An interview from the 2018 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Mike Savello of LiveU. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live, wireless video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment. From transmission backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live, mobile video transmission anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions.
LiveU now has a hardware HEVC offering for every product, with the affordable LU300 joining the LU600 high-end backpack and LU610 rackmount 1U encoder in a complete family of hardware-based HEVC solutions.
At IBC 2018 LiveU showcased the latest addition to its HEVC product family, completing the transition of all its broadcast-grade units to HEVC and putting professional HEVC encoding within a wider reach. The new LU300 HEVC field unit combines high-quality video performance with extreme bandwidth efficiency in a compact form-factor. At an attractive price-point, the LU300 solution with HEVC at its core is tailored to customers requiring a smaller field unit for high-quality video-on-the-go.
Weighing just over 900 grams (2 lbs) and available in a pouch or camera-mount configuration, the LU300 bonds up to six connections: two LTE-Advanced internal modems, two external modems, WiFi and LAN.
Users can operate in real-time with extreme low latency with the highest quality, even at very low bit rates. This is where the LU300 differs from software solutions where video quality may be sacrificed to keep the latency low or may be switched back to H.264 to save battery life. Unlike software solutions, LiveU’s hardware solutions are encoding in HEVC all the time, providing longer battery time (the LU300 includes a three-hour internal battery).
Live & Store functionality enables users to upload high quality stored copies of the live video immediately after live sessions. Highly flexible, the LU300 can also serve as a standalone video encoder or be used as a LiveU DataBridge mobile hotspot for general connectivity in the field. With its new design, the LU300 offers an enlarged 2.2" display with improved resolution, dramatic improvement in the visibility under sunlight conditions and a new JOG controller for easier control of the unit. Additional enhancements include a stronger CPU for super-fast file upload.
LiveU’s flagship LU600 solution with the HEVC Pro card offers the ultimate video performance in live streaming for global newsgathering and beyond. Combined with the 4K HEVC Pro Card, the LU600 allows professional broadcasters and content creators to benefit from unparalleled video performance with extreme bandwidth efficiency – using one of the smallest portable cellular bonding units in the market.
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