Plug-in your camera. Prepare your shots. Broadcast live.

Wirecast is a live production tool that allows everyone to easily broadcast live events and create professional webcasts from any location all you need is a computer and an internet connection. With the intuitive and fully integrated streaming capabilities, Wirecast makes it easy for anyone to share live experiences and build a global community. Wirecast lets you stream multiple live cameras while dynamically mixing in other media such as movies, images, sounds, etc. Features including Chroma Key (blue/green screen), transitions and built-in titles allow you to create beautiful, professional broadcast productions for live or on-demand distribution on the web.

Cutting Edge Webcasting

Wirecast introduces the unique concept of shots. You can package up your selected cameras, graphical overlays, movies and titles into a shot. Once you have built your list of shots, you can transition the broadcast between them with a single mouse click.

Multiple Layers
Controlling your broadcast in real-time is easy. With Wirecast's multiple layer support, it's simple to place a background music track or a company logo over your webcast, while changing between the cameras you want your viewers to see.

Broadcast Flexibility
When it comes time to broadcast, Wirecast offers easy setup for your streaming services with industry leaders Livestream, Limelight, Ustream and Justin.tv, allowing anyone with a computer and an internet connection to easily and affordably reach out to audiences anywhere in the world.

In addition, Wirecast offers three industry standard streaming options for your own setup: Flash (H.264), Quick Time or Windows Media streaming, 

The omnipresent Flash H.264 (RTMP) is now natively supported by Wirecast on all platforms. Wirecast supports Flash Media Servers and Wowza Media Servers.

The powerful QuickTime Streaming (QTSS) architecture is supported by Wirecast on all platforms. Using QuickTime, you can unicast or multicast to your clients. When you want to scale your webcast up, you simply send your broadcast to a Darwin or QuickTime Streaming Server. Your viewers can then watch your webcast through QuickTime Player or embedded directly into a webpage.

Wirecast for Windows also supports streaming with Windows Media Server (MMS). Windows Media supports both a push and pull model, viewers can either connect directly to your machine using the "pull" method or when you need to scale up you can "push" your broadcast to a Windows Media Server. Viewers will connect either through Windows Media Player or directly inside a webpage. This option is not available for Wirecast for Macintosh.

 

Easy to use interface

A. Shot List

B. Transition Selection

C. Live Preview

D. Broadcast Controls

 

How does it work?

1. Prepare your shots

2. Pick your transitions

3. Start live broadcast

4. Run your show

 

Product Highlights

(Flash, QuickTime, Windows Media

 

Wirecast Features


 

Support for Multiple Cameras
Load up your system with HDV* (1), DV and USB cameras. Switching between them is effortless.

Amazing 3D Graphics
Generates amazing transitions and effects in real-time, including cross-fade, 3D cube, swinging doors, sliding etc.

Chroma Key
A high quality, GPU accelerated real-time green and blue screen solution is now part of Wirecast.

Incredible Titles
Over 20 built-in professional broadcast quality titles themes. Pick your favorite, enter your text and you're done. It's just as simple as that. Wirecast takes advantage of the high-quality font rendering capabilities of Mac OS X, so you know its going to look good.

Multiple Broadcast Support
Wirecast can output your broadcast to any number of destinations in any number of compression formats. You can scale your broadcast from 3G cell phone all the way to DVD quality.

Simple User Interface
Controlling a live broadcast can be very challenging -- not with Wirecast. You create your shots before you go live, and when its broadcast time, you simply click the one you want to take it live.

Desktop Presenter
Use the small Desktop Presenter application to transmit the desktop of another computer into Wirecast for use during your webcasts. Perfect for broadcasting PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, training webcasts and software demonstrations.

QuickTime Streaming Server Support
Delivering your stream to a larger audience is a couple of clicks away. Send your broadcast to an industry proven QuickTime or Darwin Streaming Server. Both have the power to stream to thousands of viewers. Wirecast produces fully ISO-compliant MPEG-4 video streams, so your audience isn't tied to one platform. Creating a 3GPP webcast for mobile phone viewers is made easy too.

Core Image
New for Mac OS X Tiger is the GPU accelerated Core Image filter and transition library. You can apply an unlimited number of Core Image filters to any layer in your webcast, then move between your shots with beautiful transitions like Ripple and Page Curl. The best part is that you can add Image Units from 3rd party developers to expand your filter library.

Keynote Integration
Drag and drop a QuickTime movie exported by Keynote and Wirecast will automatically recognize its slide markers.

H.264
Full support for the next generation video codec, offering extremely high quality, scalable compression for your broadcasts and archives.

Multiple Layers
You want an audio background track, a camera input, a title and company logo in your webcast? No problem, Wirecast makes it easy.

Languages supported
English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Dutch