Use the joystick on the main display on the Broadcaster to enter the main menu.
The first option in the main menu is ‘Event.’ Push the joystick in to enter the event menu.
You will see a list of all events on your account, including any draft or hidden events. Use the joystick to toggle between events and push it in to select the desired event.
Selecting an event will bring you back to the main menu list. You can also return to the main menu list without changing your event by pressing the selector button next to the ‘Back’ arrow.
The 'Quality' menu lets you choose the bitrate you stream at, and whether it is adaptive or fixed.
There are five preset bitrates to choose from:
- Mobile (198 Kbps)
- Normal (446 Kbps)
- Medium (646 Kbps)
- High (1.6 Mbps)
- HD (2.3 Mbps)
There are two options for each bitrate.
- ‘Adaptive’ will target the optimum bitrate for the selected quality, but adjust to a lower bitrate should the upload speed on your network fluctuate.
- ‘Fixed’ will maintain a consistent streaming quality throughout the broadcast. This setting is only recommended for highly reliable connection speeds.
Use the joystick to toggle to the appropriate quality and push it in to select it.
The next option in the main menu is the ‘Video Input.’ Toggle to and select this option using the joystick.
You will see two settings you can adjust for your video input: ‘HDMI Format’ and ‘Aspect Ratio.’ Use the joystick to select which setting you would like to change.
‘HDMI Format’ gives you the ability to to use the joystick to specify the video format coming from your video source. Typically, the Broadcaster will recognize it automatically.
The other setting in the ‘Video Input’ menu is ‘Aspect Ratio.’ This can also be automatically detected by the Broadcaster. Use the joystick to select the proper aspect manually.
The next option in the main menu is ‘Audio Input.’ This allows you to change how the Broadcaster receives your source’s audio.
The first setting is ‘Source.’ Use the joystick to enter this menu.
You have three options:
- HDMI: All audio will come in via the HDMI cable.
- Line in: All audio will come in via the line-in/mic-in port.
- None: Audio will be disabled.
Use the joystick to select your desired audio source.
You will be brought back to the Audio Input menu. Toggle to ‘Channels’ using the joystick to configure which channel(s) your audio is coming from.
There are three audio channel settings to choose from:
- Stereo: Source audio is coming from both channels 1 and 2.
- Mono Left: Source audio is only coming from channel 1.
- Mono Right: Source audio is only coming from channel 2.
The third option is 'Sample Rate.' This should be automatically detected by the Broadcaster, but there have been rare cases where the audio's pitch was too high or two low. You can adjust that here.
Below ‘Audio Input’ in the main menu is ‘Connection.’ Select it with the joystick.
The two options here are ‘Setup’ and ‘Status.’ Use the joystick to toggle and select each option.
‘Setup’ allows you to select a different type of Internet connection; simply follow the same steps as you did when initially connecting.
‘Status’ displays information about your connection, including your connection type and IP address.
‘Account’ is the next option in the main menu. Use the joystick to enter this menu.
This menu has two options, ‘Info’ and ‘Un-pair.’ Use the joystick to select each option.
‘Info’ tells you what Livestream account this Broadcaster is paired to, including the account name, Account email address, and the name given to the Broadcaster. This information is helpful when working on multiple accounts.
Selecting ‘Un-pair’ allows you to remove this Broadcaster from the account it is currently paired to. Use the joystick to toggle between ‘Yes’ and ‘Cancel.’
If you select ‘Yes,’ the Broadcaster will un-pair from your account and reboot, eventually displaying a new 5-digit pairing code.
Note: Un-pairing will also remove any previous configurations, such as remembered Wi-Fi passwords and Static IP configurations.
The following menu is ‘Stream Mode.’ The has two source options: ‘Livestream’ and ‘Studio.’ Selecting ‘Livestream’ tells the Broadcaster to stream to your Livestream events.
‘Studio’ switches the Broadcaster into Studio mode, turning it into a Remote Camera source in Livestream Studio.
The last option in the main menu is ‘Broadcaster.’ This menu gives you two additional options: ‘Auto Resume’ and ‘About.’
‘Auto resume’ can be turned on or off. When turned on, the Broadcaster will search for a new network connection should the initial connection drop.
‘About’ tells you which product you are using (Livestream Broadcaster) and what firmware version your device is running.