Chinese streaming specialist YoloLiv, known for its YoloBox series, has unveiled the Instream Live Streaming Studio, a live streaming production system specifically geared toward vertical video for social networks such as Instagram and TikTok, as well as video conferencing such as Zoom or Skype.
Running on Android and powered by a QualComm Snapdragon 845 processor, the Instream Live Streaming Studio Box is operated via its touchscreen and combines the functionality of an encoder, switch, recorder and monitor in one device - with the special feature that it is used vertically, allowing the full screen size to be used for viewing upright videos.
A camera, a computer (for screen capturing) or a USB webcam can be connected as input via the USB and two HDMI inputs. With the help of an SD card, videos or graphics stored on it can also be played in. An audio signal can also be used via the (mono) microphone input and mixed into the stream.
It is possible to select via touchscreen which of the different input streams is to be used - in addition, graphic overlays can be played in, pictures-in-pictures or a countdown timer can be faded in and objects can be keyed in front of a green screen via chroma key.
YoloLiv Instream Functions
The resulting video can then be streamed to social networks via Ethernet as well as mobile via WLAN and 4G LTE (via integrated SIM slot) and output to another device via the HDMI output. The output video can have a maximum resolution of 1080P and a frame rate of 60 Hz, compressed in H.264 format. Using two 1/4" holes, the YoloLiv Instream can be attached to a camera, for example, for a purely mobile live streaming production. The internal battery is said to last for over 3 hours of operation and is charged via USB-C.
YoloLiv Instream interfaces
The YoloLiv Instream Box is available for pre-order from YoloLiv, but no pricing or release date details are given - so delivery may still take some time.