Version 6.0 of Telestream’s Wirecast live streaming production software is debuting at IBC.
Scheduled for availability during Q4, Wirecast 6.0 possesses new features including Replay, which allows users to record and select live clips to replay in realtime, slow-motion or fast motion. With an eye towards sports applications, it also enables scrubbing through clips and suppressing audio.
A new playlist capability gives service providers the ability to queue recorded content. This could be used for adding commercials or scheduling and planning long broadcasts. Paired with Replay, it could be used to create highlight reels while producing a show. Finally, social media connections to Twitter let users keep in touch with their audience in realtime.
Noting that Wirecast enables capture, live production, and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously, Telestream VP of desktop business, Barbara DeHart, said: “It makes possible an ultra-portable system, comparable to a professional hardware switcher with up to 35 layers of live compositing, in a flexible software application.”