LUCI STUDIO can be setup as a Video Server, enabling it to receive Video and show it in a separate video preview screen and/or to a selected SDI video output. The currently supported format is H264 with bitrates up to 4Mbps. The video can be recorded separately in an mp4 file, and combined with the separately recorded audio file with standard video editing software or with our FTP function.
To setup LUCI STUDIO as a Video Server please follow the following guide:
Activate Video Plugin
The video feature is a separate plugin that can be bought in our shop. Easiest way is to select the Buy link in the LUCI STUDIO About window, so you get directly to the LUCI shop item with your activation code filled in.
After finishing the purchase, press the Re-Activate for License update button and wait for a positive result. Now LUCI STUDIO is all set to receive video.
LUCI STUDIO setup as Video Server
The audio port, in this example 5010, will be used for Audio. A second port (the audio port + 2) will be used standard for Video. For this example the Video port will be 5012.
The numbering of this port is selected internally in the software as always being 2 more than what is set. Be sure this port is also port-forwarded in your router ( see LUCI STUDIO How-To: UDP port forwarding for RTP incoming stream )
Additional to the standard settings the Protocol Audio/Video via RTP is included. By selecting this option LUCI STUDIO will be able to handle a video stream.
There is no restriction to the Audio Output formats. All the different Audio formats can be used in combination with the Video option.
Showing the incoming video
On pressing the Connect button, a separate video preview window is shown, when an incoming video signal will be shown. The size of the window can be changed, or set to the selected resolution ( maximise ).
This preview window can be switched on or off by the menu item “Show video preview”
LUCI STUDIO supports the Blackmagic SDI output cards to send the video signal to other SDI devices. For this you need to install the Blackmagic card or usb device with it’s drivers and select it in the “Select video output..” Window.Please be aware that video cards without video processing can only handle specific video formats (resolution / frame-rates ).
Recording the incoming video
The incoming video can be recorded just as the audio, into separate files. The audio in a wav file and the video in a mp4 ( audio less ) file. To combine the 2 files you can either use a 3e party Video Editing Suite, or publish it using our FTP or Render function.
Editing the video
Audio and video are saved in 2 separate files. To combine the 2 files you can either use a 3e party Video Editing Suite, or publish it using our FTP or Render function. Before publish the file you can set a start and end point with the LUCI STUDIO Editor. When using FTP the new audio file and a video with the audio combined are send to the FTP server. When using Render a new audio file is created with a video combined with the audio is created ( auto named “_final” ).
A known difficulty is the synchronization of the audio and video streams / files. As they are captured separately, the synchronisation depends on the capturing latency of the audio versus the video frames and can cause some unwanted synchronizing delay. For instance if you use a webcam as video input but instead of the webcams microphone, a different audio input for audio, the delay could be noticeable. Therefore it is best to use a 3th party video editor to combine the 2 separate files were you can shift the audio and video in time to synchronise it.
Long term support (LTS)
We support earlier versions of Luci Studio , version 4 and lower, with bug fixes. The Manual for video with version 4 and lower is still available here.