Telestream has introduced Wirecast Go, a stand-alone iPhone live streaming application that enables users to capture content using their phone camera, and stream live directly to YouTube or any other Real Time Messaging Protocol server supported by a wide variety of content delivery networks. Graphics, logos, titles and other images can be inserted to the footage.
“Today, smartphones are proving to be a valuable asset for field-based broadcast news teams and many other users, empowering them to capture news and events in ways that were previously unimaginable,” said Barbara DeHart, VP of desktop business at Telestream. “Wirecast Go enables video journalists to create professional live productions on their iPhones and then broadcast them on the broadest range of social or private networks.”
Wirecast Go will be available with two levels of features and functionality. The standard version, which targets the enthusiastic amateur user is free to download from the App Store and enables unlimited live streaming to YouTube from an iPhone. The premium features of the app are available for a fee, and enable live streaming to any RTMP destination, and switching between unlimited numbers of shots. An additional premium feature included in the unlocked version is the ability to capture and replay highlights from the live production.
Telestream has developed Wirecast Go to support the growing community of both professional and amateur iPhone users that want to disseminate breaking news and live events. The company is targeting a number of audiences with Wirecast Go, including TV news journalists and ENG teams. In addition to shooting video footage and sending it back to base, the journalist can also create professional quality live video streams on his/her iPhone and stream them to multiple destinations live from the news scene.