Frequently Asked Questions

What is Evercast?
Evercast is a creative collaboration platform that combines video conferencing and HD media streaming, so teams can work together remotely in real time. Built for creatives by creatives, the platform lets you securely stream from any source (live cameras or any creative software) with ultra low latency and uncompromising quality. With features made specifically to facilitate creative collaboration, Evercast offers a digital experience that mirrors the ease and productivity of a team sitting shoulder-to-shoulder.
Why use Evercast?
Evercast is a secure, software-only creative collaboration tool that lets you work face-to-face with your team in real time and make changes together on the fly—no file sharing and no waiting for feedback.

Unlike popular video conferencing platforms, Evercast offers studio-level security, ultra-low latency, industry-leading audio and video quality, and the ability to stream from multiple sources at once. It easily integrates with your existing tools and processes, minimizing disruptions and maximizing productivity. We also offer 24/7 white glove support and have security approval from every major Hollywood studio as well as leading gaming companies and advertising agencies.
What can Evercast stream?
Evercast can stream nearly anything: live cameras on set and motion capture; local media files (in up to 10-bit 4:4:4 color); creative software like QTAKE, Avid, Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Pro Tools, After Effects, Unreal Engine; or any other source. You can even stream from multiple sources simultaneously.
What is Evercast used for?
Evercast use cases continue to expand across the production cycle and beyond. Some current use cases include:
How many people can attend an Evercast session?
Although there is no technical limitation to the number of participants, based on users’ hardware and bandwidth constraints, the average capacity of an Evercast room is about 25-35 participants and/or live stream feeds at a time on the Evercast app for macOS and Windows.
When streaming from creative software (e.g. Avid, Premiere, After Effects, Pro Tools), do you need to stream the user interface?
No, you can choose to stream the software’s user interface or full screen video as needed. You can also use a separate device to video conference with your team; you do not need to initiate the stream and video chat from the same device.
How much latency does Evercast have?
About 150ms on average, which is less than a blink of an eye.
What’s required to use Evercast?
If you’re participating in a session but you’re not initiating the content stream, all you need is the Evercast app (for macOS, Windows, or iOS) or the latest version of Google Chrome. Any Mac or PC will work with a reliable internet connection (at least 10Mbps down).

To stream on Evercast, you’ll need the Evercast app (for macOS, Windows, or iOS) or the latest version of Google Chrome, as well as our streaming platform, Evercast Broadcaster Software (EBS). At the very minimum, we recommend the following specs:
  • Mac (macOS 10.12 or newer) or PC (Windows 10) with an Intel i7 4 core CPU and 16GB of memory
  • Hardwired Ethernet connection with at least 10Mbps up and down
For more details, check out our full list of requirements here.
If my computer can’t be plugged into the internet (air-gapped), can I still use the platform?
Yes. If you are air-gapped, we specify a readily available HDMI-to-USB 3.0 or SDI-to-USB 3.0 capture device so you can easily stream from another external device.
Is Evercast studio approved?
Yes, Evercast has been approved by all major film/TV studios and OTT providers — as well as leading advertising agencies and gaming companies.
Can you draw on the screen?
Yes, Evercast enables you and all participants to draw, point, circle, and type on screen for everyone in the virtual room to see.
Can you record Evercast sessions?
Yes, the room owner can record any session. Recordings are stored securely and privately in your room. Playback is interactive, meaning you can choose which person’s video feed to make full screen, just as if you were live in the room again. You can also take notes while recording, which are then time-stamped within the session, so you can easily refer back to important moments.