LiveShell X

1-1. Box Contents

Your LiveShell X box contains these items:

  1. LiveShell X unit
  2. A wireless LAN adapter
  3. An AC Adapter
  4. A setup cable (3.5 mm stereo)
  5. A quick setup guide

1-2. What you need to live stream with LiveShell X

To start live streaming with your LiveShell X, you will need:

  • An internet connection
    • Connections with proxy servers are not supported
    • Connections with network activation web authentication are not supported
  • A PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet that supports the latest versions of these web browsers –
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Internet Explorer/Edge
    • Safari (OSX/iOS only)
  • PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet that has a 3.5 mm stereo audio output connection
  • A video camera or other device that can –
    • Output video via HDMI at 480p/720p/1080i/1080p resolution without HDCP
  • A Cerevo LiveShell Dashboard account

1-2-1. Dashboard registration

Dashboard is a web-based control panel to control your live streaming. To control your LiveShell X broadcasting a Dashboard account is required. To broadcast using YouTube Live you will also require a Google authenticated account.

Steps for account registration

    1. Access https://shell.cerevo.com/login

Registration via Cerevo Dashboard

    1. Click the [Sign up] button on the bottom-left of the page.
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    2. Enter your email address and password, and click on the [Create account] button.
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    3. A registration confirmation email will be sent, click on the confirmation link in that email to finish registration. Continue to initial setup (section 2).
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Registration via Facebook account

    1. Click on the Facebook pictogram.
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    2. Login to your Facebook account to authorize Dashboard access. Cerevo will not receive or record your Facebook password.
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    3. Facebook will ask you agree to provide some information to Dashboard. Check the info and click [Okay]. Continue to initial setup (section 2).
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Registration via Google account

  1. Click on the Google pictogram.
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  2. Login to your Google account to authorize Dashboard access. Cerevo will not receive or record your Google password.
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  3. Google will ask you agree to provide some information to Dashboard. Check the info and click [Allow]. Continue to initial setup (section 2).
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1-4. For your safety

To prevent damage to your LiveShell X or injury to yourself or to others, read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this device.
  • The LiveShell X must remain at an ambient temperature of 0°C-40°C/32°F-104°F and a humidity level of 10%-90%. High storage temperatures reduce battery life and excessive heat or below freezing temperatures may cause the unit to temporarily stop working.
  • Only use the AC adapter that was supplied with this product. DO NOT use any other AC adapters. Use of an unqualified adapter may present a risk of failure, fire, explosion, leakage or other hazards.
  • DO NOT expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct sunlight. Doing so may cause failure, electric shock or deformation.

2-1a. Ustream (initial setup)

Please complete user registration on Ustream and create a channel before proceeding with these steps.

  1. Access http://shell.cerevo.com/login and sign in to Dashboard.
  2. Select “LiveShell X” from the device list.
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  3. Select [Ustream] and click the [OK] button.
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  4. Enter your Ustream username/email and password and click the [OK] button.
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  5. Select a channel and click the [OK] button.
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    1. If you want to setup multiple broadcasting, select the checkbox.
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    2. Set the other channel information and click the [OK] button.
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  6.  Select an internet connection type and click the [OK] button.
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  7.  Proceed to step 2-2.

2-1b. Niconico Live (initial setup)

Please complete user registration on niconico (niconico Live is only available for paid accounts) before proceeding with these steps.

  1. Access http://shell.cerevo.com/login and sign in to Dashboard.
  2. Select “LiveShell X” from the device list.
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  3. Select [Niconico Live] and click the [OK] button.
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  4. Enter your niconico id (email) and password.
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    1. If you want to setup multiple broadcasting, select the checkbox.
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    2. Set the other channel information and click the [OK] button.
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  5.  Select an internet connection type and click the [OK] button.
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  6.  Proceed to step 2-2.
  7. When you finish setup in sections 2-2 and 2-3, you will need to login to niconico and start a live stream from the niconico dashboard. See section 5-5 for more details.

2-1c. Other broadcasting services (RTMP, YouTube Stream now, initial setup)

Please have your RTMP server address (URL) and other RTMP server information at hand before proceeding with these steps.

  1. Access http://shell.cerevo.com/login and sign in to Dashboard.
  2. Select “LiveShell X” from the device list.
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  3. Select [Other broadcasting services] and click [OK].
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  4. Enter your server’s broadcasting RTMP URL, other information then click the [OK] button.
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  • To get YouTube [Stream now] settings, login to YouTube and click your account pictogram on the top right of the screen then click the [Creator Studio] button.
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  • Click on the [LIVE STREAMING] link from the left side menu.
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  • You will see the RTMP server address and stream name/key in the [ENCODER SETUP] section, click on [Reveal] to show the stream name/key value. Copy this info into the Broadcasting RTMP URL and Stream boxes in Dashboard.
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    1. If you want to setup multiple broadcasting, select the checkbox.
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    2. Set the other channel information and click the [OK] button.
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  1.  Select an internet connection type and click the [OK] button.
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  2.  Proceed to step 2-2.

2-1d. RTSP server (initial setup)

  1. Access http://shell.cerevo.com/login and sign in to Dashboard.
  2. Select “LiveShell X” from the device list.
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  3. Select [RTSP] and click [OK] button.
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  4. Set the port number that RTSP streaming will use, the default value is 554.
  5. Select “Unicast” or “Multicast” from the pull down menu.

    If you select “Multicast”, please enter TTL.
    1. If you want to setup multiple broadcasting, select the checkbox.
    2. Set the other channel information and click the [OK] button.
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  6.  Select an internet connection type and click the [OK] button.
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  7.  Proceed to step 2-2.

Note

  • TTL should be larger than the number of routers through which the multicast packet passes.
    (When distributing to a local network, TTL should normally be set to “1”.)