Telestream Wirecast 5 now available

Telestream has released a major upgrade for its Wirecast live streaming production software. Wirecast 5 adds: enhanced encoding and playback options; a new, more efficient user interface (UI); high-quality screen capture; and more flexible input/output integrations for easier, high-quality live streaming.

New features and improvements in Wirecast 5 include: x264 encoding enabling x264 live encoding with stunning quality at lower bit-rates; high quality screen capture provides the ability to broadcast multiple application windows from the same computer; as well as HD screen capture in 60 FPS with amazing quality. Updated UI has been redesigned to include new keyboard shortcuts, live preview swap, shot bin improvements and more. Output program feed permits output of SDI/HDMI program feeds to Blackmagic Design Intensity and DeckLink capture cards. This enables users to send live feeds directly into editing, effects and broadcast design systems.

Web stream plugin allows an IP or web-based live feed to be used as a source, supporting RTMP, RTSP, MMS or HTTP as input sources into Wirecast. This enables a Wirecast live stream to be used as a source in another Wirecast.

Improved H.264 playback delivers smoother playback of pre-recorded H.264 videos in Wirecast.

Stream delay adds an optional time buffer between the live feed and final broadcast, preventing mistakes from airing live. This is a key feature for gamers wanting to delay their live on-screen action to hide their strategy from online competitors.

Meanwhile, cross-platform Teradek plugin integration with Teradek Cube, Bond and Sputnik is now available for both Mac and PC.

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