Frequently Asked Questions

What is Evercast?
Evercast is a media collaboration platform that combines video conferencing and ultra high quality live streaming, so creative teams can work together on content development - in real time - from anywhere in the world.
Why use Evercast?
Feedback from project stakeholders is extremely important when it comes to meeting release dates and the overall quality of the final product. Instead of waiting for file reviews or in-person feedback, Evercast’s ultra low latency, HD live stream enables creative teams to work together and give instant feedback.
What can Evercast stream?
Evercast can stream anything: Avid, Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Pro Tools, After Effects, live cameras from the set... literally anything. This is all accomplished without the need for specialized hardware. All you need is a computer.
How is Evercast being used?
Evercast use cases continue to expand across the production cycle.
Current use cases include:
  • Remote directors and producers working with editors in real time
  • Dailies reviews
  • VFX reviews and approvals
  • Music and sound production
  • Sound spotting
  • Streaming on-set cameras
Emerging use cases include:
  • Set design reviews
  • Wardrobe design and selection reviews
  • Reviews subsequent to wrapping, but prior to release date (i.e. P&A planning/marketing reviews, translations, trailer reviews)
How many people can attend an Evercast Session?
There is no limit to the number of participants who can be invited, but it is recommended that no more than 10 people attend a live Evercast Session at the same time - from wherever they are - across town, or across the world.
When streaming workflow (i.e. Avid, Premiere, After Effects, Pro Tools, etc.), do you need to stream the user interface?
No. You can choose to stream the software’s user interface, or just full screen video.
How much latency does Evercast have?
200ms, which is less than a blink of an eye.
What’s required to send a stream?
We recommend:
  • Mac or PC with an Intel i7 4 core CPU and 16GB of memory
  • Hardwired ethernet connection with 10Mbps up/down
What’s required to attend a live Evercast Session?
  • Any Mac, PC, or Linux system should work
  • Google Chrome on desktop or Apple Safari on iPad
  • Reliable internet connection with at least 10Mbps down (can be less, depending on which stream settings are being used)
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 particular, readily available HDMI-to-USB 3.0, or SDI-to-USB 3.0 capture device so you can easily stream from a laptop.
Is Evercast studio approved?
Yes, Evercast has been approved by all major studios and major OTT video content providers.
Can you draw on the screen?
Yes, Evercast enables you and all participants to draw, point, circle, and type on the screen for everyone in the virtual room to see.
Can you record Evercast sessions?
Yes, you can record any session. Recordings are stored securely and privately in your room. When you play back a recording, you have extended functionality, like being able to choose which thumbnail you want to make full screen. Notes can be taken during recordings. When played back, each note is time-stamped to the referenced moment in the recording, eliminating the need to search for it.