The addition of a third model within Telestream’s Lightspeed Live family increases customer choice and empowers greater flexibility when addressing various applications and budgets. The new model enables remote content capture and production workflows – something that many users request in response to the current pandemic.
The Lightspeed Live C4 server has up to 50 percent more encoding and processing power when compared to the current C3 server and is capable of running Telestream’s pioneering Live Capture and Live Stream applications simultaneously across up to eight SDI channels and IP inputs of live video data.
This new live capture and streaming powerhouse addresses a diversity of market applications. Lightspeed Live Capture is designed to meet the needs of production and post production teams, focused on editing and archiving content from live feed. For these applications,the introduction of Lightspeed Live C4 offers the highest level of performance for capturing SD, HD or UHD/4K media. Live Capture C4 supports capturing from eight concurrent SD/3G-HD SDI inputs or two concurrent 4K/UHD inputs, or from several Transport/RTMP IP inputs. Live Capture C4 records in multiple video formats, including AVC-Intra, XAVC-Intra Class 100/300/480 and many more, all while simultaneously creating H.264/AVC proxy files, and storing them to a large local media RAID or to external shared storage such as a NAS or SAN.
At the same time, Lightspeed Live C4 supports Telestream’s Live Stream application, which targets live and on-demand streaming event producers and others involved in stream encoding for OTT distribution. The product of an intensive development initiative within Telestream, Lightspeed Live C4 sets new standards in UHD ABR encoding, high channel count and deep ABR ladder support – equating to more ABR encoding streams for more granular player choices in response to bandwidth fluctuation.