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Matrox: Matrox VS4 (SDK integration, Windows only) Matrox MXO2 (SDK integration, Windows only) Matrox MXO2 (QuickTime integration, Mac only) - Thunderbolt, Express/34, PCIe
AJA: New! IO XT (QuickTime, Mac only) New! Kona LHi (QuickTime, Mac only)
Support for other Input Devices
LiveU portable 3G/4G backpack - LU60
Broadcast Your Desktop Using Built-in Desktop Presenter
Broadcast the desktop of another computer during your webcasts. This is perfect for showing PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, training webcasts and product demonstrations as well as for broadcasting live interviews using Skype or other chat clients. Desktop Presenter is a free application for transmitting a computer's desktop across the network into Wirecast. You can download and install on as many machines as you like.
SDK for Added Integration
Telestream is continuing to add support and integration for 3rd party capture cards, cameras and input devices. And with Wirecast's SDK for partners, camera and device manufacturers can create their own source plugins for Wirecast. If your favorite device is not yet supported, you are encouraged to contact your device manufacturer and let them know about Telestream's SDK.
Multiple user-definable layers
Keep even the most complex projects organized with Wirecast's multiple layer support, allowing up to 35 layers of live compositing. Easily place a background music track or a watermark over your webcast that stays active even when switching between multiplecameras and shots.
Add polish to your broadcast by using professional-looking transitions as you switch between your cameras and sources. Generate transitions and effects in real-time, including cross-fade, 3D cube, swinging doors, and cuts.
Easily add titles and lower thirds to your broadcast, with more than 30 built-in professional broadcast quality title themes. Pick your favorite, enter your text and you're done.
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.
Custom Canvas Size
The custom canvas size feature is helpful when you want to capture and stream non-traditional broadcast resolutions (for example game capture).
Switch between sources with confidence! The live thumbnails feature lets you see real-time displays of all your live source shots in the shot window. See exactly what's happening on each live input at any point in time, so you can switch between multiple live cameras faster and with confidence.
When you switch to a recorded video, the countdown clock will display the remaining time of that video, making it easier to prepare for the next switch.
Stream to Multiple Destinations and Bitrates Simultaneously
Want to stream in both HD and SD to a live streaming service and your own internal streaming server? Set up your project to simultaneously stream to multiple destinations and bitrates with just a few clicks.
Easy Setup with Leading Streaming Platforms and CDNs
Wirecast offers integrated setup for your streaming services with industry leaders.
Note: If your streaming platform/CDN is not in the list ask them to contact Telestream or send a request.
Streaming servers: Akamai Wowza Media Server Flash Media Server 4.5 Windows Media Server QuickTime Streaming Servers
Stream and/or Save to Disk
Save your production to disk for future archiving or on-demand distribution, as you are simultaneously live broadcasting your event.
Virtual Camera and Microphone Output (Mac OS X & Windows)
Wirecast video and audio output can be picked up as a source in other devices or software for example: Skype, Google Hangouts and GotoMeeting (Windows only).
Qualified chats/video conferencing systems: Skype* - video and audio Hangouts - video and audio GoToMeeting - video and audio (Windows only) Messages - video and audio (Mac only) FaceTime - video and audio (Mac only) Web: Compatible with flash-based chat applications, or encoders such as Ustream Broadcaster.
Other: Compatible with any DirectShow compatible capture application such as VLC (Windows only). Compatible with any 32-bit or 64-bit CoreMedia compatible capture application such as QuickTime Player (Mac only).
Encoders: (Windows only) Flash Live Media Encoder - Audio & Video - use Wirecast as switcher/compositor for secure RTMP adaptive streaming, Adobe HDS HTTP dynamic streaming. Expression Encoder - Audio & Video - use Wirecast as switcher/compositor for live secure HTTP smooth streaming. FFMPEG - use Wirecast as switcher/compositor or record to disk.
Note: Virtual Camera Out is currently not working with Skype 6.2 on Mac. Skype has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix. In the meantime, use Skype version 6.0 for Mac.
Broadcast to an External Monitor
Wirecast's External Display Output option allows users to display their live Wirecast stream on an external monitor. This is perfect for users who need to show their live stream to an in-house audience on monitors, projectors or other display systems. This feature also gives you the flexibility to send your video signal through a scan converter to allow output to broadcast workflows.
Streaming Format and Protocol Support
Formats: QuickTime (MainConcept H.264) Flash (On2 (VP6) and MainConcept H.264) Windows Media (Windows only)
Streaming protocols: RTMP RTSP MMS (Windows only)
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Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
Mac OS X 10.6 or later, including Mountain Lion Intel Based Mac Minimum 2GB RAM QuickTime 7 or higher 200 MB hard drive (for install) Hard drive space for recording to disk A Quartz Extreme capable graphics card QTSS/DSS 4.1.3 or later is needed for automatic "announce" unicasting A supported GPU is required for Core Image and GPU video compression acceleration Flash streaming on Mac requires Intel based processor Sufficient upload speed (500k for low quality, 1.0 MB up for good and 2.0 MB for HD)
Note: There is a memory leak in Intel HD Graphics 4000 drivers on Mac OSX 10.8.2. This affects newer Mac Minis, MacBook Airs and 13 inch MacBooks that contain the Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics card and no secondary graphics card. Upgrading to OSX 10.8.3 resolves this issue.
Minimum System Requirements (PC)
Windows 7 processor: 2.3 GHz dual core 32- or 64-bit, 2 GB RAM, or: Windows Vista processor: 2.3 GHz dual core 32-bit (x86), 2 GB RAM, or: Windows XP, SP2 processor: 2.1 GHz 32-bit (x86), 1 GB RAM QuickTime 7.5 200 MB hard drive (for install) Hard drive space for recording to disk 256 MB PCI-Express graphics card with 3D acceleration (GeForce or Radeon class card recommended) Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c Sufficient upload speed (500k for low quality, 1.0 MB up for good and 2.0 MB for HD)