Livestream‘s Studio HD51 Live Production Switcher is an all-in-one, broadcast-quality, 5-input switcher with pre-installed Livestream Studio production software. Connect up to five HDMI or professional SDI sources and stream to in-venue screens or to the web using the built-in HD multi-bitrate encoder. The HD51 is built to perform with a 3.2 GHz six-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive capable of recording four simultaneous isolated (ISO) recordings or 20 hours of broadcast-quality HD video. Using the included rack ears, the HD51 can be rack-mounted in 2U of rack space, making it suitable for studios, production facilities, live venues, and production trucks. Also included is a twelve-month telephone support plan, a configurable, color-coded Livestream production keyboard, a mouse with mousepad, and power cord.
The HD51 is designed to broadcast television SMPTE and color sampling standards, supporting formats up to 1080p30/25 and 1080i60/50 and featuring 10-bit 4:2:2 video and 24-bit 48 kHz audio processing. Five Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder cards provide support for five inputs sources, with each input available as HDMI or SDI. A Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Monitor provides an HDMI and SDI output. Two remote camera sources, such as a live feed from your Livestream account and a remote computer desktop, as also supported, providing a total of seven live inputs. The HD51 supports embedded audio from SDI and HDMI input sources, as well as analog audio via a 1/8″ input. Audio monitoring is available via a 1/8″ output.
The pre-installed Livestream Studio live production software provides a full field rate multiview that displays all live inputs, graphics, and media players in real-time. The multiview features audio monitoring for each input and audio PPM overlay with peak hold on all inputs and outputs. The integrated NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 graphics card lets you extend your display to two additional monitors via HDMI and DVI connectors. In terms of graphics, two layers can be overlayed and mixed with transparency. Add text, images, live picture-in-picture, countdown graphics, and more.