Livestream HD500 All-in-one Live Production Switcher

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About the Livestream HD500

The Livestream HD500 All-in-one Live Production Switcher features 5 HD/SD SDI inputs and 5 live video outputs (HD/SD SDI, HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite) in the most compact production suite available today. Built to television broadcast standards, Livestream gives you real-time multiview, cut and fade, graphics overlay, video clip playback and recording (DDR) plus a full audio mixer with cross fade support.

Livestream HD500 performs as a standalone broadcast-quality live video switcher when using one of its five live video outputs. The unit is ideal for a variety of applications, including in-venue broadcasting, live to tape production, network and local television programming with or without streaming live to the web. The product is compliant with key SMPTE standards and boasts a 4:2:2 video signal from input to output. It is made to the same exacting standards required by broadcast television. For producers who want to stream live video to the web and mobile devices, the built-in Livestream encoder is just a click away.

Livestream HD500 goes wherever work takes you - it fits into a case the size of a carry-on bag. From a built-in screen to built-in Blackmagic Decklink Quad and Studio cards, you get the features you need in one powerful, truly portable device. Simply open up Livestream HD500, plug in your cameras and you're ready to go.

Livestream HD500 Includes

  • Livestream HD500 All-in-one Portable Live Production Switcher
  • Carry-on Bag
  • Protective Screen Cover Panel (Screw On)
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Power Cord
  • 5 BNC Female to DIN 1.0/2.3 RG-59 SDI Cable (for SDI Inputs on Blackmagic Quad Card)
  • Blackmagic Cards Documentation and Driver CD
  • Livestream Warranty

Livestream HD500 Specifications

Live Video Input 5 simultaneous HD/SD SDI live video sources when configured for streaming or recording (no live video output)
Or 4 simultaneous HD/SD SDI live video sources when live video out is enabled
Media Sources 4 integrated digital media sources for video & graphics playback.
2 DDRs (video clip playback)
2 GFX (graphics)
Live Video Output 5 live outputs: 1 x HD/SD SDI (Program)
1x HDMI (Program)
1 x Composite (Program)
1 x Component (Program)
1 x S-Video (Program)
Built-in Multiview On-screen full field rate multiview of all live inputs, Preview, Program Out, 2 GFX and 2 DDR
Audio PPM overlay with peak hold feature on all inputs and outputs
Resizable layout allowing hiding of all controls to maximize multiview screens
Latency from SDI input to multiview: 5 Frames
Video Switcher/Mixer 1 x Mixer & Effects Bank (M/E) with no upstream keyer
Fade (Auto transition with adjustable duration in frames, manual via on-screen T-BAR or keyboard shortcuts)
Graphics Downstream Key 2 x Graphics DSK (downstream key) channels. One channel for GFX1 and one channel for GFX2
Independent or locked transition controls (fade/cut), positioning, scaling, cropping
Preview on multiview
Graphics & Titling (GFX 1 & 2) Load JPG or PNG files (full transparency support with PNG files)
Add text (set position/font/size/color) over any loaded image file within the GFX1 or GFX2
Video Clip Playback (DDR 1 & 2) 2 x DDR sources with:
Eject/Load clip
Audio/Video Scrubber
Timecode indicator
Seek to timecode
Mark In/Mark Out (set and type in option)
Auto-play on transition
Recording AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
Configurable bit rate
Interlacing and timecode support
Recording Capacity 10 hours at 1080i (Using 500Gb built in Hard Drive with recorder set to record at 100Mbps MJPEG AVI)
Live Streaming HD live streaming via Gigabit/100/10 built-in Ethernet:
Presets in up to HD 720p
Multiple Adaptive Bit-Rates including mobile quality for playback over 3G on mobile devices (iPhone/Android)
Simultaneous MP4/AAC file archive of all bitrates renditions
Audio Inputs Up to 5 stereo inputs from SDI Embedded inputs with user selectable left/right channel from any of the 8 SDI embedded audio channels
4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via 1/4" jack connectors
Audio Outputs Stereo out from mixer embedded in the SDI output
1 Stereo 1/8" for live headphone monitoring (Ability to select master output mix or individual inputs)
Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones
Incorporated video switcher follow feature with audio crossfade support when fading two video source
Supported Formats HD: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60
SD: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 525/23.98 NTSC
Playback Media Formats GFX:
PNG image files with transparency support
AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
MP4 (AAC/H264)
Record Media Formats AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
Operating System Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Built-in Display Integrated 17" WUXGA+ (1920X1200) HD Display
CPU Intel "Sandy Bridge-E" Core i7 3930K 3.2 GHz Six-Core processor, 12MB L3 cache, 130W, Socket LGA 2011
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GT 520 Commercial Series PCI Express graphics card
RAM 8GB 4 total DDR3 1333 MHz RAM (non-ECC) (2GB x 4 DIMM triple-channel configuration)
Processing Video: 4:2:2, 10 bit Color (REC 601, REC 709)
Audio: 48 kHz, 24-bit
3 frames
REF IN/Genlock (Requires genlocking the two Blackmagic cards via two separate connectors)
Built-in Video Input/Output Cards Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad (PCI)
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio (PCI)
Dimensions (DxHxW) 5.8x12.40x16.75" / 14.7x31.4x42.5cm
Weight 15lbs / 6.80kg
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