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.
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:
Note: Wirecast 8 has dropped support of HDV licenses/cameras, please click here for additional information.
Wirecast 8.2 introduces a technical preview of MIDI-based control surface functionality
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: this is not a final implementation and we intend to add features and broaden support for more devices in future releases.
To request a specific function or device, please visit our MIDI forum.
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.
|Blackmagic Design||DeckLink 4K Extreme||PCIe|
|DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G||PCIe|
|DeckLink 4K Pro||PCIe|
|DeckLink Duo 2||PCIe|
|DeckLink Mini Recorder||PCIe|
|DeckLink Quad 2||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 HD Mini||Thunderbolt 3|
|UltraStudio Mini Recorder||Thunderbolt 2|
|Web Presenter||USB 2|
|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|
|AJA||Io 4K||Thunderbolt 2|
|Io Express||Thunderbolt 2|
|Io XT||Thunderbolt 2|
|KONA LHe Plus||PCIe|
|AverMedia||Dark Crystal 110 (CD110)||PCIe|
|DarkCrystal 750 (CD750)||USB 3|
|Live Gamer HD (C985)||PCIe|
|Live Gamer HD 2 (LGHD2)||PCIe|
|Bluefish444||Epoch 4K Neutron||PCIe|
|Epoch 4K Supernova S+||PCIe|
|Elgato||Game Capture HD-60||USB 2|
|GameCapture HD-60S||USB 3|
|Game Capture HD-60 Pro||PCIe|
|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|
|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.