Mobeon Used Telestream Wirecast to Live Stream from E3 2014
Mobeon selected Wirecast for live streaming its clients’ activities at E3, the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. E3 took place this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“E3 is an exciting and busy show for us. We work with several client companies that depend on us to stream their major announcements, product launches, and even live game play to a global audience directly from the show,” said Mark Alamares, CEO at Mobeon. “Wirecast lets us fulfill the various needs of our clients and scale according to their requirements. From just live encoding to full-blown multi-camera production, Wirecast basically runs the shows.”
Mobeon’s crew will be streaming live shows from three separate stations at three different vendor booths during the show. Each station has live camera feeds coming into either a Mac or PC system. Once they capture the live feeds, the Mobeon crew uses Wirecast to encode and deliver the live stream to Twitch.tv or YouTube Live, as well as to provide fail-safe streaming back up. Additionally, Wirecast’s live production capabilities allow them to add professional touches such as switching between multiple camera angles, adding lower thirds and graphics, and incorporating picture-in-picture or side-by-side shots.
“We’re thrilled that Wirecast is playing a part in the exciting news and announcements taking place at E3 Expo 2014,” said Filippa Hasselstrom, director of desktop product marketing at Telestream. “Wirecast has a long history of being used by gamers to live stream their gameplay. It’s also a perfect fit for organizations such as Mobeon, which focuses on delivering professional, multi-camera live streaming production services for high-profile events.”
“As our company has grown, Wirecast has grown with us,” Alamares continues. “It’s enabled us to capture more markets. It’s able to do things that were unheard of years – even months ago, at a very affordable price.”
Telestream Wirecast Adds Support for Epiphan Devices
Telestream announced the integration of Epiphan VGA, DVI, HDMI frame grabber devices with Wirecast 5. Now Wirecast users can capture, record, and broadcast high resolution and high frame rate video signals from virtually any display source including laptop displays, tablet displays, cameras, industrial displays and medical equipment.
“It’s very exciting to see Epiphan frame grabber products work seamlessly with Wirecast,” says Barb DeHart, VP desktop products at Telestream. “Using Wirecast with Epiphan DVI2USB3.0 and DVI2PCIe frame grabbers will dramatically increase the number and type of sources of video signals that our customers include as part of their Wirecast webcasts.”
Northwestern University has been successfully using Epiphan and Wirecast products for many years as part of the university’s growing requirement to capture, record and stream lectures that are given by their professors; to both the onsite and remote student population. The joint solution allows the university to capture a lecturers’ VGA, DVI, HDMI displays, cameras, microscopes and other video sources without installing any software on the video source being streamed by Wirecast. This provides a very guest-friendly environment for visiting professors. They are able to present directly from their own laptops as though they were simply connecting to a room projector, when in fact their content is being captured and streamed. There is no need for them to load any software or make any changes to their laptop, which makes the process much more simple, timely and secure.
“Wirecast’s support of Epiphan devices is an important step forward for users of our respective products. This seamless integration allows customers to use Wirecast for live streaming new types of display sources by using their choice of Epiphan frame grabber products to record, capture and broadcast their event or production”, said David Kirk, VP of Product Management, Epiphan Systems.