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    • 4K Support (including streaming)
    • Facebook Live Integration
    • NDI Support
    • Support up 25 Camera Inputs
    • ISO Recording
    • Bonded Streaming
    • Graphics & Titling
    • Stream to any CDN providers
    • Limited Time Offer: 5% off compatible Blackmagic Design I/O cards with Promo Code LSBMD at checkout. See "Compatible Blackmagic Hardware" tab for details.
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    Livestream Studio Software is transforming your PC into a professional live production software control room, designed by broadcast professionals for broadcast professionals. Use your PC and Livestream Studio Software to build your own switcher hardware to the specifications you need using any Blackmagic Design device and your Windows computer.

    Any Platform

    Integrated live streaming to Livestream and any other RTMP integrated service, including YouTube Live, Ustream, and Flash RTMP

    Any Device

    New Livestream supports simultaneous output to desktop browser via Flash, iOS devices via adaptive bitrate HLS and Android devices via RTSP

    Any Screen

    Broadcast quality live video switching. Ideal for in-venue broadcasting, live to tape production, network and local television programming when using one of its supported live outputs, with or without streaming to the web

    NDI Protocol Support
    Studio is more open than ever and now includes support for NDI compatible third-party products, giving you the ability to receive HD camera and video feeds, receive alpha channel graphics feeds, or send a program output from Studio to third-party software.

    Clean & ISO Recording

    Record up to 4 sources simultaneously - choose from “clean” (without graphics) and “dirty” (with graphics) programs as well any live camera inputs

    Support for time of day timecode in recorder and media player

    Media Playback while Recording

    You can now open in the media player your recordings without the need to stop the recording - allowing you to perform some basic replay workflow

    Remote 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 (Available for Windows only, Apple OSX coming soon)

    Cloud Source

    Downlink live feeds from your Livestream accounts and use it as a remote live source in your program mix

    Minor User Interface Updates

    New Tab design which make it easier to see which tab is selected and shown

    Audio Pre-Mixer Upgrade

    Now you can map multiple audio channels to left and right in the pre-mixer, allowing you to perform a pre-mix in stereo mode

    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

    External Multiscreen

    Extend multi-view across multiple external monitors

    Mid-Roll Ad Insertion

    Monetize live events with mid-roll ad insertion by simply pressing the “Insert Advertisement” button in Studio. Requires purchase of Livestream Enterprise plan.

    Graphics Module (GFX) Upgrades

    • Ability to move and copy graphics templates within and between GFX modules
    • Drop shadow option for text, countdown, images and picture in picture
    • Border option for picture-in-picture and images
    • Audio control for picture-in-picture in Graphics templates (mute and levels)

    Streaming Module Improvements

    • Audio peak warnings within streaming module log
    • Multi-bitrate streaming to custom RTMP CDNs and servers
    • Ability to stream up to 1080p video to custom RTMP CDNs and servers

    Livestream Studio Software Specifications and Requirements


    Multi-View
    • Up to 5 live inputs
    • 2 Media players
    • 2 Graphic overlays
    • Full frame-rate multi-view
    • Cut/fade transition
    Graphics
    • Integrated template editor
    • Dynamic text fields
    • JPG and transparent PNG images
    Media
    • Play popular formats including h.264
    • Record to full-res Blackmagic Design MJPEG AVI
    • Playlists, loop and autoplay on transition
    Audio
    • Integrated multi-channel mixer
    • Level monitoring and gain control
    • Supports SDI embedded Audio
    HD Encoding
    • Integrated h.264/AAC multi-bitrate l encoder
    • Up to 720p HD
    • Integrated live streaming to Livestream or any other RTMP compatible service
    Which Blackmagic Design devices are compatible? See the "Compatible Blackmagic Hardware" tab for the latest compatibility lists.
    Basic Desktop Hardware Recommendations (Hardware Encoding Enabled)
    • CPU: Quad Core Intel i5 (6th Generation) Extreme, Intel i7 (4th Generation), or better
    • Motherboard: Intel compatible motherboard
    • GPU: Quick Sync-enabled CPU or NVIDIA NVENC-enabled GPU or better
    • RAM: 8GB or better
    • Storage: 128GB SSD + 512GB (7200+ rpm) HDD or better or better
    • Video Input/Output: Blackmagic Design capture and playback devices.
    • Operating System: Windows 7 x64 or better. Not compatible with any 32-bit Windows, any macOS, or any Linux variant.
    Basic Desktop Hardware Recommendations (without Hardware Encoding)
    • CPU: 6 Core Intel i7 (5th Generation) Extreme or better
    • Motherboard: Intel compatible motherboard
    • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 600Series or better
    • RAM: 16GB or better
    • HDD: 1TB SSD or better
    • Video Input/Output: Blackmagic Design capture and playback devices.
    • Operating System: Windows 7 x64 or better. Not compatible with any 32-bit Windows, any macOS, or any Linux variant.
    Advanced Desktop Hardware Recommendations (Hardware Encoding Enabled)
    • CPU: 6 Core Intel i7 (6th Generation) Extreme or better
    • Motherboard: Intel compatible motherboard
    • GPU: NVIDIA NVENC-enabled GPU (such as NVIDIA GeForce GT 730) or better
    • RAM: 32GB to 64GB DDR4 or better
    • Storage: 2TB SSD or better
    • Video Input/Output: Blackmagic Design capture and playback devices.
    • Operating System: Windows 7 x64 or better. Not compatible with any 32-bit Windows, any macOS, or any Linux variant.
    Advanced Laptop Hardware Recommendations (Hardware Encoding Enabled)
    • CPU: Quad Core Intel i7 (6th Generation) or better
    • Motherboard: Intel compatible motherboard
    • GPU: Quick Sync-enabled CPU or NVIDIA NVENC-enabled GPU or better
    • RAM: 16GB DDR4 or better
    • HDD: 500GB SSD or better
    • Video Input/Output: Blackmagic Design capture and playback devices.
    • Operating System: Windows 7 x64 or better. Not compatible with any 32-bit Windows, any macOS, or any Linux variant.
    Minimum Laptop Hardware Recommendations (Hardware Encoding Enabled)
    • CPU: Quad Core Intel i5 (6th Generation) or better
    • Motherboard: Intel compatible motherboard
    • GPU: Quick Sync-enabled CPU or NVIDIA NVENC-enabled GPU or better
    • RAM: 8GB or better
    • HDD: 500GB HDD (7200+ rpm) or 500GB SSD (preferred) or better
    • Video Input/Output: Blackmagic Design capture and playback devices.
    • Operating System: Windows 7 x64 or better. Not compatible with any 32-bit Windows, any macOS, or any Linux variant.

    Motherboard/Chipset Note: For USB 3.0 Blackmagic Design input/output devices, an Intel X99 chipset is required. X79 chipsets are not supported.

    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 Software

    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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    Compatible Blackmagic Design capture/playback devices for Livestream Studio Software

    Limited Time Offer: 5% off all compatible Blackmagic Design I/O cards with Promo Code LSBMD at checkout.

    Please note: Must have Livestream Studio Software and at least one of the Blackmagic devices listed in the "Compatible Blackmagic Hardware" list below. Promo code good on up to 20 compatible Blackmagic devices. If you have difficulty getting the code to work, simply give us a call at 1-855-874-2278 to get it resolved.

    PCIe Capture and Playback
    USB 3.0 Capture and Playback
    Thunderbolt Capture and Playback

    Blackmagic USB 3.0 encoding devices are not supported on all machines. Please see Blackmagic Design's notes about USB 3.0 system requirements below:


    Operating Systems

    Blackmagic Design USB 3.0 devices are compatible with the following Windows based operating systems:

    • Windows 7 64-bit
    • Windows 8 64-bit
    • Windows 10 64 bit


    QuickTime

    Apple QuickTime needs to be installed for some applications to function with a Blackmagic Desktop Video device, e.g. Adobe After Effects. You can download the latest version of Apple QuickTime for Windows: QuickTime Download.

    CPU Requirements

    In general, you should choose a CPU that meets or exceeds the system requirements of the software application you are planing on using.


    Memory

    Blackmagic Design recommends a minimum of 8GB of memory for all systems.


    Graphics

    For optimal performance, an accelerated discrete non-onboard graphics card is recommend for use with Blackmagic UltraStudio SDI and Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0.

    Please see the Graphics Card Requirement Tech note regarding appropriate graphics cards for Blackmagic Design products.


    Storage

    You will require hard drive storage with your Blackmagic card that can provide a data rate greater than that of the video compression you are using.

    For further information about this, please see the Recommended Disk Arrays for Uncompressed Video Tech note for a list of Storage solutions that have been tested for use with Blackmagic Design products.