NSCaster 558

Unlike the traditional streaming, NSCaster portable solutions integrate all functions you ever need in just one suitcase. 
Its handy and user-friendly design creates a fun and powerful way of live streaming to the users.

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NSCaster 558 introduction

NSCaster 558 is a powerful live broadcasting device that contains powerful features like 3D trackless virtual scene, multiple input channels transition, recording, broadcasting, streaming, audio mixer, delay broadcasting, subtitles, multiview, PTZ camera control, remote connection and multiple channels GPU chroma key etc. NSCaster 558, is an all-in-one device which is easy to setup and use. It is less than 10 kg and only requires a few staff to quickly set up a professional studio to produce high-quality video programs.

All-In-One Design

NScaster 558 adopts highly integrated all-in-one design. It contains built-in main frame, 17.3 inch Full HD display, PC keyboard, mouse touchpad, built-in control panel, PTZ camera pan and tilt control, video input and output interface package, professional audio input and output, audio mixer, bluetooth wireless communication, TALLY output, hot plug hard disk, data output and DVD burner. The total weight is less than 10KG, easy to carry and easy to go with a high quality cover.

12 Input Channels

NSCaster 558 has 12 input channels, including four SDI/HD-SDI/3G-SDI camera inputs, one full interface (SDI/HDMI/DVI/VGA/component) input, three NET inputs, two DDR (video clips) inputs and two virtual scene inputs.

Full Interface Input and Output

Full interface input can be used to connecting cameras or PC desktop. Network input channel can be used to connect computer desktop, Android devices, iOS devices, IP camera through the network; it connects to network streaming sources, it supports RTMP/ RTSP/ MMS/ VJVGA/ VJTeacher/ HTTP TS/ UDP TS protocol.
DDR channels are used to play media files such as audio, video and picture files. It supports all the sought-after file formats and you can simply play with a single file or playlist. It enables loop play, progress adjustment, playback rate adjustment, play time countdown and automatically play with switching.
It also supports one SDI/HD-SDI and one HDMI output of PGM video as well as audio signal.

Multi-view And Graphics Card Output

NSCaster supports multi-view in external display monitor by DVI/HDMI/DP. It has five multi-view modes including single screen, quad screens, ten screens, thirteen screens, sixteen screens. Multi-view channel layout and multi-view content height can be adjusted.
NSCaster 558 supports output PGM to external display monitor or projector. PVW/AUX can signal output to monitors and it supports multi-monitors to manage different contents simultaneously.

Nagasoft Live+ Interconnection System

Based on NDDIP (Nagasoft Director Device Interconnection Protocol), Nagasoft has created a new Live+ interconnection system for the entire equipment supply chain and service chain, in order to achieve interconnection and interworking among a variety of core live production devices and front-end capture equipment (such as: mobile phone, encoder, UAV etc.), and forming the live broadcasting solution relying on network system.
Each Live production device added into the live+ interconnection system has unique director code and corresponding QR code. No matter anywhere it locates, front-end equipment can be easily linked into live production devices by entering the director code or scanning the director QR code to optimize the entire directing process.
Live+ interconnection system owns an open system framework and Nagasoft provides open SDK for third party vendors joining the Live+ system easily. It is now available on iOS, Android and Windows SDK.

Powerful Recording Feature

NSCaster supports recording PGM channel into AVI, MPEG2-PS, MPEG2-TS and MP4 format. MPEG2 format supports YUV4:2:0, YUV4:2:2 and MP4 format support YUV4:2:0, YUV4:2:2 and YUV4:4:4.
Supports PGM clean recording, Nvidia GPU accelerated, H.264 and H.265 encoding.
Supports cameras, VGA, network input, simultaneous recording into MP4, FLV, and double stream recording.
NSCaster supports PGM grab, and you can add to DDR playlist automatically.
MP4 file recording provides safe recording and the recorded files can be restored to normal when the system is out of power.

Multiple Format Network Streaming

It supports MMS streaming, FLASH/RTMP push streaming, and UDP TS unicast or multicast streaming, RTSP push streaming, HTTP FLV pull streaming, HTTP M3U8 pull streaming.
MMS uses WMV/WMA encoding, RTMP uses H.264/AAC encoding, and UDP TS uses MPEG2/H.264/H.265 encoding.
RTMP supports three bitrate stream encoding and each bitrate stream can stream to RTMP servers without limitations.

Professional Transition Effects

NSCaster 558 supports multiple cameras switching with transition effects. It includes eight transitions types: wipe, slide, page, dissolve, stretch, PIP, 3D and swap, and it has more than 200 built-in transition 2D or 3D effects. Users can use the effect editor to create new transition effect or edit the built-in transition effect.


Supports CG subtitle, embedded and external CG editor. Each CG page includes subtitles, text, image, image sequence, timer, clock and channel. It supports CG publishing to channel, PGM and PVW.
Supports simple text subtitle, fast type or import from text files. Instant publishing support one key to a record.
It supports 4 logo overlay, supports Alpha channel and dynamic logo. Logo position can be adjusted.
Support clock display, font, size and position can be adjusted.
External CG image and text editor, powerful CG customization feature as shown.

Remote CG Publishing

NSCaster supports remote publish CG for overlay by IP network. So the subtitles operators can use another computer to publish subtitles into NSCaster. It supports text, image, image sequence, timer, clock. It supports CG overlay without layer limitation, CG position and size can be adjusted.

Professional Audio Mixer

NSCaster has a built-in professional audio mixer, which supports VU monitoring and gain control per channel, supports dBVU/ dBu/ dBFS VU standard, and each channel can operate independently.
The built-in audio mixer support mixing switch, follow, solo, audio channel balance and channel copy feature and audio monitoring feature. It supports left and right channel balance settings, supports mono turning into stereo.

Real-time GPU Chromakey

All inputs support real-time chroma key with GPU Accelerated. It supports full color background keying, not only green and blue background. It has lots of setting parameters including key color, brightness, shadows, blur, edge, overflow control, borders, and exclude.

Professional Virtual Scene

NSCaster 558 has many built-in professional 2D and 3D virtual scenes, covering news, finance, education, military, interviews, entertainment, sports and other applications.
Nagasoft will continue to develop new virtual scene, and provide for update. And users can use the virtual scene editor to create new virtual scene or edit the built-in virtual scene.

Multi-Camera 3D Trackless Virtual Scene

NSCaster 558 uses a three-dimensional virtual scene, including two camera positions, three dimensional trackless virtual and each camera position can be transferred to an angle of the three dimensional virtual scene. The virtual camera can simulate camera movement, push and pull, without moving physical camera but just edit virtual camera moving path.
It supports 2 channels 3D virtual scene inputs, each virtual scene channel can select a virtual 3D scene and a virtual camera, each virtual 3D scene can set up multiple virtual cameras through the editor. It supports for 3D virtual camera paths push and pull, and the paths can be edited.
Each virtual camera has 4 preset point of paths, can track the transition and the transition time is adjustable. The scene supports maximum 4 inputs, each input can be independently linked to other input channels, the input can be arranged on the TV wall or any virtual object surface with adjustable position and size.

PTZ Camera Control

Supports the operation of PTZ camera, support zoom, focus and aperture, the upper and lower, left and right, upper left, lower left, upper right and lower right movement of PTZ camera and supports mouse drag to any targeted location with fast positioning feature. It supports PELCO-D/PELCO-P/VISCA protocol, 255 preset site calls and settings. It also supports RS485/RS232 PTZ camera control, support IP camera Onvif PTZ control. PTZ operations support virtual camera control in the virtual scene.

Social Media Support

It can create text and image content from RSS, Sina micro-blog, Facebook, Twitter and other social media and subsequently publish to the PGM channel by CG.

AutoBroadcast System

Built in 7x24 hour automatic broadcasting system, can edit a broadcast list based on the timeline and broadcast according to it automatically. The broadcast list can add video and audio files, data acquisition devices and channels. It supports switching effects, point to point set, automatic switch, automatic subtitles publishing, preview video and audio files and other features.

Slow Motion Replay

It supports slow motion replay, forward, reverse, slow, fast replay. Forward and backward frame level control and four playback channels can be performed in real time simultaneously. The replay speed can go up to 4 times faster and be slowed down to 12.5%. There’s every button for you to quickly create playback events, to play and set point to point playback events manually. Multi-camera can be played continuously without any interruption. Playback events can be sorted as list. It supports auto-playing based on multi-channel playback events list along with cut in and cut out effects. Replay contents can be saved and opened synchronously. You can also work with external professional slow motion reply keyboard.

NSCaster Prototypes Compare Table

Models NSCaster 351 NSCaster 558 NSCaster Mini
Case Portable Case
Built-in two 23″ Full HD monitor
Portable Case
Built-in 17.3″ Full HD monitor
Portable Case
Built-in 11.6″ Full HD monito
Video Format SD/HD SD/HD SD/HD
Total Channels 12 12 12
Video Input Channels 5 5 4
NET Channels 3 3 5
DDR Channels 2 2 2
VI Channels 2 2 0
Video Input 4 x SDI/HD-SDI/3G-SDI
1 x SDI/HDMI/DVI/VGA/Componet
1 x SDI/HDMI/DVI/VGA/Componet
Audio Input 1 Channel 1/4″ TRS Stereo Mic Input
(Support +48 Phantom Power).
1 Channel 1/4″ TRS Stereo Line Input.
1 Channel 3.5 mm Mic Input.
1 Channel 3.5 mm Line Input.
SDI/HDMI Embedded Audio.
2 Channels XLR/TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
(Support +48 Phantom Power).
1 Channel 3.5 mm Mic Input.
1 Channel 3.5mm Line Input.
SDI/HDMI Embedded Audio.
2 Channels TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
1 Channel 3.5 mm Mic Input.
1 Channel 3.5mm Line Input.
SDI/HDMI Embedded Audio.
Video Output 1 x SDI/HD-SDI
1 x HDMI
1 x HDMI
4 x SDI LOOP out
1 x HDMI
4 x SDI LOOP out
Audio Output 2 Channels 1/4″ TRS Stereo Line Output.
1 Channel 3.5 mm Output.
SDI/HDMI Embedded Audio.
2 Channels XLR/TRS Balanced Output.
1 Channel 1/4″ TRS Stereo monitor Output.
1 Channel 3.5mm Output.
SDI/HDMI Embedded Audio.
2 Channels TRS Balanced Output.
1 Channel 3.5mm Output.
SDI/HDMI Embedded Audio.
Projector Output
TALLY 6 Channels 8 Channels -
Control Keyboard NCP350 Built-in -
Storage 128GB SSD
Hot-Plugging SATA HDD 5 Slots 1 Slots -
Built-in Keyboard and Mouse -
Built-in Speaker -
Built-in DVD R/W -
Built-in WIFI
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet 1 1 1
USB 6 6 6
PGM/PVW/Channels Monitor

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