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Wirecast Pro - Mac

Telestream

Wirecast Pro - Mac

Live video streaming production software for Mac

Product Code: TEL-WC-PRO-M

Suggested Retail Price £665+VAT

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  • Easy To Use Mix and swap video and audio shots with the click of a mouse. Move, drag, and resize sources and stack them in any order so you can get the look you want
  • Unlimited Destinations Stream to Facebook Live, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo Live, or ANY RTMP destination. Stream to more than one at a time.
  • Stream & Record Stream and record at the same time. Great for archiving or off-line editing, record MP4 or MOV files to any drive.
  • Unlimited Video Sources Cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, capture cards, and more. See a full list of compatible third-party capture devices.
  • Conferencing & Remote Production Rendezvous peer-to-peer conferencing comes built-in to Wirecast. Send guests a link to join your live broadcast.
  • Beautiful Graphics & Animated Titles Over 100 built-in graphics and titles. NewBlue Titler Live, free with Wirecast, is the best way to display animated graphics and titles with Wirecast.
  • Social Media Comments Built in Twitter comment curation and display. Display Facebook comments in animated titles using NewBlue Titler Live Express or NewBlue Titler Live Social.
  • Replay, Scoreboards, Clocks & Timers Great for sports producers. Wirecast has professional features let your live viewers follow the action in the moment, and never miss an important play.
  • Professional Audio ulti-channel audio ingest, support for ASIO, WASAPI and CoreAudio compatible devices. Mix up to 8 independent audio tracks, and add FX and processing.
  • Free Wireless Camera App Use Wirecast Go (iOS only) to bring in live mobile video from any Wi-Fi or LTE (cellular) connection.
  • Desktop, NDI & Web Capture Capture a variety of IP sources or anything on your computer screen or other computers. Automatically detect NDI and Syphon sources. Built-in web-browser can display live web pages.
  • Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production 7 guests
  • Rewritten WebStream Plugin The new, re-engineered WebStream plug-in introduces broader format, codec and network transport supports as well as configurable latency for all WebStream network devices.
  • Stinger Transitions Try these sample movies to use as custom transitions for your broadcasts
  • 'Smooth Transition' Properties The Smooth Transitions Properties tab in the editing window gives you full control over animated build in and build out transitions
  • Virtual Camera Improvements Rewritten for faster performance and better compatibility
  • MacBook Pro Touchbar Switcher Have a MacBook Pro? Use the touch bar for quick shot switching in Wirecast 11. Wirecast adds a shot switcher to the Touchbar, allowing the user to transition through shots quickly across a specific layer
  • Wirecast Web Services Two new services are available to you to enhance your capabilities - Wirecast Restream, Telestream's cloud-based live restreaming service, and Wirecast Live Captions, a cloud service that automatically embeds CEA-608 captions into your RTMP using speech-recognition.
  • Live Cross-Posting to Facebook Post your stream on multiple Facebook pages at the same time. Select pages to cross-post your live streams to directly inside Wirecast for wider distribution and to reach a larger audience.
  • Local Wi-Fi Camera Add unlimited iOS camera sources on your Local Area Network (LAN) using Wirecast Go’s free local camera feature. No need to use Rendezvous for local sources any longer.
  • PTZ Control Remotely control cameras with built-in pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) features directly within Wirecast Pro using the new PTZ Controller window. Works with cameras that support VISCA over IP control, like PTZOptics cameras.
  • Multi-channel Audio Ingest Now you can bring in up to 16 channels of audio per source. Avoid unnecessary upstream mixing and get the sound you want in Wirecast. Support for ASIO and WASAPI compatible devices added.
  • IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, and RTSP)
  • Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)
  • Monitor output data and statistics 1-17-slot
  • NDI™ output
  • Available for Mac or Windows

Easily stream professional-looking video with Wirecast

What are you waiting for? Communicate your message to the world with Wirecast, the award-winning video production software. Go live with just your webcam or connect multiple cameras, scoreboards, graphics and remote guests. Wirecast makes it easy to stream amazing-looking live and pre-recorded video to Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope and more. Try it.

Stream live? Wirecast has you covered

Education

Live stream graduations, award ceremonies, student news and sports, guest lectures, and classroom lessons to your community. Wirecast is used at every level of education.

Houses of Worship

Engage and expand your remote congregation with live streams of your services and events. Reach out and touch more people.

Live Event Production

Live stream conferences, concerts, interviews and more. Wirecast provides everything you need to stream professional live events.

Sports

Capture the action! Use Wirecast’s professional features like clocks, scoreboards and instant Replay to bring your audience to the game.

Television, Radio & News Broadcasters

Stream your programming to OTT and social platforms or augment your premium content with second-screen live and interactive offerings.

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Wirecast is the perfect live video marketing tool. Engage real-time with customers, fans and prospects using Wirecast’s native integrations with Facebook Live, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and more.

Need help with Wirecast?

Telestream's experienced support team is just an email away. Let them assist you in resolving technical issues you may encounter in live video production or streaming.

12 months of service

Telestream's Support program is an annual program. Your support contract takes effect immediately after you purchase, and you will have the option to renew it each year.

FREE Software Upgrades

Keep your Wirecast software up to date for less. When you have active support, you qualify for free software upgrades/updates. This includes new features, enhancements, and major releases for the software.

SERVICE Basic Support
£42/year1
Standard Support
£85/year2
Premium Support
£250/year
  Wirecast One only Studio/Pro only All license levels
Online Case Submission (3pm–1am GMT)
Case Submission Response Time Targets vary between tiers.
Y Y Y
Case Submission Response Time Targets
Premium Support customer will get Priority Response.
< 24 business hours < 8 business hours < 4 business hours
Self-Service Resources
Forum Community support, On-demand Training, and Knowledge Base
Y Y Y
Free Software Updates/Upgrades
Stay up to date with the latest features and bug fixes/enhances.
Y Y Y
Stock Media Library
Access to over 500,000 unique media assets directly in Wirecast. The Stock Media Library has videos, music, lower thirds, backgrounds and more. Included with an active support subscription.
N Y Y
Phone Support
Speak directly to our Wirecast experts.
N N Y
Eligible for Remote Access Services (RAS) 
Allow a support technician to access your computer, identify the issue and resolve it quickly.
N N Y

1 1st year Basic Support included in the purchase of Wirecast One. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to £85.

2 1st year Standard Support included in the purchase of Wirecast Studio and Wirecast Pro. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to £153.

Telestream Wirecast Pro - Windows
Wirecast Pro - Windows

Live video streaming production software for Windows

British Government Pioneers Video Streaming with Telestream Wirecast

New and radically different approach to public communication helps PM get the message over during coronavirus pandemic. The Customer The prime minister of the United Kingdom (informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of the United Kingdom. The prime minister directs both the executive and the legislature, and together with their Cabinet is accountable to the monarch, to Parliament, to their party, and ultimately to the electorate, for the government’s policies and actions.

Running a Facebook Live, Interactive Webinar from Home

A look behind the scenes as to how our Product Specialist Kriss Hampton recently ran a live training session with hundreds of online viewers.

Getting Started on YouTube Live

With the ever-growing popularity of web streaming and content, especially on YouTube and Twitch; the need for a high level production (or one that at least looks like it) is accelerating.  Just turning your webcam on won’t cut it anymore. You’re going to be up against a lot of competing content that looks professional. Essentially, you’re looking at a small-scale live production, where every aspect needs to be considered. So, where do you start? The majority of streamers already out there, most likely, will have started out with a webcam, routed through a CDN platform like OBS, which is free software that, as well as streaming, provides basic mixing features that allow them to create live productions. A basic enhancement is to stream direct from a professional camcorder or attach your existing camera to a Teradek VidiU Go or Datavideo streaming encoder.And, by all means, that’s where you should start too. But if your channel starts to grow and you pick up a decently sized viewer base, you may be able to start gaining revenue from your channel through video monetisation or subscriber donations. At this point, it’s definitely time to update your gear. Webcams are fine but, like TV, it’s a competitive market and subpar equipment and production value will leave you in the depths…Only to be overlooked by a bored viewer, aimlessly scrolling through YouTube.

Live production from multiple locations, on a budget

Live from Sussex and Stockport (via. London) Live Production has always had its own set of challenges, including managing a network of cameras and equipment for a show where there’s no option of a second take. Keeping up with the technology is hard enough, but what if all of this has to be done with presenters that are geographically separated, with an MCR operator that can’t get to the control room. Comprehensive hardware options have existed for years. Portable production units (PPU) combine decoders, switchers, and encoders from manufacturers such as Blackmagic Design, Datavideo, Teradek, and many more into a transport ready solution.  Software production is a real solution. It’s designed to give you most of the capabilities of a broadcast unit, in a package that’s installable on a laptop, or as a compact turnkey solution.

The Panasonic AW-UE4: Cometh the hour Cometh the Camera

Panasonic sold hundreds of AW-HE2 camera units. When it was discontinued, the calls kept coming in from customers who needed something of this size and functionality for small radio studios and news studios.  At last we have a worthy replacement in the AW-UE4.  It is a little bigger than the HE2, but it has tons more features, many of these are particularly useful at the moment. Great in a tight space The UE4 has a very wide-angle lens with a 111-degree field of view.  This means sitting on the desk in my small office the camera can see the whole room.  There is a 4X digital zoom which you can use to crop in for closer head shots (or to hide the pile of toilet rolls and corned beef in the opposite corner). If you are really hard-up for space because it’s only 500 grams it can be hung upside-down on a ceiling or under a shelf using the supplied bracket.

Zoom: upping your video conferencing game

There’s an awful lot more content being produced on Zoom. Over the last week as gym instructors, chefs and teachers have been flocking to the Zoom video conferencing platform to communicate with audiences worldwide. The typical kit being used is a laptop, phone or iPad. The typical result is tinny audio with muffled voices, slightly blurred video and a really distracting, busy background. Let’s not kid ourselves. We’re not going to get broadcast results in a flash. But there are three simple steps we can all take to improve matters no end.

Easy streaming using Blackmagic Design capture cards

There’s a streaming solution available that you may not have considered before. It’s easy to install and use, and delivers superb results. It also is pretty inexpensive. While it can get you streaming very quickly, it’s also got the flexibility and functionality to take your productions much further when you’re ready. From Camera to YouTube and Facebook

How to turn your professional camera into a Webcam

With the current situation there has never been so much requirement for video conferencing using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or even Facetime. In the last couple of days, I’ve been asked by a couple of cameraman I know how they can use their fantastic kit for this purpose, as they are stuck at home for the next couple of months with thousands of pounds worth of cameras gathering dust. All these communication platforms running on PC or Mac can take an input from any webcam, but as good as modern webcams are, with their tiny sensors and limited microphones they can never compete with even the most basic professional camera systems.

Video Streaming Solutions - Beginner's Guide

Stream it live to anywhere from anywhere The simplest way to deliver content live to staff, students, customers and service users is via YouTube Live or Facebook Live. There are lots of ways to produce and stream professional looking video. Our technical team can advise you on the best solution for your needs – give us a call on 01457 851000.

FOX Sports Throws Daytona 500 Infield Party using Wirecast from Telestream

Wirecast Restream used to simultaneously live stream to multiple sites Considered the “Great American Race,” the 61st annual 2019 Daytona 500 NASCAR stock car race energized record crowds at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

Wirecast 11, Available Now

A new version of Wirecast has just been released by Telestream with new features and significant improvements. In the powerful Wirecast Pro version the Web stream plugin has been completely rewritten to improve stability and performance, this is fantastic for remote video contributions although you are still better off using the Teradek Wirecast Plugin if using their Cube encoder/decoders, because they offer lower latency. The new plugin also lets you utilise IP-enabled Panasonic and Lumens PTZ camera streams, if they don’t have NDI.

Video in Education - Wirecast Special Video Series

Wirecast live production and streaming software is ideal for use in schools, colleges and university. Watch this series of videos to find out how you can launch new streaming services for lecture capture, event coverage and graduation ceremonies, plus create unique teaching resources. EDU Series Part 1 - Live Streaming Your Graduations with Wirecast EDU Series Part 2 - How to Create Online Training Courses with ScreenFlow End-to-end Live Streaming in Education: From Classrooms to Commencements Create Student-Produced News at Your School Using Wirecast

Wirecast 13.1

New Improved

    • WIRE-16617: Continuing our quest to improve performance, efficiency and to
      reduce code bloat, we’ve done some under-the-hood updates that will make way for MORE updates, but in the short term should improve specific display functionality and reduce CPU usage.
    • WIRE-16615: We now prevent icons from being rendered in the background unnecessarily, again with the aim of providing some performance improvement
    • WIRE-16612: Now you can do a “draft” or preview of your broadcast when streaming to LinkedIn Live.
    • WIRE-16557: Updated to NDI SDK 4.1- just keeping things current.
      o WIRE-16545: We now allow you to configure the Closed Captions settings for

YouTube Events
o WIRE-16516: Thanks to all who let us know how much they love to collapse the layers on the Main Shot Bin. We brought back that ability.

  • WIRE-16496: Updated Facebook API version to the latest release.
  • WIRE-16490/16489: Updated various UI buttons and images so that they scale
    better on Windows.
  • WIRE-16485: We widened the properties panel and did some general cleanup to
    make the whole properties panel area look more appealing.
  • WIRE-16483: We received a very good suggestion to update our audio icons to
    make them more obviously show when audio is muted. Now, instead of just
    changing color, the icon has a line through it to indicate when it’s muted.
  • WIRE-16469: More under-the-hood improvements-we updated the Wirecast audio code to use AudioQueue and WASAPI APIs. The only user-facing change in this phase is that audio from multiple open documents will now be mixed together rather than only playing the audio from the topmost document.
  • WIRE-16467: We updated some wording for our Failed to Activate License warning, and included a link to our license reset tool.
  • WIRE-16464: When running Wirecast on a Windows machine where a monitor has > 100% scale, the text and graphics are now crisp and clean.
  • WIRE-16184: Improved decompression of MJPEG video, which will improve performance for many webcams, 4K webcams, and USB3 capture devices that capture 4K video.
  • WIRE-15999/15994/15951: More clean up and updating - we’ve removed CEF from the inspector panel which improves drawing performance and reduces flicker in the UI.
  • WIRE-15714: We also updated our technology to improve the performance and quickness of adding NDI sources to a document.
  • WIRE-15651: We have greatly improved the ability to navigate within the UI using the tab key. There’s more to come, but you can now joyfully tab through the text entry fields.
  • WIRE-15078: We’ve re-enabled NVENC high-profile encoding.

Fixes

  • WIRE-16906/WIRE-16903: Fixed a couple translation bugs in the Wirecast Preferences.
  • WIRE-16899: Twitter Message feed is now readable on macOS in Dark Mode.
  • WIRE-16829: Fixed an issue that was causing a transparent video signal from certain DeckLink capture cards when receiving an RGB signal from the HDMI input
  • WIRE-16804: Fixed some obscured notifications which could lead to confusion and crashes.
  • WIRE-16786: Now you can again set/reset time on Countdown Clock.
  • WIRE-16781: Fixed a crash when exiting Windows Notifications (WinToast)
  • WIRE-16676: Made Download Manager window more intuitive to understand when nothing has been downloaded.
  • WIRE-16656: When you select a deinterlacing option from the drop down in Source Properties, it now respects and saves your choice.
  • WIRE-16640: In our ongoing crusade to prove that English is indeed our first language, we’ve simplified the message that prompts you to install our audio  capture driver.
  • WIRE-16639/16107: We fixed a crash that occurred on Windows when starting a Rendezvous Session with a video device set to "Logi Capture".
  • WIRE-16636: Fixed a memory leak while the DirectShow configuration window is open.
  • WIRE-16635: Fixed an issue where sources from the Blackmagic ATEM Mini weren’t showing up, unless you selected the option to Show Duplicate Devices.
  • WIRE-16625: When typing a description for LinkedIn Live, the return key will now not cause the 'OK' button to be clicked, and all carriages returns will appear in the description field, as they should.
  • WIRE-16621: Fixed a long-standing annoyance where an extremely long RTMP stream key or name would get truncated and not saved correctly in a document.
  • WIRE-16614: We found a crash that could occur when closing a document after starting some recordings. We don’t know why you would ever do that, but we fixed it.
  • WIRE-16605: Put in a fix to alleviate some reported A/V sync issues that could occur when using multiple input sources.
  • WIRE-16595: On macOS we fixed an error that would occur if you started an ISO recording with an AVCapture video and audio source.
  • WIRE-16593: We updated YouTube’s branding.
  • WIRE-16551: Stock Media Warning message was unreadable when in dark mode
  • WIRE-16549: Rendezvous audio mixer now displays the correct meter values for sources that emit floating point audio (such as NDI) as opposed to 16-bit.
  • WIRE-16540: Fixed a missed translation in an Output Settings window.
  • WIRE-16539: Wirecast is no longer supported on Windows 7 after January 2020, so we now do not allow it to be installed on versions lower than Windows 10.
  • WIRE-16538: Wirecast no longer hangs/beachballs when you send an MP4 file live while showing a solid color in preview and starting an ISO/record.
  • WIRE-16530: For those of us who don’t fully understand the purpose of the Monitor Mix Minus button – we have added a tooltip to help.
  • WIRE-16522: Bet you didn’t even catch the misspelling. Consoliated is not a word. And now you won’t see that non-word in our app. #embarrassing
  • WIRE-16519: Fixed an issue where cryptic placeholder strings were displayed in place of text in a navigation menu in several instances.
  • WIRE-16504 / 16212 /16507: Fixed numerous reported issues with the countdown clock – specifically where it would default to local computer time when stopped – making it impossible to pause the countdown.
  • WIRE-16499: Stinger transitions on Mac now work and maintain transparency for all framerates, including 25fps, which briefly forgot how to function.
  • WIRE-16497: Fixed a broken link in the Welcome to Wirecast window that pointed to a video, which you may have wanted to watch but couldn’t.
  • WIRE-16494: Fixed an issue that in some instances wouldn’t let you reconfigure Output Settings once they had been set to one destination.
  • WIRE-16482: Layer 1 in the Main Shot Bin no longer disappears when switching shots using your shortcut keys.
  • WIRE-16480: If you were trying to bring in a shot from a remote computer that didn’t have much motion, via NDI– you might have noticed the shot would remain black. This was an NDI bug, which can be fixed by updating to NDI Tools v.4.
  • WIRE-16474: Fixed an issue where the audio Multi-Track Input Mapper would not show your source until you resized the window.
  • WIRE-16473/WIRE-16370: We updated all RTMP outputs to use our transport library, which fixed some issues caused by using a different library.
  • WIRE-16465: The inline audio meters used to incorrectly cause the Main Shot Bin to redraw if the meter reading was 0dB. That was a waste of resources, which we’ve corrected.
  • WIRE-16463: Drop shadows on text were disappearing or didn’t update properly. Fixed.
  • WIRE-16461: If you declined usage of a device (like a microphone), then later wanted to use that device, Wirecast would silently fail. Now we will nicely ask you if you still want to decline the device.
  • WIRE-16451: Updated Twitch and YouTube default bitrate presets to be 4Mbps to be more consistent with other destination defaults.
  • WIRE-16450: We also updated our destinations, so they default to x264 encoders.
  • WIRE-16428: When Wirecast is running on Wirecast Gear 110, 210, 220 or 230, live icons in the Main Shot Bin will be now be defaulted to off to conserve system resources.
  • WIRE-16419/16415: Removed a bunch of old, unused code. That’s all we’re going to say about that.
  • WIRE-16413: Now you can hot plug your X-keys device, and Wirecast will resume the connection seamlessly, rather than giving you the silent treatment.
  • WIRE-16406: On Mac, if you close your document while still streaming, the streaming indicator would remain in your Dock, confusingly indicating that a broadcast was still in progress. You now won’t see that. But really, not recommended to close your document while streaming.
  • WIRE-16390: Fixed an issue where the Twitter account selector box would be obscured or disappear in Output Settings after you had logged into Twitter, making it difficult to switch accounts.
  • WIRE-16383: Wirecast now properly detects if there is a network disconnection
  • WIRE-16377: You can now add a Cineform file into Wirecast without it crashing.
  • WIRE-16369: We added support for RTMPS streams to Wowza Streaming Engine.
  • WIRE-16366: Re-enabled the ability to click links in our embedded browser window on macOS 10.15
  • WIRE-16363: We removed the channel selector from the Audio Mixer.
  • WIRE-16357: Fixed a rare crash on Mac when closing the Output Settings while you’re in the mouseDown state.
  • WIRE-16342: Fixed a little glitch in our API calls to Twitch.
  • WIRE-16341: The “Allow Embedding” option in Output Settings for YouTube broadcasts was not working. We’ve fixed that.
  • WIRE-16340: We worked with Facebook to restore places, cross-posting and sponsor settings which stopped working after Facebook made some deprecations on their side.
  • WIRE-16337: Updated the help link next to YouTube Event Allow Embedding, to go to a more appropriate and helpful page.
  • WIRE-16312: Removed the audio icon from a QR Code Generator source in Shot Layers, since QR codes don’t have audio, silly.
  • WIRE-16310: Relatedly, we also removed some other unnecessary options in Source Properties for QR Code Generator.
  • WIRE-16262: Fixed a crash that occurs while simultaneously unplugging an Audio Source while trying to change its settings in the Source Properties.
  • WIRE-16243: Fixed a UI issue on Windows where a black bar appears above Main Shot Bin if you drag enough shots in there and really try to break it.
  • WIRE-16240: Fixed some more instances where text wasn’t translated when viewing the app in languages other than English.
  • WIRE-16233: We updated the Create and Open document icons on Welcome to Wirecast window. They’re much more attractive now.
  • WIRE-16224: We removed the poorly aligned border background image from the Audio Mixer’s FX settings menus and replaced it with a solid color.
  • WIRE-16208: Fixed a UI annoyance on the Image Carousel where toggling the shuffle checkbox would cause the default image to flash briefly.
  • WIRE-16112: Fixed some more UI weirdness when switching background color from ‘None’ to ‘Solid’ on Text, Title, and Clocks.
  • WIRE-16094: We changed the behavior of the Windows Installer to force users to uninstall before downgrading.
  • WIRE-15975: Fixed a memory leak that occurred while outputting with Virtual Camera.
  • WIRE-15969: Now you can switch between LinkedIn Live accounts on Windows, without having to change the Post type.
  • WIRE-15947: On certain Windows machines, Quicksync encoders would be missing from the encoder drop-down. We found them and put them back where they belong.
  • WIRE-15919: Wirecast no longer hangs when losing Internet connection, and it will automatically reconnect after the Internet connection is restored.
  • WIRE-15767: Unplugging or disabling the network adapter(s) now does not cause a spike in CPU usage.
  • WIRE-15740: When clicking on the "Save as Default" button in the Chroma Key, now actually saves your selection as a default.
  • WIRE-15680: Fixed an issue where shots that were moved or renamed, then reassigned in a document, could not be taken live until a different shot on the same layer had done so.
  • WIRE-15633: Multi-viewer on Mac can now identify each monitor, even when Wirecast is assigned to a specific Display in Mission Control.
  • WIRE-15521: Fixed a bug that caused NDI audio output to stutter – sometimes, and only after more than 2 hours.
  • WIRE-15466: Now, when creating a Vimeo stream with a custom stream name, the stream name no longer shows as "Untitled, and the actual name created is displayed.
  • WIRE-15388: Fixed a crash – which may or may not have been related to WebRTC and Rendezvous.
  • WIRE-14511: When you open a ticket via the support assistant, we now require you to add a subject, which helps us help you.
  • WIRE-13457: Fixed an intermittent crash when closing a document with an ASIO/WASAPI device.
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  • WIRE-13389: On Windows, we fixed a long-standing issue where colors from Blackmagic Web Presenter looked incorrect.
  • WIRE-13387: Fixed a somewhat random crash related to our source manager.
  • WIRE-13187: Added a warning message to prevent you from inadvertently copying over an existing file when you Record to Disk.
  • WIRE-10394: Now, if you try to record to disk to a subfolder that doesn't exist, the path/subfolder will be created, or the user will be alerted if the location needs to be edited.

    Known Issues

  • o WIRE-16822 – Apple will soon drop support for KEXT audio drivers, which enables us to capture the system audio on Mac. For now, users that have the old Wirecast driver installed can continue to use that until Apple fully disables this system. New Wirecast users will have several options (outlined in this Knowledge Base article), including to manually install the old driver if they want to use this.


Version 13

New & Improved

  • Main Shot Bin overhaul – We’ve done a complete refurbishment of our Main Shot Bin (that’s the layered area where you add all your shots.) We’re excited about a lot of under-the-hood improvements that reduced our code bloat, which you’ll have to trust us on. But what you will see is:
    • Greatly improved responsiveness when selecting and reordering shots, resizing windows and scrolling. It’s now smooth like buttah.
    • GPU accelerated live icons so you can see live previews of all your live shots, without hosing your system CPU.
    • Refreshed and decluttered user interface – like Feng Shui, but for software.
    • A bunch of other small but daring improvements like being able to reorder your master layers and more layer resizing options … oh, the power!
    • Speaking of resizing layers: We’ve added a “Zoom Layers To' menu under 'Layout' so you can set all your master layers in one fell swoop. AND now you can resize all your layers at the same time by holding down the Shift or Alt (Win) or Shift, Option or Command (Mac) keys. PLUS! Extra added bonus: If you double click a layer divider, your layer will resize to its default height. Boom.
    • You can now also drag & drop a shot by clicking anywhere in the shot, not just on the title.
  • BlackMagic Designs and Direct Show source process separation– We have been working hard to improve the resiliency of Wirecast when dealing with sources. We have updated our code for sources, which for us makes it easier to maintain and support future source updates. You won’t see a lot of obvious changes yet in usability – but this helps us set the stage for future improvements.
  • More efficiency - We're now allowing Blackmagic, DirectShow and Magewell sources to be more efficient – giving them access to GPU-accessible buffers for better performance.
  • Added support for MJPEG video in DirectShow sources
  • Stream to Facebook and other places simultaneously: Facebook recently changed their policy that allows you to stream to multiple destinations when also streaming to Facebook. We have enabled that in our application. So, stream away, anywhere!
  • Facebook 1080p streaming: Now you can stream 1080p and up to 60fps to Facebook.
  • Integrated Facebook Speed Test - New option in Facebook output settings "Optimize Connection" initiates a Facebook Speed Test to Facebook’s various regional ingestion servers to determine the best choice.
    • And we now warn busy users that the Facebook Speed Test can take several minutes.
  • PTZ control over NDI - This should allow all NDI PTZ cameras supporting movement controls over NDI to be fully usable in Wirecast. We have not tested every possible NDI PTZ device, but due to the standardization of NDI, all should work.
  • We also added support for PTZOptics PT12X-ZCam, for which we added a message in the PTZ Control Window that this device does not support pan/tilt controls. (It only zooms).
  • MacOS Dark Mode - We’re going dark. Or at least you can choose to now.
  • Larger user camera in Rendezvous - When entering the Rendezvous landing page (to enter the username), now the camera appears in the middle of the page so the user can see themselves more clearly than the small view in the top-right corner. Once the Rendezvous session starts, the camera jumps back to the top-right hand corner.
  • LinkedIn Live Error Tracking - We improved the error tracking when streaming to LinkedIn Live.
  • Preference Pane additions - We’ve added more options to the preference pane to give you even more decisions to make, including the look of your shot display, turning GPU Accelerated Live Icons to “Highest Framerate”, “Reduced Framerate” or “Disabled”, and other settings that give you ultimate omnipotence (at least within your own Wirecast document).
  • Streamlined Buy link - Clicking on the 'Buy/Upgrade' item under 'Help' now opens the web store directly instead of taking you on a leisurely walk-about through another page or two. We’re saving you time.
  • Warm and fuzzy analytics invite - We made our analytics opt-in pop-up warmer and fuzzier. We really hope you'll help us by opting in to analytics!
  • You probably don’t care, but we've enlarged the Welcome Window to make room for in-app videos to play in that window.
  • During the trial period, it is now easier for you to find and press a purchase button.

Fixes

  • We fixed an error when attempting to authenticate to Twitch, caused by a change in the Twitch API.
  • Fixed an issue that caused audio underflow/popping sounds when using certain Elgato capture cards.
  • We made an adjustment to the way Wirecast responds to changes in properties – one result being that now when you stop and restart the clock widget, it will resume where you left off, instead of restarting at the beginning.
  • Jetstream aka Streamzilla now shows up in Mac Output Settings without error.
  • When you replace a shot with another source, it will not automatically display at a ridiculously large size.
  • Now when you click on the "Enter full screen" button on the video in the Welcome Screen, it will actually display full screen.
  • Fixed an issue where files were flickering when added as a Web Stream source
  • A minor display issue – our cute little Cloud icon was being cut off when enabling Restream and Captions. Now it’s not.
  • Fixed an issue where most SD video (720x480) from Blackmagic and other devices were coming in with improper scaling.
  • We have more carefully isolated our media handling from other processes to help prevent crashes.
  • Fixing some long-standing ‘jank’ where audio mute buttons would display on video-only sources and video mute buttons on audio-only sources. Just more housecleaning.
  • Continuing with some housecleaning – We've done some additional clean up in the source settings tab of the Shot Inspector so it will only display the appropriate controls for audio-only and video-only sources
  • The ISO filename no longer reverts to default after choosing a destination.
  • We had some over-zealous capitalization on some messages we displayed. They are now proper English. The grammar police can rest easy.
  • We added back the menu bar, which would mysteriously disappear when you opened the Advanced Rendezvous Audio Mixer on Mac.
  • We spent way too much time debating whether it’s OK to display the copyright symbol as (C). No. And then we fixed it.
  • Eradicated an egregious bug that would cause Wirecast to slow down or eventually hang when the audio properties panel was open. That was a doozy.
  • Fixed a memory leak that occurred while looping Chroma Keyed video.
  • Fixed a hang that happened if you took the very specific action to add a playlist shot, move it and then click at the top of Wirecast.
  • Now when you modify the Source Properties of Blackmagic devices while ISO recording, your Preferences for the device will not become corrupt.
  • We removed some unnecessary permissions for areas of Facebook that we weren’t actually using, and that have now been deprecated by Facebook anyway.
  • Fixed an error that occurred on Windows when starting a Program Replay with a canvas size of 854x480.
  • Related to the bug above – we fixed an indefinite hang that would occur on Windows when initiating Replay in conjunction with another Output while using an 854 x 480 Canvas.
  • Now, on Mac, reducing your window size will not cause the Preview/Program windows to disappear.
  • Fixed the Image Carousel – which is also fixed in 12.2.1, by the way.
  • Grammarians rejoice! We’ve made more minor language changes to standardize the naming of items under the 'Window' menu.
  • Fixed an odd bug that would cause an indefinite hang in certain documents when you hover the mouse over the Preview Window.
  • Fixed a bug that didn’t let you assign a hotkey to a shot that's been duplicated.
  • Instead of immediately starting camera / audio devices on startup, which wastes resources, we now wait until we actually need to use them to start them up.
  • Fixed an annoying issue where dragging in unsupported media created a temporary shot which overlapped the clear layer icons.
  • Squashed a crash that happens when opening a document from Explorer/Finder, completing the analytics dialog, then opening and closing the preferences.
  • Fixed a licensing issue that, when deactivating a license and then immediately clicking Purchase, would open the Web Store instead of the more appropriate Product Catalog page.
  • Almost not worth mentioning, because most people will never see this, but we re-aligned a logo on a page that comes up when a Wirecast Pro user clicks purchase. (All in the name of making every aspect of Wirecast supremely excellent.)
  • When you upgrade from Wirecast One, your master layers will also upgrade accordingly. This wasn't happening, which could cause you to think you hadn't upgraded.
  • Fixed a bug where setting audio channel to both L and R made you think you had to upgrade to Wirecast Pro. Sorry.
  • Fixed numerous minor layout issues in media source properties panel.
  • When you upgrade from Wirecast One, you'll now be able to access Wirecast Studio or Pro help and User Guides.
  • Now, you can’t reorder a shot on a layer to be before the special Clear Layer shot.
  • When you create a Twitter shot, it will no longer automatically be added to Layer 3. You now can choose.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when quitting and not saving a document.
  • We re-enabled UI keyboard navigation on Mac, so you can again tab between controls.
  • NDI and Webstream sources will now display at full refresh rate in the multi-viewer.
  • Updated the XKeys 128 Controller SDK, so that it works correctly on macOS Catalina.
  • We prevented multiple calls to Facebook when it is the most recently selected destination, to reduce load time of the Output Settings dialog box.
  • Changing the opacity and subsequently hiding and showing the layer in the Shot Layers tab no longer reverts the opacity back to 100%. Opacity now stays the same as whatever it was set to previously…as it should.
  • Fixed an issue on Windows where mattes were not being applied to NDI or Webstream sources.
  • MacOS 10.15 is requiring applications to be “notarized”. Part of this update is to enable “hardened runtime” which adds additional protections to the application. We have done this.
  • Added an error message to indicate when an Elgato device is in use by another app or fails to start.
  • Increased wait time and publish attempts for LinkedIn Live broadcasts, which could fail due to the latency introduced when using it with Wirecast Live Captions or Wirecast Restream.
  • Now when you click on the info button to learn about our usage data policies, it takes you to an actual page - not a 404 error.
  • The preview video no longer freezes when you open source properties, so you can see changes being made live, which is of course the purpose of the preview window.
  • Fixed an issue that caused signal degradation for NDI Sources with Live Icons enabled.
  • Fixed an embarrassing oversight that caused a coder-level label to display when setting Exposure Levels settings in PTZ Controls.
  • Fixed issue that would cause "Use backup server" and "Automatically Start Event" to become unavailable in certain cases, when streaming to YouTube.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause audio to not be restored when reconnecting to NDI Sources on Windows.
  • Fixed an issue streaming RTMP to specific URLs on macOS Mojave.
  • Fixed some more odd license behavior when you select "Buy Wirecast" then close the purchase window on macOS.
  • Fixed an indefinite hang that occurred on Windows, when using a machine with a dual GPU setup and changing the graphics adapter then clicking restart.
  • An issue was fixed by Facebook that was causing an inability to switch to live from preview when using the Facebook Live – with User Code destination.
  • We changed the default encoder to x264 for Livestream.com.
  • Fixed a variety of scaling issues that occurred primarily when NDI or BlackMagic sources were added.
  • When Mac users tried to use Rendezvous with a Studio or Trial license, we did not serve up the proper pop-up window to explain next steps. We do that now.
  • Fixed a rare crash on Windows. Yah – that.
  • Improved the handling of alpha PNG files to more efficiently decode these files when played in Wirecast.
  • For users on Windows 10 Creator Studio with DirectX12 installed, our installer doesn’t fail for you now.
  • We now don’t put dark text on a dark background in the name of selected shot in the Shot Layers panel on macOS. #easiertoread.
  • Fixed an issue where .wcst documents could not be opened if they contained Cyrillic characters.
  • You can no longer change the default encoder presets by creating a new encoder preset with the same name.
  • Selecting a shot with the touch bar caused shot properties sliders/buttons/etc. to be greyed-out and unusable unless you tapped on that shot again in the touch bar. This was not intended. So, we fixed that.
  • We’re happy to report, we have significantly improved the way in which Wirecast plays ProRes 4444 clips on Windows. We're seeing 2-3x less CPU usage, depending on the file.
  • Removed some old DX9c code – just cleaning up.
  • Ricoh Theta V video was coming in upside down. Now it’s not.
  • YouTube viewer statistics now will continue to update after streaming for more than an hour.
  • Fixed a long-standing issue that would result in missing media errors when trying to copy a shot from one document to another, if both documents are open at the same time.

Additional Notes

  • The time has come to drop support for older DV cameras, since we don’t test them anymore and they are difficult to even find nowadays. Consider official support for these dropped.
  • Windows 7 users: Note that Wirecast 13 will be the last release that supports Win7. You’ll see a message about this in app but consider yourself warned.
  • We removed the ability to create a Twitter shot directly from the top nav bar. Don’t worry, you can still do it from the Add Source (+) button in the Shot Bin area.

Known Issues

  • On Windows 7, system devices that deliver planar YUV display green video. The workaround for these devices is to set the color space to RGB.

Version 12.1.1

Fixes

  • Fixed – Microsoft Stream destination filter rejects valid custom domains
  • Fixed – QR Code does not work
  • Fixed – Rare crash with certain Blackmagic devices on macOS
  • Fixed – Removed CEF from YouTube destination authentication workflow
  • Fixed – Rendezvous Guest stops receiving video after changing the camera or microphone
  • Fixed – Rendezvous Guest tally lights do not work
  • Fixed – RSS Feeds do not work
  • Fixed – Unable to change active shot with AppleScript

Known Issues

  • MacOS – Adding more than one PTZOptics NDI connection to a single machine (regardless of the connecting application) can cause a crash in the application that is the second to connect.
    • Workaround 1 – Disable Multicast
      • Go to the PTZOptics camera admin webpage.
      • Go to the Network Section.
      • Disable Multicast
      • Reboot the camera using the System page.
    • Workaround 2 – Use RTSP instead of NDI
      • Use the newly rewritten WebStream plugin in Wirecast to connect to the RTSP stream.
      • The URL for this stream can be found in your PTZOptics camera’s documentation or admin webpage.
  • Windows 7 – Certain 4K/UHD H.264 video files in the Stock Media Library are not supported.
  • Animated PNG movies from the Stock Media Library can experience poor playback or dropped frames

Version 12

New Features

  • NEW – Stock Media Library
    • Now included with every active support subscription, the new Stock Media Library adds a growing database of over 500,000 unique, high quality media assets to your projects.
    • A new custom-built portal gives you direct access to transitions, motion backgrounds, royaltyfree backing tracks, and videos from right within Wirecast.
    • Select the new Media Files category in the Add Source dialog and choose Stock Media Library.
  • NEW – Stinger (Custom Transitions) Playback Speed Controls
    • Spice up your stinger transitions using the new Stock Media Library, which contains transition files.
    • New speed controls allow you to adjust the timing of your stinger transitions, and an additional transition bank gives you more options for live production.
  • NEW – Rendezvous Audio Mixing
    • In the Rendezvous dashboard, you can now create a custom audio mix to be sent to your Rendezvous guests.
    • Studio license level will allow you to select the devices to mix.
    • Pro license levels will grant you the ability to select individual channels from audio devices to be mixed.
  • NEW – QR Code Generator Source
    • Want to give your audience quick access to a custom link within your stream? Just create a QR code that your audience can scan! Copy your link into the new QR Code Generator and Wirecast will create a scannable image to broadcast to your fans.
    • Select the Overlays category in the Add Source dialog and choose QR Code Generator.

Improvements

  • Improvement – Add ability to configure the number of transition banks in the Preferences
  • Improvement – Add ability to continuously read a text file in the Text Source Properties
  • Improvement – Allow users to configure the playback speed of Stinger Transitions
  • Improvement – Display the Facebook Page of Scheduled events in the Facebook Destination Output Settings
  • Improvement – Enable NVENC High Profile in Encoder settings
  • Improvement – Expose all options in Facebook Live Polls
  • Improvement – Update CEF to version 3578
  • Improvement – Update to NDI SDK v.3.8

Fixes

  • Fixed – Add better error messaging when the GPU does not support Direct X 11
  • Fixed – Adding a Direct Show audio device to the document causes duplicate sources to appear in the Rendezvous Dashboard
  • Fixed – After attempting to activate an old license, any subsequent invalid license activation attempts show an incorrect error message
  • Fixed – Audio from Multi-Channel Sources is not heard in the Rendezvous call when sending the Live Output audio track
  • Fixed – Build-In/Build-Out elements don't move proportionally
  • Fixed – Certain stinger transitions can appear doubled and stretched
  • Fixed – Change Audio right-click menu text is hard to read text
  • Fixed – Change the wording for missing Stinger Transitions
  • Fixed – Changing the playback speed of a stinger transition pauses it without updating the pause/play button
  • Fixed – Clicking X in the Add Source Dialog adds any selected sources to the document on Windows
  • Fixed – Clock System Fonts missing font picker dialog
  • Fixed – Crash when adding a Stinger Transition on Windows 7 with an AMD GPU
  • Fixed – Facebook Scheduled events list fails to be read properly in some cases
  • Fixed – Fixed bad alignment in Teradek StreamReader Properties page
  • Fixed – Hang when selecting a Stinger Transition then immediately using the transition
  • Fixed – IP camera frame glitch
  • Fixed – Midi controller volume slider control skips from 99% to 101%
  • Fixed – NDI detection is disabled when disabling IP Camera discovery
  • Fixed – Opening a new document during a stream caused Wirecast to Crash after disconnecting from a Rendezvous Session
  • Fixed – Periscope Destination Schedules Event and Tweets even if Destination is Disabled
  • Fixed – PTZ IP Port field does not update after switching to a PTZ profile that uses a required IP port
  • Fixed – Random crash during a Rendezvous Session
  • Fixed – Random crash when a document has disconnected sources
  • Fixed – Random hang when switching sources
  • Fixed – Rare hang that can occur on Windows
  • Fixed – Remove Facebook donation button from Profiles (not supported by Facebook)
  • Fixed – Remove Shutdown when not live from Clock and Solid Color sources
  • Fixed – Security Warning Preventing Facebook Live Authentication on certain 4G networks
  • Fixed – Streaming to Ustream causes a hang on macOS Mojave
  • Fixed – Switching Destinations from Facebook User Code While Authenticating Disables OK Button
  • Fixed – Telestream Cloud Restream output out of sync when started after another output
  • Fixed – Unable to capture video from Osprey 900 series capture cards
  • Fixed – Unable to create a Scheduled YouTube Event
  • Fixed – Unable to delete Scheduled Events on Profiles
  • Fixed – Unable to stream to certain RTMP servers on macOS Mojave
  • Fixed – Unable to use ScreenFlow screen record with record PC audio selected while running Rendezvous Session
  • Fixed – Virtual Mic audio distortion in Zoom
  • Fixed –Unable to remove Live Output from the Rendezvous mix

Known Issues

  • MacOS – Adding more than one PTZOptics NDI connection to a single machine (regardless of the connecting application) can cause a crash in the application that is the second to connect.
    • Workaround 1 – Disable Multicast
      • Go to the PTZOptics camera admin webpage.
      • Go to the Network Section.
      • Disable Multicast
      • Reboot the camera using the System page.
    • Workaround 2 – Use RTSP instead of NDI
      • Use the newly rewritten WebStream plugin in Wirecast to connect to the RTSP stream.
      • The URL for this stream can be found in your PTZOptics camera’s documentation or admin webpage.
  • Windows 7 – Certain 4K/UHD H.264 video files in the Stock Media Library are not supported.
  • Animated PNG movies from the Stock Media Library can experience poor playback or dropped frames

Version 11.1

New Features

  • NEW – Facebook Live Polling
  • Enables the creation and embedding in Facebook live streams of audience polls
  • Text of questions and up to four answers can be written within the Wirecast user interface
  • Results of the poll are dynamically displayed for viewers

Fixes

  • Wirecast selects the Microsoft Basic Render Driver as the Video Adapter on Windows
  • ISO recordings fail after certain periods of time
  • Titler Live playlists do not work correctly
  • Streaming to Sunday Streams does not work on macOS Mojave
  • RTMP metadata has incorrect frame rate on macOS Mojave
  • RTMP output does not work with fractional frame rates on macOS Mojave

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