New from Livestream: Studio Software for Platform Subscribers

We’re excited to add Livestream Studio, our best-in-class live editing and encoding software, to the Livestream platform. Now all Livestream platform subscribers can add the full version of Studio to their production and switching/encoding machines directly from the web.

Livestream Studio unlocks the power of a fully-functioning broadcast studio from your desktop PC. Studio supports the use of multiple camera inputs and includes a customizable graphics library, so you can add dynamism and sophistication to any live event.

Instead of paying an additional $799 for a standalone software license, the full scope of our Studio software is now included in your subscription to the Livestream platform. For a turnkey hardware solution, including 4K camera and audio inputs, and a powerful built-in PC, Livestream Studio is available as a full license across our family of hardware encoders.

Use Studio to stream to the Livestream platform, Facebook Live, YouTube, or a custom RTMP destination from within the software interface. Whether you syndicate your content from within your Studio computer, or through the web with Livestream’s Simulcast feature, we have an easy-to-use option that works with your set-up.

Adding wireless video sources like laptops, mobile devices, and our Mevo camera is easy with Studio, which includes support for up to 10 remote sources. And Studio’s integration with the Google Chrome browser lets you control your Studio remotely (Web Control) or bring in live guests (Live Interview) from wherever you are.

Non-subscribers can still purchase a Livestream Studio USB dongle for offline use, separate from a Livestream subscription. If you wish to test our encoder with your existing workflow, you can also sign up for a free 30-day trial and unlock the full features of our Studio software.

Here’s How to Get Started

Download Studio and proceed through the in-app sign-up flow to start using Studio. If you already have a Livestream plan and the free version of Studio, update to the latest app version and log in to your account in the upper right to unlock your Studio license.

Now every Livestream plan subscriber can harness the power of Studio from the Livestream platform, and take their live events to new heights. It’s easier than ever to stream high-quality events to the Livestream platform, Facebook Live, YouTube, and other destinations.

For more information about activating your Studio software license, or to get started with Livestream’s end-to-end streaming solution, visit our help center article here.

Key Features of Livestream Studio: Demo Video

Livestream Studio gives you all the elements of a professional live multi-camera production in a Windows-based switcher software. Think of it as a way to elevate your production quality with the ability to include multiple cameras, added graphics, green screen, pre-recorded video – and then some. Let’s address some of the most commonly asked questions and key features of Livestream Studio.

How to get started on Livestream Studio

There are three ways to use Studio: subscribe to a Livestream plan, purchase a Livestream Studio hardware unit, or Livestream Studio Software. If you choose to purchase our Studio Software online, you’ll receive a USB Dongle which will activate all the features of Livestream Studio when you plug it into the computer.

Key Features of Livestream Studio

Autofade capability (5:13-5:30 of the video below): Don’t like a hard cut? Then use the autofade functionality, based on the transition you’ve set, and manually control how fast you want it to autofade.

Graphics capability (5:30-6:20): This is one of the more important functionalities to include in your broadcast. Livestream Studio gives you the ability to add logos, lower-thirds, or build a picture-in-picture graphic. Once your graphic is set, you can preview it, push it into program view, and pull it when you’re done.

How to create a graphic overlay track or lower-third (6:29-9:52): Graphic overlays can be used to enhance your live video presentation. With Livestream Studio, you have the option to use three graphics overlay channels – all of which can include multiple layers of static or data-driven graphics.

How to build a picture-in-picture graphic (15:55-17:00): During a multi-camera production, you may want to show two or more camera shots at the same time. Livestream Studio gives you the ability to show any number of cameras you’d like within a picture-in-picture graphics layer.

How to use green screen (17:00-19:18): The use of green screen (also known as chroma key) has become popular lately. It is used to remove a color from your video, or the background of a video scene, to replace with an image that will serve as your background.

How to integrate a Mevo with Livestream Studio (27:55-28:34): To bring a Mevo into Livestream Studio, make sure they’re connected to the same internet network. You can also bring other sources into Studio wirelessly over a direct RTMP stream.

How to use a bonded connection (31:40-32:35): If you’re streaming to Livestream, you have the capability to bond multiple internet networks (multiple ethernet connections, WiFi, or cellular modems) together. You can also designate certain connections as primary and others as backups.


To learn how you can bring out the best in your live event with key features of Livestream Studio, watch the video below.