This article was published on December 4, 2013

TouchCast brings its ‘TV studio in a box’ service to Windows desktop devices


TouchCast brings its ‘TV studio in a box’ service to Windows desktop devices
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Video authoring platform TouchCast is bringing its ‘professional TV studio in a box’ offering to more devices. The company today launched a beta version for the desktop that it believes more users will find beneficial. This offering works with Windows 7 or 8 PCs and comes with several exclusive features, including the ability to import videos, support for multiple cameras, and the addition of several new apps.

Founded by Edo Segal, Charley Miller, and Erick Schonfeld, TouchCast serves a way to allow anyone to create engaging videos without having to pay thousands of dollars in a studio. And while it’s mostly geared towards touchscreen devices, the app works with any input device.

TouchCast for the desktop works only with Windows PCs right now, but a Mac version is in the works. Schonfeld tells us this was because the hardware was already there. With Intel as one of its partners, TouchCast decided to move forward with a PC version.

To date, tens of thousands of TouchCasts have been uploaded and its iPad app has been downloaded more than 150,000 times since its launch.

See related: TouchCast for iPad brings the ‘future of the Web’ to video-authoring with interactive browsable layers

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