Restream and NewTek Announce Integration
November 06, 2018 by Chuck Baker
“Today, people are consuming live content on every major social platform and all around the world. It’s more important than ever for content creators to not only have high quality streaming experiences, but also to distribute that content in the right ways to top platforms.” - Restream and NewTek Announce Integration and Offer Effective Tips for Starting with Live Video
Restream, a service for high-quality streaming to multiple destinations, and NewTek have teamed up for an integration of technologies that brings easy access to Restream to NewTek production systems via a new Streaming/Record Configuration preset. For Restream users this makes NewTek live production systems a preferred choice for broadcast-quality professional production. For TriCaster®, VMC1 and 3Play® users, Restream is now a prime one-click option for multi-destination streaming.
While NewTek live production systems have native capability for sending a stream to multiple social video platforms, NewTek workflow experts have often noted that producers may wish to preserve system resources for the heavy demands of live production by offloading tasks such as multi-destination streaming. Restream can cover this need with support for over 30 social platforms, including Facebook Live, YouTube Events, YouTube Stream Now, Twitch, UStream, Steam, and more.
This combination offers substantial strength across the spectrum of live streaming. Major broadcasters moving into streaming can do so with NewTek’s high-end production systems, which also maintain their ability to output to broadcast in HD and UHD (4Kp60), and offer input handling capacities beyond many traditional switching systems, even aided by costly routers (VMC1 has 44 inputs, and can be chained). Gaming streamers can engage the entry level, backpack portable version of the TriCaster to move up to multi-camera/multi-source production with the full range of production values of professional television - motion graphics, keying, virtual sets, multi-layered video, and more. And everywhere along the spectrum, a simple selection of Restream from the TriCaster’s menus enables the producer to stream simultaneously to a host of popular destinations.
Restream spoke with NewTek’s Will Waters about the new integration, the rapid growth of live streaming, and tips for content creators looking to begin streaming their content.
“Back in the 90s, it was astounding to see the new ways people could use their products to give voice to their visions. Now, the way videos are created and distributed is constantly changing and growing and still the level of amazement rises.” - Will Waters, NewTek vice president of Customer Success
Read the complete story at the Restream blog: Restream and NewTek Announce Integration and Offer Effective Tips for Starting with Live Video
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