Wowza Clearcaster Pro

Reliable Hardware Encoding with Unmatched Cloud Control

Adaptive Network Encoding

Increase reliability with adaptive network encoding, which automatically decreases bitrate in adverse conditions.

Real-Time Health Monitoring

Identify issues quickly with detailed monitoring metrics, from encoder health through first-mile network conditions.

Cloud-based Management

Simplify your workflow with remote management, customizable encoding workflows, and user-permission control.

API Integrations

Create and streamline fully automated workflows with a centralized management API.

Adaptive Network Encoding

  • Enable the power of adaptive network encoding over RTMP to automatically recover from bandwidth issues.

  • Constantly monitor low-level network metrics and performance, while automatically decreasing video streaming bitrate in adverse network conditions, ensuring broadcasts maintain smooth, buffer-free playback for end users.

  • Take the guesswork out of encoder delivery and issue-identification with 100-plus stream-health metrics collected in real time.

  • Use the live and archived broadcast health metrics to quickly identify issues and maintain an audit trail over all broadcasts.

Real-Time Health Monitoring

Cloud-Based Workflow Management

  • Prevent configuration issues and streamline encoder setup and broadcast management by leveraging the power of the cloud to enable real-time encoder command and control.

  • Build custom configuration templates, create streamlined broadcast workflows and tailor the web-based UI controls to meet the unique needs of your broadcast team.

  • Create fully automated workflows using ClearCaster Pro's centralized management API.

  • Broadcasters can integrate workflow automation for their entire encoding stack while service providers can gain control over on-premise contribution encoders to increase reliability and better support their end users.

API Integrations

The Wowza Integration

  • Integrate ClearCaster Pro into your Wowza Streaming Cloud or Wowza Streaming Engine workflows for the highest-quality publishing from encoding to distribution.

  • Leverage end-to-end support from Wowza, including stream-health metrics and logging across your entire workflow.

  • Use trusted encoder presets fully integrated with Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Streaming Cloud.

  • Deliver over the first mile with our reliable, proprietary WOWZ™ protocol.

The Clearcaster Pro Advantages


A/V Inputs   

Physical: 1 x 6G SDI/HD/Ultra HD; 1 x HDMI 2.0a

Input Resolutions and Frame Rates

4k 2160p30; De-interlacing support
Up to 1080i/p60 (lower framerates, resolutions support); scaling support

Codec Support

Video Inputs: AVC / h.264; Via IP input HEVC/h.265, MPEG-2 support
Video Outputs: AVC / h.264 ; HEVC/h.265
Audio Inputs: Embedded audio, Via IP input AAC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), MPEG-1 layer 2, MP3 support
Audio Output: AAC


Embedded CEA-608/708 closed captions

Output Resolutions

Up to 4kp30; Encode up to 3 1080; full 1080 ABR ladder
Support for high framerate (up to 60 fps) at 1080 and lower resolutions

Controllable aspect ratio and frame rate; All outputs support multiple targets

Output Formats

RTMP / RTMPS; MPEG-TS (unicast, multicast); RTSP / RTMP / HLS via pull only; SRT


Fragmented MP4; Record multiple outputs; Store on appliance and in cloud


1 GB Ethernet; DHCP Support; Manual Network Configurable

System Control

Cloud based Browser control and template management
Centralized API (GraphQL); User Management; Built in LCD Screen


1RU; rack-mountable; 1/2 depth; 200W internal power supply

Guides and Reports

The Wowza Ultimate Guide to Facebook Live Streaming

The Facebook Live Streaming Benchmark Report

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