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Telestream Wirecast Pro v9.0

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Live streaming video production software for Mac or PC

Includes all features of Wirecast Studio and adds, up to 7 guests on Rendezvous, 8-track audio output, Replay, support for more capture devices and IP cameras, webstream input, program feed output, live scoreboards, 3D virtual sets, and ISO recording. Includes a FREE copy of NewBlue Titler Live Present (a $349 value). *Includes 1st year of Standard Support


Highlights

Professional live broadcasting features

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

Unlimited Destinations
Stream to Facebook 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 Video Sources
Cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, capture cards, and more. See a full list of compatible third-party capture devices.

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

Beautiful Graphics & Animated Titles
Over 100 built-in graphics and titles. 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.

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

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

Controllers
Check out the new X-keys controller for Wirecast Mac or Windows. See a full list of devices.


What's New in Wirecast

Wirecast 9 is the latest version of Telestream’s award-winning live streaming and production software for Mac or Windows. It is available to anyone who owns Wirecast 8 as a free upgrade if they have a current support subscription (purchased Wirecast 8 in the last twelve months) or as a paid upgrade to older versions of Wirecast (version 7 or earlier). It comes with a number of notable new features, updates and improvements, including improved rendering and UI performance, a redesigned user interface with a new “dark” theme, a new way of managing your sources, a faster more convenient way to stream to Facebook pages, and it launches with a brand new custom controller from X-keys, available at most major resellers.

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. For the latest information on supported PTZ cameras, visit our devices page

X-keys for Wirecast

X-keys for Wirecast
Pick up your brand-new X-keys control surface for Wirecast. Custom designed buttons allow faster, tactile operation of Wirecast while switching and producing your live shows. Compatible with USB on Mac or Windows.

Paired encoder for Facebook

Paired Encoder for Facebook
Select Wirecast as the paired encoder for Facebook pages and accounts. This allows live streams to any managed pages without having to share your credentials, assign a page role, or grant admin privileges. Just give them a user code and you’re done. Perfect for pages with multiple contributors or cross-promotional streaming.

New Add Source Menu

New Add Source Menu
From cameras to capture cards to IP streams and media files, Wirecast works with many different sources. Now adding, managing and finding your sources in Wirecast has been redesigned to support categorization, favoriting, searching, as well as a new right-click quick-access menu.

Facebook Live Comments

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

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.

NewBlueFX Titler Live

NewBlue Titler Live
Create beautiful 3D animated titles and graphics, and choose from hundreds of templates or build your own. Comes in 4 different versions: Present, Sport, Social and Complete. 

Multi-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.

New Rendezvous UI

New Rendezvous UI
We’ve redesigned the web console for your Rendezvous guests to be simpler and easier to use. Guests can choose from tiled view or full-screen view while participating in the call, and switch their audio/video devices at the top of the console.

 

 

FEATURES Wirecast Studio
$695

Buy Now!

Wirecast Pro
$995

Buy Now!

CAPTURING    
Support for multiple cameras and inputs (USB, SDI, HDMI) No limit No limit
Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production 2 guests 7 guests
NDI™ (Mac/PC) and Syphon (Mac only screen capture alternative) sources
Web page display and capture
Multi-channel audio ingest
Add additional media: audio, video, graphics
Screen capture
Integration with capture cards from Blackmagic, Magewell, Matrox, AJA, Epiphan
Wi-Fi iOS sources with Wirecast Go
ASIO support
IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, and RTSP)  
Teradek StreamReader plug-in (Cube 100/150/200/250, Clip, Sputnik)  
PRODUCTION Wirecast Studio
$695
Wirecast Pro
$995
Up to 250 layers
23 beautiful transitions
Text and titles (lower thirds)
Chromakey
Advanced audio mixer, multi-channel ingest
Audio & video sync
Social media comments, curation, and display
Live viewer counts (Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Hitbox)
Playlists and image carousels
Clocks, timers, and stopwatches
Live Scoreboards with Titler Live Sport
$449
NewBlueFX Titler Live (starting at $149)
Animated 3D titles and graphics, Facebook comments
Titler Live Express
$149 FREE with
Wirecast Studio purchase
Titler Live Present
$449 FREE with
Wirecast Pro purchase
8-track audio mixing, Pro Audio FX  
Instant Replay  
Virtual sets and backgrounds   3 sets included
Beautiful 3D virtual sets from Virtualsetworks ($329/6-pack)   Learn more
Control Surface X-keys for Wirecast Support Sold Separately
$599
Sold Separately
$599
Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)  
OUTPUT & STREAMING Wirecast Studio
$695
Wirecast Pro
$995
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)
24/7 ambient Facebook streaming
Sponsored Facebook Live content
Multi-viewer output
Virtual Camera and Microphone output
Monitor output data and statistics 1-4-slot 1-17-slot
ISO Record individual sources  
Program feed output (AJA and Blackmagic cards)  
NDI™ output  
Multi-track audio files  
SUPPORT Wirecast Studio
$695
Wirecast Pro
$995
Standard Support ($99/year)*
Includes FREE software upgrades and support through Email, Knowledge Base, Telestream Community Forum.
* *
Premium Support ($299/year)
Includes all features of Standard Support and adds Priority Response, Telephone Support, Remote Access Services
Buy Now Buy Now
FEATURES Wirecast Studio
$695
CAPTURING  
Support for multiple cameras and inputs (USB, SDI, HDMI) No limit
Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production 2 guests
NDI™ (Mac/PC) and Syphon (Mac only screen capture alternative) sources
Web page display and capture
Multi-channel audio ingest
Add additional media: audio, video, graphics
Screen capture
Integration with capture cards from Blackmagic, Magewell, Matrox, AJA, Epiphan
Wi-Fi iOS sources with Wirecast Go
ASIO support
IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, and RTSP)  
Teradek StreamReader plug-in (Cube 100/150/200/250, Clip, Sputnik)  
PRODUCTION Wirecast Studio
$695
Up to 250 layers
23 beautiful transitions
Text and titles (lower thirds)
Chromakey
Advanced audio mixer, multi-channel ingest
Audio & video sync
Social media comments, curation, and display
Live viewer counts (Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Hitbox)
Playlists and image carousels
Clocks, timers, and stopwatches
Live Scoreboards with Titler Live Sport
$449
NewBlueFX Titler Live (starting at $149)
Animated 3D titles and graphics, Facebook comments
Titler Live Express
$149 FREE with
Wirecast Studio purchase
8-track audio mixing, Pro Audio FX  
Instant Replay  
Virtual sets and backgrounds  
Beautiful 3D virtual sets from Virtualsetworks ($329/6-pack)  
Control Surface X-keys for Wirecast Support Sold Separately
$599
Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)  
OUTPUT & STREAMING Wirecast Studio
$695
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)
24/7 ambient Facebook streaming
Sponsored Facebook Live content
Multi-viewer output
Virtual Camera and Microphone output
Monitor output data and statistics 1-4-slot
ISO Record individual sources  
Program feed output (AJA and Blackmagic cards)  
NDI™ output  
Multi-track audio files  
SUPPORT Wirecast Studio
$695
Standard Support ($99/year)*
Includes FREE software upgrades and support through Email, Knowledge Base, Telestream Community Forum.
 
*
Premium Support ($299/year)
Includes all features of Standard Support and adds Priority Response, Telephone Support, Remote Access Services
 
FEATURES Wirecast Pro
$995
CAPTURING  
Support for multiple cameras and inputs (USB, SDI, HDMI) No limit
Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production 7 guests
NDI™ (Mac/PC) and Syphon (Mac only screen capture alternative) sources
Web page display and capture
Multi-channel audio ingest
Add additional media: audio, video, graphics
Screen capture
Integration with capture cards from Blackmagic, Magewell, Matrox, AJA, Epiphan
Wi-Fi iOS sources with Wirecast Go
ASIO support
IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, and RTSP)
Teradek StreamReader plug-in (Cube 100/150/200/250, Clip, Sputnik)
PRODUCTION Wirecast Pro
$995
Up to 250 layers
23 beautiful transitions
Text and titles (lower thirds)
Chromakey
Advanced audio mixer, multi-channel ingest
Audio & video sync
Social media comments, curation, and display
Live viewer counts (Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Hitbox)
Playlists and image carousels
Clocks, timers, and stopwatches
Live Scoreboards
NewBlueFX Titler Live (starting at $149)
Animated 3D titles and graphics, Facebook comments
Titler Live Present
$449 FREE with
Wirecast Pro purchase
8-track audio mixing, Pro Audio FX
Instant Replay
Virtual sets and backgrounds 3 sets included
Beautiful 3D virtual sets from Virtualsetworks ($329/6-pack) More Info
Control Surface X-keys for Wirecast Support Sold Separately
$599
Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)
OUTPUT & STREAMING Wirecast Pro
$995
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)
24/7 ambient Facebook streaming
Sponsored Facebook Live content
Multi-viewer output
Virtual Camera and Microphone output
Monitor output data and statistics 1-17-slot
ISO Record individual sources
Program feed output (AJA and Blackmagic cards)
NDI™ output
Multi-track audio files
SUPPORT Wirecast Pro
$995
Standard Support ($99/year)*
Includes FREE software upgrades and support through Email, Knowledge Base, Telestream Community Forum.
 
*
Premium Support ($299/year)
Includes all features of Standard Support and adds Priority Response, Telephone Support, Remote Access Services
 
*1st year Standard Support included in the purchase of Wirecast Studio and Wirecast Pro.
  MINIMUM RECOMMENDED
Operating System

Windows 7, 8, 10, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra

Windows 10, macOS High Sierra
Processor

i5 dual-core @ 2.3GHz1

i7 quad-core @ 2.8GHz+
Memory

4GB RAM

16GB+ RAM
Hard Drive

2GB2, 7200 RPM for record to disk

500GB+, Solid State OS Drive
Graphics Card

Intel HD3, DirectX 11 capable

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

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

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

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

An internet connection is recommended for Wirecast 8.0 license activation.

ATTN: Wirecast 9 has dropped support of HDV licenses/cameras.
Please click here for additional information.

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

  • Purchase of Wirecast 9 Studio includes a free copy of NewBlueFX Titler Live Express.
  • Purchase of Wirecast 9 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

Rendezvous

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

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

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

High frame-rate streaming (60fps):

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

 

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