The Feeds configuration is used to add and manage Live Streams for playout and recording of supported formats including: Transport Streams (UDP/RTP, Unicast, Multicast, and Source Specific Multicast), NDI, RTMP, HLS, DASH, RTSP, SRT, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live. On HyperCaster IP models, playout of live streams uses the IP StreamThru™ feature, while other models will decode the live streams on playout. NOTE: For HyperCaster IP only models, for smooth playout, you must ensure that the source stream data rates and codecs match your channel requirements. Recording NDI on AIO models uses Encoding, whereas recording other live stream types uses and requires IP Capture licenses. The Feeds configuration also allows managing Recording settings (for HyperCaster AIO models with Encoding, and all HyperCaster models with IP Capture), and supports a built-in NDI Access Manager for managing NDI source IP Addresses on different subnets. IP Capture requires a license. NDI is available on AIO, B100-SDI/ANA without external ProVues, and ProVue GFX models. NDI recording is available on AIO models only. Feed Configuration requires admin-level privileges.
To manage live feeds, click on the Live Streams option. The application displays the Feeds screen. If there are no feeds, the box will be empty.
From the Actions menu you can choose to Edit, Delete, Start, Stop or Restart each feed.
Start, Stop, and Restart are available for DASH, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, SRT, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live feeds.
For the IP stream types listed above, the running stream status icon indicates that the stream is started and the HyperCaster is pulling in the stream so it is ready for use. The stopped stream status icon indicates that the stream is stopped and that the HyperCaster is not actively pulling in the stream. For NDI, the running stream status icon indicates that the NDI source is currently discoverable on the network. The stopped stream status icon indicates that the NDI source is not discoverable on the network.
RTMP, HLS, Dash, YouTube Live and Facebook Live feeds allow previewing the live streams directly from the Feeds table. Click the URI for these feed types to view the stream. YouTube Live and Facebook Live will open a new browser page to watch the live stream directly on those sites. The other types will play in an integrated video player right from the Feeds page. Feed previews are also available on the Dashboard.
To add a new feed, click theicon, select either Stream (for all non-NDI stream types) or NDI from the sub-menu, and fill in the fields.
The fields available when adding a stream depend on the stream type selected. Common to all stream types are the following fields:
The Captioning section is displayed if SmartCaption LIVE is enabled on at least one channel and allows setting live stream-specific captioning rules as follows:
For Unicast, Multicast, and Source Specific Multicast, the additional fields are as follows:
The HyperCaster will automatically manage the internal firewall rules to allow traffic through from added Transport streams. If the HyperCaster is behind an external firewall, and the stream is coming from the outside, you must configure the external firewall to allow the traffic through.
When using SRT streams, the HyperCaster acts as a Listener and will listen for an SRT stream on a certain port. For SRT, the additional fields are as follows:
The HyperCaster will automatically manage the internal firewall rules to allow traffic through from added SRT streams. If the HyperCaster is behind an external firewall, and the stream is coming from the outside, you must configure the external firewall to allow the traffic through.
For DASH, HLS, RTMP, RTSP, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live, the additional fields are as follows:
When you have finished, click Save to add the feed or Cancel to stop. The new feed will be displayed on the list and is available for scheduling.
To set the default configuration for recordings, go to Config Tab → Feeds → Record and click on the on the Record option. The application displays the Record Configuration screen.
To set defaults for recordings, fill in the fields.
When you have finished, click Save to save the configuration information or Cancel to stop.