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Using the Teradek Cube

Last updated on Dec 10, 2013 03:04PM EST

Overview

The Teradek Cube is a hardware H.264 encoder that streams directly to Livestream over Wifi, Verizon 4G or ethernet connection. Attach to any video camera with battery power or use in your video control room with external power/ethernet connection. Simply configure the Teradek Cube with your Livestream account and you’re ready to go live.

 

Latest Firmware

We highly recommend installing the latest version of the Cube Firmware. The latest version is available for download here: http://www.teradek.com/pages/downloads

 

Setting up the cube

To get started using the Cube, first you are going to need to connect the Cube to your computer using an Ethernet cable. This will allow you to configure your Cube and enable it to be located on the network.

1. Connect the Cube to the video source you will be streaming with
2. Next connect the Cube to your internet connection using an Ethernet cable
3. Connect the Cube to a powersoure and wait for it to boot-up
4. Now use Bonjour/BonjourFoxy to discover Cube on the network


The next step is to configure your Cube using either Firefox or Safari. Depending on which browser you choose, you can connect to the Cube using Bonjour or BonjourFoxy:

 
Using Bonjour (Safari):
1. Open Preferences and under the bookmarks tab, select the option to ‘Include Bonjour’ in the Bookmarks Bar, Menu, and Collections.
2. Now Safari is ready to find your Teradek Cube.
3. To connect to the Cube, click on the ‘Airport’ icon at the top right to drop down the window that lists your computers available devices.
4. Select the Cube Model listed and wait for the device to connect.
5. Next click on the Bonjour tab that you created in Safari and on the drop down menu you should see your cube listed, this represents you are successfully connected on the network.
6. Click on your device and this will launch the Teradek Cube Setup Wizard

 

 
Using BonjourFoxy (Firefox):
1. Click on Tools on the Firefox toolbar and select ‘Add-ons’
2. In the search all Add-ons box, type BonjourFoxy and add to Firefox
3. Install and then restart Firefox.
4. To connect to the Cube, click on the ‘Airport’ icon at the top right to drop down the window that lists your computers available devices.
5. Now you can use BonjourFoxy to find your cube on the network
6. Next click on the View tab on the Firefox toolbar and go down to sidebar and select BonjourFoxy.
7. Once the sidebar opens in Firefox, click the expand arrow next to the ‘Websites’ folder and listed in the folder should be the Teradek Cube model you are using.
8. Click on your device and this will launch the Teradek Cube Setup Wizard.

 

 
To Log on to the Cube’s Menu System:

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1. Locate Cube on your network
2. Enter the Username and Password*
3. Click Log in. The Dashboard appears.

 

 Note: The default Username and Password is admin. 
 You can change the password in the System - Password Change menu.
 

 

Once you have successfully logged in through the Menu System, you will land at the Dashboard. Here you can find a thumbnail of the video you are streaming from your Cube, as well as Video configurations, Network Information, and the option to select Preset Mode or Custom Mode.

 

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Video Setup

Click on the 'Video Setup' tab to navigate to the Device, Encoder or Stream Settings.

 

 

-Device Settings

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Adjust Audio/Video Input Settings for your device
• Video Input Mode: HDMI or SDI based on the Cube model being used.
• Detected Resolution: Select resolution based on camera model.
• Video Input Resolution: Select from drop down menu.
• Video Input Colorspace: Select from drop down menu.
• Audio Input: Select from drop down menu.
• Select Apply at the bottom to save your settings.

 

 

-Encoder Settings

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• Compression Profile: High profile provides the highest quality per bit.
• Latency Options: Leave at default settings (300)
• Intra Refresh Mode: Select Enable or Disabled

 

Channel 1 Settings:
• Title Text: Text overlaid on the video output. Enable or Disable it in the Show Title section (below).
• Video Bitrate: Manually adjust the target bitrate.
• Audio Bitrate: Select the audio bitrate.
• Resolution: Select the desired output resolution.
• Frame Rate: Select the output frame rate.
• Show Title: Click to display Title Text
• Show Timecode: Click to display Time Code.
• Select Apply at the bottom to save your settings.

 

 

 

Integration with Livestream

 

-Stream Settings


Once you have located your cube on the network and completed the video setup, just configure your stream settings and you will be ready to Go Live ! On the Stream Settings page you have the option to ‘Start Broadcast’ or ‘Stop Broadcast’

 

 
General
Under General on the Stream Settings page, for Type in the drop down menu select Live Internet Streaming and choose the platform. 


 

This will launch your View Livestream Menu


Now, you have two options to start broadcasting live to your Livestream Event

• One way would be to click the ‘Start Broadcast’ button under Livestraem status.

• The other way would be to actually click and hold the button on the cube itself until it begins to flash red or green. Red means that it is streaming and recording. Green means it is streaming only.


Once you are LIVE you can click the ‘View Livestream’ tab to watch your broadcast. In the ‘View Livestream’ tab you can also find:

-Livestream channel page link
-Player embed code
-Login to Livestream Account Center.
 Tip: You can broadcast at any Video Bitrate to Livestream assuming you have enough Internet bandwidth at the Cube location and that your viewers have enough bandwidth on their
 connnection to view the stream. To stream to the widest audience, we recommend changing the Cube Encoder settings to 0.5Mbps Video Rate and 480p resolution.	

 

 

Cube Tips

 
System Firmware Upgrade

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To Update Cube with the Latest Firmware

1. Logon to Cube’s web interface.
2. Click System and select Firmware Upgrade.
3. Click Choose File. Select the firmware update file.
4. Follow the directions onscreen.

 

Note: Do not unplug Cube during firmware upgrade and reboot process! 
Cube LED Function Info

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Purchasing the Teradek Cube

To purchase the Cube please use the following contact information or visit http://teradek.tv/

  1. E-mail | info@teradek.com
  2. Phone | 888.941.2111
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