Wowza ClearCaster Pro

Reliable Hardware Encoding With Unmatched Cloud Control

Cloud-Based Management

Simplify your workflow with remote management, customizable encoding workflows, and user-permission control.

API Integrations

Create and streamline fully automated workflows with a centralized management API.

Adaptive Network Encoding

Increase reliability with adaptive network encoding, which automatically decreases bitrate in adverse conditions.

Real-Time Health Monitoring

Identify issues quickly with detailed monitoring metrics, from encoder health through first-mile network conditions.

ClearCaster Pro Workflow Diagram

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Cloud-Based Workflow Management

 
  • Prevent configuration issues and streamline encoder setup and broadcast management by leveraging the power of the cloud to enable real-time encoder command and control.
  • Build custom configuration templates, create streamlined broadcast workflows and tailor the web-based UI controls to meet the unique needs of your broadcast team.

API Integrations

 
  • Create fully automated workflows using ClearCaster Pro's centralized management API.
  • Broadcasters can integrate workflow automation for their entire encoding stack while service providers can gain control over on-premise contribution encoders to increase reliability and better support their end users.
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Adaptive Network Encoding

 
  • Enable the power of adaptive network encoding over RTMP to automatically recover from bandwidth issues.
  • Constantly monitor low-level network metrics and performance, while automatically decreasing video streaming bitrate in adverse network conditions, ensuring broadcasts maintain smooth, buffer-free playback for end users.

Real-Time Health Monitoring

 
  • Take the guesswork out of encoder delivery and issue-identification with 100-plus stream-health metrics collected in real time.
  • Use the live and archived broadcast health metrics to quickly identify issues and maintain an audit trail over all broadcasts.

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The Wowza Integration

 
  • Integrate ClearCaster Pro into your Wowza Streaming Cloud or Wowza Streaming Engine workflows for the highest-quality publishing from encoding 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.
A/V Inputs
Physical: 1 x 6G SDI/HD/Ultra HD; 1 x HDMI 2.0a
IP: 1 x MPEG-TS (UDP, SRT); RTSP; RTMP; HLS
Input Resolutions and Frame Rates
4k 2160p30; De-interlacing support
Up to 1080i/p60 (lower framerates, resolutions support); scaling support
Codec Support
Video Inputs: AVC / h.264; Via IP input HEVC/h.265, MPEG-2 support
Video Outputs: AVC / h.264 ; HEVC/h.265
Audio Inputs: Embedded audio, Via IP input AAC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), MPEG-1 layer 2, MP3 support
Audio Output: AAC
Captions
Embedded CEA-608/708 closed captions
Output Resolutions
Up to 4kp30; Encode up to 3 1080; full 1080 ABR ladder
Support for high framerate (up to 60 fps) at 1080 and lower resolutions
Controllable aspect ratio and frame rate; All outputs support multiple targets
Output Formats
RTMP / RTMPS; MPEG-TS (unicast, multicast); RTSP / RTMP / HLS via pull only; SRT
Recording
Fragmented MP4; Record multiple outputs; Store on appliance and in cloud
Network
1 GB Ethernet; DHCP Support; Manual Network Configurable
System Control
Cloud based Browser control and template management
Centralized API (GraphQL); User Management; Built in LCD Screen
Hardware
1RU; rack-mountable; 1/2 depth; 200W internal power supply
What is the price of ClearCaster Pro?

ClearCaster Pro costs $3,995 and includes one year of hardware maintenance and enterprise services. After the first year, the hardware maintenance and enterprise services fee is $750 per appliance.

What is included in the ClearCaster Pro hardware maintenance and enterprise services plan?

The hardware maintenance and enterprise services plan includes 24/7 support, advanced exchange hardware warranty, and access to enterprise ClearCaster Manager features — including monitoring, hosted recordings, user management, graphics, and the ClearCaster API and integrations.

What if I don't renew the ClearCaster Pro hardware maintenance and enterprise services plan?

Users can continue to use the ClearCaster Pro encoder and receive firmware updates but not firmware upgrades. Users will also be limited to only the broadcast create, broadcast management, encoder management, and encoder template functionality in the ClearCaster Manager. Users can regain access to the enterprise features in ClearCaster Manager by purchasing an annual plan. However, once lapsed, the hardware warranty may not be extended.

How much is ClearCaster Manager? 
Wowza ClearCaster Manager is free. However, some features in Wowza ClearCaster Manager are limited to users on an enterprise services plan.
How does support work for ClearCaster Pro?

Support is included in the hardware maintenance and services plan. Support includes phone, live chat, and email. Users can also use our free online forums.

How does the advanced exchange warranty work?

Wowza will send a unit in advance of receiving your broken unit. If you have a broken unit, do not try to open or repair the ClearCaster Pro unless instructed by Wowza, as this may void the hardware warranty. Instead please contact Wowza support; they will help troubleshoot your issue. If Wowza determines your issue is hardware-related and covered by the ClearCaster warranty, you will be issued a replacement ClearCaster device.

How does shipping work?

Your ClearCaster Pro will ship in three to five business days after your order date in most countries. Wowza will ship ClearCaster Pro devices to you by air, FOB Wowza place of shipment (for U.S. destinations) or EXW Wowza place of shipment, Incoterms® 2010 (for international shipments). You are responsible for all insurance, tax, duties, freight, and export and customs clearance as applicable. See the ClearCaster Sales Agreement for more information.

Can I cancel or return my order?

No. Wowza has a no returns or cancellations policy for ClearCaster sales.

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