When using a PC or smartphone to live stream video, stability and portability or battery life all can cause issues with live streaming performance. Using LiveShell X ensures a stable, reliable stream without the need for additional hardware. Stream 24/7 with AC power or for up to 6 hours using LiveShell X's high capacity internal battery.
LiveShell X supports streaming at up to 1080/60p, enabling professional quality video. In addition, with support for the latest H.265 video codec you can broadcast at same quality video as H.264 at half the bit rate or using the same bit rate as H.264 with twice the video quality. LiveShell X can also use H.264 encoding to ensure compatability with existing streaming services.
The multi-streaming function enables you to stream to multiple services simultaneously while sending video to a backup server. You can also broadcast multiple streams to one streaming service at different bit rates.
LiveShell X can record to a microSD card directly to make a backup copy of your broadcast or to record an event for later broadcasting. If you use LiveShell X only for recording purposes, 1080/60p Full HD video can be recorded. LiveShell X will record the final stream output, creating an exact copy of your broadcast including any on-screen logos or lower third graphics added via Dashboard.
LiveShell X's high capacity battery doubles the streaming time from previous LiveShell devices, giving up to 6 hours of continuous operating time when fully charged. Its auto power switching feature means that if the AC adaptor is disconnected while live streaming LiveShell X will switch to battery power automatically without interrupting the broadcast.
The metal case and compact size bring durability and portability so you never have to worry about needing additional heavy equipment when you want to go live.
With M4 and 1/4-20 UNC mounting options, LiveShell X can be attached to cameras using a shoe mount giving you an extremely portable all-in-one filming, recording and broadcasting solution.
LiveShell X has a monitor output function so you can use VLC player to view your live streaming or recorded video on your PC or tablet, allowing you to monitor your video in almost real time without using a HDMI display or video distribution device. The 3 LED indicators above the OLED display will change color to quickly alert you to any issues with your streaming output and the audio input can also monitored easily using the peak meter on the OLED display.
If you experience power or network connection issues, LiveShell X will automatically resume broadcasting once the power or network connection is back online. This auto connection resume feature means that external issues should not effect a remotely operated LiveShell X once the issue has been resolved. LiveShell X also features a 3.5mm stereo LINE-IN input, giving you analog audio input options such as an additional audio feed from external microphones.
Using LiveShell X’s web-based control panel, Dashboard, anyone from beginners to professionals can control LiveShell X’s video quality, audio level, bit rate and cue timing. Users can remotely control LiveShell X using Dashboard from any smartphone, tablet or PC with an internet connection.
Using Dashboard you can add subtitles, logos and graphics to your live streaming via the easy to use interface.
LiveShell X is the first LiveShell device to support transparent PNGs for professional on screen graphics.
With local mode LiveShell X can broadcast to a closed local network without the need to connect to external server. Broadcast video or audio securely over your corporate network, or use RTSP mode and LiveShell X can function as your exclusive local streaming server without having to build or purchase your own media server.
Combining LiveShell X with LiveWedge gives you a 4 HDMI input 1080/60p mixer and switcher along with the ability to output 720p video to 3 seperate streaming services and record 1080p video. You can also stream to a single service at 1080/60p giving you a Full HD 1080/60p live video production suite from video capture all the way to final output.
Streaming services such as Ustream, YouTube Live, Twitch, Facebook*, Akamai and Wowza are supported. You can also do live streaming through your own server, if your server supports RTMP broadcasting. LiveShell X has been tested to work on FMS 4.5, Wowza 3.5 and Red5 1.0RC2 servers.
In addition to the wired LAN and wireless connectivity that LiveShell X supports by default, it also supports connection of an optional 3G / 4G USB modem. When live streaming using a mobile connection, connecting the unit directly using 4G modem offers more stable communication compared to connecting via smartphone tethering or wirelessly to mobile routers. As the modem connects via USB, power is provided from the LiveShell X itself, so completely wireless streaming is possible with only LiveShell X and a 4G modem.
*Please refer to the official support page for the list of supported USB modems.