4. Operation

4-1. Dashboard operation

Top of Broadcast Screen

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Mute: Turns off audio while video continues to broadcast.
Video off: Turns the video off while captions continues to broadcast.
Lock device: Locks the control buttons on the LiveShell X unit.


Right Menu

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Mail address
Registered Dashboard mail address.
Device ID
When two or more LiveShell or LiveShell X devices are connected, each device can be selected.
CUSTOM
Click this button to adjust advanced audio and video settings.
Please note the custom settings screen is designed for users experienced with online streaming terminolgy.
SOCIAL STREAM
Opens a pop-up chat window during streaming. (Ustream only)
STOP LIVE / START LIVE
Toggle Broadcasting between Stop and Start.
PAUSE / START
Toggle Broadcasting between Pause and Start.
START REC / STOP REC
Toggle recording between Start and Stop. (Ustream only)

Basic Tab

Network
This setting affects broadcasting video quality, and can be adjusted based on the internet connection speed.
Object
The default setting is “Still.” When broadcasting video with high motion content such as sports, please select the “moving” setting.
Aspect ratio
Adjust the video aspect ratio manually if automatic detection doesn’t work.

Volume Tab

Control audio output.

Aspect Tab

Adjust the video aspect ratio manually if automatic detection doesn’t work.

Caption Tab

See the Caption/pause image page.

4-1-1. Caption/pause image

Caption Tab

Create a new text caption

  1. Input desired text in the “Caption text” text box.
  2. Select text size, font type, text color, and background color.
  3. Click one of the gray boxes near “position” to place the caption in the desired position. A preview will be shown on the left of the screen.
  4. Click “Send” to insert the caption into the broadcast video.
    Click “Save” to save the created caption without inserting.
Create new image caption
  1. Click the “Image” button at the top of the tab.
  2. Click “Choose file” and select the desired image.
    * Uploaded file size limit is 1MB, .jpg, .png, and .gif images can be displayed. You can also use transparent images.
  3. A preview will been shown, the image can be adjusted by dragging to the desired position.
  4. Click “Send” to insert the image into the broadcast video.
    Click “Save” to upload and save the image without inserting.

Using saved captions

  1. Click the “Image” button at the top of the tab.
  2. Browse through the saved images by clicking the “Prev” and “Next” buttons at the bottom of the thumbnails.
  3. Select the desired thumbnail and a preview will been shown on the left of the screen.
  4. Adjust the position of the image as previously explained.
  5. Click “Send” to insert the image into the broadcasting video.  Note that if a image has already been inserted, this will replace the existing image.
  6. Click “Save” to save the position of the image without inserting.  Up to 32 images can be saved at a time.  If more than 32 captions are uploaded, newer images will replace older images.

Protect favorite images

  1. Click white star on upper left of the thumbnail.
  2. The star will then be turn yellow.
  3. Click “Show stars only” in order to display a list of favourited images.
    * A total of 16 stars can be allotted to caption and pause images.
    * Starred captions/images will not be deleted even if more than 32 captions/images have been saved.

Set pause image

You can set an image that will be displayed when broadcasting is paused or set to “video off.”

  1. Click the “Pause image” button at the top of the tab.
  2. Click “Choose file,” and select the image to be used while pausing.
  3. Click “Send” to set the pause image.
  4. To remove the pause image, click the “Remove pause on video” button.

4-2. Unit operation by control buttons

While the LiveShell X is offline, the device screen will display the following:
*If the unit is online, only the [Broadcasting] section options can be changed.

Network

Ethernet

  • Address Type
    • DHCP
    • Static Address
      • Address
      • Gateway
      • Netmask
      • DNS

Wi-Fi New

Creates a new Wi-Fi setting.

Wi-Fi#1, Wi-Fi#2, …

  • Displays the information for the registered wireless LAN access point.
    Wireless LAN setting priorities are in numerical order.
    These settings can be removed individually or re-ordered in priority.
  • ESSID
    • Enter manually / Scan
  • Password
    • (enter manually)
  • Cipher Type
    • No Encryption / WEP / WPA/WPA2
  • Address Type
    • DHCP
    • Static Address
      • Address
      • Gateway
      • Netmask
      • DNS
  • Prioritize
    • Select this menu, and this Wi-Fi setting is set as Wi-Fi #1
  • Remove
    • Be careful that Wi-Fi settings will delete if you select this menu without confirmation

Wi-Fi MAC address

  • MAC address value of Wi-Fi adapter / Failed to get

Broadcasting

Video Stream #0 / #1 / #2 / #3

Quality
  • Preset
    • Network type
      • 3G Low / 3G High / ADSL / FTTH / FTTH2
    • Object type
      • Still / Moving
  • Customized
    • Video Kbps
      • 32 to 20K(20000Kbps)
    • Frame Rate
      • #0: 1 to 60
      • #1,2,3: 1 to 30
    • IDR frame interval
      • Default(1sec), 1 to 300frame
    • (H.264) Profile
      • High / Baseline / Main
    • Video Codec
      • H.264 / H.265
    • Rate Control
      • Framerate Vary / Quality Vary
    • Queue length
      • 0.004(1 in Dashboard) – 15.625(4000 in Dashboard)
Audio Stream
  • 0 / 1
Ustream Recording
  • Record / Not record
Aspect Ratio (Except #0)
  • Automatic / 4:3 / 16:9 / 4:3 (Side-Cut) / 16:9 (L-Box) / Manual
A/V Sync (Except #0)
  • Variable number
Overscan Rate (Except #0)
  • 0 to 1023
Auto Control (Except #3)
  • Do not stop / Stop
Stop Video
  • Do not stop / Stop
Mute
  • No Mute / Mute

Audio Stream #0 / #1

  • Audio kbps
    • 32 to 255
  • Channel
    • Stereo / Mono Right / Mono Left / Monoral

Audio Mixer

  • Master Volume
    • 0 (OFF) ~ 52 (+0.0dB) ~ 64 (+18.0dB)
  • HDMI Volume
    • 0 (OFF) ~ 52 (+0.0dB) ~ 64 (+18.0dB)
  • LINE Volume
    • 0 (OFF) ~ 32 (+0.0dB) ~ 40 (+12.0dB)

LED brightness

  • 0% ~ 100%

Automatic Boot

  • OFF / ON

Language

  • 日本語 / English

Initialize

  • No / Yes

Time diff.

  • -14:00 to +12:00

Time

  • Year/Month/Day/Hour/Minute

TinyCon

  • Enable TinyCon
    • No / Yes
  • Enable Auth.
    • No / Yes
  • Display Password
    • (A six digit number)
  • Change Password
    • 000000 / (A random six digit number)

Export to SD

  • No / Yes

Import from SD

  • No / Yes

(While Normal Mode)Go Local Mode

  • No / Yes

(While Local Mode)Local Mode

  • Stream Settings
    • #1 / #2 / #3
  • Go Normal Mode
    • No / Yes

TinyCon

An overview of TinyCon

You can remotely control LiveShell X using TinyCon.
Dashboard can not be used in local mode, but TinyCon can be used in both normal mode and local mode.
As TinyCon can also be used in normal mode, LiveShell X has flexible control options.

*Rev.1037 or later firmware is required to use TinyCon.

How to use TinyCon (initial setup)

  1. Turn on LiveShell X and make sure it is in offline mode.
  2. Push the upper right button and select “Configuration” > “TinyCon” > “Enable TinyCon” > “Yes”.
  3. Bring the unit online (you can also use TinyCon on the local mode).
  4. Check the IP address of LiveShell X and access “http://(IP address):11250”.
  5. When basic authentication is enabled, the user name will be “LSXTC” and the password will be the six digit number you set (default is “000000”).

How to use TinyCon (after initial setup)

  1. Bring the unit online (you can also use TinyCon in local mode).
  2. Check the IP address of LiveShell X and access “http://(IP address):11250”.
  3. When basic authentication is enabled, the user name will be “LSXTC” and the password will be the six digit number you set (default is “000000”).

How to stop TinyCon

  1. Turn on LiveShell X and make sure it is in offline mode.
  2. Push the upper right button and select “Configuration” > “TinyCon” > “Enable TinyCon” > “No”.

TinyCon optional settings

  • “Enable Auth.”: Basic authentication can be applied when accessing TinyCon.
  • “Display Password”: You can check the password of the current basic authentication.
  • “Change Password”: You can choose either a randomly generated 6-digit number or “000000”.

TinyCon settings

Audio

  • Mixer
    • Master: Master volume
    • HDMI: HDMI volume
    • LINE: LINE-IN volume
  • Channel (#0 / #1)
    • Bitrate: Audio bitrate
    • Channel: Channel number

Video

  • Basic (#0 / #1 / #2 / #3)
    • State: Current broadcasting status
    • Error: Current error
    • Bitrate: Current total bitrate
    • Framerate: Current framerate
    • Queued frames: Current broadcasting queue length
    • Mute: Mute on/off
    • Audio stream: Audio stream channel you set
    • Video mute: Video display on/off
    • Video delay: Audio and Video synchronization adjustment
    • Auto control(Except #3): Auto control setting
  • Quality (#0 / #1 / #2 / #3)
    • Preset: Broadcasting quality preset
    • Video bitrate: Video bitrate average
    • Height: Vertical resolution
    • Framerate: Framerate average
    • IDR frame interval: IDR frame interval
    • H.264 profile: H.264 profile
    • H.265 for RTSP|UDP|REC: Video codec (“Disable” is H.264. “Enable” is H.265.)
    • VFR: Variable framerate mode (“Disable” is variable image quality mode. “Enable” is variable framerate mode.)
    • Min bitrate: Minimum bitrate
    • Queue length: Broadcasting queue length
  • Aspect|Crop (#1 / #2 / #3)
    • Preset: Aspect ratio preset
    • Overscan ratio: Overscan ratio
    • Manual aspect ratio: Manual aspect ratio
    • Manual crop (x,y,w,h): Manual crop (x-origin, y-origin, width, height)
  • Ustream (#0 / #1 / #2)
    • Record: Record setting
    • Recording: Current recording status
    • Viewer: Current viewers
    • Total viewer: Cumulative viewers
  • Target (#3)
    • Cast mode: Unicast / Multicast

Misc

  • Misc
    • Screen saver time: Screen saver time setting
    • LED brightness: LED brightness setting
    • Offline-REC container: Offline-REC container setting
    • Key lock: Key lock setting
  • Status
    • HDMI video mode: HDMI video input
    • HDMI SPD: HDMI Source Product Description
    • microSD free area: microSD card usable space
    • Device ID: Device ID
    • Battery: Battery charging state
  • Sub
    • Sub (x,y,z,URL): Caption image (x-origin, y-origin, z is 0, image URL: “http://~”)
    • Video mute image (URL): Pause image (image URL: “http://~”)

Targets( Local mode only)

  • Service
    • null: No broadcasting settings
    • rtmp: Other broadcasting services
    • rtsp: RTSP server
    • file rec.: Recording
    • udp: MPEG-TS/UDP

Export | Import

  • Status
    • Export : Export a setting file
    • Import : Import a setting file
  • Targets
    • Export : Export a file to set broadcasting service
    • Import : Import a file to set broadcasting service

Power

  • Offline
  • Power off
  • Reboot

Note

  • For broadcasting to RTMP server, you can not input URL other than RTMP such as RTMPS.