Streamstar has launched their new line of Webcast LiTE products, which aim to enable anybody, regardless of broadcasting experience and budgets, to easily create high quality productions from a PC.
Streamstar claim that if a potential user can operate a smartphone or tablet, or knows how to take a photograph, then they will be able to operate the Webcast devices.
There are four devices in the range – the Webcast LiTE 2, 4, 4S and the ultra-powerful S5. The S5 features intuitive touch screen interfaces and split screen layouts, including instant replay and slow-motion management within the system, both of which are also common to the 4S.
Unlike other switchers, all the LiTE products can immediately play back any material without transcoding in live production, saving the operator and broadcaster both time and money. HDMI products, like the popular GoPro camera are also compatible with the WEBCAST LiTE series.
The LiTE products accommodate a range of HDMI inputs, including ingest from tablets and smartphones. External computer screens running social media applications such as Facebook or Skype can also be ingested into the workflow.
The WEBCAST LiTE 5S features four HD-SDI inputs for use with professional broadcast level cameras, making it a professional and affordable streaming solution for broadcasters.
“The WEBCAST LiTE series is the easiest and most affordable way to develop any streaming system. There’s no other family of products out there which allow such creativity and that puts the control into the hands of the operator, by enabling the flawless presentation of high quality live streaming via a professional, yet cost effective system,” said Rado Toth, CEO of Streamstar.
The WEBCAST LiTE live production software starts from US $1,014, and includes a two-port HDMI input capture card for a PC.