Encoder Guide: Cerevo LiveShell 2 and LiveShell X

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Cerevo LiveShell 2 

Simple but not lacking in quality, the Cerevo LiveShell 2 is designed to be user and budget friendly. It is compact and lightweight, measuring in at 78mm x 113mm x 25mm and weighing only 150g–almost as light as your smartphone–so you can take it with you wherever you need to go. No need to bring your laptop, though: broadcast live to our servers by connecting your recording device to the LiveShell 2 via HDMI. Mount the encoder to your camera and use your smartphone to access the state-of-the-art Cerevo Dashboard control panel for worry-free mobile live streaming. This battery-operated encoder is rechargeable and can run for up to 3.3 hours of broadcast time. The LiveShell 2 is the best entry level encoder for those wading into the streaming pool.

Specs:

Max Resolution 720/30p
Video encoding H.264
Audio encoding AAC-LC
Video Bit Rate 100kbps to 10Mbps
Audio Bit Rate 255kbps (max)
Simultaneous Streams 1 stream
Recording Media
Recording Resolution None
Lower Thirds Support
Network Connectivity Ethernet (10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX) Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Video Input Terminal HDMI
Input Resolution HDMI (1080p/30(29.97), 1080p/25, 1080p/24(23.976), 1080i/60(59.94), 1080i/50, 720p/60(59.94), 720p/50, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, VGA)*1
Audio Input Terminal HDMI-IN
Protocol Support RTMP client / RTSP server mode
Battery Max. 3.3 hours battery life, Unreplaceable / Rechargeable
Size W:78mm × D:113mm × H:26mm
Weight 150g

 

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Cerevo LiveShell X 

The big brother of the Cerevo LiveShell 2, the LiveShell X has been described as nothing short of revolutionary. Built for industry professionals, it is perfect for broadcasters who require the latest features in live streaming, such as simulcasting, built-in recording, and up-to-date codecs (H.265). Small but versatile, the LiveShell X packs a punch with its metal case and palm-sized portability. It has a high capacity 6-hour battery that is both rechargeable and replaceable. It is capable of the highest resolution video output and supports up to 3 simultaneous streams, all while sending video content to a backup server. The LiveShell X can also record directly to a microSD for backing up or for later broadcasting. For those who need the latest and greatest in encoders, the next generation of PC-less live streaming is available with the LiveShell X.

Specs:

Max Resolution 1080/60p
Video encoding H.265/H.264
Audio encoding AAC-LC
Video Bit Rate 100kbps to 20Mbps
Audio Bit Rate 255kbps (max)
Simultaneous Streams Max 3 streams (+1 preview)
Recording Media microSD (SDXC)
Recording Resolution 1080/60p (max)
Lower Thirds Support
Network Connectivity Ethernet (10BASE-T / 100Base-TX)

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac)

Video Input Terminal HDMI
Input Resolution HDMI (1080p/60(59.94), 1080p/50, 1080p/30(29.97), 1080p/25, 1080p/24(23.976), 1080i/60(59.94), 1080i/50, 720p/60(59.94), 720p/50, 720p/30(29.97), 720p/25, 720p/24(23.976), 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, VGA)*1
Audio Input Terminal HDMI-IN / Stereo Line-in
Protocol Support RTMP client / RTSP server mode
Battery Max. 6 hours battery life, Replaceable / Rechargeable
Size W:102mm × D:100mm × H:42mm
Weight 350g (excluding battery), 480g (including battery)

What you will need:

  • Internet connection
  • PC, MAC, smartphone, or tablet that supports either Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari
  • A video camera or other recording device that can output video via HDMI at 480p/720p/1080i resolution
  • HDMI cable
  • Jack cable
  • Cerevo Live Dashboard account

How to get started with your LiveShell encoder:

  1. Register via Cerevo Dashboard.
    • Go to https://shell.cerevo.com/login and click the sign up button on the bottom left of the page. Create an account. If you prefer, you can also register using your Facebook or Google account on the same page. A confirmation email will be sent. Once you receive it, click on the confirmation link in the email to finish your registration.
  2. Initial setup
    • Sign in to the Cerevo Dashboard and select Liveshell 2.
    • From the dashboard dropdown menu, select “other broadcasting services”
      and click the OK button on the bottom center of the page.
    • Enter your server’s broadcasting RTMP URL, stream name, and browsing RTMP URL and click OK.
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    • Select an internet connection type and and enter connection details.
  3. Cable connection
    1. Insert the AC adapter cable into the AC port located on the back of the LiveShell device.
    2. Connect your recording device via HDMI cable.
  4. Wi-Fi Setup
    • Connect one end of the provided cable to the “SET UP” port on the LiveShell encoder and connect the other end to the headphone jack of your device. Click the play button to sync to your dashboard.
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    • The LCD will display “LIVE” and you will be able to see the Dashboard main panel on your computer or other device when setup is complete.

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