The new V4.2 release of Telestream’s Wirecast live streaming production software includes a new virtual camera output feature that allows Wirecast for Windows to be used directly as a video source for Skype and Google Hangouts.
Wirecast for Windows also adds support for the Matrox VS4 multichannel video capture card and the MXO2 family.
V4.2 extends Wirecast reach to video gamers with support for custom canvas sizes and the Avermedia Game Broadcaster HD card. MainConcept and Flash libraries have been updated, and support has been added for OS X Mountain Lion.
Matrox used the new Wirecast input source SDK which allows partners to write their own plug-ins. Support for the VS4 provides four independent HD-SDI inputs for recommended uses including multi-camera live video production and broadcasting for sport and other live events.
Additional new Wirecast capture support includes Blackmagic Intensity Extreme (Thunderbolt) and Blackmagic UltraStudio 3D (Thunderbolt).
Support for custom canvas sizes extends Wirecast to gamers by allowing them to capture specific screen resolutions, beyond standard broadcast sizes. This includes support for 1920×1080 canvas size. The Avermedia Game Broadcaster HD card is designed for console and PC games, allowing users to capture games up to 1080p. – Carolyn Giardina