Using Standard Definition-only Formats

Starting with Livestream Studio version 3.0, producers who use Livestream Studio on low-performance computers can now help preserve their CPU by using Low Definition project formats.

In settings, under the ‘Project Format’ menu, there is a new option for Broadcast Standard. 

Alongside High Definition mode, Studio offers Ultra HD, Low CPU Performance, and Low Definition modes.


'Low CPU Performance' includes 720p formats only; 'Low Definition mode' includes 480p formats and lower. These should be selected when using low-performance computers and laptops.

Any HD input sources will convert to the selected project format automatically.

When using Low Definition mode, you will only be able to stream in a resolution equal to your selected Project Format regardless of which streaming provider you use. This is to preserve the CPU. 

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