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LiveU Solo HDMI Video/Audio Encoder

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LiveU Solo HDMI Video/Audio Encoder
Key Features
  • Compact All-in-One Streaming Solution
  • HDMI Video Input
  • Connect via Cellular, Wi-Fi & Ethernet
  • Uses LiveU's Cloud Services
Start streaming high-quality HD video and audio with the LiveU Solo HDMI Video Encoder by connecting your camera or video device via HDMI. Leveraging LiveU's Cloud Service, you can easily broadcast to a large variety of content delivery networks, including YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Wowza, Ustream, and more, using bonded connectivity over dual cellular networks (requires separately available modems), Wi-Fi, or Ethernet.
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LiveU Solo Overview

Start streaming high-quality HD video and audio with the LiveU Solo HDMI Video Encoder by connecting your camera or video device via HDMI. Leveraging LiveU's Cloud Service, you can easily broadcast to a large variety of content delivery networks, including YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Wowza, Ustream, and more, using bonded connectivity over dual cellular networks (requires separately available modems), Wi-Fi, or Ethernet.

The plug-and-play functionality, combined with the power of LiveU's Reliable Transport protocol (LRT), enables a simple setup for high-quality streaming video with versatile distribution options as well as stable transmission, even when operating in remote locations. If operating remotely, use the internal battery to power the Solo for approximately three hours. Plus, the compact form factor won't bog down your production by weighing down your camera.

This is the Solo video encoder only; cellular modems must be purchased separately or as part of a kit.

Features
  • Portable, wireless streaming encoder for easy, live HD video streaming from anywhere directly to platforms like Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, and more
  • H.264 AVC high-profile video encoder, 1080p 50/60/25/30/24, 1080i 50/60, 720p 50/60/25/30/24, PAL, NTSC
  • Stop/start, preview video, monitor connectivity status and battery life both on-unit and in the web-based portal
  • Simultaneously bond up to four network links including support for two 4G LTE cellular or WiMAX modems, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet
  • A rechargeable internal battery provides up to three hours of continuous streaming
Video Input
HDMI
UPC: 863104000426

LiveU Solo Specs

Embedded AudioHDMI
IP Encoding
IP VideoH.264: 1280 x 720 to 1920 x 1080 at 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i, 50p, 59.94i, 60p
IP AudioAAC-LC:
Transport ProtocolsRTP
Simultaneous Streams1 Streams
Power
Built-In BatteryYes
Environmental
Operating Temperature23 to 113°F / -5 to 45°C
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 8.6 x 4.1"

LiveU Solo Reviews

Solid

By Justin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

This has been solid so far. I wish they allowed you to save presets. For example, preset A = 1080p60 to Facebook , preset B = 720p to Twitch. So that things can be switched and set up quickly. Pairing the LiveU Solo with Restream is really powerful. The best way to do this is get data and bonding from LiveU. Buy the cellular modems from B&H.

best product ever.

By Harman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-17

I can't believe how amazing this product. I have been starting a livestream on the side. I have so much trouble with my hotspot and internet. buy this product was the best decision I have ever make in my life. this change my life. I don't have trouble or issue with my internet anymore. I'm so happy about this and I recommend this product to anyone

Modems are locked.

By Edward
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-23

The ad implies that the modems are unlocked. However they are locked and can't be used with anything but ATT and Verizon services one of each. I wanted to return just the modems however because I purchased it as a set they will only take the entire package back. I will now have to return all of it then purchase just the LiveU encoder again and register all the service plans registered to that unit over again. I purchased a couple unlocked modems locally and the unit perform nice. I would have given a 4 or maybe even a 5 had the modems been unlocked as the ad implies.

Awesome

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-21

This worked far better than I thought it would. I used this for a camera feed from a moving car, feeding the image back into VMIX - this worked perfectly. The one thing I can't stand is it stops streaming if it looses video signal, which was a complete pain, but still worked well. Definitely read the manual! and support material online. When you purchase this, you login to their website, add your device, and activate subscription. You don't need to get your own SIM cards, or activate your plan independently.

Great device but not what I expected

By William
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-19

I wanted to run this off of my SlingStudio and I do that. The cost is $313/mo (for Solo Connect which includes LRT, Verizon unlimited, and AT&T unlimited). I get everything set up for my event, push the Connect button to go live and nothing happens. You have to push Go Live off of the YouTube Live Console or whatever is similar to your streaming service. I have to carry a laptop around just to push the actual Go Live button. I tried doing this through iPhone, iPad, Chrome, YouTube, YouTube Studio, nothing works. It has to be a laptop just to push the Go Live and End Stream buttons. I do like this device very much as I have had issues with my Live Streams in the past.

Not so sure about this device.

By Douglas
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-12

If I get to the point where the modems work, I'll post another comment. In the meantime, I have to say that support for the LiveU Solo is pretty awful. Perhaps if they have correctly set up the modems before shipping it will work right out the box but that's not my experience. After over a week, I've yet to see the magic. One or both of the modems simply will not connect and therefore no bonding for me. Plus, the required-for-bonding solo connect subscription is $300 a month.

Not for solo operator

By Dainius
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

Very reliable, good battery life. Just this encoder can't mix Stereo audio signal to MONO which is critical for SOLO operator. So if you have 2 audio channels and only one speaker speaks, you will get only one ch active in your live stream.... you need some mixing desk or mix in the camera. Unfornetly Canon C70 can not mix inside the camera

Poor modem spec

By Wilfredo
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-25

Need more clear modem spec

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I have several questions as I'm just getting into ...

I have several questions as I'm just getting into live streaming for weddings - bought Sling Studio last week, and finding it's recommended to pair with LiveU Solo. Question 1: I have Verizon 4 GLTE Cell service - do I need to subscribe to the $45 a month service to get this to work in the field? Question #2 - if answer is yes to #1, do I also need data plans with other cell providers or does the $45 cover that? Question #3 - would I need the modems you bundle in different packages to make this all work?To understand where I'm coming from - lets say I'm shooting / live streaming a wedding in a church with no wifi, or in a park somewhere and have no service. Thanks.
Asked by: William
You can use this product with Verizon. However you would need to direct any questions about the Verizon service to Verizon. We sell modems as well, but they are for AT&T and T-Mobile cellular networks. If you were to get those, you would need service plans with those providers and the subscription plan through LiveU for bonding.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-08-04

Will the LivU Solo work with the Sony HXR-NX100?

Will the LivU Solo work with the Sony HXR-NX100?
Asked by: Andrew
Yes it will. The NX100 has a Clean HDMI output which can connect to this product.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-09-04

question

Could this stream simultaneously to Facebook and YouTube and Twitter?Does it get the streaming keys by itself after initial setup, or they have to be inputted every session?Once setup is it a simple operation?Thanks a lotMichael
Asked by: Anonymous
You are able to distribute to multiple destinations. To do so we integrate with our partners at Switchboard.live, through which you can create an account and stream to multiple destinations with HD quality. Switchboard is a One-Touch option in the Solo Portal to easily sync to your Switchboard.Live account.The Solo Portal also includes One-Touch connectivity to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts. Using this you can set up a post directly from the portal with out collecting stream keys or URL's. Currently with Facebook, You do have to recreate the post for every start and stop of a stream. This is due to Facebook counting every stream as a separate event and disabling the Stream ID once it is done.Once you set up your stream you simply need to connect your camera to the Solo and hit the play button on the device or on the Solo Portal and you are live.
Answered by: Sebastian A. LiveU Solo Expert
Date published: 2021-03-13

Can LivU Solo output HEVC to Core for transcoding ...

Can LivU Solo output HEVC to Core for transcoding to H.264?
Asked by: Pesi
No the Solo does not ouput to Core.
Answered by: George K
Date published: 2020-05-27

Which includes the liveu solo box?

Which includes the liveu solo box?
Asked by: Arnulfo
The contents of the LiveU Solo box are as follows: LiveU Solo HDMI Video/Audio Encoder AC Adapter with Power Cord Belt Pouch HDMI to Mini HDMI Cable 2 x USB to HDMI Cable
Answered by: Zachary
Date published: 2021-02-03

can I pair with my youtube account?

can I pair with my youtube account?
Asked by: George
Yes, any service that accepts an RTMP stream ... which is like every service. YouTube, Facebook, etc.
Answered by: Philip
Date published: 2020-06-24

The LiveU competitor VidiU lets you broadcast ...

The LiveU competitor VidiU lets you broadcast directly to Youtube from its admin page at no cost provided you do not want to do bonding. Does LiveU offer something similar not requiring a service or is it straight RTMP when not provisioned with a cloud service?
Asked by: Tyler
There are a variety of click-and-go options provided. You do not need to pay for bonding to have it broadcast to YouTube. You can use RTMP, but there are bunch already ready to go.
Answered by: Steven
Date published: 2020-06-19

is one year subsription included in $999? now

is one year subsription included in $999? now
Asked by: SHINOY
For the LiveU LRT Cloud Bonding Annual Service (SKU: LILUSOLOPREM), that is available separately or in a kit (SKU: LISOLOHDMIBK): https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1471135-REG/liveu_lu_solo_hdmi_bundle_solo_hdmi_video_audio_encoder.html. The LiveU Solo can work without the subscription, but will be limited to 1 cellular network. This subscription allows for bonding of two 4G LTE cellular or WiMAX modems. Please also note that cellular connections require a plan with a cellular provider.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2020-07-08
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