How Do I Use the Teradek VidiU to Stream to Livestream?

The Teradek VidiU is an encoder that enables streaming anywhere with an Internet connection without the necessity of a computer. The device allows for a hardwired, WiFi or 3G/4G connection. A paired iPhone app makes it simple to monitor and control your stream at all times during your broadcast. 

 

Start by connecting your video source to the HDMI input and plugging the VidiU into power. The internal battery life will last about 60 minutes when fully charged.

Use the switch on the side to power on the VidiU.

Connect to the Internet. Upon turning the device on, it will automatically begin to search for an internet connection. Although a wired connection is recommended, it also allows for 3G/4G and WiFi options.

  • To connect using Ethernet: plug ethernet cable into the port on the back of the VidiU Box. If it doesn’t automatically detect a connection, enter network settings by pressing the menu button and select “wired” and either DCHP or Manual.
  • To connect using Wi-Fi: Menu  Network settings Wi-Fi. Either choose to scan for your network or enter it manually. It will then prompt you to enter a network password if your connection calls for one.

Choose Platform. Once you are connected, select 'Livestream' as your broadcast platform.

Log in. Enter your Livestream account email address and password using the black joystick to toggle between characters.

The VidiU will automatically populate your events. Use the black joystick to choose which event you would like to stream to.

After choosing an event, you will be directed to the main display with your event, quality, and 'Ready' messages.

Push the black joystick to access the menu, where you can change your broadcast quality, event, and adjust other video, audio, and network settings.

 

Use the red Stop/Start button on the VidiU to begin your stream to your event page. Toggle the joystick to choose whether or not to notify your followers.

VidiU Mobile App for iPhone

 

If your VidiU and your iPhone are connected to same local network, VidiU’s functionality is completely controllable via a free app that can be downloaded from the iTunes App store. After powering up the device and establishing an Internet connection, all of your pre-stream setup can be completed through the app.

The app will take a moment to search for the VidiU on your WiFi network. Tap your device name once it appears in the list.

Once the app finds the VidiU, you can select Livestream and log into your account. You will then be directed to the app's 'Ready' screen.

Tap 'Settings' to adjust your quality, event, video, audio, and network settings.

Tap the green button in the middle of the screen to begin your stream. The button will turn red and you can monitor your stream directly from the app.

To end your stream, tap the red button. The app will ask you if you’re sure you want to stop streaming and if you’d like to publish your video now or save it as a draft.

It will then stop your stream. When the button is steadily green again, your stream has fully concluded.

 

More information on the Teradek VidiU is available on Teradek's website.

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