Epiphan Video launches streaming device aimed at Facebook Live and YouTube creators

June 6, 2017

Webcaster X2 - Stream to Facebook Live and YouTubePalo Alto, CA, (June 6, 2017) – Epiphan Video, a leader in professional audiovisual capture, recording, and streaming products, is launching Epiphan Webcaster X2™ at InfoComm 2017. Webcaster X2 is the successor to the wildly popular Webcaster X1 for YouTube and Webcaster X1 for Facebook Live launched last year.

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.

“With support for 1080p streaming, Webcaster X2 offers more processing power than Webcaster X1.”Talking about the release, David Kirk, Vice President of Marketing at Epiphan said, “With support for 1080p streaming, Webcaster X2 offers more processing power than Webcaster X1. It also has more flexibility for creators, with the option to stream live to either YouTube or Facebook Live from a single device. We’re as excited as our customers about this launch!”

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.

“From makeup artists to reporters and worship to small live events, Webcaster X2 gives users the easiest path for professional-quality live streaming to Facebook Live and YouTube.”“Webcaster X2 is designed from the ground-up to let content creators generate high-quality live streams from any HDMI camera,” says Kirk. “From makeup artists to reporters and worship to small live events, Webcaster X2 gives users the easiest path for professional-quality live streaming to Facebook Live and YouTube.”

Pre-orders for Webcaster X2 will be accepted starting June 14, 2017 through any number of Epiphan Video’s distribution partners or from the Epiphan website. Sign up at https://www.epiphan.com/webcaster-x2 to be notified when pre-orders are live.

Arrange a Private Meeting/Book a Demo

To arrange a private Webcaster X2 demonstration at InfoComm17 or a later date, contact info@epiphan.com with your preferred time and date of meeting.

Epiphan Video produces world-class, award-winning audio visual solutions to capture, scale, mix, encode, stream, record and play high resolution video including 4K UHD. Our customers include companies that specialize in live event production, education, healthcare, worship, manufacturing, usability, collaboration, security and transportation.

Epiphan’s field-proven product line includes live video production and video streaming systems, external USB-based video grabbers for capturing video and graphics from DVI, HDMI™, SDI and VGA sources and internal video capture cards. Our products are designed in North America and backed by rock-solid technical support.

Epiphan Video is a trade name of Epiphan Systems Inc., a privately owned company incorporated in 2003. Epiphan is based in Palo Alto, California, USA and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with regional offices and a network of authorized channel partners and OEMs throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.epiphan.com.