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Telestream Wirecast Pro

Professional live streaming software for anyone, anywhere

Telestream Wirecast is the most powerful, customizable live video streaming and production tools for Mac and Windows. With Telestream Wirecast Pro, you can stream like a pro!

Wirecast professional live video streaming and production studio software lets you create a high-quality live-streaming video in minutes, great for YouTube live streaming, live sports streaming, Facebook live streaming, and so much more. It’s the only tool you need for all your live streaming needs.

Wirecast Pro is the top-of-the-line Wirecast offering. Designed with the most dedicated streamers in mind, Pro has all the features of Studio plus expanded inputs and audio capabilities, 7 simultaneous Wirecast Rendezvous guests, 3D virtual sets, PTZ camera control, and much more.

Wirecast Studio

Includes features such as:

  • NDI™
  • Screen capture
  • IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, RTSP, HLS, MPEG-Dash, and UDP)
  • Built-in destinations: Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Churchstreaming.tv, Restream.io, Akamai, Wowza, Microsoft Azure, Twitch, and more
  • Add additional media: audio, video, graphics
  • Supported GPU-accelerated encoding
  • RTMP, SRT (caller mode), RTP multi + unicast
  • 2 remote guests
  • Integrated stock media library
  • Virtual Camera and Microphone output

Wirecast Pro

Includes all features of Wirecast Studio, plus:

  • Built-in multistreaming with presets for YouTube, Facebook, RTMP, and more
  • 7 remote guests
  • ISO recording
  • PTZ camera control
  • Sports production tools
  • Multi-track audio recording
  • 1-17 slot multi-viewer output

Which Wirecast product do you need?

Take a deep dive using the product comparison chart on the Details tab.

Stream live? Wirecast has you covered.

Worship Services

Engage with and expand your congregation with customizable, high-quality live streams of your services and events. Easily collaborate, produce, and broadcast baptisms, sermons, and other special moments using Wirecast’s intuitive platform and professional support options.

Education

Stop being constrained by the limited capabilities of free streaming platforms. Energize and engage with your students through professional live-streaming video content that captures students’ attention.

Live Sports

Capture the action and share it across multiple social media channels in seconds, with flexibility and complete creative freedom. Stream 4K content and include custom graphics, scoreboards, clocks, timers, and more from a professional, easy-to-use broadcast tool.

Brand & Content Creators

Stream 4K video content live and grow your influence in just a few clicks with the limitless flexibility of professional streaming software.

Media & Broadcasting

Easily integrate Wirecast into your broadcast production workflow for supplemental content and multistreaming to social media. Produce high-quality, professional live streams on par with leading broadcasters, whether you have a shoestring budget or a large-scale production.

Government

Improve cross-departmental communications and maintain professional standards of quality and delivery with turnkey live video streaming products. Produce videos using existing hardware, then broadcast with confidence using Wirecast’s reliable streaming platform.

Easy to use features

Capture

Unlimited Sources
Cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, or use our free wireless camera app for iOS.

Desktop, NDI & Web Capture
Capture a variety of IP sources or anything on your computer screen or other computers. Automatically detect NDI 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.

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

Produce

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.

Replay, Scoreboards, Clocks & Timers
Great for sports producers. Wirecast has professional features that let your live viewers follow the action at 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.

Graphics and Titles
Built-in Animated Title Library. Add even more graphics and titles with the integrated Stock Media Library videos and images.

Chroma Key, QR Codes, and Playlists
Packed full of features to make every broadcast as professional as you need it to be.

Stream

Unlimited Destinations
Stream to Facebook Live, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo Live, or ANY RTMP destination. Not only that, 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.

Multi-Viewer
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!

Expanded Output Options
Send program feed out via NDI, or baseband SDI/HDMI (via Blackmagic or AJA cards). Also use Virtual Camera and Microphone out, or 1-17 slot Multiviewer.

Which Wirecast is for you?

Wirecast Studio

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.

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.

Learn more

Wirecast Pro

Wirecast Pro is the top-of-the-line Wirecast offering. Designed with the most dedicated streamers in mind, Pro has all the features of Studio plus expanded inputs and audio capabilities, 7 simultaneous Wirecast Rendezvous guests, 3D virtual sets, PTZ camera control, and much more.

Who is Wirecast Pro for?

If you want the best of the best and have all the top tech already, Wirecast Pro is for you. From local sports games to worldwide, full production broadcasts, Wirecast Pro is the perfect partner for producing the best live streams around.

Telestream Wirecast Comparison Chart

FeaturesWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
Capturing & Adding Sources
Support for multiple video capture & live inputs simultaneously (USB, Capture Card, NDI, Wirecast Go, Webstream IP sources)No limit²No limit²
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)
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
Screen capture
Web page display and capture
ASIO Professional Windows Audio support
Multi-channel audio ingest
Remote Desktop Presenter
Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production
Rendezvous Chat: enables behind-the-scenes messaging between hosts/guests
Two guests
Seven guests
Teradek StreamReader plug-in (Cube 100/150/200/250, Clip, Sputnik)
ProductionWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
Main Mixing LayersFiveFive
Unlimited Shots per Master Mixing Layer (Up to 50 layers/sources per shot)2, 3
New! Shot Templates and Placeholders
Audio & video sync
Chromakey (with Luma Key and Color Key)
Clocks, timers, and stopwatches
Image Filters (Mattes)
Integrated Facebook Polling
New! Built-in Animated Titles and Lower Thirds Library
Live viewer counts (Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch)
Multi-channel audio ingest
Image carousels
23 beautiful transitions included
Integrated Twitter comments, curation, and display
Custom Transitions
Playlists
Stock Media Library (Included with an active Wirecast Access Plan)
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
X-keys for Wirecast ($659.95)
Custom-designed USB control surface
Sold Separately
$659.95
Sold Separately
$659.95
Basic Manual Score Boards
Pro Audio FX Built In
Advanced Rendezvous Guest Audio Mixing
Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)
Instant Replay
Virtual sets and backgroundsThree sets included
Beautiful 3D virtual sets from Virtualsetworks ($329/6-pack)Sold Separately
$329/6-pack
Output & StreamingWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
Built-in destinations: Periscope/Twitter, Brightcove, Facebook, YouTube, DaCast, Akamai, Wowza, Microsoft Azure, and more…Unlimited destinationsUnlimited destinations
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
Multi-viewer output1-4-slot1-17-slot
New! Secondary Display Output
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 Access PlansWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
Wirecast Insider Access ($99/year)¹
As a Wirecast Insider, you'll get FREE Wirecast software updates & upgrades for an entire year, access to the Stock Media Library and an 8 business hour email response time to your support questions.
Wirecast Premium Access ($299/year)
With Wirecast Premium Access, you'll get everything in the Wirecast Insider Access Plan along with a fast pass to speak with a member of our customer support team. We provide you with unlimited phone support, a 4 business hour response time and priority over all other open support cases. You will also be eligible for Remote Access Services (RAS) — a fast and secure method of allowing a support technician to access your computer, identify the issue and resolve it quickly.
Add Wirecast Premium Access for $299/yrAdd Wirecast Premium Access for $299/yr
¹1st year Insider Access included in the purchase of Wirecast Studio and Wirecast Pro. Renew yearly for $99.
²Only limited by system performance.
³Each Main Layer allows for one active shot. | 5 Active Main layers x 50 Sources per shot = Up to 250 Simultaneous Sources/Layers.

 

 

System Requirements

MinimumRecommended
Operating SystemWindows 10 version 1809 or higher,
macOS Mojave 10.14 or higher
Windows 10 22H2,
macOS Sonoma 14
ProcessorIntel ® 6th Generation 1 or newer
CPU 2 – or AMD Ryzen™ 1000
Series or newer CPU 2
; Apple M1 or
newer
Intel ® 7th Generation 1 or newer
CPU – or AMD Ryzen™ 3000
Series or newer; Apple M1 or
newer
Memory8GB RAM16GB+ RAM; Apple silicon: 16
GB of unified memory
Hard Drive7200 RPM for record to diskSolid State Drive (SSD)
Graphics CardIntel HD 1
, 2 GB video memory,
DirectX 11 capable; Apple Silicon:
8 GB of unified memory
Dedicated Nvidia GeForce, 4GB+
video memory, DirectX 12
capable; Apple Silicon: 16 GB of
unified memory
Internet BandwidthRecommended: Total bitrate needed x 2 = recommended upload
bandwidth
Network PortsYou may want to check that the following ports are open for traffic on
your network:
80 (HTTP/HTTPS),
443 (SSL),
1935 (RTMP),
2935 (RTMPS),
3478 (STUN/Rendezvous),
5349 (STUN/Rendezvous),
5353 (mDNS for NDI sources),
5960-59xx (NDI port range, 1 port per each NDI source in use),
7272 (Remote Desktop Presenter),
8789 (Internal Services),
49152-65535 (WebRTC Media/Rendezvous – selected at random).
If you are behind a firewall, check with your streaming destination for
any sites you may need to whitelist.
1 How to check the generation of your Intel processor

2May be insufficient for 1080p+ or 60 fps workflows.

3 Insufficient for advanced Multiviewer workflows

Upgrade Information

  • An internet connection is recommended for Wirecast 16 license activation.
  • As long as your Wirecast (version 8 or higher) license is entered into the software and your Wirecast Access Plan is active, you will be allowed to upgrade to the latest unlocked version of Wirecast for free.
  • View full upgrade information

Add-ons:

 

Languages Supported

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

Hardware accelerated encoding requirements:

  • Intel Quick Sync Video encoding requires an Intel CPU with an Intel® QuickSync Video core.
    List of Intel CPUs supporting QuickSync
  • NVIDIA NVENC encoding requires an NVidia GPU with Kepler architecture or newer.
    NVIDIA only maintains a general list of supported GPUs
  • Apple Hardware Accelerated H.264 encoding requires a Mac with an integrated Intel GPU*.
    *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.

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)
Bandwidth4Add 4 MbpsAdd 5+ Mbps5
Processor4i5 quad-core6i7 quad-core6
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.

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.
  • 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).

See our ISO Recording Guide for more information

 

Version 16.0 October 16, 2023

Features and Improvements:

  • Virtual Assistant: Our new Virtual Assistant is here to help answer any questions. Simply type your questions in the chat and let the assistant show you the way.
  • Video Filters: Have fun with your stream by adding a couple of our new video filters.
  • Document Locking: You can lock Wirecast layers, Preview window, or the Shot Editor, to prevent unintentional changes during live screencasts.
  • SRT Source: Deliver the best quality and low latency video with SRT Source now in Wirecast.
  • Hardware accelerated NVENC encoder for SRT output: Users will now be able to leverage the NVENC encoder for SRT output to decrease CPU usage and enjoy a smoother streaming experience.
  • Coming Soon! Zoom Integration: Have the production power of Wirecast for your Zoom call.

Tech updates:

  • Update Virtual Camera on macOS to use new system extension API. This should improve compatibility with apps on macOS only. Users must allow this in System Settings.
  • Stream Delay rework.
  • Update NDI SDK to 5.5.4.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a rare crash with the Multiviewer on Windows.
  • Fixed an audio issue with the Web Page source.
  • Fixed a border issue with MS-Teams NDI sources.
  • Fixed an issue where the Blackmagic output would not start the first time after the machine was power cycled.
  • Fixed a hang when closing a document with a Remote Desktop Presenter source.
  • Fixed a crash when running Wirecast in certain locales on Windows.
  • Fixed stinger transitions don’t render properly on Windows with D3D11 rendering engine.
  • Fixed shot icons pixelated with certain Intel GPUs with the D3D12 rendering engine.
  • Fixed using a Matte on a Chroma Key layer causes the layer to become transparent.
  • Fixed a problem when sending two layers containing the exact same video file live simultaneously.
  • Fixed inaccurate Facebook viewership count.
  • Fixed an issue where NDI sources could randomly freeze.
  • Fixed several problems with RTMP connections to YouTube.
  • Fixed animations in Web Page sources aren’t rendering at max frame rate.
  • Fixed an issue with the Output Statistics RAM metric.
  • Fixed stream delay only works when audio encoding is enabled.

Version 15.0 – April 14, 2022

New & Improved

  • New! Social Media Comment Moderation:
    • Integrate Twitter, Facebook and YouTube comments directly into your broadcast.
    • See all comments from the supported connected platforms come into one Comment Moderation window. Add one of the new Social Media Titles from the add source menu, select a comment, and your comment will automatically display in your social media title. You can rotate selected comments automatically, or manually select your comments. We now also support YouTube Member Milestone Chat Messages and Twitter Post photos.
  • New! Major Performance Improvement:s
    • We’ve undertaken a massive project to improve the efficiency of Wirecast on your hardware. (Benchmarks coming soon!) A few highlights include more efficient GPU rendering with Direct3D12 on Windows and updated encoding presets for more efficient encoding without sacrificing quality. But there is much more under the hood! We’ll be doing benchmarks but would love to hear your anecdotal experience with this (on both Mac and Windows).
  • Improved! File playback performance:
    • Alongside the general performance improvements, we have also specifically improved the performance of file playback.
  • Improved! 4K support:
    • Improved support for 4K60 input, playback and streaming. With all the work we’ve done improving performance, one of the benefits is greatly improved handling of 4k content.
  • Improved! Web Page Source interaction:
    • When you add a web page source to your document, you can now select a mode where you can interact with that webpage, as if you were in a browser – from directly in the Wirecast UI
  • New! Refreshed UI:
    • We’ve updated and refreshed the User Interface. Besides the more pleasing design, we now offer larger, brighter fonts, better tally indicators and more.
  • New! More Rendezvous Improvements:
    • More layout options: We now let users choose either a grid layout for all guests or one-main-guest-others-small layout in their Rendezvous Dashboard
    • Mirror view: Ability for guests to mirror their self-view by clicking “Flip Video Horizontally”
    • Muted: Host can see when guest’s mic is muted
    • Network Diagnostics: Rendezvous hosts can now see an icon (either a green, yellow or red signal icon) for each guest, indicating downlink network quality (from guest to Wirecast).
    • Additionally, the host can see current network stats in the bottom left corner of each guest’s video. Presented stats are received bitrate, round trip time, jitter and packet loss. Stats are refreshed every 5 seconds
  • New! Rendezvous Music Mode: Rendezvous guests can turn on Music Mode, which will greatly improve the audio quality when playing musical instruments over Rendezvous
    • Rendezvous guests will have the option to turn on Music Mode in their Rendezvous web app. This will:
      • Enable stereo audio
      • Increase the audio bitrate to 256k. (By default, it is mono 32k. When enabling music mode, it will be two channels, 128k each.)
        Note: this applies only for Rendezvous guests sending audio to Wirecast. Higher quality audio will not be sent to other guests in session (bandwidth utilization would be significantly higher in such case).
      • Disable audio processing (echo cancellation and noise reduction)
        Note: disabling audio processing for normal microphones and just talking can result in poor quality audio – so this should only be used for playing instruments.
  • New! New and Improved Audio Meters
    • All audio meters now use a consistent dBFS scale across the app. You’ll see consistent readings whether you’re looking at Multiviewer audio bars or the Advanced audio Meter. Levels turn yellow when they hit -6dB and red anything greater than -1dB. All meters are consistent in showing when audio is clipping (yellow & red)
  • New! More Animated Titles
    • We continue to build our library of animated titles with several new options in addition to the new social media-specific titles
  • And more!
    • Improved the low-level clock system in Wirecast. This will improve A/V sync over long periods of time.
    • Improved quality of Screen Capture source on macOS Retina displays.
    • Improved the framerate of Multiviewer on Windows.
    • Improved workflow when deleting a source from the Asset Manager. It will now remove any layers of that source from the document.
    • Improved audio “smoothing” when a discontinuity occurs.
    • WIRE-19882: Added ability to show username and photo on Facebook Group stream
    • WIRE-19875: Improved the placement of the forward/back buttons for interacting with a web page source
    • WIRE-16862: added support for BGRX raster format
    • Updated Technology: NDI 5.1, WebRTC to 4664 (m96), libVLC to 3.0.16
    • WIRE-19736: Created new UHD Presets Encoding Settings in Output Settings
    • Plus hundreds of additional bug fixes and improvements!

Known Issues

  • We added an automatic mode for Windows Render Engine Selection in Preferences, which, if you’re using an AMD GPU we will automatically switch you to Direct3D11.

Wirecast 14.3 Released August 2, 2021

New & Improved

  • New! Title Engine: New library of animated titles! Choose from over 25 (with more on the way!) high quality, customizable animated titles. Add your logo, change colors and fonts, and adjust timing of animations.
  • New! Secondary Display Live Output Audio mapping: We now allow you to map Audio Tracks to Secondary Display Live Output.
  • New! Media Playback in Live window: Control playback of media clips while they are Live.
  • New! In/Out point selection: Editable text fields showing the current in & out point times of media.
  • Improved! Trace Logs for better information when diagnosing issues.
  • Improved! Integration with AverMedia Live Gamer BOLT GC555 capture cards.
  • Improved! AVFoundation Source capture: Made some fundamental changes to the way we bring in AVFoundation sources to improve sync drift between USB devices.
  • Improved! Countdown Clock: Added 60+minute display in Countdown Clock.
  • Improved! Media File finder: Access the original file location of a media file from the context menu on the Shot Layers tab.
  • Improved! Virtual microphone monitoring on Windows: We now really do allow monitoring of Wirecast Virtual Microphone audio on Windows 10.
  • Improved! Updated technology, including: Facebook API to v10.0, WebRTC to 4430 (m90), and NDI SDK to v5

Fixes

  • WIRE-19090: A replay shot now scales properly with the replay template
  • WIRE-19044: Added ‘+’ and ‘–’ zoom buttons to work with PTZ NDI cameras that don’t have absolute positioning implemented.
  • WIRE-19039: Beta users may have noticed that titles were not retaining text/image changes when loading saved document or shot template. Now they do.
  • WIRE-19020: Twitch Ingest Server can now be changed, and selections are retained.
  • WIRE-19016: Fixed a crash that could occur when authenticating to Twitter/Periscope.
  • WIRE-18976: Renamed old Title sources to Title (Legacy).
  • WIRE-18970: Multiviewer Configuration will now scale properly regardless of