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Live Streaming Solutions

Live streaming equipment is a big part of our offer. This guide hopes to give you an overview of these technologies and help you select the right product for the right purpose.

What is Streaming?
Very simply, streaming is broadcasting live video over the Internet. A video stream is different to a video file. A video file must finish recording before you can upload it, but a video stream continues live until you stop it.

Why is Streaming important to you?
Everyone from the largest broadcaster and media organisation, to police forces, houses of worship and gamers are streaming live to mobile devices, iPads, networked screens, computers, consoles... It’s the fastest growing part of the media industry, worth an estimated US$14 billion worldwide.

How do you Stream video?
You first need to compress the video into a size that you can reliably upload to the Internet, and to do that you either use hardware or software. If you use hardware encoders you don’t need a computer, so the equipment is smaller and can even be mounted on a camera. If you use software you still need to get the video signal into a computer, and there are boxes that do this too.

JVC cameras with built-in streaming

JVC streaming cameras offer live streaming to internet with optional Wi-Fi or wired network adapter — no computer is required! They are great for ENG, sport production, events and education. Just press one button on the camera and you're streaming to the world! JVC streaming camcorders are also fully integrated in the Streamstar® products.


JVC GY-HM250E - 4K Live Streaming Camcorder with Broadcast Graphics
Compact live streaming 4K camcorder with SDI and broadcast overlay. Whether you're shooting 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 full HD or streaming to the web, the GY-HM250E does it all. Its integrated 12x optical zoom lens and 4K CMOS sensor deliver stunning 4K Ultra HD recordings directly to SDHC/SDXC memory cards, together with dual codec advanced streaming technology. The camera also has a tele-macro mode for better focus on close objects and features lower-third and full-screen titling graphic solutions.
 

JVC GY-HM250ESB - 4K Live Streaming Camcorder with Broadcast and Sports Graphics
HM250 ESB version is an innovative camcorder that produces professional quality coverage of sporting events and broadcasts, complete with a full screen graphic overlay. Shoot a game with browser-updatable score graphics and be ready for the post-game interview with professional broadcast banners. Then stream live with your logo on the footage, or display a score overlay and game clock, all without requiring an external switcher or CG. .
 

JVC GY-HM660RE HD ENG live streaming camcorder
The GY-HM660 has JVC's latest streaming engine employing Zixi or SMPTE 2022 forward error correction (FEC). And it's the world's first camcorder with a built-in IFB audio channel. Zixi advanced streaming is included and provides forward error correction, automatic repeat request, and adaptive bitrate control. Multiple Zixi enabled cameras are easily managed with the optional ProHD Broadcaster (BR-800). The camera also provides an RTMP stream for content delivery networks such as USTREAM and YouTube. Transmission at selected resolutions, bitrates and formats is possible independent of the recording mode. Stream 1920 x 1080 (3, 5 or 12 Mpbs), 1280 x 720 (1.5 or 3Mbps) or 480i (0.8, 0.2 Mbps).
 

JVC GY-HM850RE ProHD ENG Shoulder Camcorder
Whether you're shooting news, commercials, sports, documentaries or special events, JVC's new GY-HM850E is your first choice in an affordable high-performance shoulder camera. Its new 3-CMOS optical system delivers pristine HD images to solid state memory and the camera streams live video and audio via Wi-Fi or a plug-in GSM adapter. It features an interchangeable 20x Fujinon auto-focus lens, 4 channels of audio, dual memory card recording, and a new virtually lossless 50 Mbps recording mode.  

JVC GY-HC900R-VF "CONNECTED CAM"
The GY-HC900 is a unique and innovative broadcast camcorder that makes no compromises in image quality while offering a level of connectivity not found elsewhere. It features three 2/3-inch CMOS image sensors that deliver high sensitivity, low noise and wide dynamic range. It's equipped with a new powerful communications engine that truly makes News-over-IP a reality with a streamlined ENG workflow that's both reliable and cost effective. And it offers a comprehensive fiber solution for advanced EFP and studio installations.  

JVC KY-PZ100BE HD IP PTZ Remote produkcijska kamera
Robotic pan, tilt and zoom video production camera for TV studios, meeting rooms, conference hall, education.
It's the first PTZ camera that features JVC's unique IP communications engine providing network connection via WiFi*, 4G-LTE*, or cabled LAN. It's designed to be used as a stand alone remote camera or as part of a multi-camera system in both studio and field environments. In addition to its 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, it is also capable of reliably streaming 1080i/60, 1080p, 720p, and 360p video with 2-channel audio--all with minimal latency and forward error correction.

Camera control is possible from a web browser, or with the dedicated RM-LP100 remote control panel, or from a variety of remote units using standard protocol. The camera also includes on-board HD recording at up to 50Mbps to a micro SDHC/SDXC card with the ability to upload the recorded files to an external server.

When connected to a Wi-Fi adapter or LTE modem via USB or directly connected to a LAN, the KY-PZ100 streams up to 1080p video with two-channel audio using SMPTE 2022 forward error correction (FEC). The camera offers low latency streaming at various bit rates, and its integrated Zixi technology delivers reliable streaming performance with FEC and automatic repeat request (ARQ), as well as adaptive bit rate control.
 

STREAMSTAR LIVE PRODUCTION AND STREAMING SOLUTIONS

Streamstar solutions enable users to easily produce and stream professional, live, multi-camera video productions. Powerful production tools, clear operational logic and streamlined workflows provide the great creative freedom and flexibility. For sports production there is also SCOREPLUS, live sports graphics software that blends groundbreaking IP technology with brilliant design to deliver broadcast-quality sports graphics at an incredibly affordable price.


Streamstar CASE 800 - All in One Portable Live Production Studio
Extreme performance, professional, multi-camera live production and streaming studio in a portable case. It offers 8 live camera switching, superb Instant Replays and Slow Motion, ISO recording of all 8 channels, built-in character generator with live sports graphics, integrated JVC camcorders remote control over IP and many more features that make live sports productions a breeze.
 

Streamstar X2, X4, X7 in IPX - Rack-Mount Live Production in Streaming Studios
Highest quality, 2, 4, 6 or 8 channel, extreme performance, live production and streaming studio that confidently delivers professional, broadcast quality results. Packed in 2U or 4U chassis, the system supports a variety of inputs and offers a full range of professional features including Streamstar's renowned replays and slomo on all channels, media playlists, amazing graphics capabilities, an internal character generator and of course the brilliant, intuitive, touch screen user interface.
 

Streaming products that work in tandem with a computer

Products from these companies simply allow you to get a video via HDMI or SDI into a USB input on a Mac or PC. As soon as the video device is connected the computer sees it as if it was a Webcam – no special drivers required. These products can be used with vMix, Skype or Skype for Business or using free software they can transmit video to Facebook, YouTube Live, Twitter or Vimeo.

Streaming products that use computers are easy to use, but as the computer is doing the work of encoding video it needs to be quite powerful, especially for 4K. Also, free software like Open Broadcast that does the encoding can take time to master.


Blackmagic Design Web Presenter
The advantage of the Web Presenter is that it has 12G SDI input, extra audio input and if you buy the control panel you can monitor the video and switch between HDMI and SDI inputs. Add a Teranex Mini Smart Panel to the Web Presenter and you’ve got incredibly easy switching and monitoring.
 
Inogeni USB konverterji
These are compact, take power from the computer and offer inputs like HDMI, VGA or DVI. This makes them a good fit for the AV Industry. Although the Blackmagic Web Presenter has a 4K input it can only stream video at 1280X720 resolution. Some of the Inogeni boxes support 4K streaming.
 
Inogeni Share 2
This has 2 inputs, HDMI and DVI, so you can switch between a laptop output showing a PowerPoint and a presenter with a push of a button. This also has built in Picture in Picture.

Teradek Hardware Encoding Streaming Devices

 
VidiU Mini Streaming Encoders
VidiU has a hardware H.264 chip to encode the HDMI input. It needs to be connected to the Internet via Ethernet, WiFi or a single 3G or 4G dongle and it can be controlled by a simple app on an iPhone or by using the built-in screen. It has a built-in battery which is good for about 90 minutes.


Teradek VidiU Pro
VidiU Pro adds internal recording to the VidiU’s features. The ShareLink App lets you use up to 4 connections such as 4 mobile phones to get faster upload speeds to send better quality video to the Internet. You have to pay Teradek for the ShareLink App, because you are using their hardware to join the connections together and send it on to its destination. VidiU Pro has a faster processor than VidiU so it’s slicker when you set it up. Both VidiU and VidiU Pro are simple to set up via mobile phone.

Teradek VidiU GO
The latest model is the VidiU GO. H264 and H.265 encoding, better WiFi, and they can be used with Teradek’s new ‘Node’ modems. The Go has both SDI and HDMI and is designed to make streaming to social media platforms simple.

 


Teradek Cube Multi-Purpose Mini Encoders
The 3rd generation Teradek Cube combines the functionality of VidiU with extra features and options. The 600 and 700 series Cubes have both HD-SDI and HDMI inputs and they are built into sturdy metal boxes. The WiFi versions have external aerials and like a swiss army knife they have multiple applications.

Cubes come as either transmitters or receivers; a receiver takes the encoded video stream from a network or the Internet and converts it back into a video signal.

Cubes can be used on film sets for sending video to iPads and iPhones for monitoring, they can send video to a Cube decoder to transmit over the Internet and then turn back into a video signal again. It’s like a pocket-sized satellite truck.

The new 700 Series Cubes have H.265 (AKA HEVC) as well as H.264 encoding, which means they can send much better-quality video when bandwidth is a problem because H265 is twice as efficient as H.264.

Cubes always have Ethernet connections and the ‘55’ versions have WiFi too. Like the VidiU they can use a single 3G or 4G dongle and the TeraLink App for multiple connections. Many broadcasters use Cubes for getting video back from far flung places where a satellite truck would cost too much. For getting video over the Internet you should buy an MPEG-TS licence.

Teradek Cellular Bonding Solutions

To stream video you need to be connected to the Internet; when you are streaming from remote areas this can be a real challenge, especially when all you’ve got is a mobile phone network. Bonding lets you join together multiple cellular networks to get more upload speed for better quality video and a reliable connection.



Teradek Bond 3G/4G Transmitter
Teradek Bond units piggy-back on the Cube 600 and 700 series and let you connect up to 5 USB cellular modems. If you have modems with sims from different mobile phone networks, they can share the load of transmitting video – if one network is weak another might be stronger. You can even bond together WiFi and Ethernet via USB adaptors and add this into the mix. Bonding is only half the story, because the encoded video travels over many paths to get to the Internet. At some point, you then need to reassemble or de-bond the data into a watchable video.

Debonding can be done running a Sputnik system in the Cloud or in the media centre. Sputnik is Teradek’s debonding software that runs on the Linux operating system; it recombines the various video feeds from Bond into a cohesive stream that can then be sent to an H.264 decoder or played back online.

The alternative is Teradek’s Core cloud service which manages the debonding process and sends the signals on to one or multiple destinations. Core starts at $49 a month.

Teradek Node
For the best performance, insert your SIM into Teradek’s cellular USB or Lemo modems. These have much better transmission performance than normal USB modems. A single Node can be used with a Cube to get fantastic performance from a single 4G SIM card.

Teradek Bond Backpack
Complete Teradek Bond units can be bought in a specially designed backpack which takes V lock or Gold Mount batteries.

These are designed for rugged field use and are ideal for news crews, journalists working remotely, blue light services or the armed forces.

The Bond Backpack comes in H.264 or H.264 / H.265 versions with a choice of battery plate. As well as having a high gain WiFi aerial it can also house 4 Teradek Nodes.

Teradek Enterprise Encoding, Decoding and Streaming

Teradek T-RAX - Modular Encoding / Decoding Solution
T-RAX is a modular rack that, when populated, can encode or decode multiple channel streams. It’s a serious piece of kit that has been installed by broadcasters, corporate enterprises and social media networks to deliver mission-critical video over the Internet and between media organisations.

T-RAX is machine-room friendly, with remote management, redundant power options, and hot-swappable modules. It is very convenient for media companies which receive feeds from multiple encoders or that need to transmit over numerous channels simultaneously. T-RAX allows you to deliver live video simultaneously in a variety of popular formats. Insert up-to 8 encoder cards into T-Rax for multiple bitrate encoding of your video sources. It’s totally flexible and adapts instantly according to your changing needs. A great solution for OB, broadcast and event streaming.
 
Teradek Core - Cloud-based Streaming and Management Platform
Teradek devices like Cubes can send streams to Datavideo DVS-200 software for sending out to multiple destinations in the most cost effective way. You can also rent a similar service from Teradek, and it’s called Teradek Core. Teradek Core is slick and lets you drag and drop streams to destinations like a virtual video router. Additionally, It can remote control a Cube. Core is available directly from Teradek and there are monthly or annual charges for using it.
Teradek Slice - Rack-based Encoder and Decoder
Teradek Slice units are the rack mounted versions of the new Cube encoders. They include the broadcast friendly MPEG Transport Stream licence so cost more than the Cubes and come as encoders or decoders. If Cubes are being permanently installed or run 24/7 a Slice might well be a better choice.

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