LiveStream Studio HD550 Compact and portable all-in-one live production switcher

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LiveStream Studio HD550

Product Code: LS-HD550
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Weighting 12kg Live steam LS 550 is uniquely portable body, the Studio HD550 designed for quick set up wherever  whenever the event may be. Travel to your destination with Studio HD550 in its custom bag, and arrive ready for a full multi-camera production. Accepting 5xHD video Source ( HDMI/SDI ) you can now mix, record and stream your output video to anywhere you like, be it Facebook, U tube or your own server.

Where design and function intersect

Distinctive design with an attached carrying handle ensures easy transport from production to production.

LiveStream Studio HD550

Key Features:

- 5x SDI/HDMI inputs
- 1x SDI/HDMI output
- The only switcher with built-in bonded transmission
- 1x Extended screen output using HDMI
- 20 hours of broadcast quality recording (ISO)
- Analog audio in
- 2x balanced XLR inputs
- Built-in chroma-key
- 3x graphics tracks
- Runs Windows 7
- Built-in live streaming

Also Included

Custom carry-on bag with pockets for accessories

LiveStream Studio HD550


Livestream Studio Keyboard and mouse

LiveStream Studio HD550


HD-SDI Inputs 5
Embedded Audio Input 5 Stereo or 40 Mono HD-SDI embedded audio inputs
Audio Monitoring (1/8") 1
HDMI Inputs 5
HDMI Outputs 1
Standard/High Definition SDI Output 1
Composite Input (BNC) 0
Composite Output (BNC) 0
S-VIDEO Input 0
S-VIDEO Output 0
Component Input 0
Component Output 0
Analog Audio (1/8") Input 1
Analog Audio (1/8") Output 1
Analog Audio (1/4") Input 0
Analog Audio (1/4") Output 0
AES/EBU Input 0
AES/EBU Output 0
Additional AES/EBU OR Analog Audio Output 0
Custom Carry Bag Included
Livestream Studio™ Keyboard Included
Media Sources 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 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 1x Extended Screen output using HDMI
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 3 x 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, GFX2 or GFX3
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 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.
Recording Capacity ~20 hours at 1080i (Using 1 TB 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, 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

*The pre-installed Blackmagic Design capture devices in the HD31/HD51/HD510/HD550/HD1710 do not support 4k

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) or better
Built-in Display Integrated 17" (1920x1200) HD LED LCD
CPU Intel "Sandy Bridge-E" Core i7 4930K 3.4 GHz Six-Core processor, 12MB L3 cache, 130W, Socket LGA 2011
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GT 520 Commercial Series PCI Express graphics card
Storage 1 TB/ Western Digital Red 7200 RPM/ SATA 2.5" Internal Hard Drive
RAM 16GB 4 total DDR3 1600 MHz RAM (non-ECC) (4GB x 4 DIMM triple-channel configuration)
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 5 Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Records (PCI), 1 Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor (PCI)
Included in the Box Carry-on bag, Power cable, Livestream Studio™ Keyboard, Mouse, Livestream Mousepad, Rubber Feet Blackmagic Design cards documentation and driver CD Warranty
Physical Dimensions 3.03" - 4.19" (D) x 17.33 (W) x 14.8 (H) ~19lbs


LiveStream Studio HD550 Production Switcher Review
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Switcher/Mixer streaming and recording- for Rent
Roger on 15/May/2017

We are an event company in Singapore, we do have event 2-3 times a year for our important client who require us to provide the streaming services to several different locations
The requirement for the streaming  was to send the title tag, logo and sometimes the sub-title. As more than 2 cameras will be deployed thus we need to do mixing and switching.

The livestream HD550 met our this requirement perfectly, however as we need the equipment not more than 2/3 times a year thus it would be economical for us to have it rented than owning it.
Many thanks to Expandore who assisted us to have this HD550 rented for 1-2 days, in additional Expandore also got us a professional operators to manage the equipment for the whole event.

We will continue to explore this business model as it does make sense to us.

Live stream for rental

Peter Koh on 11/ 3/ 2017
Hi Expandore , Can we rent the Livestream for an event for 2 days in Singapore.

 By Admin on 12/3 2017
Yes, we can arrange this rental with our partners in the following countries with and without operator

1. Singapore

2. Philippines

3. Indonesia


Great Features
By Steven on 5/8/2016
This is what I have discovered after getting used of this HD550
: Advantages of Using Livestream over Tricaster
- Lower price point, Livestream 550 supplied with a labeled keyboard as standard while with Tricaster does not. You will need to operate them Using their unique control console
- Support up to 10 network inputs, while Tricaster does 2.
- Live interview feature is included free of charge , while with Tricaster you have to purchase a Newtek Talkshow ($ 3,995 US MSRP)
- Live stream integrated with a much more flexible graphics player, you can create as many layer as you wish in Just one graphics player. While in Tricaster you can only have one layer in one DSK.
- Picture in picture is limited in Tricaster, while on livestream you can have almost unlimited PIP.
- Support Facebook Live, you just need an account in FB.
- Can do bonding streaming if you use Livestream streaming platform
- The recent free 4.0 update Livestream will have builtin RTMP Server
- Web control on 4.0 update, so you can remote control the switcher anywhere from the web

However, following is the shortcoming as compared to Tricaster
Advantages of Tricaster over Livestream
- Virtual set with virtual zoom, this is not available in Livestream the only way to get around it is to get a third party virtual set but again only could do cut and no virtual zoom, this is the major winner
- The higher end model such as Tricaster 8000 support analog input and output (Many customers like this features because of their equipment only support only analog) ,although you can use a converter to solve this.


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