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Livestream Studio HD500

B&H # LIHD500 Mfr # LS-HD500
Price: $8,075.75
Instant Savings: -$1,212.00
You Pay: $6,863.75
Product Highlights
  • All-In-One Switcher and Mixer
  • Real-Time Multiview, Playback, Etc.
  • 5 Simultaneous HD-SDI Inputs
  • 5 Outputs: SDI / HDMI / Analog
  • 17" Built-In 1920 x 1200 Display
  • i7 3.2 GHz Six-Core Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 Graphics Card
  • 8GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM
  • 4:2:2 10-Bit Video / 48 kHz 24-Bit Audio
  • Built-In DeckLink Quad & Studio Cards

The Livestream Studio HD500 is a very compact, truly portable production suite -- only about 12 x 17 inches -- featuring a switcher and a full audio mixer with cross fade support. The switcher is built to television standards and gives you real-time multiview, cut and fade, graphics overlay, video clip playback, and recording.

Five SDI inputs are available and all five can be used simultaneously when configured for streaming or recording, without live video output; otherwise four of the five can be used simultaneously, when live video output is enabled. Two Blackmagic DeckLink cards -- a Quad and a Studio -- come pre-installed and can be genlocked via two separate connectors. A breakout cable is included for the Studio card. A Tom Bihn carry case, USB dongle, screen protector, and mouse and keyboard are also included and all fit in the case.

Broadcast Quality to Every Screen
Livestream Studio HD500 performs as a standalone broadcast-quality live video switcher when using one of its five live video outputs. The unit is ideal for a variety of applications, including in-venue broadcasting, live to tape production, network and local television programming with or without streaming live to the web.

The product is compliant with key SMPTE standards and boasts a 4:2:2 video signal from input to output. It is made to the same exacting standards required by broadcast television.

For producers who want to stream live video to the web and mobile devices, the built-in Livestream encoder is just a click away.
Truly Portable
The HD500 fits into a case the size of a carry-on bag. From a built-in screen to built-in Blackmagic Decklink Quad and Studio cards, you get the features you need in one powerful, truly portable device. Simply open up the HD500, plug in your cameras, and you're ready to go.
Seamless Support & Free Upgrades
Livestream offers free phone support seven days a week for the first two months and free automatic software upgrades.
Built-In Multiview
  • On-screen full field rate multiview of all live inputs, Preview, Program Out, 2 GFX and 2 DDR
  • Audio PPM overlay with peak hold feature on all inputs and outputs
  • Resizable layout allowing hiding of all controls to maximize multiview screens
  • 3 frame latency from SDI input to multiview
Video Switcher/Mixer Transitions
  • Mixer and Effects Bank (M/E) with no upstream keyer
  • Fade auto transition with adjustable duration in frames, manual via on-screen T-BAR or keyboard shortcuts
  • Cut
  • SMPTE Wipes
Graphics Downstream Key
  • 2 graphics downstream key channels -- one for GFX 1 and one for GFX 2
  • Independent or locked transition controls (fade/cut), positioning, scaling, cropping
  • Preview on multiview
Graphics & Titling (GFX 1 and 2)
  • Load JPG or PNG files (full transparency support with PNG files)
  • Add text (set position/font/size/color) over any loaded image file within the GFX 1 or GFX 2
Video Clip Playback (2 DDR Sources)
  • Eject/Load Clip
  • Play
  • Pause/Stop
  • Audio/Video Scrubber
  • Timecode Indicator
  • Seek to Timecode
  • Mark In/Mark Out (set and type in option)
  • Loop
  • Auto-Play on Transition
Live Streaming
  • HD live streaming via Gigabit/100/10 built-in Ethernet
  • Presets in up to HD 720p
  • Multiple adaptive bit-rates including mobile quality for playback over 3G on mobile devices (iPhone/Android)
  • Simultaneous MP4/AAC file archive of all bitrates renditions
Audio Mixing
  • 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 sources
Live Video Input 5x simultaneous HD/SD SDI live video sources when configured for streaming or recording (no live video output)
Or 4x simultaneous HD/SD SDI live video sources when live video out is enabled
Live Video Output 1x HD/SD SDI (Program)
1x HDMI (Program)
1x Composite (Program)
1x Component (Program)
1x S-Video (Program)
Media Sources 2x DDRs (video clip playback)
2x GFX (graphics)
Recording AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
Configurable bit rate
Interlacing and timecode support
Recording Capacity 10 hours at 1080i (using 500GB built in hard drive with recorder set to record at 100Mbps MJPEG AVI)
Audio Inputs Up to 5x stereo inputs from SDI embedded inputs with user selectable left/right channel from any of the 8 SDI embedded audio channels
4x channels of professional balanced analog audio via 1/4" jack connectors
Audio Outputs 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)
Supported Formats 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
Playback Media Formats GFX:
PNG image files with transparency support

AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
MP4 (AAC/H264)
Record Media Formats AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
Operating System Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Built-In Display Integrated 17" (43 cm) WUXGA+ (1920X1200) HD display
CPU Intel "Sandy Bridge-E" Core i7 3930K 3.2 GHz 6-Core processor, 12MB L3 cache, 130W, Socket LGA 2011
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 Commercial Series PCI Express graphics card
RAM 8GB total DDR3 1333 MHz RAM (non-ECC) (2GB x 4 DIMM triple-channel configuration)
Built-In Video Input/Output Cards Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad (PCI)
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio (PCI)
Processing Video: 4:2:2, 10 bit color (REC 601, REC 709)
Audio: 48 kHz, 24-bit
REF In/Genlock (requires genlocking the two built-in Blackmagic cards via two separate connectors)
SDI Input to SDI Output Latency: 11 frames 1
Please Note:

If you use the multiview option, the latency is closer to 3 frames.

Dimensions 5.8 x 12.4 x 16.75" (14.7 x 31.5 x 42.5 cm)
Weight 15 lb (6.8 kg)
Livestream Studio HD500
  • Power Cord
  • Screen Protector
  • Mouse and Keyboard
  • 4 BNC Female to DIN 1.0/2.3 RG-59 SDI Breakout Cable (for SDI Inputs on Blackmagic Quad Card)
  • Blackmagic Cards Documentation and Driver CD
  • Livestream Studio USB Dongle
  • Tom Bihn Carry Case
  • 1-Year Warranty on HD500
  • 30-Day Warranty on Accessories

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