The first advantage of using a video switcher is the computer itself and all of its potential problems.
If you’re using a computer for your live stream of an event, consider what would happen if the computer suddenly crashed or had other problems. When it comes to your live stream, you may need just the basics or you may want something more sophisticated.
In both cases, if you’re using a computer instead of a video switcher, the results are always going to depend on the computer itself.
At the very least, you’ll need a computer that has a powerful processor and a high-quality graphics card.
While your streaming software may offer 4K @ 60 FPS and 50 Mbps, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your computer can keep up with that.
In fact, the more you want your computer to do, the more of a strain you’ll be putting on it.
If it’s a weaker computer, potential problems include the computer becoming slow or even crashing, and other issues that include buffering on the viewer side and even frame loss or stuttering.
You also need to keep in mind that not all video-streaming software is compatible with all computers.
An example of this is software such as vMix and XSplit, which are not compatible with the Mac OS computers. Yet another problem is when you decide to use external sources such as cameras. In these instances, computers don’t normally have the capability to capture video signals; e.g., HDMI or SDI.
Because of this, you’ll need to invest in additional video grabber cards, which you won’t have to do when using a video mixer.
To ensure maximum compatibility, LIVEPRO L1 features a USB connection that operates as a simple webcam source.
That means you can plug in and instantly get working with any video software.
The software is tricked into thinking the LIVEPRO L1 is a common webcam, but it is really a live production switcher! That guarantees full compatibility with any video software and in full resolution 1080HD quality.
Choose any software you like, such as OBS software for live streaming, or conference software (Tencent conference and Yealink ) for business presentations.
LIVEPRO L1 works with software and platforms such as OBS, acquisition software（AMCap, ECap, Potplayer), conference software (Tencent conference and Yealink) , Youtube, Facebook, Zoom, Tik Tok and more!
The LIVEPRO L1 has an exquisite and compact control panel.
The 4 buttons are for selecting input signals, green flashing means the signal has been selected, then switch the T-Bar, the selected signal will be displayed on the screen
seamlessly, the green button changed to red after switched.
The Menu button is for menu setting, the SW button is for selecting different functions such as mixing, scaling, transition time setting and the other functions. The left knob is for voice volume controlling, the right knob is for menu setting as well.
Combination of two knobs can to the angle controlling for PTZ camera. From the TFT screen, we can preview 4 HDMI signals and easily do menu setting.
The T-Bar of LIVEPRO L1 support 14 transition effects and signal switching.
Under T-Bar mode, pushing green button, it will flash and push T-Bar to the end (left or right), the source will be switched with selected transition effect.
After switching , green turns to red. It is very suitable for video special effects switching of small outdoor scenes to meet the needs of video switching such as radio and television, outdoor sports events, school courseware production, etc. Note:
When T-Bar is not in the end position, no source can be selected.
The LIVEPRO L1 is a mini switcher, that is small enough to fit into equipment cases and camera bags.
Designed to integrate with typical video production workflows , the LIVEPRO L1 has a screw tap for standard video mounts and conveniently attached onto a tripod to stay out of the way.
It is light weight design makes it ideal for mobile video applications too.