Wirecast 15.1: Top 3 New Features for Live Video Production

Telestream Wirecast 15.1 was just released and has many new features! Version 15.1 of Wirecast gives producers and live streamers much more power and flexibility for creating quality content. Here are the top three features of Wirecast 15.1.

VST3 Effect Plugin Support

VST3 is the latest Virtual Studio Technology interface. It allows for 3rd party developers to create unique plugins for controlling, manipulating, or otherwise altering audio. Wirecast 15.1 now supports the use of VST3 Effect Plugins on individual sources or your final output mix so you can professionally control the audio in your live stream.

An example of an audio distortion and pitch correction VST3 Effect Plugin in Wirecast 15.

In a live video production scenario, leveraging VST3 Effect Plugins can be very effective:

  • Normalize audio from different sources to achieve a consistent volume level
  • Equalize a given source to cut out distracting frequencies
  • Correct or shift the pitch of a speaker or musical instrument feed
  • Remove reverb to clean up audio from lower-quality microphones)
  • and much more.

Application Shortcuts & Document Hotkeys

Wirecast 15.1 now allows for you to make your own keyboard shortcuts for nearly any action in the Wirecast app.

"One of the most commonly-used peripherals in a live-streamer’s arsenal is an external switching device like an Elgato Stream Deck. Devices like these allow producers to automate a range of actions in Wirecast, such as queueing up shots in the preview window, clearing layers, and pushing shots live. This streamlines many production actions and lets individuals create live video content more professionally and easily."

The latest version of Wirecast allows you to define and configure fully customizable document hotkeys for your workflows. 

Rendezvous Camera & Screen Sharing

Wirecast Rendezvous makes producing webcasts, webinars, tutorials and more with remote presenters easier. Wirecast Rendezvous is a powerful tool that allows live streaming video producers to capture a guest speaker’s audio and video from a remote location and incorporate that into the larger show.  Now with the update you can bring in a speaker's webcam, audio feed, and a shared screen simultaneously – and synchronized.

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