Bringing Broadcast Quality to Facebook Live
Publish to the premium transcoding tier of Facebook Live—the infrastructure Facebook built for premium content providers.
Rack-mountable, 6G SDI input, remote manager and frame-accurate starts for a professional production.
End-to-end redundancy and real-time stream monitoring with auto-adjustment ensures the most reliable broadcasts.
Highest Quality on Facebook Live
- The only way to broadcast crystal-clear 1080p to any page on Facebook Live.
- Easily encodes 360° and VR video to create breathtaking experiences for viewers.
- Includes x264 for encoding high-quality, Facebook Live HD video and is VP9 and H.265-ready.
- Access to the premium transcoding tier of Facebook Live for publishing via two additional output renditions (1080p and 144p) and support for up to 60fps video.
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 live broadcasts and a VOD asset that starts playing immediately.
- Rack-mountable Facebook Live Encoder with 6G SDI input for seamless compatibility in your high-end, multiple camera production workflows.
- Fine-tuned encoding for high-motion video enables you to execute your streaming workflows with encoding that's designed for 60fps content.
Bulletproof Reliability & Redundancy
- Ensure end-to-end redundancy—including power, encoding, network and ingest points—with automatic fail-over from multiple ClearCasters.
- Real-time communication of stream health data and automatic adjustment of encoding settings, thanks to the deepest integration with Facebook’s persistent API.
- New health monitoring metrics include real-time bitrate performance both coming out of the appliance as well as being ingested into Facebook.
- Ensure the best quality and highest reliability on Facebook Live without repetitive, manual setup or the need for highly technical resources.
Titling and Graphics
- ClearCaster integrates with any browser-based media source to add professional production and branding to your broadcast.
- Insert custom-designed graphics, polls, comments and more into your streams to reflect your brand identity.
- Vidpresso is Wowza’s recommended third-party tool for adding graphic overlays to your Wowza ClearCaster broadcasts
- Receive a free standard graphics package when using Vidpresso with your Wowza ClearCaster.
What People Are Saying
[ClearCaster] is made to be rack-mounted, it has an SDI input, it comes ready for 4k video and it is stable as a rock.
We haven't had an interrupted stream since moving over to ClearCaster.
The video quality coming off of ClearCaster is exponentially better than what we've seen off of even our higher-process machines.
I've never seen a live-video VOD on Facebook that starts right when the talent does. Clearcaster makes this possible. That's a game changer.
It seemed to have the best-quality encode of anything I've ever sent to Facebook. I was super impressed.
The ease of use was the driver for me, meaning that we could send resources onsite with a lower technical ability and still ensure success of the stream.
When [ClearCaster] came along, it really offered an ability for us to have a better, consistent video image that uploaded easily and didn’t seem to be compromised, as well as simpler, quicker and more reliable access.
We found it to be surprisingly easy to set up and use, with unexpected simplicity and worry-free operation that just works.
ClearCaster gives Facebook Live videos the broadcast quality that phones lack.
It was excellent to experience ClearCaster firsthand. I've never had so much fun live streaming before; the presenter view is clutch.
Because of the traditional limits in terms of the resolution you can send them, we wanted to use technology that allowed for not only a rock-solid communication with Facebook, but also the best quality possible.
Reviews & Awards
Best Encoder of 2017
Review: Live X, Ready Take Live
The most innovative thing to happen in live encoding in 2017, Wowza Clearcaster is the first-ever encoder made in partnership with Facebook for Facebook Live.
The Wowza Ultimate Guide to Facebook Live Streaming
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- Managing streaming from a Facebook account.
- Talent View and Countdown to Live functionality.