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
Up to 5 outputs all showing Program out:
- HD/SD SDI (only available if using a maximum of 4 SDI 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
- 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 store.livestream.com (currently for US shipment only).
We haven’t yet had the opportunity to get hands on the HD500 but hope to do so soon.