DSLR video live event web streaming + broadcast via HDMI

Livestream Redefines the Live Streaming Experience with New HDMI Hardware Called The “Livestream Broadcaster”

Broadcasting and webcasting of live events, conferences or on location with a DSLR camera HDMI enabled output is now possible.

Livestream (Livestream.com), the current leader in live streaming services, introduces the Livestream Broadcaster device, a game-changing hardware encoder that makes it more affordable and easier for anyone to broadcast live events in HD to the web, mobile and connected TVs. 

Event owners and producers can use the Livestream Broadcaster as a desktop encoder connected to a multi-camera video production switcher, or as a battery powered (via three enclosed AA batteries) portable wireless encoder mounted to a camera and streaming via Wi-Fi or a USB 3G/4G Wireless Modem.

This also would allow for multiple DSLR cameras connected via HDMI switcher to output
via a single Livestream Broadcaster and deliver your video live and online.


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Users can control and configure the Livestream Broadcaster on the device itself or remotely from anywhere in the world via the Livestream web site, or via an iPhone using the Livestream for Producers app, which can be downloaded from the App Store.

In addition the streamed video content is viewable across wifi and internet connections,
allowing users and clients to view it on a platform or device of their choice.


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Cameras connect to the Livestream Broadcaster via the HDMI video input (including 1080i, 720p and 480i). So long as your DSLR has a HDMI output you’re in business to take part

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The Livestream Broadcaster, affordably priced at $495, is fully integrated with the New Livestream Platform, which offers the industry’s first unlimited, ad-free, HD streaming for a flat rate of $45/month. The purchase of the Livestream Broadcaster includes 3 free months of service bundle—a savings of $135. 

The Livestream Broadcaster is available today for pre-order to the US and Europe at http://store.livestream.com.
The device is expected to ship in May, 2012.

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10 Responses to “DSLR video live event web streaming + broadcast via HDMI”

  1. ian smith photography says:

    This is such a brilliant device I was a photographer the became dslr filmmaker now I can become an online broadcaster all with the same camera I own.

  2. Steve Crow says:

    Be aware that many/most DSLRs do not output a “clean” HDMI signal – meaning you will see all the control overlays (shutter speed, ISO, aperture, mode settings etc) in addition to the video itself, just like you were looking at the LCD on the back of your camera.

    Installing the Magic Lantern firmware on your camera may allow users of certain HD DSLR models to get around this problem

    Traditional videocameras don’t have this issue but I would be careful about recommending this device to DSLR video shooters before testing

  3. Sam says:

    Dont forget that when you hook up anything to HDMI out on a Canon DSLR you lose the image to the HDMI device, meaning you wont be able to monitor what you’re shooting. Deal breaker..

  4. Julian says:

    Does this work with other streaming sites too or just for Livestream.com?

    • . says:

      In the FAQ, the device only works with the New Livestream service which is why we are able to make the pricing so affordable.

  5. Mike says:

    Can I set this up so it goes direct to a vision mixer and have a multi cam set up?

  6. Jason says:

    Another possible solution for broadcasting using Canon DSLR cameras is to use SparkoCam from http://sparkosoft.com which transforms Canon cameras into regular webcams and doesn’t show any control overlays during streaming.

    • MovieFan says:

      SparkoCam is brilliant! I wonder if we can use more than one DSLR with SparkoCam for livestreaming.

  7. Carlos Gasca says:

    Hello, I wonder if this team could work in Mexico, Cancun radico now and I’m thinking to create a website where they are doing live sets, meaning through this equipment.
    So many people could be watching the broadcast?

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