Wowza ClearCaster V2.0

The Wowza ClearCaster 2.0 was an inspiring addition to the list of live stream encoders offered by Absolute Rentals. With Facebook being directly involved in the design of this product, we have the confidence of knowing that the power of Facebook is directly behind the success of each and every stream.  For more details about the Wowza ClearCaster V2.0, review the text below.

The Wowza ClearCaster allows you to publish to the premium transcoding tier of Facebook Live—the infrastructure Facebook built for premium content providers.

Rack-mountable, 6G SDI input, remote manager and frame-accurate starts for a professional production.

End-to-end redundancy and real-time stream monitoring with auto-adjustment ensures the most reliable broadcasts.

ClearCaster Workflow

Wowza ClearCaster Simulcast Workflow

Simulcast with the Wowza ClearCaster V2.0

The Wowza ClearCaster allows you to simulcast beyond Facebook Live to Wowza Streaming Cloud, ensuring you can reach audiences wherever they watch.


1080p streaming from Facebook Live encoder

Highest Quality on Facebook Live

  • The only way to broadcast crystal-clear 1080p to any page on Facebook Live.
  • Easily encodes 360° and VR video to create breathtaking experiences for viewers.
  • Includes x264 for encoding high-quality, Facebook Live HD video and is VP9 and H.265-ready.
  • Access to the premium transcoding tier of Facebook Live for publishing via two additional output renditions (1080p and 144p) and support for up to 60fps video.
Professional Facebook Live production

ClearCaster – Built for Professional Productions

  • Remotely manage ClearCaster through Wowza ClearCaster Manager, including the ability to start/stop streams, adjust settings, configure redundancy and many other features.
  • The only way to create frame-accurate starts for your live broadcasts and a VOD asset that starts playing immediately.
  • Rack-mountable Facebook Live Encoder with 6G SDI input for seamless compatibility in your high-end, multiple camera production workflows.
  • Fine-tuned encoding for high-motion video enables you to execute your streaming workflows with encoding that’s designed for 60fps content.
ClearCaster Facebook Live encoder redundancy

Bulletproof Reliability & Redundancy

  • Ensure end-to-end redundancy—including power, encoding, network and ingest points—with automatic fail-over from multiple ClearCasters.
  • Real-time communication of stream health data and automatic adjustment of encoding settings, thanks to the deepest integration with Facebook’s persistent API.
  • New health monitoring metrics include real-time bitrate performance both coming out of the appliance as well as being ingested into Facebook.
  • Ensure the best quality and highest reliability on Facebook Live without repetitive, manual setup or the need for highly technical resources.
Facebook Video Engagement

Titling and Graphics

  •   Wowza ClearCaster integrates with any browser-based media source to add professional production and branding to your broadcast.
  • Insert custom-designed graphics, polls, comments and more into your streams to reflect your brand identity.
  • Vidpresso is Wowza’s recommended third-party tool for adding graphic overlays to your Wowza ClearCaster broadcasts
  • Receive a free standard graphics package when using Vidpresso with your Wowza ClearCaster.

ClearCaster Technical Specs

A/V Inputs
  • 1 x 6G SDI/HD/Ultra HD, or 1 x HDMI 2.0a
Supported Capture Input
  • Up to 2160p30, 4k (interlaced video supported)
A/V Outputs
  • 2 x HDMI
  • Video: 1080p30 and 1080p60 (VP9 ready)
  • AAC @ 48KHz
  • Auto configure redundant encoders
  • Auto configuration with Facebook Live
  • Second Stream available to simulcast via Wowza Streaming Cloud
  • 1 GB Ethernet
  • Built-in LCD screen with button controls
  • 1RU, rack-mountable
  • 200W internal power supply