Telestream Enhances Streaming To Facebook

Telestream, a provider of digital media tools and workflow products, has upgraded its Wirecast live streaming and production software for Mac and Windows.

The latest release includes built-in PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) control for robotic cameras in Wirecast Pro, support for the X-Keys Wirecast Control Surface and paired encoding contribution with Facebook Live and more. The paired encoding makes it easier for videographers to target and stream content to Facebook pages for clients, customers, and their brands without requiring admin passwords or credentials for the main Facebook account. According to the company this is particularly useful for pages with multiple contributors and cross-promotional streaming.

Then the built-in PTZ control enables more sophisticated multi-camera productions without having to recruit additional staff or outside help. Optimized for the PTZ Optics camera line using the VISCA-over-IP protocol, this is more flexible and faster for generating alternative camera angles and framing from PTZ cameras without leaving the Wirecast interface.

There is also support for P.I. Engineering’s X-keys Wirecast control surface designed for rapid, responsive operation of Wirecast in faster-paced live production environments. The new Wirecast control surface offers rapid access to 12 sources on each of the five layers in Wirecast. The status of each layer and source is indicated on the controller via a light behind the corresponding key. One button triggering of saved scenes, outputs, and transitions gives operators fingertip access to the most frequently used features.

The X-keys for Wirecast Controller will come free of charge with any new purchase of a Wirecast Gear 230 system through the end of June, 2018. This is the first Wirecast upgrade since the release of version 8 which marked a change in how the software is sold and upgraded for existing customers. As of version 8, users now get frequent free updates as part of their yearly support subscription. This differs from the previous “paid upgrade” model before version 8. 

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

Maturing OTT Challenges Vendors As Well As Broadcasters

It is not just broadcasters and pay TV operators that have struggled to cope with the accelerating momentum behind OTT, because it has been just as challenging for their technology providers.

Articles You May Have Missed – December 20, 2017

In case you missed a day with The Broadcast Bridge, here are two popular articles that may be lost in your inbox. The first of two articles looks first at what seven manufacturers think about cloud solutions and second examines…

Hot Emerging Broadcast Technologies for 2018

Today’s TV market is inundated with claims of the ‘next big thing.’ We can expect even more of these claims as we approach this year’s end. From virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), to artificial intelligence (AI), to voic…

H.264 Versus HEVC: Understanding the Differences

4K imagery has become the quality standard for many broadcast applications. A key requirement is that the transmission links be of sufficient bandwidth. Links using H.264 can be overwhelmed by the much higher bandwidth requirements of 4K video. HEVC is…

Applied Technology: HECAS Mobile Live Streaming

Mobile video consumption on a global scale is increasing exponentially, with live video as the key driver of mobile video engagement. While live mobile video users watch three times longer than on-demand video users and comment 10 times more on live…