Wirecast 8.1 released October 31, 2017

  • updated 5 yrs ago

Wirecast 8.1 Release Notes PDF


8.1 - New Features

NEW – Added the ability to duplicate Shot Layers via Copy and Paste within an existing Shot or as a new Shot

NEW – Added the ability to snap Shot Layers to the edges and center lines of other Shot Layers

NEW – Support for 1080p streaming to Facebook Live

NEW – Facebook Live accounts who have been given “Can Post” permissions on another account can now stream to the primary account’s Events and Groups

NEW – Support for Adobe Photoshop PSD image files
NEW – Added the ability to manually refresh Shot icons by right-click → Refresh Shot Icon

NEW – Now able to map Clear Layer shots to a Keyboard Shortcut for Transitioning

8.1 – Fixes and Improvements

  •  Fixed an issue that could cause video to stop encoding properly while live streaming

  •  Fixed an issue where Rendezvous host could lose audio input afer a peer joined their session

  •  Fixed an issue where creating Replay Shots could cause the video in Preview/Live to stutter briefly

  •  Fixed a bug that could cause Record to Disk outputs to go out of sync while streaming at the same time

  •  Fixed an issue where the color picker could stop working properly in the Widget sources

  •  Fixed random crashes when using WebStream IP camera sources

  •  Fixed a random crash that could occur when outputting via NDI

  •  Fixed Replay recordings not scaling to fit canvas automatically when creating a new Replay Shot

  •  Fixed channel selection not working properly in the Audio Mixer

  •  Fixed inability to use Monitor Capture across two separate video adapters

  •  Fixed an issue where setting Canvas Size to 720x480 would result in bad video encoding

  •  Fixed a bug where Playlists would always transition their sources using Smooth when the Playlist was on the first Master Layer

  •  Fixed bad audio when playing back HE-AAC audio files

  •  Fixed a bug causing live media file playback to restart when stopping stream outputs

  •  Fixed a bug that caused bad QuickSync outputs when used in conjunction with other encoders

  •  Fixed long startup times when launching Wirecast without an internet connection

  •  Fixed Virtual Microphone not being uninstalled when upgrading Wirecast from an older version to a newer version

  •  Fixed a hang when moving a window around while a modal dialog was opened

  •  Fixed second transition drop-down being stuck on Smooth transitions

  •  Fixed certain transitions not working correctly across multiple Master Layers

  •  Fixed an indefinite hang when closing the Multi-viewer

  •  Fixed a crash when adding an ISO Shot with hotkeys

  •  Fixed Shot Layer position not reflecting changes made when nudging a Layer with the arrow keys

  •  Fixed a hang when attempting to reconnect to an NDI source that has been disconnected

  •  Fixed text entry field very small on macOS High Sierra

  •  Fixed Chroma Key settings not displaying properly in the UI afer loading a saved document

  •  Fixed a random crash when creating a Keyboard Shortcut

  •  Fixed certain input fields not working properly with Copy/Paste/Select-All shortcuts

  •  Fixed a hang that could occur when putting the computer into Sleep mode while a Playlist Shot was looping media files

  •  Numerous Localization string fixes

  •  Added the ability to add a hex color value directly to Widget sources (i.e. Text, Solid Color)

  • 8.0 - New Features

    NEW - Wirecast Rendezvous | Multi-site production with remote guests

    •  Easily bring in remote guests without additional hardware or software for the guest

    •  Send them a link and they can join on a smart device or Chrome/Firefox browser

    •  Add up to 2 guests in Studio, 7 guests in PRO (Note: Subject to available bandwidth)

    •  Screen share and Tallylights

    •  Companion iOS app (Wirecast Go) for mobile guests NEW - Completely new rendering engine

    •  Hugeperformanceincreases

    •  (WIN)UpgradetoDirect3D11

    •  Added Z-rotation

    •  Resize, rotate, and crop handles directly in the Preview Window.

    •  AssetSnap-to-grid,Guidelines,andCentering.

  • Add Reflection and/or Drop Shadow to any source. NEW - Multi-Viewer Output System

  •  Support for up to 17 slot multi-viewer output (up to 4 in Studio) to any attached display.

  •  Send diferent configurations (1x, 2x, 4x, 10x, 17x) to diferent monitors.

    NEW - Multi-Channel Audio Ingest

  • Support for up to 16 channels of input via each connected professional audio interface, each

    NDI source, and/or each capture card input with embedded audio. NEW - Multi-Track Audio Support (Pro only) – up to 8 tracks

    Isolate audio sources for post-production.
    Behind-the-scenes or other commentary track support.

    NEW - Major encoding engine upgrade

  •  Substantially less system resource usage for most content when encoding with x264.

  •  Higher quality x264 encoding.

  •  TighterbitratevariationswhenutilizingCBR(constantbitrate).

    NEW - Automatic color space matrix with options for override

  • No more washed out looking sources, Wirecast will auto detect the color space and apply any appropriate conversions to maintain color quality throughout the entire workflow.

    NEW - NewBlue Titler Live 3 - Complete titling suite with social media titling templates, sports templates, and much more.


  • Free live Facebook comments with Titler Live 3:

    Express – Free with Wirecast 8 Studio purchase

    Present – Free with Wirecast 8 Pro purchase

  • Curate and push live comments from any web browser on your network.

  • Animatecommentsastheyflyinorout.

  • Upgrade to Social or Complete to add Youtube and Twitter.

  • Updated, expanded, and improved Titler Live modules.


  • Express–Free with Wirecast 8 Studio–Includes templates for many common titling needs. Does not include Title Designer.

  • Sport – Sports titles and graphics, scoreboards, integration with Sportzcast live

    scoreboard data sources.

  • Social – Display social messages through high-end, animated designs from Twitter,

    Facebook and Youtube. Even poll your audience in real-time, displaying results


  • Present – Free with Wirecast 8 Pro – Everything you need to title and produce live

    shows, events, conferences, church streams, etc.

  • Complete – All the above for a complete titling solution for any event.

    NEW - New Transitions

  •  23 included live transitions.

  •  New ‘Smooth’ transition features allow curve types and animation efects like ‘spring’. NEW - (WIN) Implement WASAPI Audio Capture

  •  Reduced audio latency and increased channel support compared to Direct Sound.

  •  Support for newer WASAPI only multi-channel audio devices.

    NEW - (WIN) Implement ASIO Audio Ingestion

    NEW - (MAC) Added Syphon client support for Mac

  • Improved quality and performance over macOS native functionality when capturing Syphon enabled apps on macOS (Adobe Afer efects and Character Animator, Many VJ tools, Unity engine, and many more).

    8.0 - New Features(cont.)

    NEW - New Clock, Timer, and Stopwatch Source
    World clock, time and date functionality - all completely customizable.

    NEW - Add option to override automatic format detection in capture cards

    Now you can override the automatic detection system and specify the exact setting you need for your workflow.

    NEW - De-interlacing hot toggle
    De-interlacing can now be toggled per source in the moment. No need to restart the app.

    NEW - Add support for .WebM files
    Support for the popular .WebM format when bringing in media files.

    NEW - Add support for Sony XAVC-S video format
    Support for the popular XAVC-S format used in Sony cameras.

    NEW - Replay - Option to mute audio during playback

    Now, you can set your replay files to include audio, without having to manually mute each replay clip when used in a live setting with narration. Great for enhancing your post-production workflow.

    NEW - Wirecast Go iOS App
    iOS only, updated and improved

    Integrates with Rendezvous natively
    Replaces WirecastCam for Lan/Wifi camera use



    8.0 - Improvements & Fixes

  • ●  IMPROVED - [Facebook] Logout option to clear security information

  • ●  IMPROVED - [Facebook] Improve filtering of the With (Sponsor) field to display better results

  • Add boxed icon for virtual microphone toggle

  • Add Select All and Unselect All buttons to the "Edit Visible Destinations" window.

  • Add Twitter Source to Plus button in shot inspector

  • Allow simultaneous CPU and GPU bufers during output

  • Asynchronous media file indexing

  • Audio Mixer: Click 'R' to pan to 50R / Click 'L' to pan to 50L

  • Change arrow cursor to hand cursor when hovering over the "Click for help..." links in "Facebook Advanced Options"

  • ●  IMPROVED - Delay the "missing sources" prompt a second or two afer opening a document

  • ●  IMPROVED - Do not include dynamic outputs in the logic that determines the canvas size.

  • ●  IMPROVED - Double clicking the vertical split bar between the preview and live panels should toggle between a 75% split and a 50% split

  • ●  IMPROVED - Eliminate 3 second wait when adding new video sources

  • ●  IMPROVED - Include ”http://" by default in Web Display

  • ●  IMPROVED - Increase Default Font Size & Change default color to White

  • ●  IMPROVED - Make newly added video sources scale to fit by default.

  • ●  IMPROVED - Optimize video format conversions used in ISO recording

  • ●  IMPROVED - Organize Add Source Menu

  • ●  IMPROVED - Periscope - Change the "Start Broadcast" menu item to "Go Live"

  • ●  IMPROVED - Playlists always transitions all layers rather than just the playlist layer.

  • ●  IMPROVED - Remove Blank Shot that appears with New Document

  • ●  IMPROVED - Remove Camera Preview window

  • ●  IMPROVED - Removed Apply button in Capture Card settings as it applies with changes automatically

  • ●  IMPROVED - Request: Relabel the document recovery message

  • ●  IMPROVED - Request: Replace the "Clear Layer" (Blank Shot) icon

  • ●  IMPROVED - Smaller resize range for audio mixer

  • ●  IMPROVED - Support for Viewership when streaming to multiple destinations

  • ●  IMPROVED - System Audio Capture Should say "Select Audio device: instead of "Audio Settings"

  • ●  IMPROVED - Take out the padding around the Preview and Master audio meters

  • ●  IMPROVED - Update Twitch Encoding Settings

  • ●  IMPROVED - Use the boxed icons from the Mixer in the main UI for Monitor and Mute.

  • ●  IMPROVED - Users do not need to restart the app for deinterlacing to work


  • ●  FIXED - (HiDPI) Wirecast icon is low resolution

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) (High Sierra) Installer text is hard to read

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) Application becomes inaccessible if a user attempts to "Authorize" to "YouTube" while offline

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) Audio timestamps passed to external display output plugins are broken

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) CEF process separation caused some pages to no longer load correctly

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) Crash with specific URL's in the "Web Display" widget

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) Dragging the main document UI to the minimum size causes Preview and Live to disappear when the shot editor is open

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) OpenGL crash when opening a specific document

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) Record to disk - ProRes Proxy codec records H.264 video

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC) Wirecast can crash when selecting a font for title text on Mac

  • ●  FIXED - (MAC)Apple H.264 hardware encoder disappears when in use

  • ●  FIXED - (Widgets) Black hex color boxes are unreadable in the "New Source Dialog" window for multiple widget sources

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) "Drop Shadow" font style does not match other menu options in the "Preview Inspector"

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) "Record to Disk - Window Media" is cropped of in the "Output Statistics" window

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) (NDI) Clicking "Reconnect" button quickly 5 or more times causes Wirecast to hang

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) (NDI) Source doesn't always show up in the capture devices

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) 32-bit Virtual camera DirectShow filter fails to register

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Authentication error message shows up twice for several destinations

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Colors do not look right and scaling is of when capturing from YCbCr 4:2:0 video sources

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Crash afer exiting Wirecast while tearing down DirectShow device

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Cursor does not change to the "pointer" hand when hovering over hyperlinks in Windows

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Damaged resource notification refers to Mac file type in Windows

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) DINPro font does not work in Text Widget

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Encoder audio settings should be limited to 192kbps on Windows only

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) External Display Output on Windows will sometimes be very pixelated

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Incorrect error message is displayed when attempting to record Program Replay to a read- only folder

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) ISO recordings of DirectShow sources do not start until the source is in the canvas (preview or live)

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Mouse Scroll wheel does not work in Asset Manager

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Output settings window not populating Taskbar or Windows Peak

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Preview/Live flickers with GeForce GTX 980M

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Recordings created in VLC are crashing Wirecast

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) 'Replay+ISO', 'Replay' and 'Twitter' menu items don't have hotkey shortcut letters underlined

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Scrubbing the scrollbar for the 'Titles' window too fast will cause the application to hang

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Setting YouTube event to a pre-POSIX start date will crash the application

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Starting NDI or Blackmagic output with specific settings will cause crash

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Titles browsing will not depict thumbnails on initial launch of window

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Verify that AVerMedia Live Gamer HD2 GC570 works with Wirecast

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Windows video playback and encoded output on GTX960 is stuttering

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) Wirecast installer shows when opening document from explorer

  • ●  FIXED - (WIN) YUV sources have washed out colors with NVIDIA GPUs

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] (WIN) Reduce jerkiness when switching between scheduling states

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] authentication page has scroll bars on the bottom and side

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] Progress indicator will not stop if user cancels authentication prematurely

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] refactor destination

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] sponsor setting does not recognize verified page properly

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] Text in the Description Field is a little too far right on Mac

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] Time box is slightly misaligned compared to the Start Date menu

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] Title and Description fields inherit strings from deleted events

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] Unable to Tab from Title field to Description field in Output Settings

  • ●  FIXED - [Facebook] Users can bypass the Facebook configuration validation by having another destination

  • ●  FIXED - 1080p Anamorphic setting is not 1440x1080

  • ●  FIXED - Adding audio filter de-highlights the headphones icon in the audio mixer

  • ●  FIXED - Audio bitrate settings that are not valid for the encoder are populating the list

  • ●  FIXED - Audio Efects disappear with playlist shot switching

  • ●  FIXED - Blackmagic encoder presets causing a crash

  • ●  FIXED - Changing encoder resolution with Auto Canvas breaks color controls

  • ●  FIXED - Changing the UI to show program results in black bars

  • ●  FIXED - Clear Layer can be deleted via Edit menu

  • ●  FIXED - Corrupted encoding presets could cause documents to fail to open

  • ●  FIXED - Crash in project with many duplicating titles and playlists

  • ●  FIXED - Crash when importing an MOV in QuickTime Animation format

  • ●  FIXED - Crash when switching between Audio FX and/or slider settings within the same slot

  • ●  FIXED - Cropped DP Shot does not hold settings afer closing Wirecast

  • ●  FIXED - Cropping then moving the image causes resizing

  • ●  FIXED - Cursor rapidly switches icons during hover afer adding a WebStream device to the Shot Bin

  • ●  FIXED - Default window height does not show the auto-populated shot on the 3rd layer

  • ●  FIXED - Disable keyboard shortcut for deleting a shot while the shot editor is open

  • ●  FIXED - Disconnecting secondary monitor while External Display Output is active does not terminate external viewport

  • ●  FIXED - Display persists through the External Display Output afer closing document

  • ●  FIXED - External Display Obscuring Wirecast on some systems when external display is unplugged

  • ●  FIXED - External Display Output only available to the first Wirecast document

  • ●  FIXED - Hang when ending stream while still recording

  • ●  FIXED - Image shifs slightly whenever the user uses the crop attribute

  • ●  FIXED - Image Slideshow source does not convert from OBS converter

  • ●  FIXED - Indefinite hang in the GlobalHotkeyMonitor

  • ●  FIXED - ISO - Segmented and Replay recordings will drop one frame in between segments

  • ●  FIXED - ISO not creating files - Bluefish 444 Epoch 4K Neutron

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: Japanese: "Channel" is not localized when certain Broadcast Destinations are selected

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: Japanese: "Refresh" does not fit within the associated button in the USB Devices window

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: Locate missing Asset prompt displays placeholder text

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: Matte selections in the Configure Visual Efects tab are not localized

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: Multiple strings are not localized in the Desktop Presenter configuration pane

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: Select Screen Region text is cut of due to line-wrapping beyond the text box

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: Text does not display properly in the USB Devices window

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: Text is cut of on the Configure Cropping tab

  • ●  FIXED - Localization: The Wirecast Menu is not localized

  • ●  FIXED - Long audio interface names in audio mixer are being cut of

  • ●  FIXED - Minimize and maximize buttons react on mouse down rather than mouse up

  • ●  FIXED - Missing Twitch ingest servers in output settings

  • ●  FIXED - Multiple error messages generated for incorrect authentication to custom partner destinations

  • ●  FIXED - Pixelated text in lower third

  • ●  FIXED - Problems invalidating or updating Playlist Shot UI Tabs afer the Playlist Shot is moved to another Master Layer

  • ●  FIXED - Record to Disk - MP4 x264 files have an edit list that excludes almost every frame in the first GOP

  • ●  FIXED - Remove Hitbox CDN as it no longer exists

  • ●  FIXED - Replay mark in displays incorrectly within the UI for ISO Recordings

  • ●  FIXED - Replay/ISO menu has two listings for "Configure" and "Configure ISO Outputs"

  • ●  FIXED - Same shortcut won't work if assigned to multiple actions

  • ●  FIXED - Scoreboard text size is too big

  • ●  FIXED - Selecting between options on the Source Properties tab causes Video/Audio to stutter with Blackmagic devices

  • ●  FIXED - Selecting Solid Background under Text Properties Defaults to a Background with 0% Opacity

  • ●  FIXED - Selecting the currently selected External Display Output causes the output image to disappear

  • ●  FIXED - Shot-level audio settings afect other shots using the same sources

  • ●  FIXED - Strict CBR sometimes fluctuates more than it should

  • ●  FIXED - Support for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

  • ●  FIXED - Text Properties Background Color - Auto Switching to None

  • ●  FIXED - Text Properties window contents can be highlight selected

  • ●  FIXED - Text Tool - Clicking on Shadow Attribute Sliders does not apply correctly

  • ●  FIXED - TextField - Undo/Redo doesn't always function

  • ●  FIXED - The aspect ratio of a text source can become corrupted in certain situations

  • ●  FIXED - The mix minus and mute state is not being updated between the Audio Mixer and Source Properties

  • ●  FIXED - There are too many encoding templates to display them all in the Output Settings dialog's Encoding popup menu

  • ●  FIXED - Tooltip for create replay shot button is "Update Replay Shot"

  • ●  FIXED - Twitch output configuration is sluggish in the "Output Settings"

  • ●  FIXED - Unable to access the "Output Settings" while outputting to "Virtual Camera Out"

  • ●  FIXED - Update Monitor Checkbox to button in mixer

  • ●  FIXED - Update Twitch API to V5

  • ●  FIXED - Video can stutter on some occasions with Replay Templates

  • ●  FIXED - Virtual Camera not working in Skype

  • ●  FIXED - When attempting to connect to Facebook, re-clicking the stream button causes hang

  • ●  FIXED - When modifying the Output Settings you need to press Create in the Facebook config

  • ●  FIXED - Wirecast 6.0.5 Update Can't Stream Audio with Sample Rates <44.1KHz

  • ●  FIXED - Wirecast/Ustream will crash if audio mixer is present when first opening

  • ●  FIXED - With certain equipment workflows, audio dropouts can occur during shot switching

  • ●  FIXED - x264 Encoding Produces Increasing/Excessive Keyframes

  • ●  FIXED - x264 Outputs with a resolution of 480x270 can cause the encoder to fail

    Known Issue(s):

  • ● (WIN) Canvas Sizes of NTSC 480 or PAL 576 can result in a corrupt output on Windows machines using an encoding method other than Intel Quick Sync. This should be fixed in the first bug fix release.
    Click here for information on a simple workaround.

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  • ●  (WIN) Windows 7 users require the Windows 7 Platform Update. Click here for more information.

  • ●  (MAC) Initiating a stream with a still, complex color image can result in the stream not publishing correctly. Click here for information on a simple workaround.

    Version 8.0 contains hundreds of bug fixes, not all of whiih ian be listed here. There are also additional user interfaie/user experienie enhaniements, and vast improvements to the general stability and performanie of the appliiation that are not able to be listed here.

  • ●  IMPROVED - [Facebook] Update hyperlinks in Advanced Options to a graphical icon

  • ●  IMPROVED - [Facebook] Highlight first entry in search fields by default

  • ●  IMPROVED - [Facebook] Improve readability of highlighted text for search fields on Mac

  • ●  IMPROVED - [Facebook] Improve responsiveness when switching events on Mac in 8.0 builds.

  • ●  IMPROVED - [Facebook] Add warning dialog to the "Delete Event" button

  • ●  IMPROVED - [Facebook] Test for stale URLs (i.e. one that cannot be streamed to) when validating Facebook settings

  • ●  IMPROVED - (WIN) Put cursor at the end of the field when using Enter to accepting a search value

  • ●  IMPROVED - (WIN) Refactor Virtual Microphone / Camera Installation & Registration

  • ●  IMPROVED - Add a "Select All" menu item to allow users to select all sources in Preview

  • ●  IMPROVED - Add a link to download Remote Desktop Presenter from the add sources menu if it isn't installed yet

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