StudioTech 50: Livestream Studio HD500 Announced

StudioTech 50: Livestream Studio HD500 Announced

Livestream announce the Livestream Studio HD500, a portable HD/SD SDI 5 channel live streaming appliance for $8500 (currently US only).

In an aggressive move in the live streaming market, LiveStream have announced an $8500 ‘all in one’ switching/streaming/recording appliance with an SDI digital workflow. Weighing only 15 pounds and complete with padded case it is designed to be carry on baggage on an aircraft!


Video Formats supported:

  • 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


  • 5 HD/SD SDI (4 if you use one for HD/SD SDI output)
  • 2 DDRs
  • 2 Graphics (Stills, lower thirds)
  • 2 DSKs

Video Outputs:

Up to 5 outputs all showing Program out:

  • HD/SD SDI  (only available if using a maximum of 4 SDI inputs)
  • HDMI
  • Composite
  • Component
  • S-Video

Audio :

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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


  • Inbuilt 17″ WUXGA+ (1920×1200)

System Specifications :

  • Intel i7 3930K 3.2GHz
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
  • Blackmagic Design Decklink Quad
  • Blackmagic Design Decklink Studio


  • Inbuilt streaming to Livestream only.

To stream to other CDN you would use an external encoder on one of the program outputs.


  • Format – AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
  • Inbuilt recording capacity approximately 10 hours at 1080i


Several software features will be added later and include:

  • SMPTE Wipes
  • MP4 (AAC/H264) media playback
  • DSK functions:  positioning, scaling, cropping

The Livestream Studio HD500 can be pre-ordered from today at (currently for US shipment only).

We haven’t yet had the opportunity to get hands on the HD500 but hope to do so soon.