Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has developed a new version of its Wirecast live streaming and production software designed to enable studio-grade production for live events in Microsoft Stream, an enterprise video service that allows users to securely upload, stream live, and share video.
Called Wirecast S, the new software will be available as a free 30-day trial download when Microsoft enables live event streaming and scheduling for its Stream customers, and as a monthly subscription thereafter.
“Our customers rely on video to create engaging communications that reach across their organization,” said Microsoft Partner Group Program Manager Vishal Sood. “The integration with Wirecast S will enable our customers to produce highly customizable, live streaming content by using software that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Stream.”
Combined with Microsoft Stream and Office 365, users can be up and streaming to their company or group quickly by using a number of quick-start templates for town halls, presentations and announcements. Users can launch Wirecast S directly within Microsoft Stream and begin streaming quickly with user friendly features that support beginners with little or no training required. To create high-production value webcasts, Wirecast S makes it easy to switch between multiple cameras and add Skype feeds, images, titles, and sound tracks within the application.
Scott Murray, VP Product Management at Telestream, commented, “Wirecast S makes corporate live video broadcasting accessible to any company or employee using the Microsoft Stream platform within Office 365. Our goal was to make a tool that was lightweight, flexible, and easy to use and run while still enabling a professional look and feel for any broadcast. Working closely with the Microsoft Stream product team, we have developed a solution that integrates tightly with their platform, streamlining live video creation and encoding into a unified, secure process that extends and facilitates communication within an organization’s existing Office 365 infrastructure.”