Wirecast Gear 3 is a box that checks all the boxes:
- Videomaker’s Best Livestreaming System of 2022
- TVTech’s 2022 Best of Show award
- InfoComm’s 2022 Best of Show award
- 2022 Streaming Media Magazine Readers’ Choice finalist for Best New Streaming Innovation – Professional Video Mixers
As a TV studio in a box, Wirecast Gear 3 enables anyone — from video professionals to first-timers — to produce videos. Create and stream impressive-looking high-definition and 4K video right out of the box. Watch Videomaker’s short video below, which takes a closer look:
The Wirecast Gear 3: What’s In The Box?
Instead of thinking of it as just a live-streaming box, think of it as a powerful computer. It just also happens to have broadcast-quality video production, encoding, and streaming capabilities. Every Gear 3 has an integrated GPU, CPU, and Wirecast Pro live video production and streaming software pre-loaded. This allows you to produce captivating multi-camera shows, with animated graphics and green screen keying, and then live stream to multiple social media destinations simultaneously.
You can also produce and record shows for subsequent posting as video on-demand. Users can record the fully-produced program output, and/or ISO record the separate, isolated camera feeds. Then, add flair with motion graphics video elements and titles as part of a post-production workflow all from the same unit.
This flexibility is possible because Wirecast Gear 3 is, first and foremost, a powerful Windows computer. The turnkey hardware appliance comes loaded with everything that demanding high-quality video production and streaming professionals require. Gear 3 has flexible options for camera capture inputs (HDMI or SDI) and resolutions (HD or 4K). Because of this, it supports full 4K video streaming and production workflows from the moment you switch it on, with Wirecast Pro live-streaming software pre-installed.
Why is Wirecast Gear 3 Winning Awards?
Wirecast Gear 3 has won numerous awards because, in addition to its powerful hardware, it is plug-and-play. Setup is as simple as plugging in your camera/audio sources into the back panel and booting up the Wirecast Pro software.
If you’re new to video production and/or streaming, Wirecast Gear 3 takes all the guesswork out of the equation. There’s no need to worry about pairing the right components because Gear 3 is an end-to-end solution. Start producing 4K video content, live or on-demand, right out of the box.
The Wirecast Gear 3 is turnkey. Produce a multi-camera show with animated graphics, titles, transitions, b-roll, chroma-keying, and more without having to download any additional software. Encode and stream to multiple destinations — like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and RTMP simultaneously — without worrying about taxing the CPU.
If you’re new to video production and/or streaming, Wirecast Gear 3 takes all the guesswork out of the equation. There’s no need to worry about pairing the right components because Gear 3 is an end-to-end solution.
Start producing 4K video content, live or on-demand, right out of the box.
More Than Just A Live-Streaming Box
Connect your monitors, keyboard, and mouse via USB to run any Windows program on your Wirecast Gear 3. It has the horsepower and components to run your mobile video production and streaming tools, plus your back-office software. As a flexible Windows computer, it can power apps like Office 365, Teams, and QuickBooks, extending its value beyond video. Consolidate hardware and optimize road kits and flypaks with this all-in-one solution.
The same computer you use to plan and budget your video shoots can also be used to produce and stream them. Install other video production and post-production software, such as Adobe Creative Suite or DaVinci Resolve, as well as a wide array of 3rd party add-ons, like VST3 effect plugins.
4K Live Video Production Out-of-the-Box
So, if you’re ready to dive into live video production and streaming, but don’t want to worry about whether your computer has enough power or if you’ll have hardware or software compatibility issues, then Wirecast Gear 3 is the fastest, easiest way to get your video efforts off the ground. While real-time encoding and streaming are important aspects — especially for sharing live events and special moments with others online — the reality is that not all streaming media needs to be shot and distributed live.
The professional, TV studio capabilities make this a complete, end-to-end solution for producing captivating live talk shows and/or recorded video content. Because of this, you can create a dynamic live feel that viewers can enjoy on YouTube, Facebook, and many other social media sites.
See how the BSA Scouts used Wirecast Gear to broadcast an event where they spoke with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station!
Picking A Gear 3 Model
If your video signal must travel a long distance from your cameras into Wirecast Gear 3, you’ll need to use the pro video HD-SDI standard. But if not, you can usually opt for a more economical HDMI choice. The table below illustrates the capabilities and value users can expect at each price point:
No matter which version you choose, all Wirecast Gear 3 models support HD video production quality. Most notably, all four models fully support NDI inputs and outputs, a popular, cost-efficient video over IP networking standard. Regardless, all four provide an end-to-end workflow that meets stringent technical and quality expectations and requirements.
As the most powerful, flexible solution for producing 4K/HD video under $10,000, Wirecast Gear 3 is ready to go whenever and wherever you need to have a fully capable video production studio in a box. Reach out to our event production experts online to see if Gear 3 can help with your next live stream or VOD project.