fonts missing font picker dialog
Crash when adding a Stinger Transition on Windows 7 with an AMD GPU
Facebook Scheduled events list fails to be read properly in some cases
Fixed bad alignment in Teradek StreamReader Properties page
Hang when selecting a Stinger Transition then immediately using the transition
IP camera frame glitch•Fixed – Midi controller volume slider control skips from 99% to 101%
NDI detection is disabled when disabling IP Camera discovery
Opening a new document during a stream caused Wirecast to Crash after disconnecting from a Rendezvous Session
Periscope Destination Schedules Event and Tweets even if Destination is Disabled
PTZ IP Port field does not update after switching to a PTZ profile that uses a required IP port
Random crash during a Rendezvous Session
Random crash when a document has disconnected sources
Random hang when switching sources
Rare hang that can occur on Windows
Remove Facebook donation button from Profiles (not supported by Facebook)
Remove Shutdown when not live from Clock and Solid Color sources
Security Warning Preventing Facebook Live Authentication on certain 4G networks
Streaming to Ustream causes a hang on macOS Mojave
Switching Destinations from Facebook User Code While Authenticating Disables OK Button•
Telestream Cloud Restream output out of sync when started after another output
Unable to capture video from Osprey 900 series capture cards
Unable to create a Scheduled YouTube Event
Unable to delete Scheduled Events on Profiles
Unable to stream to certain RTMP servers on macOS Mojave
Unable to use ScreenFlow screen record with record PC audio selected while running Rendezvous Session
Virtual Mic audio distortion in Zoom
Unable to remove Live Output from the Rendezvous mix
NEW – Rewritten WebStream Plugin
Re-engineered WebStream plug-in with much broader format, codec and network transport support. This is hosted in a new out of process architecture that protects Wirecast from any failure in the plug-in. This enables HLS and MPEG-DASH ingest.
Configurable latency of all WebStream network devices
Improved discovery of ONVIF devices from the same vendor
NEW – Stinger Transitions
Stinger Transition support. Through the new stinger transition configuration panel, you can setup movies to use as custom transitions. Support for Apple Animation, ProRes and CineForm alpha channeled QuickTime content.
NEW – ‘Smooth Transition’ build in & out properties
Added panel for configuring the build in & out animations used when the ‘Smooth’ transition is selected.
NEW – Virtual Camera Improvements
The virtual camera driver for macOS has been rewritten for faster performance and better compatibility with host applications, including sandboxed apps.
Added option to horizontally flip the video going to the virtual camera.
NEW – – MacBook Pro Touchbar Switcher
Wondered what the Touchbar was for? Wonder no longer: Wirecast adds a quick shot switcher to the Touchbar.
On-going performance work: Wirecast 11 is speedier than ever, with quicker startup times, significantly faster drop shadow on macOS, and lower CPU on rendering. We’ll continue to build on this work with every release.
PTZ support for VISCA over UDP for PTZ Optics & Lumens cameras*.
*Other brands utilizing VISCA UDP may work but are not officially supported.
New ‘Add Reference’ workflow when adding a new shot or layer to control how sources are created
Support for Facebook Live Donations
Unlimited pagination for Facebook Live Groups and Pages
Enabled users with Publish permissions to post to Facebook Groups
Switched to the v5 API when publishing to Twitch
Added ‘Clear Menu’ in the Recent Documents menu
Improved UI layout of Welcome window
Enabled copying the license number from Preferences to the clipboard
Changed the scale of the data-rate statistics to Mb/s if the data-rate goes over 10,000 Kb/s
Added support for TLS v1.2 for RTMPS on Windows
Indicate an expired support subscription in the Preferences
Lowered Telestream Cloud supported bitrates to 1.25 Mbps
Restrict custom canvas size to 1/20 ratio in either dimension
Change polling rate of Widget sources with text files to 1/10 of a second
Change the name of Web Display source to Web Page
Enable HTTPS login for Facebook (this affects any released version of Wirecast with the Facebook Destination)
Facebook Live – Portrait (9:16 Aspect Ratio) Encoding Setting
macOS only: Virtual Camera does not work in sandbox apps
macOS only: Virtual Camera does not work in Skype for Business
Go button red dot is off-center
Adding a Screen Capture from the Add Source UI duplicates the source and uses excessive resources
Remove Ustream destination from Telestream Cloud supported destinations
Unable to use PTZ presets with Matrox capture cards
macOS only: Adding a matte causes the Live output to turn black
Newtek NDI Spark Tally lights always indicate a preview state
Crash when opening certain Wirecast documents with hotkeys
Windows only: Unable to stream using Windows Media Streaming
macOS only: Crash when editing an Audio Output device
macOS only: Small memory leak when opening windows
macOS only: Recording a Prores MOV file always drops frames at the start
macOS only: Multi-Track Input Mapper Track Labels are not aligned
Facebook Live: previously created Groups are no longer retrieved
Periscope stream resets after 2 hours
macOS Mojave: Search Text in Add Shot UI is white on white
XKeys 128 Preview and Live lights do not remain lit for Clear Layers
Unable to change Shot Source Properties without deselecting the shot
18 channel audio input devices were having their audio channels jump around
Change wording of “Charity’s Facebook ID” to “Facebook Charity ID”
Audio Properties Layout does not display all elements in certain languages
Recording an ISO source with mono audio can create invalid recordings
Virtual Camera does not work with Polycom RealPresence Desktop on macOS
ISO Recordings fail to import into Adobe Premiere
Audio Mixer – Moving the audio levels will cause Wirecast to periodically become unresponsive with a Webstream source in the document on Windows
Closing a document with Multi-Viewer open can hang Wirecast on macOS
FX Names do not have translations
Webstream connection failure alert is not translated
YouTube destination should auto-select new created events
Crash when toggling NDI output quickly
Mapping a Keyboard Shortcut to “0” does not work
PTZ Controller Map Dot is not positioned correctly using HiDPI monitors on Windows
Audio Mixer remains open after closing a Wirecast document on macOS
NDI output does not work if started after an NDI source is added to the document on macOS
Only allow mono-spaced fonts for Clock Widget
Increase size of plus button on HiDPI displays on Windows
Long transition names break the playlist transition selector’s alignment on Windows
Unsaved changes to shot names should be saved when changing the focus from the shot name field
Multi-Viewer tally state is broken
Setting the canvas size to 9:16 aspect ratio hides the add shot button on Windows
Add a dot to document close window when there are pending changes on macOS
Wirecast crashes when adding a Web Display shot with a specific URL on macOS
User is not prompted to save document when closing a document after editing Source Properties
Highlighting the Welcome Screen document selection text obscures the selected the selected text
URI field is blank when adding an ONVIF Webstream source
Double clicking a source in the Add Source dialog copies the source name to the clipboard on Windows
NEW – Wirecast Restream & Wirecast Live Captions (paid services)
Restream: cloud-based redistribution service. Send a single Wirecast stream to multiple destinations and save bandwidth and processing power on your local computer
Live Captions: automatically embed CEA-608 closed captions in over 5 different languages using speech-to-text recognition
Fixed – Streaming with Telestream Cloud to destinations that require Adobe FMLE/publisher authentication (Akamai)
Fixed – Facebook Places broke with the new Facebook Live v3.0 API update
Fixed – Crash when opening Output Settings if all Telestream Cloud presets are hidden
Fixed – Disabling Twitter/Periscope output destination causes a crash
Fixed – Telestream Cloud sign up page is too small on HiDPI monitors on Windows
Fixed – Accented characters become “?” in the output caption data
NEW – Facebook Crossposting
Ability to Crosspost to Pages with an approved relationship established through the Settings on your Facebook Page
Crosspost options for Wirecast are found in the Output Settings
NEW – Facebook Live Streaming with New Facebook API
Create and maintain functionality with Facebook Live API 3.0 for deprecated live streaming functionality for Pages, Profiles, Groups and Events (Wirecast 9 will work only to Pages; Groups and Profiles will no longer be able to live stream to Facebook Live, this includes setting Place); custom RTMP output settings will continue to work.
KNOWN ISSUE: Places tagging currently does not work in Wirecast 10 with the new 3.0 API. This is scheduled to be fixed in the next release.
Events live stream posting has been permanently deprecated by Facebook
NEW – Wirecast Restream & Wirecast Live Captions **TECHNICAL PREVIEW**
New cloud-based features for restreaming a single live stream to Telestream Cloud and on to several destinations
Ability to add live transcription closed captions to any live stream
Restream and Live Captions will be in a Technical Preview in Wirecast 10.0; use of the features in trial mode (5,000 minutes trial usage) and feedback to the Wirecast team are highly encouraged
NEW – Microsoft Stream Live Destination
Adding new Microsoft Stream Live destination in Output Settings
Fixes & Improvements
Improvement – Always restore previously selected folder when adding media files
Improvement – Add Pro Badge to PTZ Preset Recall in Shot Layer Properties
Improvement – PTZ: add mechanism to prevent preset recall when selecting shots
Improvement – Indicate Streaming Status in the Taskbar Icon
Improvement – Add Recent, Frequent, Open Empty Document and Open Support Assistant to the Windows Taskbar right-click icon on Windows
Improvement – XKeys Controller: Color the Title bar of shots to match the color of XKeys Controller
Improvement – Add option to color the title bar of every shot on each master layer in the preferences
Improvement – Add System Output to audio output devices on macOS
Improvement – Update NDI SDK to v3.5
Improvement – Add menu access for OLE scripting API
Improvement – 48 KHZ audio option for RTP encoder
Improvement – Render audio internally at 48 khz
Improvement – Add support for playback of CineFormHD files, including Alpha support
Improvement – Move ‘Favorites’ and ‘All’ to the top of the add source UI
Improvement – Remove ISO button from UI when License level is not Pro
Fixed – Crash when clicking on the context menu of a shot that contains a ‘[no media]’ layer
Fixed – No audio input after closing and reopening document
Fixed – Wirecast shows up as “Wirecast Application” in the Windows system Volume Mixer control panel
Fixed – New text in languages localized as non-ascii does not appear correctly when creating new text shots
Fixed – Unable to send shots live after adding video files on macOS
Fixed – Open recent file structure is not maintained
Fixed – Distorted video with certain Direct Show devices (Logitech and Magewell) on Windows 7
Fixed – After upgrading Wirecast, Blackmagic capture cards no longer detect video
Fixed – Fatal error with clock or scoreboard shots
Fixed – Clock date not localized
Fixed – Starting an iOS device can hang Wirecast for up to a minute on macOS High Sierra
Fixed – Clicking on the context menu of a disconnected RDP source will hang the app for 4-8 seconds
Fixed – Replay+ISO menu names are cutoff in Czech and Dutch
Fixed – Unplugging an iOS device will disable video and audio rendering of existing A/V capture sources on macOS
Fixed – Cannot change selection from one layer to another in Preview Editing if it overlaps another layer
Fixed – Disable system beep when hitting ‘Enter’ in text entry fields
Fixed – PTZ preset recall does not work when there are multiple PTZ presets within the same shot
Fixed – Adding an existing Source SDK instance as a new shot/layer will create a new empty instance instead
Fixed – WASAPI capture does not work for mono sources (Logitech G930)
Fixed – Windows do not maximize with multiple monitors
Fixed – Text flickers when switching shots
Fixed – Enabling VoiceOver causes a crash when starting an NDI Output
Fixed – Solid color shot palette hides hex code
Fixed – Animated GIFs are causing performance issues on Windows
Fixed – Animated GIFs with transparency are stacking frames until looped
Fixed – Teradek StreamReader Plugin Properties Tab has broken UI
Fixed – Incorrect font and spacing for buttons on macOS
Fixed – Wirecast will use network bandwidth when there are ONVIF IP Cameras on the network even if not added to document
Fixed – Unable to publish to Facebook Groups
Fixed – Master layer visibility not applied correctly when loading documents
Fixed – Rendezvous dashboard window chrome looks out of place with document and other adjunct windows
Fixed – Remove “The Cube” destination
Fixed – New Text in languages localized as non-ascii does not appear correctly when creating new text shots
Fixed – Facebook: Not allowed to select a sponsor
Fixed – AJA capture devices are not being filtered from the System Device list on Mac
Fixed – Newly Added Sources Don’t Always Scale to Fit Properly
Fixed – After 10 min an NDI thread starts using a lot of CPU when connected to a source
Fixed – Labels in the title selection window are unreadable unless highlighted
Fixed – Facebook: Maintain line breaks after restart
Fixed – Facebook: Remove support for events
Fixed – Convert encoding templates from 44.1 to 48 kHz audio (Default, Facebook Live and YouTube)
Fixed – Changing layer order for duplicated shots causes smooth transition to crossfade instead of interpolate
Fixed – Windows System Audio Capture should not be running all the time
Fixed – Several labels are truncated in PTZ controller menu in localized languages
Fixed – No sound when Blackmagic audio delay set to thousandths of a second
Fixed – Facebook: fix scheduled events by only showing the user’s own events not those owned by accounts they can see (other groups or pages)
Fixed – PTZ preset controls should update in shot editor whenever PTZ prefs change
Fixed – Prevent the OS from turning off the display/sleeping if an ISO/Replay, Multi-Viewer or WebRTC Session is active
Fixed – Rendezvous: Clicking “Start Session” does nothing
Fixed – Certain Wirecast 8.3 documents crashing when loaded in Wirecast 9.0
NEW – XKeys 128 Support
Full control of layers, sources and transitions
Audio Mixer and Audio Preview controls
Start and Stop Wirecast outputs
NEW – PTZOptics PTZ Control using Visca over IP
Control the Pan, Tilt and Zoom of PTZOptics cameras over a local area network
PTZ Controller window allows users to create and recall presets for fast repositioning of known positions
Assign PTZ Presets to shots for seamless switching between PTZ Presets
NEW – Add Source Menu Redesign
New dark theme
New Search Field to easily find sources
New Categories for sources
Favorite Category allows easy access to frequently used sources
NEW – Facebook Live – with User Cod
Authorize Wirecast to stream to a Facebook account without giving out Facebook login credentials
“Set and forget” workflow allows for minimal Wirecast configuration before each new broadcast
Fixes & Improvements
Improvement – XKeys: pressing the Audio Mixer or Rendezvous button should close the window when it’s open
Improvement – Add preview/live status indicators to clear layers
Improvement – Add ability to drag shot layers in the shot layers table
Improvement – Disable preview throttling for front most document when app is front most
Improvement – Add drag image to shot bin on Windows
Improvement – Added option to run in “Safe Mode” – Hold down the CTRL+SHIFT keys during launch – allows user to determine if clearing preferences fixes a launch problem without clearing preferences yet.
Improvement – Allow ‘Enter’ key to add shot in add source UI
Improvement – Drag and Drop of File assets for Edit Panels Shot Layer Table
Improvement – If “Open last document on startup” is used and a document fails to load, a dialog appears on next launch to contact Wirecast support. This eliminates the need to clear preferences to exit the endless loop.
Improvement – Lower default keyframe interval to 2 seconds
Improvement – Remove 540p settings from Facebook encoder presets
Improvement – Rendering performance increased by improving lock usage. This change improves responsiveness in the UI when modifying complex shots in preview.
Improvement – Wirecast to warn user if classic mode (theme) is enabled
Fixed – Remove catmull-rom spline interpolator
Fixed – Web Stream crash when canceling IP camera authentication dialogs when other dialogs are open
Fixed – macOS Control Click is ignored with the New Add Source menu
Fixed – Indefinite Hang when sending two shots live then opening a playlist
Fixed – External Display Output Menu visible when no document is open
Fixed – Opening a document with many titles can hang the application for minutes
Fixed – Paste Text and Title Sources take a very long time to render
Fixed – Keyboard Shortcuts: Name field does not highlight automatically with focus
Fixed – Odd colors when re-importing Wirecast made 480p MJPEG
Fixed – Rapid selection of shots can result in improper tally state
Fixed – Fixed Rendezvous sources not pulling video correctly in Windows 7
Fixed – Web Stream and Screen Capture sources enumerating twice in the source selection window
Fixed – Immediate A/V sync issue streaming to Facebook if started after another output
Fixed – Indefinite hang when sending two shots live then opening a playlist
Fixed – After 20 encodes all outputs would fail to encode on macOS
Fixed – Adding sources should create copies of existing sources rather than references
Fixed – Blackmagic output colors are off
Fixed – Cannot add Twitter shot inside of playlist
Fixed – Changing playback speed for media does not change ‘already live’ state
Fixed – Chroma Key changes as different overlay shots are taken in and out of live
Fixed – Colors in macOS encoded outputs look washed out
Fixed – Deleting a shot always selects the “Clear Layer”
Fixed – Frame drop occurring upon adding titles in preview
Fixed – Hang when manipulating source while master layer visibility is off
Fixed – Hang when right-clicking and left-clicking assets in the Preview Canvas
Fixed – Immediate A/V sync issue in RTMPS Facebook output if started after other output
Fixed – Inconsistent deletion behavior when removing Playlists from the Shot Bin
Fixed – macOS encoded outputs look significantly worse than Windows
Fixed – Minimizing and then restoring a maximized document will disable the canvas rendering until Wirecast is resized
Fixed – Multi-Viewer can drop frames with capture card sources at 29.97 FPS
Fixed – No Web Stream configuration options if shot was previously cancelled
Fixed – Provide Feedback does not go to Form
Fixed – Sleeping computer and waking it while having media files loaded will make all loaded media files show black
Fixed – Solid color widget is transparent
Fixed – Stream will not automatically start YouTube event when checking “Automatically Go Live”
Fixed – Syphon server does not reconnect when opening a saved document
Fixed – The mouse scroll wheel in the “Twitter” “Message Feed” window does not work
Fixed – Triggering a Live preview swap mid transition will not queue shot to preview
Fixed – Unable to change the video adapter
Fixed – Windows Cuing live/preview swap while transforming source in preview causes crash
Fixed – Wirecast should not allow the computer to sleep while streaming or recording to disc