LiveMedia Server is a versatile solution for recording and broadcasting video clips. Especially suitable for live requirements, it offers operators great flexibility to import and readjust clips at the last moment, instantly record and replay files, natively support and mix a great number of codecs, formats and resolutions.
Compact to integrate, easy to use
LiveMedia Server is a compact 1U rack device with a depth of just 42 cm. It offers 2 channels configurable as recorder or player as desired: i.e. 2 broadcast channels, 2 recording channels or 1 recording channel and 1 playout channel simultaneously. LiveMedia Server has 2 SDI SD/HD inputs and outputs with embedded audio. The modular user interface is displayed on a standard monitor and is operated by keyboard, mouse and an included Jog-Shuttle controller.
Total multi-codec environment
LiveMedia Server supports the recording and playing of most codecs and formats, without prior transcoding: DNxHD, H264, ProRes, MPEG1/2/4, XDCAM, QuickTime, MXF, WMV… All types of files can be mixed in the same broadcasting list, LiveMedia Server automatically manages the SD/HD conversions, the aspect ratio changes and field inversions.
The clip broadcasting lists are editable in real time by simply dragging and dropping and by monitoring the folder: new clips saved in a folder are automatically detected to be added to the playlist, even during broadcasting. They support the following play modes: sequential, clip by clip and loop.
Playout during recording
A clip being recorded on a channel can be dragged in real time into the play channel enabling simultaneous broadcasting with slow-motion play.
LiveMedia Server can command one BlackMagic router and one TriCaster production system over IP to trigger a switching onto playout. On the other hand, LiveMedia Server can be controlled by GPI, VDCP protocols and Sony RS‑422.
Two graphic layers per channel
The user interface has been designed with specific modules, to give the operator a complete control over the synchronization between graphics' display and the speaker's comments on site. Another module can be used to display the ranking and results updates from other games or the overall competition. LiveCG Football features an interface dedicated to animate and customize penalty shoot-out.
- Supported files formats: GIF, TGA, PNG, JPG and image sequences
- Supported animation formats : SWF (Flash)
- Supported video resolutions: SD, HD, PAL, NTSC, 16/9, 4/3
- Layer management, with alpha channel
- Transition effects: fade in/out, shift, blur, stretch, etc.
- NewTek AirSend® and NDI® protocols supported for direct Ethernet connection to TriCaster and 3Play
Recommended hardware configuration
- i7 processor
- SSD system disk
- 3TB HDD for data
- 16GB RAM
- LiveCG Football software for TriCaster/3Play
- LiveXpert 1RU turnkey solution providing SDI SD/HD and Fill&Key outputs