New from Livestream: Studio 5 software updates + the Studio One switcher and encoder

The Vimeo Livestream team recently launched new additions to our Studio product line, including Studio One, our new switcher and encoder, as well as long-awaited features to our Studio 5 software. During our webinar this week, we took your questions live and took a deep dive into these new additions.

Didn’t have a chance to make it to the webinar? We’re here to fill you in.

Meet the Studio One switcher and encoder

First and foremost, our hardware line now features a new switcher and encoder, Studio One. As reliable as it is compact — a mere 11 inches wide — the Studio One packs a powerful punch with its mighty processing power.

You can stream up to 4K resolution, too, from two 4K inputs or four HD inputs. Priced under $4,500, the Studio One provides powerful live production with a minimal footprint, without breaking the bank.

New features in Studio 5.2

We also dove into our new features with our Studio 5 software during the webinar, Vimeo Livestream’s live production switcher software. With Studio 5.2, you can now:

  • Use a web page as a browser source in your live stream
  • Add comments from Facebook or YouTube into Studio graphics
  • Connect with remote IP cameras through RTSP and use as a source directly in Studio
  • Preview media files while streaming in Web Control mode
  • Control PTZOptics (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras via NDI or VISCA protocols

Get a comprehensive walkthrough of these features and more in our webinar below:

We’re thrilled to continue to bring you broadcast quality tools to help make your Livestream productions successful. Keep an eye out for more updates from us soon!

Stream Live to Multiple Destinations with Simulcast

Simulcast with Livestream combines the flexibility and ownership of the Livestream platform with the reach and engagement of your viewers’ favorite destinations.

Now, with the Livestream platform, you can reach millions of viewers on RTMP-enabled streaming destinations such as YouTube Live, Periscope, and Twitch when you become a Premium or Enterprise customer. Per our previous announcement, you can also stream to Facebook Live through the Livestream platform.

Update: Producers using Simulcast can now stream to multiple Facebook pages from their Livestream account. For more information and instructions on how-to, see our Help Center Article

With these tools, Livestream is now the key point of distribution for all your live content, enabling you to reach your audience wherever they are. Simulcasting gives you all of the Livestream features and benefits – including white labeling, analytics, and support – with the reach and scale of additional platforms.

Here’s how it works:

Livestream users have access to a stream key in their account settings. Copy the RTMP URL and stream key from popular destinations such as YouTube, Periscope, or Twitch into your Simulcast settings.

Activate Simulcast on all your events or an event-by-event basis. For more information and how-to, visit our help center article.