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Telestream Wirecast Pro v7.7

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Live Streaming Production Software

The only cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production, and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously.


Highlights

Includes all features of Wirecast Studio and adds integrated HDV input support, Replay, support for more capture devices and IP cameras, web stream input, program feed output, live scoreboards, 3D virtual sets, and ISO recording.   Includes a FREE copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Express (a $99 value).

 

Capture.

Capture unlimited number of input devices from live camera feeds, iOS cameras, computer desktop, web feeds and more.

 

Produce.

Add polish and professionalism to your broadcast with live switching, transitions, titles, lower thirds and more.

 

Stream.

Use the built-in multiformat encoding capabilities and easily stream to integrated streaming services and CDNs.

 

Wirecast Solutions

Houses of Worship

Engage and expand your remote congregation with live streams of your services and events. Easily train volunteers to use Wirecast to switch between multiple cameras, add graphics and even record a version for on-demand viewing. Wirecast is a flexible webcasting software solution that can be used on existing hardware.

Live Events / Entertainment

Live stream conferences, concerts, interviews and more. Wirecast provides everything you need to stream professional live events. Add multiple cameras, including iOS devices; create composite shots with graphics and transitions; and live encode and stream to your favorite streaming destination.

News / Sports

For a fraction of the cost of traditional broadcast hardware, Wirecast video streaming software allows you to quickly and easily broadcast breaking news and live sports. Carry Wirecast on a laptop for remote news gathering and production. For sports, use integrated scoreboards and replay for high quality live streams.

Education

Live stream your lectures, interviews, workshops for professional development or student instruction. Using Wirecast, anyone can now create professional live streamed broadcasts for sharing live or on-demand via the web with just a camera, a computer and an internet connection.

Gaming

Let the games begin! Whether you’re into first person shooters, strategic sports games or other online multiplayer games, use Gameshow to stream high quality online games from your computer screen in full HD at 60 frames per second.

New in Version 7.7

Broadcast your Wirecast program output across your Local Area Network, using Newtek’s NDI protocol. 

Send your broadcast to other Wirecast systems on your network to share the workload, or pass your signal to other switchers, monitors, and NDI-enabled apps!

Features

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Unlimited Sources

Got gear? We’ll let you use it. Capture everything you need for your live production — cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, capture cards, computer screens, videos, images, and more. See a full list of supported capture devices.

Wireless Camera App

Turn any iPhone (4S or newer) or iPad into a wireless camera and capture into Wirecast as a source using Wirecast Cam.

Internet/IP Streams (Pro)

Pull any live feed (RTSP/RTMP/HTTP/MMS) from your network or the internet directly into Wirecast as a source (you must have access credentials). Add Teradek streams from their wireless devices for cordless production.

Audio/Video Sync

Sync any audio and video sources using our advanced video and audio delay features! Great for productions with multiple types of sources.

Twitter

Pull live Twitter feeds directly into you broadcasts for direct interaction with your audience.

New! Import OBS Scene Collections

Quickly convert OBS scene collections directly into Wirecast documents. For OBS users who decided they need the rich features and intuitive usability Wirecast offers, we’ve made the transition as painless as possible. If you’ve spent hours setting up your OBS scenes (“shots”) and getting your projects just the way you want them, you don’t have to start over from scratch. Just open your OBS scenes in Wirecast and it will convert them into a new .WCST file for you!

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Switching

Switch any sources you’ve captured in real time for your audience and produce your show. Add professional transitions and smooth fades between sources. Assign any audio input source to any and all video sources or vice versa.

Editing

Dynamic editing of any and all sources. Resize, position, crop, flip rotate, add color correction filters and more. Use Wirecast’s powerful graphic editing features to compose picture-in-picture shots or layer up to 250 different sources on screen at the same time!

Titles

Easily add titles and lower thirds, scrolling, crawling or live text to your broadcast. Choose from our template library of pre-made titles, and or bring in professional animated 3D live titles, scoreboards, clocks, logos and more using NewBlueFX’s Titler Live Express software (a $99 value), included with every purchase of Wirecast 7.

NewBlueFX Titler Live

Bring in professional animated 3D live titles, scoreboards, clocks, logos and more using NewBlueFX’s Titler Live software. Titler Live Express, included with every purchase of Wirecast 7 (a $99 value), is a drag-n-drop editor with over 60 animated titles, lower thirds and motion bugs. Optional upgrades add additional features and capabilities.

Live Chroma Key

Transport your production to a new studio or location using Wirecast's high quality GPU accelerated real-time green screen solution. Replace your (green) background with your own video or still image background live and in the moment.

Audio Mixing & Effects

Our built-in audio mixer allows for better control over any audio source. Mix-minus, panning, solo, mute and audio playout device selection are some of the powerful new audio features we’ve added. Now add VST-based audio effects such as Noise Reduction, EQ, or Dynamics filters directly from the Wirecast Audio Mixer.

New! Playlists & Slideshows

Wirecast makes it simple to build automated playlists and slideshows. Drop any shot onto another shot to create a playlist which can loop, playback or remove itself when finished. You can also use the new Image Carousel source to create a slideshow of .GIFs, PNGs, JPEGs, or any other image format Wirecast supports.

Instant Replay (Pro)

Sports fans who need instant replay to catch game highlights or play action, can use the built-in replay system to easily grab and edit clips and replay them at any speed.

ISO Recording (Pro)

Want to capture individual high-quality, edit-ready files for each camera you’re capturing? Our ISO Record feature will allow you to specify which sources you want to record separately.

Virtual Sets (Pro)

Add your own background or virtual studio behind your talent and place them in beautiful, realistic environments.  Choose from three built-in virtual 3D sets or buy the expansion pack of over 6 additional sets and 90 additional camera angles, available from VirtualSetWorks ($329)

Scoreboards

Use our built in scoreboard generator (Pro), or create your own using NewBlue’s Titler Live Advance ($445) or Titler Live Ultimate ($945) — available for Wirecast Studio or Pro. Bring in real-time data directly from your stadium scoreboard using Sportzcast’s technology, for hands-free scoring!

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New! Periscope/Twitter is here!

Wirecast can now stream to Periscope.tv and appear natively in your Twitter feeds. Send professional, high-quality live streams to one of the world’s leading social media and real time news platforms. Just select "Periscope/Twitter" from Wirecast’s output destinations, login to your account and start streaming! You can choose to preview your streams on the platform, or start and stop them automatically with Wirecast. Choose to notify your followers when you go live, or not — it’s up to you.

New! Real-time Facebook Viewer Stats

Keep track how many people are watching, commenting and sharing, and adding emoticons on your Facebook live streams with our convenient real-time stat counters. Now when you stream live to Facebook as your destination, Wirecast will display 8 tallies in the main window, so you can quickly keep track of total viewers, likes, hearts, angry faces, and comments.

New! Facebook Live Scheduling

Schedule your live events on Facebook up to a week in advance. Now you can let your followers know exactly when you will next be streaming live to your pages, profiles or groups. They can on the scheduled event and subscribe. Facebook will notify them the instant the event starts. Great for promoting, sharing and driving larger audiences to your live events.

Stream to Anywhere

Choose from over 30 integrated destinations, or add your own custom RTMP destinations. Stream your content to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitch, Microsoft Azure, DaCast, Churchstreaming.tv, Wowza, and many more! Streaming to them is as easy as entering your username an password in Wirecast and getting automatically connected with your account.

High Quality Streaming & Recording

Stream and record high quality video and audio using the latest codecs and compression algorithms. Use x264 to live encode your stream. x264 offers high quality encoding with lower bitrates, making it one of the best low-latency video streaming formats in the world.

GPU-Accelerated Encoding

Stream better quality while using fewer resources. Take advantage of powerful, cost-efficient hardware encoding capabilities for better performance and lower CPU utilization. (Requires Intel QuickSync, or nVidia NVENC hardware) .

Local Program Output Feed

Take your Wirecast feed out directly to Blackmagic Design and AJA hardware. Ideal for sending live feeds directly into editing, effects and broadcast design systems.


Wirecast Comparison Chart

Capture your sources Wirecast Studio Wirecast Pro
Unlimited number of input sources:
Cameras, capture cards, screen capture,  Twitter feed, Live U portable backpack
Wirecast Cam iOS app (FREE)
Download the app and use any iPhone (4S or newer) or iPad on your Wifi network as an ingest source into Wirecast.
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High resolution ISO recording & Replay:
Create hi-res recordings of your individual (isolated) camera or audio sources
 
Added input sources:
Teradek Cube, IP Cameras, Web streams (RTMP, MMS, HTTP),  custom scoreboard graphics
 
NewBlueFX Titler Live Express (FREE with purchase of Wirecast 7)
3D animated titles for Wirecast
3D sets from Virtualsetworks
Beautiful 3D sets for Wirecast Pro
  Purchased Separately
Firewire HDV Option
Input support for HDV cameras

Purchased separately

Produce your show
Powerful production tools:
Lower thirds, transitions, text,  playlists, chroma key, audio monitor/mix minus,
color correction & more
Added Pro-level production tools:
Live scoreboards,  replay, virtual sets, advanced audio controls
 
Stream it live
Encode to multiple formats for streaming and recording:
Flash & MainConcept (H.264 & x264), WMV, ProRes, MJPEG  
Add a delay to your stream:
Delay your streamed broadcasts to add a buffer between your live stream and broadcast 
Stream to multiple destinations:
Streaming servers, streaming platforms & CDNs, record to disk, broadcast to external monitors, NEW! stream live to Facebook
Virtual Camera and Microphone output:
Wirecast video and audio output can be picked up as a source in other devices or software.
Program feed output to Blackmagic Design:
Take your Wirecast feed out directly to Blackmagic Design Intensity or DeckLink capture cards.
 
Premium Support $99/yr $199/yr
Priority response, telephone support, Remote Access services Purchased Separately Purchased Separately

 

 

 

 


Updates

New in Version 7.7

  • New! Output your live program feed with the NewTek NDI™ protocol! (Pro Version Only)
  • New! Support for the BlackMagic 4K Cinema Camera via Thunderbolt
  • Fixed an issue preventing Virtual Camera Output from being used as a source in Skype
  • Fixed an issue in the Scoreboard UI when using the Chinese language
  • Fixed an issue where some 60 FPS encoder presets were actually set to 30 FPS

New in Version 7.6

  • New! Capture NewTek NDI™ sources!
  • Fixed RSS feeds not working properly in the Text widget
  • Fixed a crash occurring as a result of using a large number of CEF sources (i.e. Titles)
  • Fixed an issue where Toggle Broadcast for Periscope was grayed out
  • Changed Periscope API for “Should Tweet” to “Should Not Tweet”
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when a YouTube Event ended by closing an unsaved document
  • Fixed an issue where a Facebook stream would restart after Stream Delay time has elapsed
  • Fixed an issue where the cursor exits the Places field after each key stroke in the Facebook destination
  • Added a better error message if Facebook prevents creating a stream due to broadcasting copyrighted material
  • Added more encoder presets for Facebook destination
  • Display settings for previously scheduled Facebook events
  • Fixed an issue where deleting an encoder from Periscope’s dashboard would break authentication until restarting Wirecast
  • Fixed issues when performing Smooth transition via Keyboard Shortcuts set to Shots

New in Version 7.5!

A Powerful New Destination

Stream to Periscope/Twitter

Send professional, high-quality live streams to one of the world’s leading social media and real time news platforms. Just select "Periscope/Twitter" from Wirecast’s output destinations, login to your account and start streaming! You can choose to preview your streams on the platform, or start and stop them automatically with Wirecast. Choose to notify your followers when you go live, or not – it’s up to you.

Version 7.4 and earlier

Facebook Live Scheduling

Schedule your live events on Facebook up to a week in advance. Now you can let your followers know exactly when you will next be streaming live to your pages, profiles or groups. They can on the scheduled event and subscribe. Facebook will notify them the instant the event starts. Great for promoting, sharing and driving larger audiences to your live events.

Version 7.3

Real-time Facebook Viewer Stats

Keep track how many people are watching, commenting and sharing, and adding emoticons on your Facebook live streams with our convenient real-time stat counters. Now when you stream live to Facebook as your destination, Wirecast will display 8 tallies in the main window, so you can quickly keep track of total viewers, likes, hearts, angry faces, and comments.

Image Playlist

Easily create a dynamic slideshow using the the new “Image Carousel” source. This is perfect for advertising your brands, sponsors or channel information. Simply add an image carousel to any layer, shot or playlist in Wirecast, then select as many images as you want of any size (GIFs, JPEGs, PNGs, TIFFs, etc.). Wirecast will automatically generate a looping slideshow with a dynamic morphing transition from image to image.

Import OBS Scene Collections

Wirecast can now quickly convert OBS scene collections directly into Wirecast documents. For OBS users who decided they need the rich features and intuitive usability Wirecast offers, we’ve made the transition as painless as possible. If you’ve spent hours setting up your OBS scenes (“shots”) and getting your projects just the way you want them, you don’t have to start over from scratch. Just open your OBS scenes in Wirecast and it will convert them into a new .WCST file for you!

Version 7.2

Stream Branded Content to Facebook Live

Verified Facebook pages (pages with the blue checkmark) can share branded content on Facebook. Branded content is typically posted by media companies, celebrities, or other influencers. Using the Wirecast’s new “with” field in the Facebook destination output settings, you can attribute your live posts to other verified sponsors which allows them to cross-promote and post your streams, share logistics, and boost your content.

Support for High DPI Monitors on Windows

Wirecast will now look and work beautifully on 4K monitors or high-DPI displays hooked up to your computer. We’ve expanded Wirecast’s excellent Retina Display support to now include Windows monitors and high resolution displays. Wirecast’s clean, uncluttered user interface will look sharp and crisp on high-pixel density screens so you can focus on your live production and video stream quality.

Auto-Save Recovery

Don’t lose your work! Wirecast 7.2 will recover your un-saved changes to your Wirecast document files (.wcst files) if your computer crashes or is improperly shutdown. Now you won’t lose your changes if the worst-case scenario happens. This adds an extra layer of safety and reliability to Wirecast’s operation.

User Interface & Control Improvements

We keep making small improvements to keep Wirecast the award-winning, easy-to-use experience you’ve come to know and love. We’ve added progress bars to media clips and playlists in the Shot List, so you can monitor their progress when they’re live. You can now lock aspect ratios for sources in the Shot Editor, as well as “stretch to fit” if your source doesn’t match the canvas aspect ratio.

Customize Shot Duplication

Wirecast makes it easy to duplicate any shot or source for easy iteration or creating variations of existing shots. With Wirecast 7.2 we’ve introduced the ability to completely control which sources in the copy are identical to the original shot or are a new instance which can be manipulated or changed without effecting the original. Just right-click on any shot and choose the “Duplicate Shot Options” menu to customize how you want Wirecast to duplicate shots and a the sources they contain.

Drop Shadows & Improved Text Options

In Wirecast 7.2 you can add high-quality drop shadows and gradient backgrounds to your text sources. Any text generated in Wirecast can get a drop shadow or gradient applied to help it stand out on mixed backgrounds, or look stylish and elegant.

Version 7.1

More Facebook Live features for more control and visibility of your streams

  • Place tagging –Use Wirecast to stream to Facebook Live and your stream will show up on the Facebook’s Live Map.
  • Groups and Events – Stream live to your groups and events, as well as to the pages you manage.
  • 24x7 streaming – Choose "Continuous Live” to stream an unlimited live stream on Facebook – think “EagleCam” **.

Audio Effects (Pro)

Now add VST-based audio effects such as Noise Reduction, EQ, or Dynamics filters directly from the Wirecast Audio Mixer.

New ins and outs for better reach and increased hardware options

  • Improvements to webcam ingest
  • New I/O integration: Magewell (Windows)
  • New destination: Hitbox

Wirecast 7 adds faster performance, an updated UI  and powerful new production features.

Faster Perfomance (Mac & Windows)

  • GPU-accelerated encoding – Take advantage of powerful, cost-efficient hardware encoding capabilities for better performance. (Requires Intel QuickSync or nVidia NVENC hardware).
  • Lower CPU Usage – Wirecast 7 uses less of your CPU overall than any previous version due to performance optimizations.
  • Tools for monitoring – Graphic representations of System CPU usage, memory, framerate, bitrate, and RTMP Queue size help you see the strength of your stream or diagnose problems.

Dynamic Editor

Resize, position, crop, flip rotate, add color correction filters and more. Use Wirecast’s powerful graphic editing features to compose picture-in-picture shots or layer up to 250 different sources on screen at the same time!

Output Statistics

Displays the statistics window for your broadcast. You can select to display: Framerate, System CPU Usage, and System Memory Usage.

Video Sync

Delay the video and/or audio of an incoming source to better sync. Save thousands of dollars on expensive hardware.

Global Hotkey Manager

With our new Global Hotkey Management System, you can now create your own hotkeys for switching, replay or any repetitive task in Wirecast.

Audio Mixing

Our built-in audio mixer allows for better control over any audio source. Mix-minus, panning, solo, mute and audio playout device selection are some of the powerful new audio features we’ve added.

ISO Recording (Pro only)

Create high-resolution recordings of your individual (isolated) cameras or audio sources. Isolate clean shots (no titling or lower thirds) that can be used later for editing offline or for live replay during an event. (Note: must have valid license to use this feature; this is a Pro feature only.)

New Ways to Configure Text

Add text to your broadcast from a variety of sources: typed in text, from a file, or from an RSS feed.  Type in text and display it instantaneously.  Use file-based text monitoring to read data from an external .txt file. The RSS feed feature allows you to have a running ticker built into your shots through the text widget.

Color Correction

Adjust the brightness, contrast, gamma, hue and saturation for all of your video and graphic sources.

3D Animated Titles

Create beautiful, fully animated titles and graphics with Titler Live Express  (a $99 value), now FREE with purchase of Wirecast 7. Choose from over 60 professionally-designed main title and lower third templates then customize the color, font and image to fit your needs. Now it's easier than ever to bring jaw-dropping animated 3D titles to your live streams.

And many more new features and improvements, including...

  • Updated, streamlined User Interface - Our new streamlined User Interface (UI) enables quicker access to shot editing features and more control over every aspect of your broadcast. This includes a new Shot Editor panel, with control sliders for modifying properties, in-shot toggles for turning off and on video and audio sources; plus an all-inclusive source dropdown; playlist tabs and more.
  • Audio Monitor/Mix Minus - With the new mix minus feature, you can now take out specific audio sources from your output monitoring. This lets you monitor the full stream audio output while turning off the monitoring of your own voice.
  • Audio Playout Device Selection - Choose where you want Wireacast to play out its audio. Select any available system audio device in the Wirecast Preferences to route all Wirecast audio to for more precise monitoring.
  • Redesigned Audio Mixer - Let’s you control every audio source within your document from the specialized audio mixer window. Mix minus, panning, source selection, muting and individual source volume controls are all now beautifully packaged in one spot for easy audio control. This minimizes the need for external hardware and keeps your stream organized.
  • Redesigned Screen Capture - Replaces Local Desktop Presenter as an easy way to bring in your computer screen, or application window. Great for adding Keynote or PowerPoint slides into your broadcast.
  • Solid Color Generator - Add in a solid color as a source. Great for use as a background, or in lower thirds.
  • And many more… For complete list of changes check our Wirecast 7 Release Notes

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
  • Mac OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra
  • Please note: Wirecast 7 does not support OS X Mavericks or previous versions of OS X

Internet connectivity

  • Requires internet connectivity with HTTP/HTTPS port 80, and RTMP port 1935 open for streaming, Remote Desktop Presenter requires opening port 7272.
    • An internet connection is recommended for Wirecast 7.0 license activation.
  • For lowest quality (240p) streaming an upload rate of at least 650Kbps is required.
  • 720p streaming requires an upload rate of at least 2500 Kbps.
  • 1080p streaming requires an upload rate of at least 4500 Kbps.
  •  Wirecast Cam requires iOS 8 or later.

Notes

  • Consider lowering your canvas frame rate and/or streaming resolution to lower CPU usage.
  • It is recommended that an upload rate of at least double the desired rate be available.
  • 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 OS X) or MJPEG recording (Windows), as well as the resolution and frame rate selected.
    • For Mac OS X 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

Recommended Hardware Specifications

  • Intel Core i3 CPU @ 1.7 Ghz or higher recommended for 540p streaming with x264 @ 30 fps.
  • Intel Core i5 CPU @ 2.5 Ghz or higher recommended for 720p streaming with x264 @ 30 fps.
  • Intel Core i7 CPU @ 3.0Ghz or higher recommended for 1080p streaming with x264 @ 30fps.
    • Note: 60 FPS streaming will result in increased CPU usage and a high bit rate (4Mbps or higher) for good quality.
  • Intel HD, NVIDIA GeForce, or AMD Radeon class graphics adapter that are both DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 capable.
  • Minimum 4GB RAM, 2GB free hard disk space. Additional hard disk space required for recording to disk.

Hardware accelerated encoding requirements

NewBlueFX Titler Express - Wirecast 7 includes a free copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Express with over 60 title templates for lower-thirds and overlays (Mac OS X & Windows)

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