Telestream Wirecast
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This week, Telestream unveiled the newest iteration of its live production, streaming platform Wirecast. Telestream says the latest Wirecast version comes with many new user-requested features.

“The new version is filled with features that users have asked for as Wirecast continues to be relied on for remote production and live streaming as well as a capture source for further postproduction and editing,” writes Telestream in its announcement.

Let’s take a look at what Telestream’s added.

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Wirecast now supports Shot ISO

At the top of the list, we have Shot ISO. Now it’s possible for users to independently record any shot to disk. This includes Rendezvous shots, audio-only shots, and user-generated shots. Basically, Shot ISO ensures original recordings are preserved when they’re being edited.

Secure Reliable Transport (SRT)

The latest Wirecast also supports Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) output, according to Telestream. It does this by using the Caller method with either x264 or Apple H.264 encoding. SRT ensures the delivery of higher quality, low-latency video across the internet. So, by adding support for SRT, the platform will be better able to deliver high-quality, secure video.

Other new features

  • ProRes encoding on Windows
  • Performance and efficiency improvements for playback of PNG animations
  • Mac audio capture plugin
  • Updated Blackmagic SDK: new resolution options and improvements when capturing at certain resolutions
  • Improved reconnection with disconnected Rendezvous guests

“The new release of Wirecast further enhances its flexibility making it the go-to application for live streaming productions,” says Lynn Elliott, Senior Product Manager for Wirecast. “Wirecast and Wirecast Gear have become indispensable communications tools for so many organizations during these challenging times, so we’re very excited to bring these new enhancements to market.”

Pricing and availability

Wirecast is out now on telestream.net. Pricing starts at $599. Also, there’s a free trial available. So, you get a chance to try it out before any financial commitment.

Image courtesy: Telestream

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