Since its 1.0 release in 2006, ManyCam (ie. many webcams), was usually considered the more "fun and games" type of broadcasting application, however, recently added features like video and audio effects, text over video, broadcasting your desktop as a video source, broadcasting videos and photos, recording video to your desktop and saving photos, plus the ability to add the date and time to your video has changed that image.
The latest release of ManyCam, (ver. 5.3), has now become a professional quality video switcher. Use ManyCam Pro to quickly switch between video sources including multiple webcams, your desktop, videos, photos, and broadcast your live video show to the world using any app or website!
Another product that has been on the market since 2006, VidBlaster recently (last year) took a turn by introducing VidBlasterX as a direct subscription-based replacement for VidBlaster. In the past year VidBlasterX has been received extremely well, many are very pleased with the (much) lower price and free upgrades. As of May 26th, 2016, VidBlasterX officially replaces VidBlaster and the VidBlaster store is now closed. VidBlasterX is a versatile and powerful vision mixer (aka video production switcher) and video router with built-in scalers, time base correctors, frame synchronisers, IP video encoders and decoders, video players, recorders and much more. VidBlasterX will put live video production right at your fingertips! Support for VidBlasterX depends on the licence you buy. The Studio license comes with community support only. VidBlasterX currently comes in two flavors. VidBlasterX Studio and VidBlasterX Broadcaster, for more information visit their website HERE.
vMix is a Software Video Mixer and Switcher that utilizes the latest advances in computer hardware to provide live HD video mixing, a task previously only possible on expensive dedicated hardware mixers. vMix also functions as live streaming software that allows you to publish your live productions directly to the Internet! vMix runs on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 platforms.
vMix is a complete live video production software solution with features including LIVE mixing, switching, recording and LIVE streaming of SD, full HD and 4K video sources including cameras, video files, DVDs, images, Powerpoint and much much more. We use vMix in most of our broadcasts here at BCBLive!
Founded in 1998, Telestream Corp., the company that brought us Wirecast Studio and Wirecast Pro 6, is probably the biggest contender in the webcasting arena. Many of the world’s media and entertainment companies such as CBS, BBC, CNN, FOX, CBC, Comcast, Direct TV, Time Warner, MTV, Discovery and Lifetime, as well as a growing number of users in various business environments, rely on Telestream products to streamline their multi-media operations. As a Wirecast Pro 6 user and sales affiliate myself, I can highly recommend their products, but I will note the price point is higher than most of it's competitors. (Get what you pay for?)
SplitmediaLabs Limited is an innovative, Hong Kong-based software company specializing in the development of multimedia applications and technology. SplitmediaLabs has published extensive multimedia toolkits which have been licensed to some of the world's most prominent companies, some of which are included in the Fortune 500 list. XSplit Broadcaster & XSplit Gamecaster are developed and published by SplitmediaLabs Limited. XSplit was my first choice (even over OBS) when it came to a quick and easy, and FREE broadcasting solution when starting out!
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