Telestream has announced powerful new features for its Wirecast 4.2 live streaming production software, including a new virtual camera output feature that allows Wirecast for Windows to be used directly as a video source for Skype and Google Hangouts.
Wirecast for Windows also adds support for the new Matrox VS4 multi-channel video capture card and the entire MXO2 family. Version 4.2 extends Wirecast reach to video gamers with support for custom canvas sizes and the the Avermedia Game Broadcaster HD card. Quality and performance gain a boost with updates to MainConcept and Flash libraries. In addition, support has been added for OS X Mountain Lion.
Says Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream: “Wirecast provides a cost-effective solution for the creation and streaming of professional-quality live video productions to online audiences. Support for virtual camera output extends Wirecast reach by enabling the output to be picked up by any device or software that takes a camera source, such as Skype and Google Hangouts.
Matrox utilised the new Wirecast input source SDK which allows partners to write their own plug-ins for Wirecast. Support for the Matrox VS4 capture card provides four independent HD-SDI inputs, making it ideal for multi-camera live video production and broadcasting for sports, churches, schools and other live events. Support for Matrox MXO2 capture devices provides an ideal portable solution for streaming live events from any location. Additional new Wirecast capture support includes Blackmagic Intensity Extreme (Thunderbolt) and Blackmagic UltraStudio 3D (Thunderbolt).
Support for custom canvas sizes extends Wirecast to gamers by allowing them to capture specific screen resolutions, beyond standard broadcast sizes. This includes support for 1920×1080 canvas size. The Avermedia Game Broadcaster HD card is designed for console and PC games, allowing users to capture games up to 1080p.
Wirecast is the only cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production, and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously. Wirecast is ideal for streaming or recording live internet shows, broadcasting breaking news and sports, streaming live concerts, transmitting church services, corporate meetings, lectures and more.