Wirecast Features

Wirecast Features

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Powerful, Professional, and Easy to Use

Features described on this page may not be present in all models of Wirecast.
Please compare Wirecast models to see product differences.

Capture Professional Audio/Video

Unlimited Input Flexibility

Web cameras (USB, firewire) DV/HDV, SDI cameras (via capture cards), as well as NDI, IP, and web-based sources and Wireless devices.

Industry-Leading Quality

Wirecast supports camera and media sources up to 4K, 60 frames per second.

Capture Any Media

Import videos, still images, audio clips, motion graphics, social media feeds, and more for playback in your live broadcast.

Professional Audio Controls

Monitor and mix audio with multi-channel audio ingest, support for ASIO, WASAPI, and CoreAudio compatible devices. Mix up to 8 independent audio tracks, with pro FX and processing.

Video Conferencing & Remote Presenters

Wirecast Rendezvous lets you bring in up to 7 speakers wherever they are located and stream their high-quality video, audio, and screenshares.

Web Feeds

Bring IP or web-based live feeds directly into Wirecast as RTMP, RTSP, MMS (Windows), HLS, MPEG-DASH, as well as HTTP web feeds.

Screensharing

Share PowerPoint or Keynote presentations, as well as application windows or programs.

Hardware Devices & Controllers

Make use of supported hardware devices, control surfaces, MIDI controllers, or other broadcast production equipment, including the Elgato Stream Deck and the X-keys controller.

NDI

Automatically detect and capture NDI sources on your network to bring in high-quality video feeds wirelessly.

iOS Video Feeds

Use the free Wirecast Go iOS app to bring in live mobile video from your local Wi-Fi or LTE (cellular) connection

IP & PTZ Cameras

Remotely control cameras with built-in pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) features directly within Wirecast Pro using the PTZ Controller window.

Capture Cards

Supports a wide variety of capture cards, including those from BlackMagic, AverMedia, Elgato, Magewell, Yuan, and more.

Produce Engaging, Industry-Leading Broadcasts

Live Preview Thumbnails

See real-time displays of all your live source shots to know exactly what’s happening and switch between sources with confidence.

Intuitive, Layer-Based Production

Easy, visual-based layering, with 250 layers of live compositing within each scene, lets you easily switch between multiple cameras and shots.

Dynamic Video Editing

Resize, position, crop, flip, rotate, add color correction filters, and more with Wirecast’s powerful graphics editing features.

Customizable, High-Quality, Animated Titles

Easily add titles and lower thirds motion graphics, with more than 30 built-in, professional, broadcast-quality titles.

Integrated Stock Media Library*

Access to over 500,000 unique media assets directly in Wirecast, including high-quality videos, music, lower thirds, overlays, backgrounds, and more.

Text, Tickers, & QR Codes

Packed full of features to make every broadcast as professional as you need it to be, including fully customizable text, tickers, and QR code-generating overlays.

Instant Replay

Catch game highlights or play action using the built-in replay system to easily grab and edit clips, replaying them at any speed.

Countdown Timer

Display a countdown with the remaining time of the video content you’re streaming, making it easier to prepare for the next switch.

Clocks

Overlay date and time, countdown clocks, or stopwatches directly in your broadcast to generate anticipation with your audience and keep your content fresh.

Scoreboards

Use built-in scoreboard templates to track scores for live sporting events, with customizable colors and fonts to capture team spirit.

Moderated Social Media Overlays

Display live moderated Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter comments directly in Wirecast to keep your audience engaged on whatever channel they’re viewing.

Built-In Chroma Keying

Wirecast’s high-quality, GPU-accelerated, real-time Chroma Key solution can replace your background with a video or still image. Also includes Luma Key and Color Key functionality.

3D Virtual Sets

Create a virtual TV studio environment with built-in 3D images complete with desks and backgrounds.

Pro Audio Effects

Map audio inputs to channels, bring in high-quality audio from instruments, and monitor and control levels for your entire broadcast. Use AV Sync to synchronize separate audio and video sources.

Transitions & Stingers

Add polish with customizable, professional-looking transitions in real-time, including cross-fade, 3D cube, swinging doors, and cuts.

Playlists

Line up a group of media sources into playlists, then set them up to loop, playback, hold on screen, or switch back to a live or preview shot when finished.

Placeholders & Shot Templates

Easily add an already-configured shot layout to your document, assign cameras or sources to Placeholders, and quickly add sources to any number of shots.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Create unique, custom keyboard shortcuts and assign them to individual shots to easily switch with a simple keystroke.

Stream Live & Output High-Quality Content

Unlimited Multi-Stream Outputs

Stream in both HD and SD, to social media and your website, easily! Simultaneously stream to multiple destinations and bitrates with just a few clicks.

Simultaneous Stream & Record

Save your full production, or ISO record a single source, to your hard drive for archiving or on-demand distribution, while you simultaneously live broadcast your event.

Easy Stream Setup

Log in and set up your broadcast to stream to your preferred streaming platforms or CDN with just a few clicks, such as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Wowza, and more.

Industry-Standard Streaming Protocols

Configure RTMP and SRT (in Listen Mode) to reliably and securely send out your professional content.

ISO Recording

Capture individual, high-quality, edit-ready files for each camera or composite shot in your document.

x264 Encoding

Use x264 to live encode your stream at high quality with lower bitrates, making it one of the best low-latency video streaming formats in the world.

17-Source Multiviewer

Send single sources, all the way up to a 17-source grid, out per attached monitor for confidence monitoring and to get a quick look at all your sources.

Baseband Program Out

Send your output via SDI/HDMI through AJA or BlackMagic playback devices, ideal for sending live feeds directly into editing, effects, and broadcast design systems.

Secondary Display Out

Send your frame-accurate, live Wirecast stream to an external device, such as a recorder or another display system.

Virtual Camera/Microphone

Wirecast video and audio output can be picked up as a source in other devices or software, including Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts.

NDI Out

Output your Wirecast program mix via NDI to network-connected devices.

Stream Delay

Delay your broadcasts to add a buffer between your live stream and broadcast production.

GPU-Accelerated Encoding

Stream better quality while using fewer resources, taking advantage of powerful, cost-efficient hardware encoding capabilities for better performance and lower CPU utilization.