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Telestream Wirecast Studio

Live video streaming production software for Mac & PC

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.


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:

  • Unlimited inputs
  • Unlimited destinations
  • Up to 2 remote guests via built-in Rendezvous conferencing
  • Includes a FREE copy of NewBlue Titler Live Express (a $149 value).
  • See a complete list of features on the Details page

*Includes 1st year of Standard Support


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.

Worship Services

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.

Live Sports

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!

Easy to use features

  • Stock Media Library – Access to over 500,000 unique media assets directly in Wirecast. The Stock Media Library has videos, music, lower thirds, backgrounds and more. Included with an active support subscription.
  • 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.
  • Unlimited Sources – Cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, or use our free wireless camera app for iOS. See a full list of compatible 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. NewBlue 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 NewBlue Titler Live Express or NewBlue 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Controllers – Check out the new X-keys controller for Wirecast Mac or Windows. See a full list of devices.


What's new in the latest version of Wirecast?

There’s a reason Wirecast is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world for live streaming, recording, and video production. We are committed making each version better than the one before it. We continually release new features, fixes and improvements at a rapid rate. The latest version features an integrated Stock Media Library (included with every active support subscription.), Stinger (Custom Transitions) Playback Speed Controls, Rendezvous Audio Mixing and a QR Code Generator.

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QR Code Generator

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.


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Rendezvous Audio Mixing

Major upgrade to Rendezvous Audio: You can create a custom audio mix to be sent to your Rendezvous guests. Now you have the control to send your guests exactly what you want them to hear.


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Stinger Transitions

Stinger transitions are now supported in Wirecast! Try these sample movies to use as custom transitions for your broadcasts.


facebook live polls

Facebook Live Polls

Easily design polls, collect responses and share the results with your Facebook Live audience.


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Rewritten WebStream Plugin

The new, re-engineered WebStream plug-in introduces broader format, codec and network transport supports as well as configurable latency for all WebStream network devices.


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Virtual Camera Improvements

Rewritten for faster performance and better compatibility, the Wirecast Virtual camera is better than ever before.


web services

Wirecast Web Services

We’re bringing two new services to you to enhance your capabilities—Wirecast Restream, our cloud-based live restreaming service, and Wirecast Live Captions, a cloud service that automatically embeds CEA-608 captions into your RTMP using speech-recognition.


newblue titler live

NewBlue Titler Live 4 is here

Create beautiful animated live graphics with Titler Live 4. Adds amazing new features like edit-in-preview, infinite loops, crawls, Excel input support, and more. Paid upgrade from Titler Live 3. Version included free with new purchases of Wirecast.


fb crossposting

Live Crossposting to Facebook

Wirecast lets you post your stream on multiple Facebook pages at the same time. Select pages to cross-post your live streams to directly inside Wirecast for wider distribution and to reach a larger audience.


local wifi camera

Local Wi-Fi Camera

It’s back! Add unlimited iOS camera sources on your Local Area Network (LAN) using Wirecast Go’s free local camera feature. No need to use Rendezvous for local sources any longer.


pzt control

PTZ Control (Pro)

Remotely control cameras with built-in pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) features directly within Wirecast Pro using the new PTZ Controller window. Works with cameras that support VISCA over IP control, like PTZOptics cameras.


multi channel

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.




FEATURES Wirecast One

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Wirecast Studio

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Wirecast Pro

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Support for multiple video capture & live inputs simultaneously (USB, Capture Card, NDI, Wirecast Go, Webstream IP sources) One input No limit No limit
Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production   2 guests 7 guests
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
IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, RTSP, HLS, MPEG-Dash and UDP)
Web page display and capture
Multi-channel audio ingest
Add additional media: audio, video, graphics
Screen capture
Wi-Fi iOS sources with Wirecast Go  
ASIO Professional Windows Audio support
Remote Desktop Presenter  
Teradek StreamReader plug-in (Cube 100/150/200/250, Clip, Sputnik)    
Wirecast Studio
Wirecast Pro
Master Mixing Layers Three Five Five
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)
Audio & video sync
Integrated Facebook Polling
Integrated Text and Titles (lower thirds)
Live viewer counts (Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch)
Multi-channel audio ingest
Image carousels
23 beautiful transitions included  
Integrated Twitter comments, curation, and display
Advanced 3D and Automatic Scoreboards5 with Titler Live Sport
with Titler Live Sport
Titler Live Present
$299 Free with Wirecast Purchase
Basic Manual Score Boards  
NewBlueFX Titler Live (starting at $149)
Animated 3D titles and graphics, Facebook comments
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
Custom Transitions  
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  
Pro Audio FX Built In    
Advanced Rendezvous Guest Audio Mixing    
Instant Replay    
Virtual sets and backgrounds     Three Sets Included 
Beautiful 3D virtual sets from Virtualsetworks ($329/6-pack)     Learn more
Control Surface X-keys for Wirecast Support   Sold Separately
Sold Separately
Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)    
Wirecast Studio
Wirecast Pro
GPU-accelerated encoding (requires Intel or Nvidia GPU)
RTMP, RTP multi + unicast
Built-in destinations: Periscope/Twitter, Brightcove, Facebook, YouTube, DaCast,
Akamai, Wowza, Microsoft Azure, and more…
Record to disk (MP4, MOV)
Facebook Live: groups, 24/7 ambient streaming, paired encoding, geo and sponsor tagging, live cross-posting
Multi-viewer output   1-4-slot 1-17-slot
Virtual Camera and Microphone output
Multiple Simultaneous Record-to-Disk outputs  
Monitor output data and statistics
ISO Record individual sources    
Program feed output (AJA and Blackmagic cards)    
NDI™ output    
Send Multiple Streams with differing languages or audio tracks      
Multi-track audio recording    
Wirecast Studio
Wirecast Pro
Wirecast Restream
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
Starting at $60/month Starting at $60/month Starting at $60/month
SUPPORT Wirecast One
Wirecast Studio
Wirecast Pro
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)*
Includes FREE software upgrades and support through Email, Knowledge Base, Telestream Community Forum.
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Premium Support ($299/year)
Includes all features of Standard Support and adds Priority Response, Telephone Support, Remote Access Services
Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now
*1st year Basic Support included in the purchase of Wirecast One. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to $99.
*1st 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.
4Each Master Layer allows for one active shot. | 5 Active Master layers x 50 Sources per shot = Up to 250 Simultaneous Sources/Layers.
5Requires Sportzcast device to aquire the scoreboard feed for automatic scoreboard updating.

Operating System

Windows 7, 10, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave

Windows 10, macOS High Sierra

i5 dual-core @ 2.3GHz1

i7 quad-core @ 2.8GHz+


Hard Drive

2GB2, 7200 RPM for a 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 the whitelist

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

An internet connection is recommended for Wirecast 11 license activation. A Wirecast 11 license will automatically update at no cost after download for Wirecast 8 and 9 users if standard maintenance and support is current.

ATTN: Wirecast 8 and later versions have 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 12 Studio includes a free copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Express.
  • Purchase of Wirecast 12 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.

Languages Supported

  • English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Best Practices

Minimum Required Upload Speed

  • 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.
  • 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


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 is 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.

What's new in v12.0

New Features

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

Version 11

NEW Features

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

Version 10.1

NEW Features

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

Version 10.0

NEW Features

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

Version 9.0.1


Fixed – Certain Wirecast 8.3 documents crashing when loaded in Wirecast 9.0

NEW Features

NEW – XKeys 128 Support

Full control of layers, sources and transitions
Audio Mixer and Audio Preview controls
Start and Stop Wirecast outputs
Replay Controls

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

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