LiveMedia Server

Dual channel, multiformat digital player/recorder

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.

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Optional Jog-Shuttle console for intensive live use

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.

Playlist editor:

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.

External controls:

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:

A fixed or animated graphics page can be embedded on a playlist's broadcast. It may simply contain a static logo, but also several animated elements assembled with the free LiveCG Composer editor. A second graphics channel also enables a graphics page to be synchronized on each clip of the same playlist.

Preview Channel:

In addition to the 2 main video channels, LMS allows to open the full Player interface for clip editing and monitoring on the local monitor. It can be used to prepare clips and insert them into the playlist from the video channels or to create full playlist while the other channels are used for recording and broadcasting.

Technical Specifications

  • Video input 
2x SD/HD-SDI with embedded audio, 1x Genlock
  • Video output 
2x SD/HD-SDI with embedded audio
  • Audio channels
 16 channels IN/OUT
  • Monitoring output
 1x DVI
  • Storage 
2x 2TB hard drives
  • External router control 
TriCaster and BlackMagic Atem® through IP
  • Supported Codecs (Rec/Play)
 MPEG1/2/4, Cuda H264, Quicksync H264, Apple ProRes, DNxHD, DV/DVCPRO-HD, FLV/Sorenson, HuffYUV, MJPEG, WMV, JPEG2000, Theora, Lossless JPEG, Quicktime Animation
  • Supported file formats (Rec/Play) 
MPEG PS, MPEG TS, MP4, MOV, XDCAM, MXF, MXF D-10, GXF, DV, FLV, DVD Video, ASF, iPod MP4, AVI, MKV, WebM, MP3, AC3, AAC, WAV
  • Chassis
 1RU, i7 processor, 16GB of ram, 150W power supply