Telestream Wirecast Studio 5 Upgrade from Wirecast Studio 1.x-4.x (Windows)

Telestream Wirecast Studio 5 Upgrade from Wirecast Studio 1.x-4.x (Windows)

Telestream Wirecast Studio 5 Upgrade from Wirecast Studio 1.x-4.x (Windows)

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Telestream Wirecast Studio 5 Upgrade from Wirecast Studio 1.x-4.x (Windows)

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Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Number of Input Sources
  • Supports a Wide Range of Cameras
  • Capture & Broadcast Your Desktop Screen
  • Full HD Live Streaming
  • x264 Encoding Supported
  • Up to 35 Layers of Live Compositing
  • Transitions, Titles, Chroma Key
  • Live Thumbnails, Countdown Clock
  • Virtual Camera and Microphone Output
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Wirecast Studio 5 Upgrade from Wirecast Studio 1.x-4.x from Telestream is an all-in-one live streaming software that runs on Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems. This upgrade requires you to have an active license of Telestream Wirecast Studio 1.x to 4.x. Please note: You will need to remove your existing version of Wirecast using the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel before installing.

Wirecast Studio 5 supports an unlimited number of input sources including audio, video, graphics, and more. Powerful live production capabilities including 35 layers of compositing, transitions, titles, and chroma key let you add a professional and polished look to your broadcasts. Built-in encoding and integration with popular streaming services and CDNs let you easily stream your content live to the web for the world to see.

Wirecast Studio 5 adds several new features to the Wirecast line, including x264 encoding support, improved h.264 playback, and stream delay broadcasting in Flash. It also features a redesigned user interface with intuitive broadcast settings workflow, live preview swap for quickly switching back and forth between two shots, and an easy-to-manage Shot List area. A more powerful screen capture mode lets you broadcast multiple application windows from the same computer, as well as stream your desktop screen in Full HD at 60fps. Wirecast Studio 5 also allows you to live stream to multiple platforms or your own streaming servers directly from your NewTek TriCaster live production switcher and streaming system.

Upgrade
This upgrade is available for owners of version 1.x to 4.x of Telestream Studio.

Input Devices

Unlimited Number of Camera Inputs
Wirecast supports an unlimited number of camera inputs ranging from web cameras via USB/Firewire, DV/HDV, SDI, and HDMI cameras via capture cards, as well as IP and web-based sources, and wireless devices. Simply connect your input sources to your computer and Wirecast recognizes them as live feeds. The only limitation to the number of input sources is what your hardware or processing power will allow.
Camera Support
Capture your live feeds from a wide range of camera sources. The following sources have been tested and verified by Telestream for compatibility with Wirecast 5:

USB:
- Logitech C910
- Logitech C920
- Microsoft Lifecam Cinema

SDI, HDMI, DV/HDV:
- Canon Vixia HV30/40 (HDV)
- Sony PMW-EX1R (HDV)
- Sony HVR-V1U (HDV)
- Canon XA10 (HDMI)
- Canon XF100 (has HDMI output as well as an HD-SDI model)
- Sony PMW-EX1R (has HDMI, HDV, and HD-SDI outputs)
Capture Card Support
Capture cards add additional input ports for your computer and offload some of the real-time processing of incoming footage. Wirecast 5 supports the following capture cards:

AJA:
- Kona 3G (SDK integration)

AVerMedia:
- HD Game Broadcaster (DirectShow integration)

Blackmagic Design: (Blackmagic Design SDK integration)
- DeckLink SDI, Duo, Studio, HD Extreme 3D, Quad - PCIe
- Intensity Extreme - Thunderbolt
- Intensity Pro - PCIe
- Intensity Shuttle - USB 3
- Intensity Shuttle - Thunderbolt
- Ultrastudio 3D - Thunderbolt
- Ultrastudio SDI - USB 3

Matrox:
- Matrox VS4 (SDK integration)
- Matrox MXO2 (SDK integration)

Osprey: (DirectShow integration)
- 240e, 260e
- 450e
- 460e
- 820e

Yuan (DirectShow Integration):
- SC510N4 HDMI
LiveU LU60 Support
Wirecast 5 also supports the LiveU LU60 portable 3G/4G backpack.
Built-In Desktop Presenter
Broadcast the desktop of your own or another computer during your webcasts. This is useful for showing PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, training webcasts, and product demonstrations as well as for broadcasting online game streams or live interviews using Skype or other chat clients.
Capture Multiple Windows on the Same Computer
Wirecast 5 lets you broadcast multiple application windows from the same computer efficiently and smoothly.
Full HD 60fps Capture
Stream your computer desktop screen in Full HD at 60fps. This is great for live game streaming.

Prepare Your Shots

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 the stays active even when switching between multiple cameras and shots.
Transitions
Add professional-looking transitions as you switch between your cameras and sources. Wirecast lets you generate transitions and effects in real-time, including crossfades, 3D cube, swinging doors, and cuts.
Titles
Add titles and lower thirds to your broadcast, with more than 30 built-in professional broadcast quality title themes.
Chroma Key
Replace your green-screen background with your own video or still image using Wirecast's GPU accelerated, real-time chroma key feature.
Custom Canvas Size
The custom canvas size feature lets you manually set the width and height of your screen capture window. This is useful when you want to capture and stream non-traditional broadcast resolutions, such as game capture.
Live Thumbnails
See real-time displays of all your live source shots in the shot window. This lets you 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.
Countdown Clock
When you switch to a recorded video, the countdown clock displays the remaining time of that video, making it easier to prepare for the next switch.

Stream Live

Multiple Destinations and Bitrates
Set up your project to simultaneously stream to multiple destinations and bitrates.
Integrations with Popular Streaming Platforms and CDNs
Wirecast offers integrated setup for your streaming services with industry leaders.

Streaming Platforms:
- Bambuser
- Brightcove
- DaCast Streaming Services
- iNK Barrel Video
- Justin.tv
- Limelight
- Livebeats
- Livestream
- Sermon.net
- Showcaster
- Streaming Media Hosting
- TwitchTV
- Ustream
- YouTube

Streaming servers:
- Akamai - Wowza Media Server
- Flash Media Server 4.5
- Windows Media Server
- QuickTime Streaming Servers
x264 Encoding & Improved Playback
Wirecast 5 adds x264 to your live encoding options. x264 offers high-quality encoding with lower bitrates, making it ideal for low-latency video streaming. Wirecast 5 also lets you enjoy smoother playback of your pre-reordered H.264 videos.
Steam and/or Save to Disk
Save your production to disk for future archiving or on-demand distribution, as you are simultaneously live broadcast your event.
Virtual Camera and Microphone Output
Wirecast video and audio output can be picked up as source in other devices or software such as Skype, Google Hangout, and GoToMeeting.

Qualified chats/video conferencing systems:
- Skype: video and audio
- Hangouts: video and audio
- GoToMeeting: video and audio

Web:
- Compatible with flash-based chat applications, or encoders such as Ustream Broadcaster

Other: - Compatible with any DirectShow compatible capture application such as VLC

Encoders:
- Flash Live Media Encoder: video and audio - use Wirecast as switcher/compositor for secure RTMP adaptive streaming, Adobe HDS HTTP dynamic streaming
- Expression Encoder: video and audio - use Wirecast as switcher/compositor for live secure HTTP smooth streaming
- FFMPEG: use Wirecast as switcher/compositor ro record to disk
Broadcast to an External Monitor
The External Display Output option allows you to display your live Wirecast stream on an external monitor. This is useful for showing your live streams to an in-house audience on monitors, projects, or other display devices. This feature also gives you the flexibility to send your video signal through a scan converter to allows output to broadcast workflows.
Streaming Format
Wirecast allows you to stream is QuickTime, Flash, and Windows Media formats, and supports RTMP, RTSP, and MMS protocols.
Stream Delay
With support for stream delay in Flash, you can delay your streamed broadcasts to add a buffer between your live stream and broadcast. This is a great feature for gamers, as you can delay your stream to hide strategy from online competitors.
Bring TriCaster Output into Wirecast
Telestream Wirecast 5 allows you to live stream to multiple platforms or your own streaming servers directly from your TriCaster. With Wirecast's pre-configured destinations, you can stream directly to services such as YouTube Live and Ustream.

User Interface

Redesigned Shot List
See all your Master Layers at once in the Shot List area. Easily resize the height of your layers to save space, and even drag-and-drop shots between layers.
Intuitive Broadcast Settings Workflow
Choose where you want to live stream and then configure your settings in the newly designed broadcast settings dialog box.
Live Preview Swap
Switch back and forth between two shots with by clicking the Live Preview Swap button.
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Minimum System Requirements
Operating Systems Windows 7
Windows 8
Processor Dual-core CPU
2.3 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit
2.8 GHz or higher recommended for 720p or higher streaming
Memory 2 GB RAM
4 GB recommended for 1080p streaming
QuickTime 7.7 or greater
Hard Drive Space 200 MB for installation
Hard drive space for recording to disk
Graphics Card 256 MB PCIe graphics card with 3D acceleration
GeForece or Radeon class card recommended

Note: NVIDIA cards may cause some visual distortion if YUV color space rendering is enabled in Preferences
Microsoft DirectX DirectX 10 required
Streaming 500 Kbps recommended for 240p
5 Mbps recommended for 1080p
Compatibility
Cameras Supported Tested and verified by Telestream for compatibility with Wirecast 5

USB:
Logitech C910
Logitech C920
Microsoft Lifecam Cinema

SDI, HDMI, DV/HDV:
Canon Vixia HV30/40 (HDV)
Sony PMW-EX1R (HDV)
Sony HVR-V1U (HDV)
Canon XA10 (HDMI)
Canon XF100 (has HDMI output as well as an HD-SDI model)
Sony PMW-EX1R (has HDMI, HDV, and HD-SDI outputs)

IP Cameras:
Axis 211 W
Axis P1344
Axis M1104
Sony SNC-RZ50
Cisco WVC80N
Capture Card AJA:
Kona 3G (SDK integration)

AVerMedia:
HD Game Broadcaster (DirectShow integration)

Blackmagic Design: (Blackmagic Design SDK integration)
DeckLink SDI, Duo, Studio, HD Extreme 3D, Quad - PCIe
Intensity Extreme - Thunderbolt
Intensity Pro - PCIe
Intensity Shuttle - USB 3
Intensity Shuttle - Thunderbolt
Ultrastudio 3D - Thunderbolt
Ultrastudio SDI - USB 3

Matrox:
Matrox VS4 (SDK integration)
Matrox MXO2 (SDK integration)

Osprey: (DirectShow integration)
240e, 260e
450e
460e
820e

Yuan (DirectShow Integration):
SC510N4 HDMI
Input Devices LU60 LiveU portable 3G/4G backpack
Streaming Platforms Bambuser
Brightcove
DaCast Streaming Services
iNK Barrel Video
Justin.tv
Limelight
Livebeats
Livestream
Sermon.net
Showcaster
Streaming Media Hosting
TwitchTV
Ustream
YouTube
Streaming Servers Akamai
Wowza Media Server
Flash Media Server 4.5
Windows Media Server
QuickTime Streaming Servers
Virtual Camera Qualified chats/video conferencing systems:
Skype - video and audio
Hangouts - video and audio
GoToMeeting - video and audio

Web:
Flash-based chat applications, or encoders such as Ustream Broadcaster

Other:
Any DirectShow compatible capture application such as VLC

Encoders:
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 to record to disk
Stream Output Format
Formats QuickTime (Mainconcept H.264, x264)
Flash (On2 VP6 and MainConcept H.264, x264)
Windows Media
Streaming Protocols RTMP
RTSP
MMS

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