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  • Posted By Andrew Zarian
  • September 05, 2012

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 and will start shipping on October 15, 2012. Livestream will also give away five free units in September to selected producers at


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.



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