Telestream, the developer of file-based media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies, has announced the latest version of Wirecast, its live production and streaming platform for Mac and Windows. The new version is filled with features that users have asked for as Wirecast continues to be relied on for remote production and live streaming as well as a capture source for further post-production and editing.
Wirecast’s Rendezvous peer-to-peer remote conferencing and multi-site production feature now includes a back-channel chat feature enabling behind-the-scenes messaging between hosts and guests. Replicating an on-set comms network, it helps keep programs organised and professional with no surprises during live events.
For Wirecast Pro, the new Shot ISO feature allows users to independently record any shot to disk including Rendezvous shots, audio-only shots, or any user-generated shots. This guarantees that original content is preserved when repurposing or further editing of content is required.
The latest version also supports Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) output using the Caller method with either x264 or Apple H.264 encoding. SRT is an open-source video transport protocol that enables the delivery of high-quality and secure, low-latency video across the public Internet.
The release contains several new features and updates as requested by the user community. These include ProRes encoding on Windows, for both ISO recording and record to disk; performance and efficiency improvements for playback of PNG animations, and restoring the ability to easily bring audio from any application into Wirecast on a Mac. At the same time, an updated Blackmagic SDK adds new resolution options and improves capturing at certain resolutions. And Rendezvous connection improvements provide users with better reconnection if Rendezvous guests are disconnected.