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

Epiphan Video launches the Webcaster X2 which enables creators on YouTube and Facebook Live to create high-quality live content directly from their cameras or any HDMI source.

Palo Alto, CA(07 Jun 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. 

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.

“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.

About Epiphan Video

Epiphan solutions are used in a wide range of applications such as professional audio visual events, corporate communication, collaboration, distance learning, training, simulation, medical imaging, computing, industrial control rooms, security, and transportation applications. In short, Epiphan’s products are trusted anywhere capturing, processing, recording, sharing, and replaying multiple high resolution audio video sources is critical to effective communication.

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.