Wirecast natively has the ability to add integrated audio sources such as your PCs line-in jack, microphone or microphone jack, and even the ability to capture audio playing out of your system.
Aside from integrated device capture, Wirecast supports audio interfaces via a variety of APIs:
The below devices have been tested as compatible with Wirecast. While others will likely work if they support the same standards, only the devices listed here are officially supported.
|Brand||Model||Analog Channels||ADAT Expansion|
|MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42||2||N/A|
|MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32||2||N/A|
|Native Instruments||Komplete Audio 6||6||N/A|
|PreSonus||Studio 192 Mobile||4||16|
*Some Devices have additional channels via COAX S/PDIF not listed here.
This device allows you to add additional analog inputs to devices with ADAT expansion compatibility. While others will likely work, only the device listed here has been tested with Wirecast and is officially supported.
|Brand||Model||Analog Channels||ADAT Expansion|
|Behringer||ADA8200 Microphone Preamp||8||This is the ADAT Expander|
You can connect traditional SD, HD and UHD/4K video cameras to Wirecast by using a compatible capture card. DSLR and mirrorless cameras also work via capture cards. Please refer the Capture Card section below for more details on compatible capture and ingest cards. A few tips to remember when selecting a capture card to work with your camera:
Most USB webcams should work with Wirecast as long as they are supported by AVFoundation on Mac OS X and DirectShow on Windows. Some typical webcams include, but are not limited to:
Wirecast Pro allows you to remotely control cameras with built-in pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) features using the new PTZ Controller window. This feature currently works with PTZOptics and Lumens cameras that support VISCA over IP control, as well as NDI PTZ protocol controls.
Cameras we’ve tested:
USB PTZ Cameras
Note: Wirecast 9 and later versions have dropped support of HDV licenses/cameras. Please click here for additional information.
Capture devices enable a computer to accept HDMI or SDI input from sources such as camcorders and D-SLRs.
The HDMI port on most computers is output-only and will not accept video input. USB cables that come packaged with cameras are generally intended for file transfer and most cameras do not allow for live video monitoring via USB.
Capture devices can be external devices that deliver HDMI or SDI sources into the computer over Thunderbolt or USB, or internal cards installed into an available PCI slot on a desktop PC that allow HDMI or SDI sources to be connected to the computer directly.
If you need help with using the Capture card in Wirecast, we ask that you contact the manufacturer as the 1st point of support. It’s possible that you need certain drivers or recommended settings to make it work with Wirecast, and they can best assist you with this.
You may also able to find other users who found success with specific capture cards on the Wirecast Support Forum. Note: Telestream Support is unable to officially support any of the following capture cards. We will make every effort to assist you, but you may be asked to use the above resources.
Devices listed below provide information on their supported driver and the interface required to connect to a computer running Wirecast.
A device driver is a computer program that operates or controls a particular type of device that is attached to a computer.
|AJA||Io 4K||Thunderbolt 2|
|Io 4K +||Thunderbolt 3|
|Io Express||Thunderbolt 2|
|Io XT||Thunderbolt 2|
|KONA LHe Plus||PCIe|
|AverMedia||DarkCrystal 110 (CD110)||PCIe|
|DarkCrystal 750 (CD750)||USB 3|
|Live Gamer HD (C985)||PCIe|
|Live Gamer HD 2 (LGHD2)||PCIe|
|Blackmagic Design||DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G||PCIe|
|DeckLink 8K Pro||PCIe|
|DeckLink Duo 2||PCIe|
|DeckLink Mini Recorder||PCIe|
|DeckLink Quad 2||PCIe|
|DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder||PCIe|
|DeckLink SDI 4K||PCIe|
|DeckLink Studio 4K||PCIe|
|Intensity Pro 4K||PCIe|
|Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt||Thunderbolt 2|
|UltraStudio 4K||Thunderbolt 2|
|UltraStudio 4K Extreme||PCIe, Thunderbolt 2|
|UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3||PCIe, Thunderbolt 3|
|UltraStudio 4K Mini||Thunderbolt 3|
|UltraStudio HD Mini||Thunderbolt 3|
|UltraStudio Mini Recorder||Thunderbolt 2|
|Web Presenter||USB 2|
|Bluefish444||Epoch 4K Neutron||PCIe|
|Epoch 4K Supernova S+||PCIe|
|Elgato||Game Capture HD60||
|GameCapture HD60 S||
|Game Capture HD60 Pro||
|Epiphan||AV.io HD||USB 3|
|AV.io SDI||USB 3|
|DVI2USB 3.0||USB 3|
|SDI2USB 3.0||USB 3|
|Inogeni||DVI to USB 3.0||USB 3|
|HDMI to USB 3.0||USB 3|
|SDI to USB 3.0||USB 3|
|Share 1||USB 3|
|Share 2||USB 3|
|Share 2U||USB 3|
|VGA to USB 3.0||USB 3|
|Magewell||Pro Capture AIO||PCIe|
|Pro Capture Dual DVI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture Dual HDMI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture Dual SDI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture DVI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture HDMI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture Mini HDMI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture Mini SDI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture Quad HDMI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture Quad SDI||PCIe|
|Pro Capture SDI||PCIe|
|USB Capture HDMI||USB 3 / USB 2|
|USB Capture HDMI Plus||USB 3 / USB 2|
|USB Capture SDI Plus||USB 3 / USB 2|
|USB Capture DVI Plus||USB 3 / USB 2|
|USB Capture SDI||USB 3 / USB 2|
|USB 3 Video Capture||USB 3|
Telestream is continually testing and qualifying new devices. Once verified, they will be added to this “Capture Card Support” list. Devices not listed may work with Wirecast, but if they are not officially qualified, our technical Support Staff may not have the information necessary to troubleshoot. In these cases, please refer to the Wirecast Support Forum.
MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) control surfaces are USB-connected devices that enable tactile control of specific functions in Wirecast.
Depending on the device, controllable functions may include the ability to select shots, take shots live, set transitions, adjust audio mixer volumes and set audio channel pan.
Supported control surfaces:
Please Note: MIDI control is not a final implementation and we intend to add features and broaden support for more devices in future releases.
Wirecast Pro now accepts RTMP, RTMPS, RTMP(e), RTSP, HTTP, and MMS streams directly with proper credentials and stream keys (if required). Teradek wireless devices can be added for cordless production.
Wirecast Pro supports web streams which support network video ingest over the Apple Bonjour protocol.
Teradek Cube is supported through the Wirecast Source SDK.
If IP cameras on the local network are not automatically recognized, they can be manually added as sources.
Wirecast Pro supports HDMI or SDI output through the following AJA and Blackmagic playback devices:
Use Wirecast's built-in screen capture tool for unlimited capture of content directly from your computer screen(s). Pull any application window or connected monitor’s desktop directly into Wirecast as a live, viewable camera source, or just select the region of your screen you want to capture. To capture screens from other computers on your local area network, use our free, cross-platform app, Remote Desktop Presenter.
NDI stands for “Network Device Interface,” and it is an IP streaming video protocol that was developed by NewTek to simplify sharing video, audio and graphics sources across a network.
When an NDI source joins a network, it automatically announces itself through a multicast protocol known as mDNS, and can be seen by other NDI devices or applications on the same network and subnet without entering an IP address.
Please note: NDI requires 8-125 Mbps of bandwidth per source. 1 Gigabit of network bandwidth is recommended for best results.
The list of software and hardware that supports NDI is continually growing as the technology develops, but below are some commonly used NDI enabled products that can be used to send video into Wirecast.
Wirecast Pro can also output it’s produced live feed over NDI, allowing it to be received by other devices or software on the local network.
|Software||Adobe Creative Cloud||NDI output from After Effects, Character Animator, Premiere Pro||Windows/Mac|
|EasyWorship||Graphics software for houses of worship||Windows|
|NewBlue Titler Live||Graphics and titling software that comes in several modules: Express, Social, Sport, Present, Complete||Windows/Mac||NDI support in all modules (including Express)|
|NewTek NDI Connect||Converts SDI or HDMI sources from capture cards into NDI||Windows|
|NewTek NDI Scan Converter||Desktop screen capture||Windows/Mac|
|NewTek NDI Signal Generator||Test patterns||Windows|
|NewTek NDI Telestrator||Video markup||Windows|
|NewTek NDI Transmit||Webcam output||Windows|
|ProPresenter||Graphics software for houses of worship||Windows/Mac||Requires SDI/NDI Module|
|Sienna NDI Scan Converter||Desktop screen capture||Mac|
|Sienna NDI Signal Generator||Test patterns||Mac|
|Sienna NDI Source||Converts SDI or HDMI sources from capture cards into NDI||Mac|
|Sienna NDI Source Multi||Converts multiple SDI or HDMI sources from capture cards into multiple NDI streams||Mac|
|Sienna WebCam for NDI||Webcam output||Mac|
|Mobile Apps||LiveMedia LM-Cam||Turn your iPhone into a professional NDI camera||iOS|
|Sienna NDICam||Create NDI Sources from iPhone/iPad||iOS|
|Sienna WebNDI||Create NDI Sources from iPad web browser or photo library||iOS|
|NewTek NDI Camera||Create NDI Sources from iPhone, iPad or Android||iOS/Android|
|Hardware||BirdDog||Create NDI sources from SDI or HDMI sources||Ethernet|
|NewTek Connect Spark||Create NDI sources from SDI or HDMI sources||Ethernet/WiFi|
|Cameras||BirdDog||Outputs full NDI||Ethernet|
|NewTek NDI PTZ Camera||Outputs NDI HX stream||Ethernet|
|Panasonic||Outputs NDI HX stream||Ethernet||Older models can upgrade firmware for NDI support|
|PTZOptics||Outputs NDI HX stream||Ethernet||Older models can upgrade firmware for NDI support|
|Viewing Output||NewTek NDI Studio Monitor||View NDI sources on desktop computer||Windows/Mac|
|Sienna NDI Monitor||View NDI sources on desktop computer||Mac|
|Sienna NDI Outlet||Receive NDI and output SDI/HDMI||Mac||Requires Blackmagic Playback Device|
|Sienna NDI Outlet Multi||Receive multiple NDI sources and output SDI/HDMI||Mac||Requires Blackmagic Playback Device|
|Sienna NDI WebLink||View NDI sources in any web browser||Mac|
|VLC Player||View NDI sources in video player client||Windows||Requires NewTek NDI VLC Plugin|
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