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
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!
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.
Enhanced live production & streaming
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.
Tell your story now with the award-winning, easy-to-use production software for streaming and recording high-quality live video.
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.
Your studio has been waiting for Wirecast. Just plug in your cameras and microphones, and bring in your videos and graphics. Wirecast can handle it all.
Make your streams look like TV. Our professional production features and intuitive and flexible UI make your broadcast look exactly how you’ve always imagined.
Really, really, ridiculously good live encoding. Stream to wherever your audience is, knowing that Wirecast’s encoding will make your video look as good as the production you’re putting on.
Wirecast Studio includes features such as:
2 remote guests via Wirecast Rendezvous conferencing
4096 x 3072 maximum project and encoding resolution
5 Master Mixing layers
Integrated text, titles, chroma key and built-in transitions
Custom transitions, playlists
Advanced audio mixer
Social media integration
Integrated Stock Media Library
NewBlue Titler Live Express animated titles and graphics ($149 Free)
Unlimited Destination Outputs
Unlimited output destinations + multiple simultaneous record-to-disks
Virtual camera and microphone output
1-4 slot multi-viewer output
Free support & upgrades for a year with Standard Support.
Stream live? Wirecast has you covered.
Engage and expand your remote congregation with live streams of your services and events. Reach out and touch more people.
Live stream graduations, award ceremonies, student news and sports, guest lectures, and classroom lessons to your community. Wirecast is used at every level of education.
Capture the action! Use Wirecast’s professional features like clocks and scoreboards to bring your audience to the game.
Live Event Production
Live stream conferences, concerts, interviews and more. Wirecast provides everything you need to stream professional live events.
Television, Radio & News Broadcasters
Stream your programming to OTT and social platforms or augment your premium content with second-screen live and interactive offerings.
Digital Marketing & Social Media
Wirecast is the perfect live video marketing tool. Engage real-time with customers, fans and prospects using Wirecast’s native integrations with Facebook Live, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and more.
Easy to use features
Cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, or use our free wireless camera app for iOS. See a full list of compatible devices.
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.
Multi-channel audio ingest, support for ASIO, WASAPI and CoreAudio compatible devices. Mix up to 8 independent audio tracks, and add FX and processing.
Use Elgato Stream Deck with Wirecast with our new plugin. And check out the X-keys controller for Wirecast Mac or Windows. See a full list of devices.
Conferencing & Remote Production
Rendezvous peer-to-peer conferencing comes built-in to Wirecast. Send guests a link to join your live broadcast.
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.
Scoreboards, Clocks & Timers
Great for sports producers. Wirecast has professional features let your live viewers follow the action in 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
Comes with over 100 built-in graphics and titles. And NewBlue Titler Live, free with Wirecast, lets you add your own 3D animated graphics and titles.
Chroma Key, QR Codes and Playlists
Packed full of features to make every broadcast as professional as you need it to be.
Stream to Facebook Live, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo Live, or ANY RTMP destination. 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.
Restream and Live Captions
Improve accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing with live captions and save bandwidth and processing power in the bargain. Try the new Wirecast web services Restream and Live Captions.
Send single sources, up to a 4 source grid, out per attached monitor. Great for confidence monitoring and a quick look at all your sources!
Expanded Output Options
Send program feed out via baseband SDI/HDMI (via BlackMagic or AJA cards). Also use Virtual Camera and Microphone out, or 1-4 slot Multiviewer.
New Luma Key & Color Key
New Luma Key and Color Key options for more precise keying of images with white/ black (Luma) or non-white/non-black (Color) backgrounds
Precision Chroma Key Settings
New options for more accurate keying, including spill suppression, edge coloring, and clipping ranges.
Improved ability to size and scale sources
We’ve added new jogwheel scaling, pixel-perfect sizing, and bounding box fill options for sizing and scaling sources, making it easier to precisely size your videos and images on the canvas.
Improved Source Connections
Improved reliability for Wirecast Go, Rendezvous and webstream sources, plus efficiency improvements with GPU decoding for NDI sources .
Free Stock Media Library
Gain access to over 500,000 images, audio, video clips and more with Wirecast’s new built in Stock Media Library.
Improved Shot Bin and Layers
The revamped shot bin and layers system makes creating and manipulating your shots, smoother and more responsive than ever before.
Facebook Streaming Updates
New updates allow for 1080p streaming and unlocked streaming to Facebook & other destinations simultaneously.
NDI PTZ Camera Control (Pro)
Your PTZ cameras controlled over NDI are now fully usable from within Wirecast.
Spice up your stinger transitions using the new Stock Media Library. New speed controls allow you to adjust the timing of your stinger transitions, and an additional transition bank gives you more options for live production.
Facebook Live Polls
Easily design polls, collect responses and share the results with your Facebook Live audience.
Local Wi-Fi Camera
It’s back! Add unlimited iOS camera sources on your Local Area Network (LAN) using Wirecast Go’s free local camera feature. No need to use Rendezvous for local sources any longer.
PTZ Control (Pro)
Remotely control cameras with built-in pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) features directly within Wirecast Pro using the new PTZ Controller window. Works with cameras that support VISCA over IP control, like PTZOptics cameras.
An internet connection is recommended for Wirecast 14 licenseactivation.
As long as your Wirecast (version 8 or higher) license is entered intothe software and your Basic, Standard or Premium support subscription isactive, you will be allowed to upgrade to the latest unlocked version ofWirecast for free.
View full upgrade information
NewBlue Titler Live Animated Titles and Graphics (Mac & Windows)
Includes over 60 title templates for lower-thirds and overlays
Purchase of Wirecast Studio includes a free copy of NewBlue Titler LiveExpress.
Purchase of Wirecast Pro includes a free copy of NewBlue Titler LivePresent.
View additional NewBlue Titler Live solutions available for purchase.
Remote Desktop Presenter Please use the Remote Desktop Presenterversion 2.0.8, available as a separate download from Telestream:www.telestream.net/dtp.
PLEASE NOTE: Wirecast 9 and later versions have dropped support of HDVlicenses/cameras.
Please click here for additional information.
Minimum Required Upload Speed
It is recommended that an upload speed rate of at least double theselected video bitrate be available, especially for a total target bit-rate of10Mbps (Megabits per second) or less, or when there are multiple outgoingstreams.
Upload speed can be tested at a website such as TestMy.net/upload.
Additional tasks that can consume upload bandwidth on the networkshould also be considered when determining how much of the available uploadbandwidth can be allocated towards streaming
Wirecast Rendezvous uses WebRTC technology that can be very resourceintensive. For the best experience, we suggest considering the following tablewhen choosing hardware:
Solid State Drive or fast RAID array recommended for ISO Recording andReplay functionality.
Actual data rates will vary depending on quality level selected forProRes (Mac) or MJPEG recording (Windows), as well as the resolution and framerate selected.
For Mac ProRes recording please refer to Apples ProRes data ratespecifications.
Windows MJPEG Best Quality Guidelines (Megabytes per second):
1080i and 1080p 29.97 and 30 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality ~25MB/sec
1080p 60 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality ~50 MB/sec
720p 59.94 and 60 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality ~20 MB/sec
Total expected data rate should be compared to available disk writespeed to ensure adequate disk throughput.
Failure to ensure the available disk write speed is greater than thehighest expected total data rate may result in frames being dropped fromrecordings (ISO, Replay, and Record-to-Disk).
Hardware accelerated encodingrequirements:
Intel Quick Sync Video encoding requires an Intel CPU with an IntelQuickSync Video core.
List of Intel CPUs supporting QuickSync
NVIDIA NVENC encoding requires an NVidia GPU with Kepler architectureor newer.
NVIDIA only maintains a general list of supported GPUs
Apple Hardware Accelerated H.264 encoding requires a Mac with anintegrated Intel GPU*.
*This may change in the future, as the Apple API decides what hardwareacceleration method is to be used. At the time of this writing, only Quick Syncvia an Intel GPU is supported.
High frame-rate streaming (60fps):
High frame-rate streaming will result in increased CPU usage andrequire a higher bit rate (4Mbps or higher) for a quality encode.
Simply switching to a higher frame-rate without ensuring the CPU andbitrate are sufficient may result in a lower quality encode.
Consider lowering your canvas frame rate and/or streaming resolution tolower CPU usage.
Maintained system CPU usage greater than 60% will increase thelikelihood of dropped frames.
Supported Input Devices:
See what cameras, capture cards and other devices are compatible withWirecast.
Web Stream sources / IP Cameras
Operating System Windows 10 1809 or higher,
Windows 11 21H2, macOS Catalina
10.15 or higher
Windows 10 21H2,
macOS Monterey 12
Processor Intel 6th Generation1 or newer
CPU2 or AMD Ryzen 1000
Series or newer CPU2; Apple M1 or
Intel 7th Generation1 or newer
CPU or AMD Ryzen 3000
Series or newer; Apple M1 or
Memory 8GB RAM 16GB+ RAM; Apple silicon: 16
GB of unified memory
Hard Drive 7200 RPM for record to disk Solid State Drive (SSD)
Graphics Card Intel HD3, 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
Internet bandwidth: Recommended: Total bitrate needed x 2 = recommended upload
Network ports You may want to check that the following ports are open for traffic on
5353 (mDNS for NDI sources),
5960-59xx (NDI port range, 1 port per each NDI source in use),
7272 (Remote Desktop Presenter),
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.