Telestream releases latest version of Wirecast production solution
The new version adds native support for Apple Silicon (M1) hardware along with a variety of new software updates.
In Wirecast Pro, users can now send their live outputs to a secondary display. The live program feed can be sent to a big screen or to an independent capture device without the need for specific hardware. When paired with a UVC HDMI capture device, users can capture live output for use in other applications like Zoom or Teams as an alternative to using a virtual camera/mic.
Shot Templates allow users to add a pre-configured shot layout to a document. Cameras and sources can now be assigned to Placeholders to quickly add a source to any number of shots. For example, an operator could assign a guest to a placeholder and once that guest arrives, they are automatically placed in all shots designated for them.
Additional new features and updates:
Lock Shot Icon – users can take a snapshot of a live shot and save it as an icon thumbnail. Example: PTZ cameras with multiple shots configured can display customized snapshots for each angle for quick identification during production
PTZ control for Sony X-Series IP cameras – adds direct support for Sony X-series cameras from within the Wirecast PTZ controller
Support for LinkedIn Live Auto-Captions – When streaming to LinkedIn Live, users can now enable Automatically Generated Captions in a broadcast, which will enable viewers to see captions in their player
Input Connection selector for Blackmagic devices – Adds an option to choose video/audio input connections (HDMI/SDI) for Blackmagic source devices directly from Wirecast
Clock enhancements – several updates to the clock overlay including:
- Option to automatically start the countdown clock when it gets pushed live
- Ability to display times in minutes greater than 60 minutes for sports and other applications
- Option to display day-of-the-week only
- Option to countdown to a specific date and time, for longer broadcasts and countdowns.
Wirecast 14.2 is available now and is a free update to all users with a Wirecast Access plan.
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