1. Before Using the 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 and cables
  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
    • Microsoft 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.
    2. Enter your email address and password, and click on the [Create account] button.
    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).

Registration via Facebook account

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

Registration via Google account

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

1-3. External View/Specifications

LiveShell X external view





Simultaneous Streaming Max. 3 streams (+1 preview)
Size W:102 mm × D:100 mm x H:42 mm
Weight Approx. 380g (without batteries), approx. 480g (with batteries)
Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, Auto MDI/MDI-X
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Mobile network 3G / 4G (Separate 3G / 4G USB modem is required)
Video input HDMI (1080p/60, 1080p/50, 1080p/30, 1080p/25, 1080p/24, 1080i/60, 1080i/50, 720p/60, 720p/50, 720p/30, 720p/25, 720p/24, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, VGA)(*3)
Audio input HDMI-IN /Streo LINE-IN
supported protocols RTMP, RTMPS, RTSP
Video streaming spec ・Max resolution : 1080p / 60(*4)
・Video encording : H265 / H.264
・Bit rate :100kbps to 20Mbps
Audio streaming spec ・Audio encording : AAC-LC
・Bit rate : Max 255kbps
・Sampling rate : 48kHz
・Bit depth : 16 bit
Recording spec ・Media : micro SD(SDXC supported)
・Ma resolution  1080p / 60
Power supply AC adapter or battery (included, Replaceable and Rechargeable)
Battery Operating Time Max. 6 hours battery life


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 and the cable that was supplied with this product. DO NOT use any other AC adapters and cables. Use of an unqualified adapter or cable may present a risk of failure, fire, explosion, leakage or other hazards. Also DO NOT use LiveShell X’s AC adapter and cable for other products.
  • DO NOT expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct sunlight. Doing so may cause failure, electric shock or deformation.