Wirecast Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Wirecast

Live video streaming solution

4.33/5 (3 reviews)

Wirecast overview

What is Wirecast?

Wirecast is a cloud-based and on-premise live video streaming solution designed to help churches, schools, event production, media & digital marketing businesses broadcast events in real-time. Features include playlist creation, web conferencing, screen capture, and audio ingestion & mixing.

The application enables event organizers to capture live or pre-recorded video, audio or images to create professional content as well as prepare individual audio tracks for different outputs & streams. Wirecast comes with a stock media library, which allows professionals to access multiple media assets such as videos, music, background images, and more while creating live broadcasts. Sports facilities can use the solution to stream events using built-in timers, stopwatches, scoreboards, and instant replays functionalities.

The solution offers integration with various third-party applications such as YouTube, Facebook, LiveStream, Wowza, Twitter, Periscope, and more. Digital marketers using Wirecast can stream videos across multiple platforms, create content/graphics, communicate with the audience in real-time, and monitor engagement through comments on social media.
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Pricing

Starting from
$599
Pricing options
Free trial
One time license
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Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
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Wirecast user reviews

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Kevin W.

A great solution for livestreaming

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

It's great and we're thankful for what it allows us to do.

Pros
We were able to begin live streaming within a week of purchasing the software, which means it's intuitive.

Cons
I wish the interface was simpler and more user friendly. There are things that we've had to "figure out" that would be helpful to have quickly at our fingertips.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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William C.

Wirecast

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

We have been very pleased with Wirecast and plan to continue using it for our Graduation Ceremonies and other like events at the College.

Pros
The think I like most about Wirecast is the interface it provides to stream live video across multiple platforms such as Facebook or YouTube. The preview screen is also most helpful when preparing to transition to the next shot.

Cons
The thing I like least about Wirecast is the amount of time it takes to get it setup correctly. However, once it has been setup, it is a fantastic tool.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Angel O.

Good but not Great!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

I managed to stream the productions I needed with Wirecast and got work done. Overall it a stable software that turns your computer into a decent video mixer to do livestreams.

Pros
Wirecast is a Good software for me but NOT Great due to the Computer Resources it requeres. The software itselft is easy to learn and friendly to the new user. You can be up and running in matter of minutes without reading long instructions. Its straight forward and the interface is quick to learn. No big learning curb.

Cons
When it comes time to GO LIVE that's where most of my issues begin. You MUST have a very powerful PC to get the best of this software of you will encounter frame drops, and connection issues once you are streaming. Another con that I encountered was that I could not record locally and Stream to various destinations at the same time. It was either or for me. The type of machine I have is a Alienware and I was still having issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Wirecast pricing

Starting from
$599
Pricing options
Free trial
One time license
View Pricing Plans

Wirecast offer a free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers. Pricing details are outlined below-

Wirecast Studio: $599 for 2 remote guests & 1-4 multi-viewer output
Wirecast Pro: $799 for 7 remote guests & 1-17 multi-viewer output

Wirecast features

API
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Drag & Drop
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