Livestream Studio HD550 - Ultra-Portable Switcher
  • Livestream Studio HD550 - Ultra-Portable Switcher
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Price: $7,595.05
MSRP: $7,999.00
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    • 5x HD-SDI or HDMI physical inputs
    • 1x HD-SDI or HDMI physical output
    • Integrated 17” (1920x1200) HD LED Monitor
    • 20 hours of broadcast quality recording (ISO recording)
    • The only switcher with built-in bonded transmission
    • One year Livestream Premium phone support
    • Built-in chroma-key, graphics and live streaming
    • All the features of Livestream Studio 4 + free updates
    • Tom Bihn protective bag
    • Made in USA
    Item # LS-HD550
    Mfr # HD550
    UPC # 853359004164
    BA # LILSHD550
    AS # B00XIKDP1K
    AD # LSHD550

    The Livestream Studio HD550 by Livestream is compact and portable all-in-one live production switcher. Pre-installed with Livestream Studio 4.0, this live production switcher is a easy to carry anywhere with its custom carry bag. Take HD550 everywhere, including on a plane.

    The Livestream Studio HD550 features include 2 media tracks, 4 ISO recorders (with external drives), 20 hours of internal broadcast recording (expandable with external drives), 1TB of internal storage, 10 remote cameras and 3 Graphic tracks. This all-in-one portable production switcher comes with five built-in Blackmagic DeckLink Mini Recorder cards for camera Input and one DeckLink Mini Monitor Card for video output.

    Connect five HDMI or SDI sources in up to 1080p resolution and apply effects with on-screen T-Bar. Use adjustable transitions. Use the HD550 for on the go live production or live to tape production, and network and local television programming with or without streaming live to the web.

    Video Input and Output

    • Five switchable HDMI / SDI video inputs
    • One switchable HDMI / SDI video outputs
    • 5 Stereo / 40 Mono HD-SDI embedded audio switchable inputs
    Audio Input and Output
    • 1/8" analog audio input
    • 1/8" analog audio monitoring output
    • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream, and headphones
    • Audio PPM overlay with peak hold feature on all inputs and outputs
    Video Formats
    • 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98
    • 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50
    • 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50
    • 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC
    Recording Format
    • AVI Motion JPEG with uncompressed Audio
    • Up to 20 hours of recording 100Mbps AVI MJPEG at 1080i resolution with internal 1TB hard disk
    Playback
    • Multiple simultaneous bit-rates, including mobile quality for playback over 3G on mobile devices
    • 7 digital media video and graphics playback
    • 2 DDRs (video clip playback with built-in transcoder)

    Livestream Studio HD550 - Portable Live Production Switcher

    Built-In Input/Output Cards

    5x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorders (PCI)
    1x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor (PCI)
    Input Switchable 5x HDMI / SDI
    Switchable 5x Stereo / 40x Mono HD-SDI embedded audio
    1x 1/8" analog audio
    2x balanced XLR

    Output 1x SDI/HDMI switchable
    1x 1/8" analog audio monitoring

    Supported Formats 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50, 720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50, 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

    Sampling 4:2:2

    Color Depth 10 bit (REC 601, REC 709)

    Audio 48 kHz, 24-bit

    Genlock REF IN/Genlock (requires genlocking the two Blackmagic Design cards via two separate connectors)

    Display Integrated 17" (43 cm) 1920 x 1200 HD LED LCD

    Streaming HD live streaming via gigabit/100/10 built-in Ethernet

    Recording ~20 hours at 1080i using 1 TB built-in hard drive set to record at 100 Mbps AVI MJPEG

    Processor Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 4930K 3.4 GHz Six-Core processor
    12 MB L3 cache, 130W, Socket LGA 2011

    RAM 16 GB
    4 total DDR3 1600 MHz RAM (non-ECC)
    (4 GB x 4 DIMM triple-channel configuration)

    Hard Drive 1 TB Western Digital Red 7200 RPM SATA 2.5" internal hard drive

    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 Commercial Series PCI Express

    Operating System Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit or higher

    Dimensions 14.8 x 17.3 x 3" on top / 4.2" on bottom (38 x 44 x 7.6 cm top / 10.7 cm on bottom)

    Weight 19 lb (8.6 kg)

    Manufactured Made in Brooklyn, NY, USA

    Livestream Studio Comparison Chart



    SOFTWARE SOFTWARE HD31 HD51 HD51 4K HD550 HD550 4K HD1710
    Price (MSRP)
    Free $799 $3,999 $6,999 $8,999 $7,999 $9,999 $29,999
    Shipping
    Free
    Download
    Free Expedited Shipping Free Expedited Shipping Free Expedited Shipping Free Expedited Shipping Free Expedited Shipping Free Expedited Shipping Free Expedited Shipping
    HD-SDI Inputs
    Up to 2 Up to 25 3x SD/HD 5 SD/HD 5 SD/HD/4K 5 SD/HD 5 SD/HD/4K 17
    NDI Inputs
    Up to 2 Up to 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
    NDI Outputs
    Up to 2 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
    Embedded Audio Input
    n/a n/a 3 Stereo or 24
    Mono Inputs
    5 Stereo or 40
    Mono Inputs
    5 Stereo or 40
    Mono Inputs
    5 Stereo or 40
    Mono HD-SDI
    embedded
    audio inputs
    5 Stereo or 40
    Mono HD-SDI
    embedded
    audio inputs
    17 Stereo or 136
    Mono Inputs
    Audio Monitoring (1/8”)
    n/a n/a n/a 1 1 1 1 1
    HDMI Inputs
    n/a n/a 3 5 5 5 5 1
    HDMI Outputs
    n/a n/a 1 1 1 1 1 1
    SDI Outputs
    n/a n/a 0 1 1 1 1 1
    Composite Input (BNC)
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Composite Output (BNC)
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 1
    S-Video Input
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 1
    S-Video Output
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Component Input
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Component Output
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Analog Audio (1/8”) Input
    n/a n/a 1 1 1 1 1 1
    Analog Audio (1/8”) Output
    n/a n/a 1 1 1 1 1 1
    Analog Audio (1/4”) Input
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 4
    Analog Audio (1/4”) Output
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 2
    AES/EBU Input
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 2
    AES/EBU Output
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Additional AES/EBU OR Analog Audio Output
    n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 2

    SOFTWARE SOFTWARE HD31 HD51 HD51 4K HD550 HD550 4K HD1710
    Custom Carry Bag
    n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Included Included n/a
    Livestream Studio Keyboard
    Sold Separately Sold Separately Included Included Included Included Included Included
    Media Sources
    4 integrated digital media sources for video playback. 1 DDR (video clip playback with built-in transcoder), 1GFX (graphics), 2 Color Bars / Background Color

    7 integrated digital media sources for video & graphics playback. 2 DDRs (video clip playback with built-in transcoder), 3 GFX (graphics), 2 Color Bars / Background Color.

    Remote Camera
    1 x Remote camera module for ingesting video/audio over local WiFi or Ethernet network, downlinking streams and Interviews via WebRTC.

    10 x Remote camera module for ingesting video/audio over local WiFi or Ethernet network, downlinking streams, and Interviews via WebRTC.

    Format Converter
    Built-in broadcast quality format converter for every input with automatic format detection. Allows use of any camera and video source without matching video formats.
    Built-In Multiview
    On-screen full field rate multiview of all live inputs, Preview, Program Out, GFX and DDR, Audio PPM overlay with peak hold feature on all inputs and outputs. Resizable layout allowing hiding of all controls to maximize multiview screens.
    External Multiscreen
    Not Available Up to 4x Extended Screen outputs 1x Extended Screen output using HDMI 1x Extended Screen output using HDMI 4x Extended Screen outputs using Mini DisplayPort
    Video Switcher/Mixer
    Mixer / Effects Bank (M/E) with no upstream keyer. transitions : SMPTE Wipe, Cut & Fade (Auto transition with adjustable duration in frames, manual via on-screen T-BAR or keyboard shortcuts).
    Graphics Downstream Key
    1 x Graphics DSK (downstream key) channels. One channel for GFX1. Independent or locked transistion controls (face/cut/wipe). Preview on multiview. 3x Graphics DSK (downstream key) channels. One channel for GFX1, one channel for GFX2 and onechannel for GFX 3. Independent or locked transition controls (fade/cut/wipe). Preview on multiview.
    Graphics & Titling
    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 GFX1. 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 GFX1, GFX2, or GFX3.

    SOFTWARE SOFTWARE HD31 HD51 HD51 4K HD550 HD550 4K HD1710
    Video Clip Playback
    1 Media Player - Eject/Load clip. Play Pause/stop. Audio/Video Scrubber. Timecode indicator. Seek to timecode. Mark In/Mark Out. Loop. Auto-play on transition 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
    Not Available Up to 4 simultaneous isolated source recordings. MJPEG with uncompressed audio. Interlacing and timecode support. Full compatibility with Blackmagic Design Media Express and Adobe Premiere. For best results, it is strongly recommended to record two of the four ISO recordings to a USB 3.0 7200rpm external drive (not included). Recording 4x ISO recordings to a single internal drive can cause instability and dropped frames.
    Recording Capacity
    Not Available Not Available ~40 hours at 1080i (2 TB built-in Hard Drive at 100Mbps MJPEG AVI) ~20 hours at 1080i (1 TB built-in Hard Drive at 100Mbps MJPEG AVI) ~40 hours at 1080i (2 TB built-in Hard Drive at 100Mbps MJPEG AVI) ~20 hours at 1080i (1 TB built-in Hard Drive at 100Mbps MJPEG AVI) ~40 hours at 1080i (2 TB built-in SSD at 100Mbps MJPEG AVI) ~60 hours at 1080i (3x 1 TB built-in Hard Drives 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 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 Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Vimeo, Ustream, Akamai, Wowza Media Server, Twitch.
    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
    4k

    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
    4k*

    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


    *The pre-installed capture devices in the HD31/HD51/HD550/HD1710 do not support 4k

    SOFTWARE SOFTWARE HD31 HD51 HD51 4K HD550 HD550 4K HD1710
    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
    Not Available AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio AVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
    Operating System
    Windows Professional x64
    Built-in Display
    n/a n/a None None None Integrated 17” (1920x1200) LCD Integrated 17” (1920x1200) LCD None
    Storage
    n/a n/a 2TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive 2TB SSD 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive 2TB SSD Dual removable 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drives, 1TB 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive, and 120GB SSD OS drive.
    RAM
    n/a n/a 16GB 8GB 64GB 16GB 64GB 64GB
    Processing
    Video: 4:2:2, 10 bit Color (REC 601, REC 709)
    Audio: 48 kHz, 24-bitrEF IN/Genlock (Requires genlocking the two Blackmagic Design cards via two separate connectors)
    Built-in Video Input/Output Cards
    n/a n/a 3x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Records (PCI), 1x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor (PCI) 5x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Records (PCI), 1x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor (PCI).
    HD51 4K and HD550 4K models include the 4K versions of these cards.
    4x Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad (PCI) Blackmagic
    Design DeckLink Studio (PCI)
    Included in the Box
    n/a Software Dongle Power cable, Livestream Studio Keyboard, Mouse, Livestream Mousepad, Rack Ears Rubber Feet, Blackmagic Design cards documentation and driver CD, Warranty Carry-on bag, Power cable, Livestream Studio Keyboard, Mouse, Livestream Mousepad, Rubber Feet Blackmagic Design cards documentation and driver CD, Warranty Power cable, 16x BNC Female to DIN 1.0/2.3 RG-59 SDI Cables, Livestream Studio Keyboard, Mouse, Livestream Mousepad, Rack-mount slide rail kit, Rubber Feet, Blackmagic DeckLink Studio Breakout Cable, documentation, and driver CD, Warranty.
    Physical Dimensions
    n/a n/a 13.7" (D) x
    19" (W) x
    3.5" (H)
    14" (D) x
    17" (W) x
    3.5" (H)
    14" (D) x
    17" (W) x
    3.5" (H)
    3.03" -
    4.19" (D) x
    17.33 (W) x
    14.8 (H)
    3.03" -
    4.19" (D) x
    17.33 (W) x
    14.8 (H)
    20.83" (D) x
    16.50" (W) x
    5.25" (H)
    Weight
    n/a ~0.2 lbs ~13.8 lbs ~13.8 lbs ~13.8 lbs ~19lbs ~19lbs ~20.4 lbs


    SOFTWARE SOFTWARE HD31 HD51 HD51 4K HD550 HD550 4K HD1710

    Livestream Studio Basic Features

    Please view the following video about the basic features of Livestream Studio. This software is identical across the Livestream Studio hardware lineup. The primary difference is in the number and type of inputs available, depending on the specific hardware (see that on the Compare tab above).



    Livestream Studio Advanced Features

    Please view the following video about Livestream Studio's advanced features.


    Data-Driven Graphics with Livestream Studio HD550

    This video will describe how to use XLS spreadsheets and other external data to automatically insert photos and text over live video.


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    • Livestream Studio HD550 hardware
    • Livestream Studio Keyboard
    • Pre-Installed Livestream Studio Software
    • Tom Bihn protective carry bag
    • Mouse
    • Mouse Pad
    • Livestream "Bits and Bobs" box
      • Windows Pro 8.1 x64 (or higher) OEM install disc
      • Blackmagic Design software install disc
      • Graphics Card software install disc
      • System motherboard manual
      • PIN for 12 months of toll-free Livestream Premium Support