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Telestream Announces New Version of Wirecast Gear

This new generation said to offer a significant performance increase over predecessors.

NEVADA CITY, Calif.—Telestream is rolling out the latest version of its Wirecast Gear live video streaming production hardware, which the company says provides a significant performance increase over previous generations, enabling live professional broadcasts to be established in minutes for producers in education, worship service staff, corporate and online trainers and others looking to create a live streamed production.

Building off of Wirecast’s 300 series server-grade processing, the new 400 series adds a professional NVIDIA Quadro GPU that can produce up to four simultaneous 1080p 60fps encodes and an SDI program output or multiview without using additional CPU bandwidth. There is also the ability to create more ISO and archival grade encodes simultaneously for future repurposing of content.

Wirecast Gear can support up to five simultaneous cameras via baseband SDI or four cameras via HDMI. It has six channels of audio and professional XLR/TLS balanced audio inputs. It is also adding more CPU cores, higher clock speeds, faster RAM and the latest NVMe storage.

Additional features of Wirecast Gear include the Telestream Wirecast Pro software; NewBlue Tilter Live software; Telestream Switch Player software; Dual 1 Gbps NIC cards; 60 FPS input and encode capabilities; a rack mountable chassis with certified thermal cooling system; IPMI interface; and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC. Wirecast users also have access to the new stock media library and can invite up to seven remote guests into the streaming program with the Wirecast Rendezvous feature.