Webcaster X2 - Social media streaming
Webcaster X2, a dedicated hardware encoder for live streaming, enables creators on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Twitch to create high-quality live content directly from their camera or any HDMI source. Pair your device once with your accounts and it remembers your settings for all future streams.
Epiphan Webcaster X2 is a dedicated encoder designed from the ground-up for YouTube and Facebook Live content creators!
- Create a high-quality audio video live stream for Facebook Live, YouTube, or Twitch.
- Stream audio and video from cameras, mixers, displays, switchers over Ethernet or Wi-Fi to your live audience.
- Pick from Facebook destinations like your Timeline, Events, Groups, and Pages, or from YouTube Stream Now and scheduled events.
- Perfect for weekly shows, single live events, and continuous 24×7 live streams.
The easiest way to live stream to Facebook, YouTube and Twitch
Live streaming shouldn’t be complicated! Epiphan Webcaster X2™ is a dedicated encoder designed from the ground-up for live streaming to YouTube, Facebook and Twitch, making streaming a breeze. Pair your device once with your accounts and it remembers your settings for all future streams.
Live monitoring and interactivity
Monitor your live video and see viewer comments and reactions in real time. Simply connect a display to the Webcaster X2’s HDMI OUT port.
Stream to Facebook Live or YouTube, or Twitch
Webcaster X2 streams your live video to your choice of Facebook Live, YouTube or Twitch. Switching between them is simple, and Webcaster X2 remembers all your settings for both YouTube and Facebook Live.
Control how you stream
Choose to stream to your Facebook Timeline or any Group, Event or Page you administer. On YouTube, choose to stream live now, or publish to a scheduled event. Connect a mouse and monitor to Webcaster X2 for additional configuration options.
Reliable encoding designed for social media
Webcaster X2 is designed specifically for streaming to Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. Set up is easy with a simple device code to pair it to your accounts, the rest is done for you – the device comes pre-configured with optimal encoding settings for YouTube, Facebook Live, and Twitch streaming.
Pro audio and video support
Stream any HD camera, mixer or display (supports 720p or 1080p only) by connecting it to the Webcaster X2’s HDMI IN port. Connect any wired or wireless mic to your camera and get professional HDMI audio quality. Webcaster X2 encodes your high quality audio along with your video and streams it to your Facebook or YouTube audience.
Wired Ethernet or WiFi
Use WiFi or Webcaster X2’s wired Ethernet connection to stream the way that works for you.
|Video inputs||Connectors||(1) HDMI™|
|Input resolutions||720p (30 or 60 Hz / fps)
1080p (30 or 60 Hz / fps)
*only these input types are supported, interlaced signals and other frame rates not supported
|Audio input||embedded HDMI audio at 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz (firmware 2.5 or higher needed for 48 kHz support)|
|Local video output||Connectors||(1) HDMI out with audio for local video display or confidence monitoring|
|Audio output||Embedded HDMI audio|
|Streaming output||Destination||YouTube or Facebook Live, or Twitch (choose one)|
|Video bit rates||default: 2000 kb/s,
configurable: 1000 kb/s, 2000 kp/s, 3000 kb/s, or 4000 kb/s Note: By default each Webcaster X2 you connect to your network needs a constant uplink bandwidth of up to 2 Mb/s. You can use popular internet speed tests to determine the peak bandwidth you have available, but be cautious with this value as other people and devices, including voice over IP phone systems, can use a significant portion of your available uplink.
|Key frame interval||2 s|
|Max frame rate||30 fps|
|Output frame size||default 720p at 30 fps (1280×720), supports up to 1080p at 30 fps (1920×1080)|
|Audio encoding||Audio codecs||Encoder||Bitrate||Sample frequencies|
|AAC||128 kbps||44 kHz|
|Network interfaces||Connector||(1) Ethernet RJ45|
|Wi-Fi||2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n|
|Streams||Native YouTube Live integration and Facebook Live integration|
|Administration||Front panel LCD screen|
|HDMI OUT port for HDMI monitor support for additional configuration|
|3 USB ports for USB mouse, keyboard, and BETA USB camera feature|
|Note: the AV, TF (SD card), and Optical audio ports on Webcaster X2 are not used|
|Product dimensions||4.625″ × 4.875″ × 1″ (117 mm x 124 mm x 25 mm) plus antenna|
|Max operating temperature||35°C|
|Product weight||0.6 lbs (0.272 kg)|
|What's in the box||(1) Webcaster X2
(1) WiFi antenna
(1) HDMI cable
(1) Ethernet cable
(1) 5 VDC, 3 A universal AC/DC power adapter
The latest Documentation and Software can be found at the Homepage of Epiphan
- Webcaster X2 brochure
- Webcaster X2 quickstart guide
- Webcaster X2 - Live Stream to Facebook and YouTube
- Best Cameras for Webcaster X2
- How to Live Stream with Webcaster X2
- Webcaster X2 Announcement
- InfoComm 2017: Epiphan Video Features Webcaster X2
- Webcaster X2: Live Streaming Behind the Scenes
- Webcaster X2 Review - The Edgy Veg YouTube Channel
- CHRI Radio - Why they live stream
- On the Road with Webcaster X2
- Webcaster X2 multicam + 25 Live Streaming Tips
- Webcaster X2 in action!