Telestream - Lightspeed Live Capture

Telestream - Lightspeed Live Capture

Multichannel video capture & processing


Lightspeed Live Capture is a scalable, multi-channel on-premise capture solution for ingesting live, live linear or tape-based media directly into production, post-production and broadcast workflows, perfect for edit at home real time remote production.


The base server model, the C2+ Live Capture server is a flexible and scalable video capture solution supporting four (4) SD/3G-HD SDI inputs, one (1) QuadLink 3G UHD input as well as numerous IP formats such as Transport Streams.



The Live Capture C4 server offers a high performance option in the Live Capture server family.

The Live Capture C4 server supports 8 concurrent HD captures for most available HD codecs or 2 concurrent UHD/4K up to 60p of most formats.



The Live Capture C5 server offers the highest performance option in the Live Capture server family, identical to the C4 server!

The Live Capture C5 server supports 8 concurrent HD captures for most available HD codecs or 2 concurrent UHD/4K up to 60p of most formats with 8 3G SDI ‘confidence’ monitoring outputs.


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Avid integration Guide

Create Avid media and metadata for Media Composer or MediaCentral | Production


Create sub-clips and highlights from open, growing media files.

Live Schedule Pro

24/7/365 orchestration and automation of multiple Capture systems complete with SDI and IP router control

Vantage Transcode and Vantage Transcode Pro

Add industry leading file-based transcoding to your Live Capture ingest systems

Vantage Analysis and Analysis Pro

Advanced media file inspection and reporting capabilities

Vantage Metadata

Create, extract, manipulate and examine side-car and embedded metadata



Enterprise-Class Automated Capture & Ingest

Scalable, automated, multichannel IP and SDI capture solution for ingesting live or tape-based media directly into production, post-production and broadcast workflows. Lightspeed Live Capture processes video in 16-bit space to preserve total source quality and it records in wide variety of mezzanine file formats to local or shared NAS/SAN storage, with delivery options to FTP, object storage (S3), Aspera, Signiant and more.



Easy-to-use Web Interface

Designed with a simple, intuitive web-based, HTML5 compatible user interface. Allows for complete control or remote management from any web portal and scales easily for large system deployment. Built-in scheduling, gang control, Recurring Segments, DAI (SCTE) and Web Services API make setting up ingestion and capture events extremely easy.



Wide Format Support & Delivery Options

Record into enterprise-class codecs and containers ready for any workflow. Support for MPEG2 TS, DNxHD/HR, AVC Intra, Apple ProRes, XDCAM, HEVC, MXF OP1a, Avid MXF OPAtom, and many more. Deliver files to open workflows via growing capture, write to onboard RAID or external network storage including NAS, SAN and object storage such as S3.



Check-in Integrated Avid Media Central and Media Composer ingest

Live Capture allows for native, live Avid ingest (Edit-While-Ingest) of growing Avid OpAtom media directly into Avid Media Composer and Media Central environments complete with Avid metadata creation and update capabilities, simplifying and automating your Avid ingest needs.



Multi-Channel IP and SDI Ingest

Capture and process inputs from SD to UHD/4K via 3G or 12G SDI interfaces complete with confidence monitoring and status overlays. Out-of-box input support for compressed IP streams including MPEG2-Transport Streams, SRT, NDI and RTMP. Native ST2110 input support (-20, -30 & -40), NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 with 2022-7 redundancy up to UHD/4K via dual 25Gbe interfaces Intuitive web-based operation and management with built-in clustering capabilities included in all versions of Live Capture. Extensive media and metadata handling via Telestream’s Vantage media processing platform.



Growing File Record for Open Workflows

Record any source into growing files for instant, ongoing delivery to any production or processing workflow. Record and share edit-ready formats with Avid MediaCentral | Production (Interplay), Adobe Premiere Pro, Switch, Apple Final Cut Pro and more. Lower turnaround times for clips, highlights or promo packages in live and post-production environments. This includes both on premise or remote via WAN acceleration technologies such as Aspera and Signiant.



Automated RS422 VTR Deck Control & Tape Logging

Easily manage multiple SDI-connected VTR decks in the GUI or using hot-key based transport controls. Control decks and capture actions remotely via the Web Services API. Built-in scheduling, triggering and automation features allow for set-it and forget-it capture and ingest workflows. Error-resistant whole-tape ingest means you will capture the entire tape without interruption, even if it is damaged or missing information. Easily define and bind capture variables, populate labels for downstream actions.



16-bit Video Processing

Never lose a bit. Superior, real-time video signal processing inherited directly from our industry-leading media processing platform, Vantage. Lightspeed Live Capture processes video in 16-bit space to preserve the highest quality assets and adhere to source material with complete accuracy. Future-ready for UHD, HDR, WCG, SMPTE 2020 processing requirements.



Live Capture to Vantage

Create Live Capture and Tape Capture origin actions in the Vantage Workflow Designer to initiate smart, automated media processing workflows within a corresponding Vantage domain. Seamlessly and efficiently condition your media for contextualised viewing windows with correct branding, ads, captioning, ABR packaging, etc. all from a single capture event.



Stream + Capture on the Same System

Lightspeed Live Capture can be combined with Lightspeed Live Stream to encode and stream multiscreen ABR OTT content to multiple destinations on the web. Deliver live HLS, MPEG-DASH, and RTMP streams directly to CDNs or publish to social media platforms like Facebook Live and YouTube Live, while capturing mezzanine quality files into open workflows. Includes support for multichannel publishing, IDR frame insertion, SCTE-35/104 compatibility, programmatic control.


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Software Options



Live Schedule

Live Schedule is a browser based application for scheduling Live Capture event recordings.

  • Events can be added to the schedule manually, through a robust API or imported from an XML file
  • Single events can be automatically duplicate across multiple channels, making scheduling multi-channel events a breeze
  • Associated metadata appears automatically in the UI, where data can then be entered into single or multiple events
  • Editing events is easy as well — scheduled events can be quickly modified prior to the event’s start, or if already recording, the end times can be updated while the event is in progress
  • The Schedule interface allows an operator to view the status of current and past events, or look at upcoming events on a channel by channel basis - or for individual Channel Groups
  • Varying User roles are supported, allowing for view-only access



Live Edit

Live Edit is a Sub Clipping Option for Lightspeed Live Capture

  • Live Edit allows for lightning fast Sub Clipping of files being captured by Live Capture - or from previously captured sources
  • Like all Capture and Vantage workflows, metadata can be added to support any requirements
  • Live Edit is ideal for creating quick highlights, posting to Social Media, creating VOD, Multiscreen or any other deliverable required - with only the minimum delay



Live Play

  • Supports a wide variety of codecs and containers
  • Playback of up to 8 simultaneous SD/HD assets
  • Playback growing TIFO or MXF OP1a files being made by Live Capture

Web based browser user interface

  • Manually Add, Remove, or Reorder clips
  • Trim start and end of clips in the playlist
  • Supports mixed format playlists
  • Supports format normalisation for playback
  • Supports time code and ANC data playback
  • Play a single file or multiple files in a playlist
  • Import and Export playlist configuration
  • Playback from local or shared network storage
  • Full REST API for powerful automated control





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