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Livestream Broadcaster

B&H # LIHDLV Mfr # LS-BROADCASTER
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Product Highlights
  • Streams HD Video without a PC
  • Encodes and Streams Camera Signals Live
  • Encodes H.264 and AAC Formats
  • Streams via "New Livestream" Service
  • HDMI Input / 3.5mm Audio Input
  • Built-In WiFi / Ethernet Port
  • Powers by Batteries / DC Adapter

The Livestream Broadcaster from Livestream encodes video and audio signals from cameras and switchers and streams them to the web without connection to a computer, streaming via Livestream's "New Livestream" service. Video is encoded in the commonly accepted H.264 format and audio in the common AAC format, both in real-time at up to 2.3 Mbps. The two signals are input by HDMI and via a 3.5mm audio jack, respectively.

The Encoder features a blue OLED display, a button, a joystick control, and four blue status indicators. Wireless WiFi is built in and an Ethernet port is available. Power is by a DC adapter or by AA batteries, both included.

Broadcast Live to any Device
The Livestream Broadcaster is an HD live broadcasting device that works seamlessly with the "New Livestream" service to deliver the industry's first affordable unlimited ad-free HD live streaming end-to-end solution.
HD Minus the PC
Event owners and producers can use the Livestream Broadcaster as a desktop encoder connected to a multi-camera video production switcher or as a battery powered portable wireless encoder mounted to a camera and streaming via Wi-Fi or a USB 3G/4G wireless modem.
Remote Control
Control the Livestream Broadcaster on the device itself or remotely from anywhere in the world via the Livestream website, or via the "Livestream for Producers" iPhone app.
High Quality HD Video
Cameras connect to the Broadcaster via the HDMI video input, supporting HD 1080i, 720p, and SD 480i. Audio is input via a 3.5mm audio jack. The Encoder encodes real-time in high quality H.264 video and AAC audio at up to 2.3 Mbps.
Display Blue OLED display
1x button
1x joystick control
4x blue status indicator LEDs
A/V Inputs 1x HDMI input supports HD 1080i/720p and SD 480p
1x 3.5 mm line-in audio input
Encoder High Profile (L4.1) H.264 and AAC audio codec
H.264/AAC encoding up to 720p 2.3 Mbps
Network Ethernet 10/100 Mbps
Built-in wireless 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
USB 3G/4G connectivity (USB 3G/4G modem not included)
Power 6-18V DC
3x AA batteries (included)
Dimensions 4.8 x 3 x 1.25" (12.2 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm)
Weight 5 oz without batteries (141 g)
7.8 oz with batteries (221 g)
Livestream Broadcaster
  • 12" HDMI to Mini HDMI Cable (30.5 cm)
  • 12" Ethernet Cable (30.5 cm)
  • 12V DC Power Adapter with International Attachments
  • 3 x AA Batteries
  • Camera Shoe Mount
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Livestream Broadcaster
     
    3.9

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Compact (11)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Professional quality (7)
    • Highly compatible (4)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (5)
    • Poor design (4)
    • Poor performance (3)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (6)
    • Independent films (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (11), Enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Powerful tool for projects big and small

    I am using the project in a couple of different environments. 1) is the run & gun style the the promotional materials promoted. I happen to use the Canon XA10 that is...Read complete review

    I am using the project in a couple of different environments. 1) is the run & gun style the the promotional materials promoted. I happen to use the Canon XA10 that is depicted in their photos and presuming that I have a decent internet connection, it's awesome! I also am in the process of testing it to live stream multi-camera productions and so far it seems to be a great fit. The box itself is not designed for multi-camera and the tech staff at LiveStream will tell you that it's a single-camera box. I would have to correct thier assesment, however, and clarifty that this is a single input device. If you have a multi-camera environment with a production switcher, etc (i.e. a church), and have the ability to output your program feed to an HDMI output, this device will work just fine. My only hiccup is that our production system is SDI and I'm having a bit of trouble with the SDI to HDMI converter that I purchased separately. Once I have that replaced, we'll be good to go!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    DISAPPOINTED!!!

    This item failed the first time it was used. Fresh Duracell batteries overheated in it and shorted something out.The boradcaster was left in a perpetual re-boot mode. I heard this has happened to others...Read complete review

    This item failed the first time it was used. Fresh Duracell batteries overheated in it and shorted something out.The boradcaster was left in a perpetual re-boot mode. I heard this has happened to others as well. The few minutes that it did work, it had trouble linking to the wifi. You REALLY need a dedicated internet to use this properly. My livestream event, months in the planning, was practically ruined because of it failing. I had to fall back on my iphone to transmit, and the video & sound were not nearly as good as the HD camera I was using. Livestream "help" has been entirely unhelpful with getting this fixed. Instead of standing by their product, they asked a million questions viaback and forth email, bouncing me from one representative to another. Finally they said if it's out of warranty (warranty is only 3 months!) it could cost upwards of $300 to repair and I'd have to pay it. WELL AFTER THE BACK AND FORTH IT WAS WAY PAST WARRANTY! And then they stopped responding to my emails because they decided I had resolved the problem!!! Really? What kind of telepathic abilities do they think they have? DISAPPOINTED!!! Don't waste your money on this time waster.

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    5.0

    No problems at all

    By ChrisK

    from Annapolis, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

        We use this piece to broadcast our Bi-Monthly Board meetings as well as other special events. It has never failed us and a breeze to connect. Picture quality is great

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        5.0

        Live Stream Broadcast made simple

        By Reel Pro Media

        from San Diego, CA

        Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

        Simple and easy setup, I was amazed by the quality and delivery of a live broadcast to online or mobile devices. This is a game changer for low budget production with high production results.

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        4.0

        Powerful tool for projects big and small

        By David Anderson

        from Ontario, CA

        About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Missing Web Interface

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

        I am using the project in a couple of different environments. 1) is the run & gun style the the promotional materials promoted. I happen to use the Canon XA10 that is depicted in their photos and presuming that I have a decent internet connection, it's awesome! I also am in the process of testing it to live stream multi-camera productions and so far it seems to be a great fit. The box itself is not designed for multi-camera and the tech staff at LiveStream will tell you that it's a single-camera box. I would have to correct thier assesment, however, and clarifty that this is a single input device. If you have a multi-camera environment with a production switcher, etc (i.e. a church), and have the ability to output your program feed to an HDMI output, this device will work just fine. My only hiccup is that our production system is SDI and I'm having a bit of trouble with the SDI to HDMI converter that I purchased separately. Once I have that replaced, we'll be good to go!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not great!

        By DD

        from Boulder, Colorado

        About Me Business Owner

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

          Lots of bugs. Difficult to get to work for more than an hour without dropping. Must manually restart unit. Support is weak at best. Livestream has an amazing future but this product is C+ at best.

          The UI is easy.

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          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          DISAPPOINTED!!!

          By Pep the Documentarian

          from NY

          About Me Business Owner, Documentarian

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact Design

          Cons

          • No Tech Support
          • Poor Design
          • Poor Performance
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

            Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

            This item failed the first time it was used. Fresh Duracell batteries overheated in it and shorted something out.The boradcaster was left in a perpetual re-boot mode. I heard this has happened to others as well. The few minutes that it did work, it had trouble linking to the wifi. You REALLY need a dedicated internet to use this properly. My livestream event, months in the planning, was practically ruined because of it failing. I had to fall back on my iphone to transmit, and the video & sound were not nearly as good as the HD camera I was using. Livestream "help" has been entirely unhelpful with getting this fixed. Instead of standing by their product, they asked a million questions viaback and forth email, bouncing me from one representative to another. Finally they said if it's out of warranty (warranty is only 3 months!) it could cost upwards of $300 to repair and I'd have to pay it. WELL AFTER THE BACK AND FORTH IT WAS WAY PAST WARRANTY! And then they stopped responding to my emails because they decided I had resolved the problem!!! Really? What kind of telepathic abilities do they think they have? DISAPPOINTED!!! Don't waste your money on this time waster.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good Product

            By Patrick

            from Kingston, Jamaica

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ability To Act As A Wirel
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality
            • Wireless Video

            Cons

            • Lacks Audio Input
            • Uses Only Hdmi Input

            Best Uses

            • Live Stream Capability

            Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

            Used the product to provide remote location Video feed thru download from stream. Quality was good and delay based on the internet bandwidth.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            So easy and friendly user

            By imagenomade

            from Quebec

            Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

            I recommande it!!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Streams well with Canon XA25

            By Meta

            from NC

            About Me Business Owner, Film Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                  Works very well, but you cannot use multiple camera's.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  small and compact encoder

                  By Cross Livemedia

                  from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Limited Compatibility

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                  great for live streaming directly from a digital video camera.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  The best live streaming solution

                  By marcioguitar

                  from New York

                  Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                  I have used this box few times so far and works perfectly, very easy to setup and fast connection as long as you have reliable wifi internet service.

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                  (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Hard to use

                  By Video_Streamer

                  from Palo Alto, CA

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality
                  • Limited Compatibility
                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                    I found this product hard to use.
                    The hot shoe mount on the top of the cameras kept slipping off no matter how hard I tried to secure it and the fit wasn't level.

                    There are two buttons on the broadcaster to select menu options, but the dropdowns are difficult to use. You have press on the the buttons "just so carefully" to get to the options. I found I couldn't always get to the selection I wanted and had to repeat the process making the setup somewhat chancy.

                    When I finally got a connection and attempted to use this on my home wi-fi network, I learned that the device wouldn't work on any secure network where a password is needed. There's no way to enter a password.

                    This information wasn't easily found in pre-sales information.

                    Using a hardwired LAN connection is recommended.
                    Using it I found I needed to make a lot of in camera HDMI adjustments and when I recorded got a black screen using a Nikon D600.

                    I ended up returning the device.
                    It was a bear to setup and didn't have the wi-fi features I needed.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    easy and fast

                    By GEORGE

                    from PHILADELPHIA

                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                    easy to use but hard to put wifi password, it will be better if have a touch screen.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By wwrick28

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Inexpensive Live Broad

                      Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                      I was using the Livebroadcaster to shoot a funeral Live. It was watched from 5 different countries. The connection was perfect and I was able to shoot in an HD resolution. I would recommend this product to anyone trying to shoot A Live Braodcast for an inexpensive price.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Best way to output to Livestream

                      By Broomstones Webcasting Team

                      from Wayland MA

                      About Me Amature Sports Broadcasts, Hobbyist

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Limited Compatibility

                      Best Uses

                      • Livestream Specific
                      • Semi Pro Streaming

                      Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                      Got the unit at the last minute as we were 3 days in to a 6 day National Curling Championship broadcast and our i7-3770 was not able to handle our setup for long periods of time without overtaxing the CPU. We were running 16 cameras streaming into the PC and mixed using Wirecast which acted as a virtual camera to Livestream Producer. The double encoding was very hard on the system, and too many preset scenes would cause us to drop our connection unless we streamed at D1 res.

                      The final day of the competition we would need to have 6 cameras simultaneously broadcasting, and there was simply no way.

                      I comes the Livestream Broadcaster, and some helpful folks at B&H that got it to me over night.

                      We simply pushed the Wirecast output to an HDMI monitor through an active HDMI splitter, with the second lien going to the little red box, and in minutes we had the ability to output multiple resolutions including 1080 720 and a 3gp at the same time while taking 40% reductions in CPU use.

                      This box was a saviour.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Small but powerful

                      By Al your Pal

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Functionality
                      • Limited Compatibility
                      • Poor Design
                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                      Easy to use with livestream's poor Internet interface.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Start Streaming live today

                      By MHR90

                      from Seattle

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Limited Compatibility
                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                      Easy set up.
                      1, Pair unit to livestream
                      2, setup a account with Livestream
                      3, Start live session

                      Have yet to get a Verizon USB stick to work when plugged into unit. But works well with ethernet connection.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Livesteam Broadcaster is the best!

                      By Yrless

                      from Richmond, VA

                      About Me Business Owner, Church Av Ministry Leade, Non-profit Band

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Flawless Performance
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bands
                        • Church Ministries
                        • Complex Projects
                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                        I can't imagine anyone giving the Broadcaster by Livestream anything other than 5 stars! This was so simple to setup and is ready to go, we have trailed it on all streaming speeds both wireless and wirelessly.... If I were asked to describe this unit in one word it would be simple.. FLAWLESS! This is great for ministry use, personal use or how about band use? I promise you will find a use and it will not only fit the need, but it will not cost you an arm and a leg!

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                        5.0

                        Terrific Product

                        By jake

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                            This is one of the easiest new products I've ever used. We had some minor difficulties dealing with password security at the facility that I broadcast from, but I expected that. Once we connected, the stream played well and auto-archived the event, which really impressed he client.I'd highly recommend the broadcaster.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Love it...

                            By Belinda Jane Video

                            from Melbourne Australia

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Poor Performance

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Livestream Broadcaster:

                              I have used this product to film a Memorial Service for my first try...it was fantastic, l was able to see how many people were watching and also view the footage as it was being shown on the internet... fantastic product. My only disappointment was the product chew thru the batteries within an hour, when the box states it lasts for 3hours !!!

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