Livestream HD550 | Compact portable all-in-one production switcher



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  • Portable All-in-One Live Video Switcher
  • Up to 1080p Resolution Support
  • Five SDI / HDMI Switchable Inputs
  • SDI / HDMI Switchable Output
  • 20 Hours of Broadcast Quality Recording
  • Integrated Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
  • Multiple Simultaneous Bit-Rates
  • Built-In Bonded Transmission
  • Built-in Chroma-Key, Graphics, Streaming
  • Phone Support Included

Equipped with all the features of Livestream Studio 3.0 but offered in a compact companion-like form factor, the Livestream Studio HD550 is a truly portable all-in-one live production suite that can be easily carried anywhere. Just grab it by the handle or place it in the included carry bag and take it with you wherever you need, including on a plane.

Features include 10 remote cameras, 2 media tracks, 4 ISO recorders, and 3 graphics tracks with up to 20 hours of broadcast recording onto an internal 1TB hard drive. Five built-in Blackmagic DeckLink Mini Recorder cards and one Mini Monitor Card provide a variety of video and audio outputs, including five switchable SDI/HDMI inputs. Ingest sources in up to 1080p resolution and apply effects and on-screen T-Bar duration adjustable transitions. Use the HD550 for in-venue broadcasting, live to tape production, and network and local television programming with or without streaming live to the web.

Input / Output
  • 5 DeckLink Mini Recorders (PCI)
  • Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor (PCI)
  • 5 HDMI / SDI switchable inputs
  • Five Stereo / 40 Mono HD-SDI embedded audio switchable inputs
  • 1/8" analog audio input
  • SDI/HDMI switchable output (extended screen output using HDMI)
  • 1/8" analog audio monitoring output
Supported Formats
  • 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98
  • 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50
  • 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50
  • 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC
  • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream, and headphones
  • Audio PPM overlay with peak hold feature on all inputs and outputs
  • 48 kHz, 24-bit audio
  • AVI MJPEG recording with uncompressed audio
  • ~20 hours at 1080i using 1TB built-in hard drive set to record at 100Mbps AVI MJPEG
  • AVI MJPEG playback with uncompressed audio
  • Multiple simultaneous bit-rates, including mobile quality for playback over 3G on mobile devices (iPhone/Android)
  • 7 integrated digital media sources for video and graphics playback
  • 2 DDRs (video clip playback with built-in transcoder)
  • 2 media players with eject/load clip, play, pause/stop, audio/video scrubber, timecode indicator, seek to timecode, mark in/out, loop, and auto-play on transition
  • HD live streaming via gigabit/100/10 built-in Ethernet
  • Integrated live streaming to Livestream or any other RTMP compatible service
Effects / Transitions
  • Mixer & Effects Bank (M/E) with no upstream keyer
  • SMPTE Wipe transition
  • Cut & Fade auto transition with adjustable duration in frames (via on-screen T-Bar or keyboard shortcuts)
  • 3 graphics DSK channels
  • 1 GFX1 channel and 1 GFX2 channel
  • Independent or locked transition controls (fade/cut)
  • Resizable layout allowing hiding of all controls to maximize multiview screens
  • On-screen full field rate multiview of all live inputs, preview, program out, GFX, and DDR
  • 2 color bars / background color
  • JPEG or PNG image files with transparency support
  • AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
  • DV video
  • WMV (7/8/9)
  • H.264 (.mov and .avi)
  • MPEG4 Part 2 (.mov and .avi)
  • MPEG4 V1/V2 (.mov and .avi)
  • AAC
  • MP3
Other Features
  • Built-in broadcast quality format converter for every input with automatic format detection
  • Allows use of any camera and video source without matching video formats
  • 10 remote camera tracks
  • Load JPG or PNG files (full transparency support with PNG files)
  • Add text (set position, font, size, color) over any loaded image file within GFX1 or GFX2
  • Interlacing and timecode support
  • Full compatibility with Blackmagic Design Media Express and Adobe Premiere
  • Presets in up to 720p HD
  • Incorporated follow feature with audio crossfade support when fading two video sources
Built-In Input/Output Cards 5x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorders (PCI)
1x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor (PCI)
Input Switchable 5x HDMI / SDI
Switchable 5x Stereo / 40x Mono HD-SDI embedded audio
1x 1/8" analog audio
2x balanced XLR
Output 1x SDI/HDMI switchable
1x 1/8" analog audio monitoring
Supported Formats 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC
Sampling 4:2:2
Color Depth 10 bit (REC 601, REC 709)
Audio 48 kHz, 24-bit
Genlock REF IN/Genlock (requires genlocking the two Blackmagic Design cards via two separate connectors)
Display Integrated 17" (43 cm) 1920 x 1200 HD LED LCD
Streaming HD live streaming via gigabit/100/10 built-in Ethernet
Recording ~20 hours at 1080i using 1 TB built-in hard drive set to record at 100 Mbps AVI MJPEG
Processor Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 4930K 3.4 GHz Six-Core processor
12 MB L3 cache, 130W, Socket LGA 2011
4 total DDR3 1600 MHz RAM (non-ECC)
(4 GB x 4 DIMM triple-channel configuration)
Hard Drive 1 TB Western Digital Red 7200 RPM SATA 2.5" internal hard drive
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 Commercial Series PCI Express
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Dimensions 14.8 x 17.3 x 3" on top / 4.2" on bottom (38 x 44 x 7.6 cm top / 10.7 cm on bottom)
Weight 19 lb (8.6 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 29.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.2 x 17.6 x 14.4"

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