Get started using AV Studio with Webcaster X2 encoders
Produce efficient, low touch VOD assets from live event recordings. It's easy using the AV Studio cloud-based platform. Give your team the ability to manage multiple site recordings easily from just about any location where there's Internet access.
Low touch video production is designed for editing on the fly so you can quickly: cut heads and tails, add pre and post rolls, and batch render video content so it's ready for delivery - fast!
AV Studio can be used with your Webcaster X2 encoder. Simply connect a 720p or 1080p HDMI camera (or another HDMI source), your network cable (or WiFi), install a microSDHC card and pair the encoder with your AV Studio account. When you're ready to start recording, click the multi-function power button on the encoder or start it remotely from AV Studio in the cloud!
You can record footage to the internal 12 GB storage in Webcaster X2 or install a microSDHC card or USB memory stick (see the Technical Specifications for recommended models). A microSDHC card with a minimum of 4 GB available capacity or a USB memory stick that's FAT32 formatted is recommended. If the USB memory device is partitioned, only the first partition is used.
When recorded content is uploaded to AV Studio, your team can access the files using their favorite browser on a laptop or mobile device. Team members can edit, stop and restart recording, preview live video, and more from AV Studio.
After you've paired Webcaster X2 to AV Studio, you can start recording on the device right away - even without an Internet connection. Then, start uploading recordings at any time from AV Studio. A constant uplink bandwidth isn't needed to upload recordings to AV Studio. When you stop uploading and then start again, it picks up right where it left off uploading. Recordings are uploaded in segments, which needs less bandwidth.
When you're ready to render output from the recordings you've uploaded, create a scene using the Scene Editor. You can create simple, single video source scenes or mix content from two encoders and create side-by-side or picture in picture layouts. Using the scene editor, do things like cut heads and tails, choose the audio source, and add pre or post rolls. When you're done editing, click Render so you can share the rendered version with others. In AV Studio, you can even preview live video and audio from the encoder's Status page before you start to record!
- An AV Studio account
- A Google or Facebook account (for authentication purposes only)
- A Webcaster X2 encoder setup to access the Internet and a memory device chosen. For detailed instructions, see theWebcaster X2 user guide.
- HDMI camera
- A laptop or other device with Internet access
Webcaster X2 is pre-set to record to a microSDHC card, which must be installed. We recommend installing a V30 or U3 class microSDHC memory card. A FAT32 formatted USB memory stick may also be used. If you're not using a microSDHC card, you need to connect a USB mouse and external monitor to change the Recording to setting under Preferences.
- Install a microSDHC card.
- Double-click the multi-function power button until AV Studio is selected. The logo and pairing code appear on the front screen.
- Go to the AV Studio production portal at go.avstudio.com and sign in using your Facebook or Google account.
- Pair the encoder to your default team in AV Studio.
- On the header bar in AV Studio, click Encoders to go to the Encoders page, then click +New Encoder. The Add an encoder page appears.
- On the Add an encoder page, enter the device pairing code that's displayed on the Webcaster X2 screen in to the ID field and give the encoder a name, then click Verify. The front screen on Webcaster X2 updates to show the encoder is paired with your AV Studio team and the encoder is added to the Encoders page.
- Start recording! Go to the Encoders page, select the encoder, and click Start Recording. When you're done, click Stop Recording. You can also start and stop recording by pressing the multi-function power button on Webcaster X2.
TIP: You can preview the audio and video first from the encoders Status page when you click on the Live SD (or Live HD) button.
- Now create a scene using the uploaded footage. Click Scenes in the header bar to go to the Scenes page, then click +New Scenes and give your scene a name. Next, choose the date the footage was recorded in the pop up calendar.
- Using the Scene Editor, add the encoder to a single scene and choose the same audio source. On the timeline, use the markers and select the footage you want, trimming heads and tails (if needed). Then click Render. It's that simple! Choose the encoding settings you want and when it's finished rendering, you can download the file or share a preview link with others.