Production Hardware, Streaming
The following is a snippet of a glowing review of Wowza’s ClearCaster professional Facebook Live broadcasting appliance. It’s a high end, feature-rich, streaming and management system for serious Facebook Live productions. If you are shopping around for a reliable live streaming device, take a look at this impressive gear. Here are a few features:
- Ensure Success: Auto-configuration and real-time health monitoring
- Broadcast-Quality: Delivery of 1080p content with x264 encoding
- Incredibly Simple: Setup in less than 5 minutes, start new streams in seconds
- Follower-Driven Broadcasts: Talent View feature for real-time interaction
- Professional Productions: Designed for high-production value with SDI inputs and countdown to live
- Expert Help: Includes three years of 24/7 phone, chat, and email support.
…We really have nothing to compare the ClearCaster to. This is a far cry from the type of consumer gear we normally review, but it was quite fun to get to play around with a piece of such high-end, dedicated hardware. This is a purpose-build machine that really does just one thing, but it does it very well. So well, in fact, that we’re a bit miffed there isn’t a more consumer-friendly solution to streaming to Facebook Live from a real camera.