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

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  • 5x SDI/HDMI inputs
  • 1x SDI/HDMI output
  • Analog audio in
  • 2x balanced XLR inputs
  • Built-in chroma-key
  • 3x graphics tracks
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LiveStream Studio HD550 Compact and portable all-in-one live production switcher

Weighting 12kg Live steam LS 550 is uniquely portable body, the LiveStream 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.

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

HD-SDI Inputs5
Embedded Audio Input5 Stereo or 40 Mono HD-SDI embedded audio inputs
Audio Monitoring (1/8")1
HDMI Inputs5
HDMI Outputs1
Standard/High Definition SDI Output1
Composite Input (BNC)0
Composite Output (BNC)0
S-VIDEO Input0
S-VIDEO Output0
Component Input0
Component Output0
Analog Audio (1/8") Input1
Analog Audio (1/8") Output1
Analog Audio (1/4") Input0
Analog Audio (1/4") Output0
AES/EBU Input0
AES/EBU Output0
Additional AES/EBU OR Analog Audio Output0
Custom Carry BagIncluded
Livestream Studio™ KeyboardIncluded
Media Sources7 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 Camera10 x Remote camera module for ingesting video/audio over local WiFi or Ethernet network, downlinking streams, and Interviews via WebRTC.
Format ConverterBuilt-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 MultiviewOn-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 Multiscreen1x Extended Screen output using HDMI
Video Switcher/MixerMixer & 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 Key3 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 & TitlingLoad 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 Playback2 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
RecordingUp 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 StreamingHD 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 MixingIntegrated 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 Formats4k*
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 FormatsGFX: 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 FormatsAVI MJPEG with uncompressed audio
Operating SystemWindows 7 Professional (64 bit) or better
Built-in DisplayIntegrated 17" (1920×1200) HD LED LCD
CPUIntel "Sandy Bridge-E" Core i7 4930K 3.4 GHz Six-Core processor, 12MB L3 cache, 130W, Socket LGA 2011
Graphics CardNvidia GeForce GT 520 Commercial Series PCI Express graphics card
Storage1 TB/ Western Digital Red 7200 RPM/ SATA 2.5" Internal Hard Drive
RAM16GB 4 total DDR3 1600 MHz RAM (non-ECC) (4GB x 4 DIMM triple-channel configuration)
ProcessingVideo: 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 Cards5 Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Records (PCI), 1 Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor (PCI)
Included in the BoxCarry-on bag, Power cable, Livestream Studio™ Keyboard, Mouse, Livestream Mousepad, Rubber Feet Blackmagic Design cards documentation and driver CD Warranty
Physical Dimensions3.03" – 4.19" (D) x 17.33 (W) x 14.8 (H) ~19lbs
  • Custom carry-on bag with pockets for accessories
  • Livestream Studio Keyboard and mouse
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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    by Roger

    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.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    by Admin

    Yes, we can arrange this rental with our partners in the following countries with and without operator

    1. Singapore
    2. Philippines
    3. Indonesia

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    by Peter Koh

    Hi Expandore , Can we rent the Livestream for an event for 2 days in Singapore.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    by Steven

    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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