Epiphan Video is launching Epiphan Webcaster X2 at InfoComm 2017. A dedicated hardware encoder for live streaming, Webcaster X2 enables creators on YouTube and Facebook Live to create high-quality live content directly from their cameras or any HDMI source. Using the respective live streaming APIs, Webcaster X2 is fully integrated with these social streaming platforms. From pairing with the user’s account to viewing audience reactions and questions, the lightweight and portable Webcaster X2 has everything needed to simplify live video streaming.
To get started with Webcaster X2, the user connects an HDMI camera, selects YouTube or Facebook Live, and then pairs the device with their account using the pairing code displayed on the front screen. To go live, the user presses a button or clicks the start icon using a mouse and external HDMI display connected to Webcaster X2. At the end of the live broadcast, stopping the stream is done the same way. Using an HDMI display, users can see viewer comments and configure additional streaming options.