4K Live Streaming with vMix
Yes, you CAN do 4K live production, recording and streaming on a single PC using off the shelf components! At vMix we've always pushed the boundaries of live streaming. We've supported 4K for many years now and believe that by pushing the limits of live streaming we're able to plot new territory for those willing to follow! In doing so, we've provided a platform that not only excels in HD but prepares users for a 4K future. You can create real-world end to end 4K workflows using uncompressed 4K camera signal through baseband ingestion, 4K video files and graphics.
Quality Does Matter
Live streaming has ofter been considered an after thought by many in the broadcast industry. As live streaming becomes THE medium for content, vMix allows you to create the highest possible quality for your viewers. Too many times we've heard '720 is all you need for streaming', but that's simply not the case. Most people have Full HD monitors and TVs so don't short change those viewers with lower resolutions! If you've got the capability to do high quality, then rewards your viewers with the best viewing experience possible!
Be Ahead of The Curve and Future Proof Your Workflow!
Everyone is always looking to be ahead of the curve and set their production apart! What says that more than LIVE 4K production and streaming! Looking for an edge over your competitors? Nothing says that quite like offering 4X the quality of their streams!
4K Offers So Many Options!
Maybe you don't need to stream in 4K because you don't have the bandwidth. vMix allows you produce and record your content in 4K and perhaps only stream in HD. This gives you a 4K edit of your production that you can then use for VOD or distribution. You could even choose to use 4K cameras and create multiple HD shots from each one.
The Virtual Set feature provides the ability to integrate a chroma keyed live camera and other graphic elements into a real-time 3D rendered virtual set. This virtual set can then be smoothly zoomed and panned just like in a live television studio.
The included 6 Virtual Sets are royalty-free .xml files from Virtualset Works, designed for vMix Basic, HD, 4K, and Pro production software. They come in 2880 x 1620 (2.5K) resolution, slightly more than 1920 x 1080 to allow for virtual pans and zooms. They each include 16 angles and feature multiple layers that allow for complete customization of the design. Two images in each set can be replaced by your own videos/images.
6 Virtual Sets
Living room with an art gallery.
Major network news desk set with monitors spaced around the room.
Room with two lighting schemes and corresponding skyline.
City loft with furniture and a skyline.
News desk with stairs and side areas.
Talk show studio with space for a large number of chairs.
|Operating System||Minimum:: Windows 7 or higher
Recommended: Windows 8.1
|CPU||Minimum:2 GHz dual-core
Recommended: Intel Core i7
|RAM||Minimum: 1 GB
Recommended: 4 GB
|Hard Disk||Minimum: 7200 RPM (video recording)
|Graphics Card||Minimum: DirectX 10 compatible
Recommended: Intel HD Graphics 4600: 2 Cameras and 4 Inputs / 1080p recording or 720p recording + streaming
NVIDIA 250, 450, 550, 650 (1 GB): 4 Cameras and 8 Inputs and Instant Replay /1080p recording and streaming
NVIDIA 760 (2 GB): 8 HD cameras and Instant Replay / 1080p recording and streaming
|Display Resolution||Minimum: 1280 x 720
Recommended: 1920 x 1080
|Supported I/O Cards||vMix
KONA 3G / QUAD
Live Gamer HD (C985)
DarkCrystal HD Capture SDK II (C729)
DeckLink 4K Extreme
Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt
UltraStudio Mini Recorder
Vision Series (VisionAV, VisionHD4)
MXO2 Series (Mini, LE, MAX, etc)
SC510 N4 Series
SC510 N2 Series
SC512N1 MC SDI
SC512N1 MC HDV
Sonnet Echo Express Series: AJA, Matrox, Magewell, and Blackmagic cards supported
Magma ExpressBox Series: AJA, Matrox, Magewell, and Blackmagic cards supported
HDV/DV Cameras via FireWire (Note: HDV and DV formats introduce a half second delay)
Supported File Types
|Streaming Protocols||RTSP, Flash, RTMP|
|Video Files||AVI, MP4, H264, MPEG-2, WMV, QuickTime|
|Audio Files||MP3, WAV|