Livestream Studio™ HD51
All-in-one Live Production Switcher
5 input model with HDMI and HD-SDI support.
Livestream Studio™ HD51 is an all-in-one live production switcher from the makers of the world’s leading live video platform. Connect up to 5 HDMI cameras or professional HD-SDI cameras and stream live to in-venue screens or to the web using the built-in HD multi-bitrate encoder. Includes a high performance, 1TB hard drive that can record up to 4 simultaneous isolated (ISO) recordings or 20 hours of broadcast quality program output. Livestream™ Studio HD51 can be rack-mounted using the provided accessories; ideal for studios, facilities, and live production trucks.
Seeing all your cameras in real-time is the key to making the best editorial decisions. Livestream Studio™ has a built-in multiview with all the features you’d expect from a live production control room, including full field-rate display (no matter how many inputs), tally, input labels and audio levels.
Extend the multiview on additional screens to let the full team engage and participate in your production. Easily build a state of the art, master control room with up to four large multi-view screens, complete with customizable layouts and logos. Livestream Studio™ HD51 supports up to two monitors via DVI and HDMI connectors,
Cut, dissolve or select from our collection of wipe transitions when producing your live show.
Built-in Audio Mixer
Studio’s all-encompassing audio tools cater to producers of all sizes from a one man band to a full production team. Our intelligent audio mixer features mix automation, SDI & HDMI embedded audio, level monitoring, peak warnings as well as our innovative channel grouping. External audio mixers are welcome too!
Audio Input Options
Embed your audio via HD-SDI, bring in your analog audio via any USB audio device or use the built-in ⅛” analog audio input.
Embed your audio via HD-SDI, bring it in via USB or use the built-in ⅛” analog audio input.
Built-in Graphics Editor
Our fully featured two channel graphics generator allows you to create templates and dynamically change sport scores, lower third text or other graphic elements on the fly. The editor is built right into the user interface and supports text, transparent images, live picture-in-picture video, countdowns and a range of graphic effects including drop shadows, borders, crops and more.
Downstream Key Overlays
Overlays graphics as layers on top your program mix with transparency. Ideal for corner bugs, sport cording, lower thirds, picture-in-picture and other broadcast graphics needs.
Composite up to 5 live audio/video sources together within the graphics editor; Ideal for a simple second camera angle, a scoreboard cam or a broadcast network 4-person live chat over animated background video.
Media Recording (With ISO Recording)
Record your program output in broadcast quality MJPEG to an AVI file for archive and editing later in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or for playback directly within one of the Studio media players. Now upgraded to allow up to 4 simultaneous isolated recordings (ISO) - choose from “clean” (without graphics) and “dirty” (with graphics) programs as well any live camera inputs. You can also now open the files being recorded in the media player to trim and replay segments from your live show without stopping the recording.
Adding recorded material to your program is quick and easy with the two media players built into the Livestream Studio. Import all popular media formats, including H.264 as well as MP3 & WAV audio. Build playlists, loop clips, and auto-play on transition. Trim clips down for broadcast, and quickly scrub to find exactly what you’re looking for. If a clip does not match your project settings, the built in transcoder will convert the file to match. Now with ISO recording you can get basic instant replay functionality by loading one of your ISO’s into the media player!
Desktop - Broadcast a remote computer desktop video and audio as a Livestream Studio input via your local Wifi or Ethernet network. Supports full motion and audio. Requires installing Livestream Studio Remote Camera on the transmitting computer.
Cloud - Downlink live feeds from your Livestream accounts and use it as a remote live source in your program mix.
Integrated Live Streaming Encoder
Unlike most broadcast quality production switchers, Livestream Studio™ comes with a built-in H.264/AAC multi-bitrate live streaming encoder. You can stream HD video directly to Livestream, UStream, YouTube Live or any RTMP compatible server or CDN (Wowza Media Server, Akamai, Flash Media Server). Now supports ZiXi streaming protocol and 1080p streaming when using custom quality settings.
Stream to Any Device
Livestream supports simultaneous output to desktop browsers, Roku® connected TVs, iOS™ and Android™ devices. Invisible to the end user, this is achieved through a combination of Flash®, adaptive bitrate HLS and RTSP streaming protocols.
Live Video Output
Output your live program via SDI or HDMI to large format in-venue screens (iMag), broadcast networks or complement your workflow using external video hardware such as graphics generators, encoders and recorders.
Input different video formats into the same project with ease and without the need of external converters, saving you time and money.
Keep your talent and camera operators in the know on what source is live and what source is coming next via our tally light integration. Currently supports tally devices from MetaSETZ.
Mid-Roll Ad Insertion
Using a Livestream Platform Enterprise* account, add your Google DFP ID and start monetizing your stream with mid-roll advertising. Simply press the “Insert Advertisement” button.
Fast intuitive control
Key production functions available from the Livestream Studio™ Keyboard, now included with each Livestream Studio™ production switcher.
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New features provided to all customers free of charge via our online automated software updates.
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One year limited warranty
Live Inputs - 7 (5 x HDMI/SDI plus 2 x Remote Cameras)
SDI (HD/SD) or HDMI Inputs: 5
SDI (HD/SD) or HDMI Output: 1
Full size connectors for SDI (BNC) and HDMI on all inputs and output
Embedded Audio Input: 6 Stereo or 48 Mono Inputs
Analog Audio Input (⅛”): 1
Audio Monitoring (⅛”): 1
Livestream Studio™ Keyboard: Included
Livestream Mousepad: Included
Media Sources: 6 integrated digital media sources for video & graphics playback. 2 DDRs (video clip playback with built-in transcoder), 2 GFX (graphics), 2 Color Bars / Background Color
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.
Video Switcher/Mixer: 1 x Mixer & Effects Bank (M/E) with no upstream keyer. Transitions: SMPTE Wipes (feathering, symmetry & positioning), Cut & Fade (Auto transition with adjustable duration in frames, manual via on-screen T-BAR or keyboard shortcuts)
Graphics Downstream Key: 2 x Graphics DSK (downstream key) channels. One channel for GFX1 and one channel for GFX2. Independent or locked transition controls (fade/cut). Preview on multiview.
Graphics & Titling: Load JPG or PNG files (full transparency support with PNG files). Add dynamic text (set position/font/size/color) over any loaded image file within the GFX1 or GFX2. Dynamic Countdown, clock & timer.
Picture in Picture: Up to 5 input sources per GFX Module with cropping & opacity.
Video Clip Playback (2 Media Players): Eject/Load clip. Play/Pause/Stop. Audio/Video Scrubber. Timecode indicator. Seek to timecode. Mark In/Mark Out. Loop. Auto-play on transition.
Recording: 4 x simultaneous recordings. Choose from Camera sources, Clean Program & Dirty Program. AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio. Interlacing and Time of Day timecode support. Full compatibility with Blackmagic Design Media Express and Adobe Premiere.
Recording Capacity: ~20 hours at 1080i (Using 1TB built-in Hard Drive with recorder set to record at 100Mbps MJPEG AVI).
Live Streaming: HD live streaming via Gigabit/100/10 built-in Ethernet. Presets in up to HD 720p. Multiple simultaneous bit-rates. Including mobile quality for playback over 3G on mobile devices (iPhone/Android). Integrated live streaming to Livestream or any other RTMP compatible service including Ustream™, YouTube™ Live, Akamai, Wowza® Media Server, Adobe® Flash® Media Server. Integrated support for ZiXi™ Internet transport protocol.
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.
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.
Playback Media Formats: GFX: JPEG or PNG image files with transparency support - DDR: AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio, DV Video, WMV (7/8/9), H.264 (.mov &.avi), MPEG4 Part 2 (.mov & .avi), MPEG4 V1/V2 (.mov & .avi), AAC, MP3.
Record Media Formats: AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio.
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
Built-in Display: None
CPU: Intel "Sandy Bridge-E" Core i7 3930K 3.2 GHz Six-Core processor, 12MB L3 cache, 130W, Socket LGA 2011.
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 520 Commercial Series PCI Express graphics card. Supports two monitors via HDMI and DVI connectors.
Storage: 1 Western Digital Red 1TB/7200 RPM SATA 2.5" Internal Hard Drive.
RAM: 8GB 4 total DDR3 1333 MHz RAM (non-ECC) (2GB x 4 DIMM triple-channel configuration).
Processing: Video: 4:2:2, 10 bit Color (REC 601, REC 709) Audio: 48 kHz, 24-bit REF IN/Genlock (Requires genlocking the two Blackmagic Design cards via two separate connectors).
Built-in Video Input/Output Cards: 5 x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorders (PCI), 1 x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor (PCI).
System Physical: 14" (D) x 3.5" (H) x 17" (W) ~13.2 lbs
Included in the Box:
Livestream Studio™ Keyboard
Blackmagic Design cards documentation and driver CD