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Telestream Wirecast 6.0 Now Available

Screenshot of Telestream Wirecast 6

NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Telestream, a manufacturer of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the immediate availability of Wirecast 6.0, the latest version of its live streaming software. Wirecast is a 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. With new production capabilities, streamlined workflows, and expanded content source options, Wirecast 6.0 offers the capabilities of more expensive hardware solutions with the flexibility and affordability of a software application.

Wirecast is used to broadcast professional-looking live web shows, news, online gaming, sporting events, concerts, church services, corporate meetings, lectures and a range of other enterprise applications. With Wirecast, users can stream multiple live cameras, while mixing in other media such as movies, images and sounds, and adding production features such as transitions, built-in titles, chroma key, virtual sets and live scoreboards.

“With Wirecast, you don’t need to be a video professional to create polished live broadcasts. It is easy and affordable and all you need is a camera, a computer and an Internet connection to broadcast your video productions to any audience,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of desktop business at Telestream.

The new replay function enables the capture and replay of clips during live production, allowing users to easily switch in important captured segments right from the interface. Using replay, users can slow down, speed up or scrub across a clip and find the exact moment to show. Replay is useful for sports broadcasts or for any application that needs to reshow portions of a live broadcast.

The new playlist feature in Wirecast 6.0 allows users to create playlists on the fly: They can drag-and-drop the queuing of multiple videos, images, audio or live shots to automate broadcasts, add commercial breaks, or stream archived content during off hours. Playlists can also be used to rotate live camera views.

Wirecast 6.0 makes it easy to add social media feeds to live broadcasts, with Twitter messages overlaid directly onto the broadcast. To maintain control of what is being displayed, operators can search and select only the Tweets they wish to share.

New in version 6.0 is the ability to quickly and easily send content from Wirecast to Microsoft Azure Media Services, allowing large-scale streaming broadcasts to leverage the scalability, reliability, redundancy and minimum capital investment the cloud offers when streaming live to large audiences with myriad devices.