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Wowza ClearCaster
Bringing reliable encoding to any destination.

Encoding to Any Destination

Use trusted encoder presets to deliver RTMP(s) to any destination, including defined workflows for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Adaptive Network Encoding

Increase reliability with adaptive network encoding, which constantly monitors network health and automatically decreases bitrate in adverse conditions.

Simplified Workflow Management

Use the cloud-based ClearCaster Manager for command and control, as well as real-time health monitoring over all your appliances.

ClearCaster Workflow


Stream to Any Destination

  • Stream anywhere with the new ClearCaster Universal Mode, and utilize encoder presets and defined workflows for popular streaming destinations like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
  • Simplify your broadcast workflows through streamlined templates.
  • Gain full remote management control from any browser via our cloud-based user interface.
  • Select your encoding output (including 4K) and deliver it to multiple destinations.

The Wowza Integration

  • Integrate ClearCaster 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.

The Facebook Integration

  • Deep integration with Facebook Live and Facebook Workplace through the Paired Encoding API ensures the best broadcast quality and highest reliability.
  • Publish to the premium transcoding tier of Facebook Live — built for premium content providers and supporting up to 1080p60.
  • Unique API integration for real-time monitoring and automated configuration for redundant workflows.
  • Automated network path speed test ensures you always stream to the optimal Facebook ingest point.

Built for Professional Productions

  • Remotely manage ClearCaster through Wowza ClearCaster Manager, including the ability to start/stop streams, adjust settings, configure redundancy, and many other features.
  • The only way to create frame-accurate starts for your professional Facebook Live broadcasts and VOD assets that start playing immediately.
  • Rack-mountable with 6G SDI input for seamless compatibility in your high-end, multiple-camera production workflows.
  • ClearCaster integrates with any browser-based media source to add professional production and branding to your broadcast.
A/V Inputs
1 x 6G SDI/HD/Ultra HD, or
1 x HDMI 2.0a
Supported Capture Inputs
4K: Up to 2160p30, 4k (interlaced video supported)
A/V Outputs
2 x HDMI
Universal Mode: H.264/HEVC AAC - Up to 1080p60; 4Kp30
Facebook Mode: H.264/AAC - Up to 1080p60; Auto configure redundant encoders
1GB Ethernet, DHCP support, manual network configurable
Built-in LCD screen with button controls
HDMI out of Streaming Engineer Health Monitoring
Support for graphics via browser-based sources
1RU, rack-mountable, 1/2 depth
200W internal power supply
Available with Full Control in Universal Mode
Available via GraphQL API in Facebook Mode
When can I expect my order to ship?

In most countries your ClearCaster will ship in three to five business days after your order date.

We will notify you of an estimated shipping date as we get closer to shipping; once your order has shipped, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking details. You can always find the latest shipping information in the My Orders tab of your Wowza account.

Can I cancel my order if I change my mind?

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

What kind of support is included?

ClearCaster hardware maintenance and support includes access to:

• Regular software updates, which include use of new Facebook Live API functionality.
• 24x7 | 365 support via phone, online or chat.
• Hardware device replacement, if determined necessary by support.

What happens if my unit breaks?
Do not try to open or repair the ClearCaster 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.
What can I use as inputs?

ClearCaster will accept any uncompressed HDMI or SDI input.

Why should I keep my ClearCaster software up to date?

You should always keep your ClearCaster software up-to-date. This will ensure the best performance and access to the latest Facebook Live streaming features.

What terms and conditions apply to my purchase of ClearCaster devices?

The ClearCaster Sales Agreement (available at www.wowza.com/legal) exclusively governs the sale of ClearCaster devices. Customer purchase orders and similar documents are disclaimed by Wowza and do not apply to ClearCaster device purchases.

Additional software license agreements will govern use of software included on the ClearCaster device.

A Facebook account is needed to stream content to Facebook Live.

How are ClearCaster devices shipped?

Wowza will ship ClearCaster 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.

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