Wowza ClearCaster – Facebook Live Streaming Appliance
2.4 BILLION active Facebook users – 360 million regularly watching Facebook Live. Connect With Confidence on Facebook Live with ClearCaster
ClearCaster Brings Reliable Encoding to Any Destination
Announcing ClearCaster Universal Mode: The Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance now supports broadcast-quality streaming to any destination with Universal Mode, a cloud-based user interface that simplifies command and control over your encoding workflows.
Focused on preventing encoding mishaps and first-mile delivery issues, the new ClearCaster Universal Mode allows event producers to reliably power their encoding workflows with advanced monitoring, encoding presets for popular streaming destinations, cloud-based workflow management, and adaptive network encoding. Additionally, ClearCaster can be integrated with the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service or the Wowza Streaming Engine™ software for support and monitoring from encode to distribution.
ClearCaster Feature Updates: There have been some exciting new additions to the ClearCaster feature lineup since our last release. Here are the latest ClearCaster capabilities.
Encoding to Any Destination
- Use trusted encoder presets for popular streaming destinations, including defined workflows for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
- Simplify your broadcast workflows through streamlined templates.
- Gain full control over remote management from any browser via our cloud-based user interface.
- Select your encoding output (including 4K) and deliver it to multiple destinations.
Adaptive Network Encoding
- Increase reliability with adaptive intelligent network encoding, which constantly monitors network health and automatically decreases bitrate in adverse conditions.
Simplified Workflow Management
- Use the cloud-based ClearCaster Manager for command and control, as well as real-time health monitoring over all your appliances.
- Integrate ClearCaster into your Wowza Streaming Cloud or Wowza Streaming Engine workflows for the highest-quality publishing from encode to distribution.
- Leverage end-to-end support from Wowza, including stream health metrics and logging across your entire workflow.
- Use trusted encoder presets fully integrated with Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Streaming Cloud.
- Deliver over the first mile with our reliable, proprietary WOWZ™ protocol.
- Purpose-built with help from Facebook, the Wowza ClearCaster appliance directly connects to Facebook Live’s API so you’ll be up-to-date.
- Auto-configures optimal encoder settings for your conditions and requirements, so you don’t have to worry.
- Real-time stream health monitoring automatically adjusts on the fly to ensure up-time and quality.
- Developed to significantly increase the streaming success of Facebook Live broadcasts.
- Deliver crisp, 1080p30 content
- Easily encodes 360° and VR video to create breathtaking experiences for viewers.
- Includes x264 for encoding high-quality video, H.264 video streams and is VP9-ready.
- Just 5 steps and less than 3 minutes to set up – Watch the video
- Start new live streams in seconds – Watch the video
- Just plug in, and we’ll take it from there.
- Talent View functionality gives on-camera personalities the ability to see exactly what their followers see.
- Generate follower engagement like never before by leveraging Facebook Live Reactions, creating more loyal fans.
- Interact with followers in real time, get input and gauge your broadcast.
- Eliminate awkward pauses for both you and your followers with an integrated countdown clock that cues the exact moment you go live.
- SDI or HDMI input for your professional-grade equipment.
- Rack-mountable appliance is designed to easily connect to editing bays and integrate with existing production workflows.
- Simply syndicate to Facebook Live while meeting your high-definition broadcast standards.
The Facebook Live Streaming Benchmark Report 2017
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The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Live Streaming
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