Livestream Enters the Switcher Market with Livestream Studio HD500
Livestream has announced its enterence into the video switcher market with its Livestream Studio HD500. The Livestream Studio HD500 is designed to perform as a standalone, broadcast quality live video switcher when using live video output (HD/SD SDI, HDMI, Component, S-Video, Composite), and is ideal for applications such as in-venue screen broadcasting, live-to- tape production and network and local television programming, all with or without live streaming to the web.
The Livestream Studio HD500 is available for pre-order today for $8,500 at http://store.livestream.com and will start shipping on October 15, 2012. Livestream will also give away five free units in September to selected producers at http://store.livestream.com.
Live video mixing for multi-camera productions
Live audio mixing
Graphics overlay and titling
Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and player
One-click live streaming in HD multi-bitrate to the award winning Livestream
Up to 5 HD/SD SDI inputs
5 video outputs (HD/SD SDI, HDMI, Component, Composite, S-VIDEO)
In the first quarter of 2013, Livestream will also release software which will work with certified digital video input cards from BlackMagic Design © and webcams. This software will enable customers to transform their PC or Mac computer into a broadcast quality video
switcher and streaming hardware device.
The soon-to-be-released software will be free to download when used with the Livestream platform. When using the free software version, the live video output- feature will be disabled. A paid version of the software, which will allow users to stream to any streaming service provider or in venue screens via the live video output, will also be made available.