updated 10:50 am EDT, Mon October 17, 2005
Wirecast 2.5 available
Vara Software today shipped a multiple-DV camera version of for Mac OS X. Wirecast allows users to create dynamic webcasts multiple cameras, images, titles, movies, etc. "Although previous versions of Wirecast could switch between cameras, only one DV camera was supported due to limitations in the Mac OS X capture API." The company says that that the ability to capture from multiple DV cameras may be limited by the types of cameras, as some DV cameras cannot share the same FireWire bus with another DV camera and recommends using a single card per DV camera. Other features including Chroma key support, multiple broadcast types, H.264 support, realtime transitions/effects, bundled titles, support for QTSS, Keynote integration, multiple layers, AppleScript support, and more. Wirecast 2.5 is a free upgrade to v2.0 owners. It runs on Mac OS X 10.3.5 or later. The full version is $450.