Telestream Wirecast Gear 3
Image courtesy: Telestream

Wirecast Gear 3 is the latest version of Telestream’s award-winning live video streaming and production hardware. It aims to give you all you need to stream high-quality video with an end-to-end system configured specifically for your needs.

Wirecast Gear 3

Telestream’s Wirecast Gear 3 is a powerful and portable package for producing and streaming live video content. The system is designed for video streaming specialists who want a single pre-configured turnkey solution. It’s also a live event production switcher, live news production system, Facebook Live switcher and YouTube Live switcher all in one box.

HDMI or SDI

Wirecast Gear 3 supports video up to 60p in resolutions up to 1080p HD or 4K. There are also HDMI or SDI versions available in both HD and 4K. All of the models have four camera inputs. In addition, the 4K models have a fifth 1080p 60 fps 3G-SDI input.

Advertisement

How to Make a

DIY Green Screen

Free eBook

Free

How to Make a

DIY Green Screen

Free

Thanks! We will email your free eBook.


Hardware

Wirecast Gear 3 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 six-core 12-thread CPU. There is also an NVIDIA Quadro GPU for acceleration and encoding. The system comes with 16 GB of RAM and a 250 GB NVMe M.2 system SSD system drive. In addition, there is a 1 TB SATA3 SSD storage drive which is enough for around twenty hours of HD video.

Software

As well as the custom hardware, the Telestream Wirecast Gear 3 includes the award-winning Wirecast Pro streaming software. The system also gives you NDI input/output, PTZ camera control, pro audio effects and ISO recording. In addition, you get Telestream’s Switch Player software for quality control and inspection. Other tools include customizable graphics, templates, stock video and audio media. You can also use moderated social media comment overlays.

Verdict

Telestream’s Wirecast Gear 3 is a powerful system and is priced accordingly. It’s designed for the professional market and is likely to be too expensive for casual content creators and streamers. However, it’s an ideal solution for corporate and marketing environments where a system that works straight out of the box is needed. It’s also worth considering if you need a streaming solution for sports, news, education, training and houses of worship.

Pricing

The Telestream HD Wirecast Gear 3 is priced at $7,495 for the HDMI option and $7,995 if you want SDI version. The 4K Wirecast Gear 3 costs $9,495 for HDMI and again $500 more for the SDI version at $9,995.


Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.