PBS-4    

  

Simple solution for personal broadcasting

The PBS-4 is an easy to use all-in-one solution to broadcast live audio and live video sources on the internet.
Multiple audio and video sources can be mixed together, and instantly streamed online towards a world wide audience.
The USB output feeds the mixed audio and video to your computer and streams your content to any live streaming service including Ustream, Justin.tv, Livestream and more.


The PBS-4 is compact, travel friendly, and features a wide range of connections for your audio and video sources.
The simple interface and the quick setup features make the PBS-4 ideal for musical performances, live bands, DJs with video mixes, corporate events, seminars, e-learning, video game tutorials, church events, wedding parties, home TV studios, web radios and for any content you want to share live online.
The PBS-4 can also be used together with an audio and video capture software, to record your live content.



AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS

INPUT
x3 LINE IN Stereo RCA
x2 Neutrik Combo Jack (Mono)
x1 HDMI IN
x1 USB IN (Loop Back)

OUTPUT
x1 Master Output Stereo RCA (Control Room)
x1 1/4" Headphone Jack


VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS

INPUT
x4 VIDEO IN (Composite RCA)
x1 VGA IN(D-SUB15 pin)
x1 HDMI IN

OUTPUT
x2 MASTER OUT (Composite / USB)
x1 PREVIEW OUT(Composite) 

VIDEO RESOLUTION
Composite: NTSC / PAL
VGA IN (NTSC) : 1024×768 (60Hz)
VGA IN (PAL) : 1024×768 (50Hz)
HDMI IN (NTSC): 720×480 (60Hz) *480p
HDMI IN (PAL) : 720×576(50Hz)*576p 

SAMPLING RATE
4:2:2 (Y:R-Y:B-Y), 8-bit, 13.5 MHz (ITU-R BT.656) 

INPUT/OUTPUT LEVEL
Composite: 1.0 Vp-p
Impedance: 75 ohms 

USB
Class: 2.0
Video Output Resolution: 720x480 (NTSC), 720x576 (PAL)
Audio ADC: 16bit/48kHz


Power Supply   DC-6V 3A (Vestax SDC-6)
Power Consumption  7W (AC100V - 230V)
Dimention    210(W) x 147(D) x 45(H)mm (excluding knobs)
                  210(W) x 147(D) x 54(H)mm (including knobs)
Weight    950g

 

CAUTION

-In order to target the consumer market, we have removed the frame  synchronizer. Therefore, video noise on the output screen (mainly Composite output) may appear for a moment when switching video source due  to the synchronisation of the video signal. Please be forewarned.
-Driver installation is required for both Windows and Mac.
-Driver Download is here
-HD video images input via HDMI will be down converted to SD quality.
-If connecting a video camera to PBS-4 via the HDMI input, only [NTSC: 480p, PAL: 576p] formats are supported. Ensure that your camera supports these formats, before connecting to PBS-4.
-The input resolution of the VGA input of PBS-4 is fixed to [NTSC: 1024x768 (60Hz), PAL: 1024x768 (50Hz)]. If a source with higher resolution (e.g. laptop output) is connected to this input, the video resolution will be reduced to this value.
-When selecting a video channel that has no input (i.e. not connected to video devices such as cameras or DVD players) it will appear as a blank  screen in your broadcast, and video noise may appear when switching back to other video channels.
-When inputting a HDMI source, a small blank area (black frame) may appear on the side of the screen.
-When inputting a VGA source, a small blank area (black frame) may appear on the side of the screen, or one side of the VGA source may be hidden.
-Depending on the computer, gray lines may be reflected at the top and bottom of the USB output screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. What kind of camera can use? 
A. Please make sure following criteria are met:
-Composite output is available (AV output).
-HDMI output in 480p is available (576p in the case of PAL).*
-Can pass video directly from the camera to the output. 

Note:
Please note that some video cameras (especially DSLR cameras or compact digital cameras) cannot pass video directly from the camera to the output*
Please note that some video cameras cannot hide the menu display.

*Only applies when using the HDMI input.

 

Q. Can use condenser microphones be used with PBS-4?
A. No, the PBS-4 does not suppply phantom power for condenser microphones.

 

Q. Does the PBS-4 have a video frame synchronizer?
A. No. In order to target the consumer market, the video frame 
synchronizer has been removed. Therefore, video noise on the output screen (mainly 
Composite output) may appear for a moment when switching video source due 
to the synchronisation of the video signal. Please be forewarned.

 

Q. Does the PBS-4 have a built-in microphone?
A. No.

 

Q. Does the PBS-4 have a Picture in Picture (PiP) function?
A. No. This feature is avaible in certain software applications.

 

Q. Does the PBS-4 have video transition effects? 
A. No. 

 

Q. Can text be added to the video, using the PBS-4?
A. No. 

 

Q. Does the PBS-4 output HD (High-Definition) video?
A. No. HD video images input via HDMI will be down converted to SD (Standard-Definition) quality.

 

Q. Can the video be previewed in multi view mode?
A. No. But all input sources can be previewed in fullscreen mode. 

 

Q. Can I use the PBS-4 for a presentation?
A. Yes. You can connect a computer, and the display from any document such as power point or PDF can be output.
*Please note that VGA input resolution is only 1024x768. The image quality is slightly reduced compared to the Composite input, so it may be difficult to read small characters on the screen.

 

Q. Can I connect a video camera via HDMI?
A. Yes. Please make sure that the HDMI output of your camera supports 480p (576p in the case of PAL). 

 

Q. Can connect DVD/Blu-ray player via HDMI?
A. No. Please connect DVD/Blu-ray players via the Composite input. 

 

Q. Can use game consoles (e.g. PlayStation)?
A. Yes. Please connect game consoles via the Composite or RCA inputs.