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TMCNet:  Livestream Takes Next Step in the Future of Live Production with Launch of Livestream Studio™ HD50, HD900 and HD1700

[April 02, 2013]

Livestream Takes Next Step in the Future of Live Production with Launch of Livestream Studio™ HD50, HD900 and HD1700

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Following the success of the ultra portable Livestream Studio HD500 and Livestream Studio™ Software, Livestream (livestream.com) today unveils its full suite of live production switchers: Livestream Studio™ HD50, HD900 and HD1700, available today for pre-order. To further its mission to democratize live video, Livestream is extending its line of all-in-one broadcast quality switching hardware to enable HD live production at any size.

The future of Live Production: Livestream debuts the Livestream Studio HD50, HD900 and HD1700 (Photo ...

The future of Live Production: Livestream debuts the Livestream Studio HD50, HD900 and HD1700 (Photo: Business Wire)

New products available for pre-order today:

  • Livestream Studio™ HD50: Affordable, semi-portable, 5 input model; featuring digital HD. Price $6,999 (MSRP)
  • Livestream Studio™ HD900: 9 input rackmount model; ideal for studios, facilities and live production trucks. Price $14,999 (MSRP)
  • Livestream Studio™ HD1700: 17 input rackmount model; ideal for studios, facilities and live production trucks. Price $24,999 (MSRP)

Livestream Studio™ features include:

  • HD Live Inputs: HD-SDI, HDMI, Analog and AES EBU Audio
  • HD Live Output: HD-SDI, HDMI, Analog and AES EBU Audio
  • Multi-view: Full field-rate multi-view to preview your cameras in real-time with audio level overlays
  • Live transitions: Fade, SMPTE Wipes
  • Live audio mixing and monitoring: with support for embedded audio
  • Two Graphics & DVE: Overlay, transparency, dynamic text titling, live countdown, picture in picture
  • Two downstream keys (DSKs)
  • Record to full resolution Blackmagic Design® MJPEG AVI (100Mbps)
  • Two media players: Playback video clip files with automatic transition; built-in transcoder to import other formats such as MP4, QuickTime and more
  • Built-in live streaming encoder: Enables one-click live streaming in HD multi-bitrate to the award- winning, ad-free Livestream Platform or any platform of your choice, including YouTube™ Live, Ustream (News - Alert)™, Akamai™, Wowza™ Media Server and any CDN or server that supports RTMP
  • Support: Includes two months of the industry's only 7 day a week phone support with knowledgeable customer service and technical support

"Live production is a space that is ripe for disruption, and Livestream is leading the charge in creating affordable, broadcast-quality production switchers," said Max Haot, CEO and Co-Founder. "Livestream is committed to democratizing live video and with the launch of the Livestream Studio family of products, we are providing every event, from a high school football game to major concerts and award shows, with all the tools they need to produce live in HD."

Livestream will also debut a hardware control surface product line and a free software update to all future and existing customers at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas (April 8 - 11, 2013). Visit Livestream at NAB in booth SL10716.

For more information, full tech specifications and purchasing details visit http://store.livestream.com.

About Livestream:

Livestream's mission is to connect people and live events. Livestream offers event owners a complete set of hardware and software tools to share their events with a growing community online. More than 30 million viewers each month watch thousands of live events from customers including The New York Times, Facebook (News - Alert), ESPN, SpaceX and Warner Bros. Records. Founded in 2007, Livestream is headquartered in New York with offices in Los Angeles, Ukraine and India. www.livestream.com


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