Complete “in the field” solution

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The Quicklink Mac Live Software has been benchmarked in the market and is consistently evaluated as the Mac solution that provides the highest quality video and audio output even at the lowest bitrates. The Mac Live software enables users to cost-effectively transmit live video over IP by capturing quality content using a MacBook and professional camera.


“The Quicklink Mac Live solution has opened up a whole new avenue for us, revolutionizing live news broadcast as we know it.” Bobby NelsonDirector of Photography, BNN Media Group

Product Highlights

  • Portable live encoding software
  • Transmit live video from any remote location
  • Optimised for satellite transmission
  • Outstanding quality even with low bandwidth
  • Unsurpassed picture quality
  • Resilient IP transport with synchronized
  • Bandwidth-smoothing for optimal network performance and packet re-ordering feature
  • Adaptive mode
  • Automatic Re-sync allows for network buffering
  • Native HD support
  • DV Firewire support
  • Thunderbolt support for use with SDI/HDMI cameras
  • QMM compatible

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Why Choose the Quicklink Mac Live Software?

Adding to Quicklink’s extensive and versatile product range, this valuable live media solution offers fast, consistent and broadcast quality transmissions.

High Quality Output: Mac Live produces superb picture quality over a wide range of network connections from 256Kbps upwards. Our advanced H.264 codec with error resilient transmission and error recovery capabilities, combined with an adaptive mode on high speed networks, provide outstanding visual results under conditions of packet loss over poor quality communication circuits. The Mac Live incorporates a new superior codec which supports SD, HD and 3D when using Thunderbolt.

Substantial Airtime Savings: Quicklink innovation allows you to purchase asymmetrical streaming, the most economical airtime/satellite time offering of service providers, while ensuring the same high quality video/audio transmission.

Quality Interviews: The low delay between studio and interviewer ensures viewers experience a natural, high quality live transmission.

Easy of Use:  The software boasts a simple user interface, for fast set-up and go. All connections and set up may be defaulted, in which case the operation is as simple as ensuring that the camera and network connections are in place and clicking on the “transmit” button.

Trial Quicklink Mac Live Software

Upon downloading the Trial Version, please make sure you have a Playout Server in order to receive media.

If you don’t have a Mac, why not try the Free Windows Live Software Trial instead?

Download free trial View the Mac Live Trial Guide

The Quicklink Mac Live Workflow Applications


Technical Information

Video Video inputs USB
Video formats Automatic format detection HD PAL & NTSC and choice of playout format SD / HD
DV Firewire
Audio Audio inputs USB
Audio codec profiles AAC/HEv2 for stereo
DV Firewire
AAC/HEv1 for single channel, music quality at low bandwidth
AAC/LC for low CPU load and mobile device compatibility
Audio Talkback IFB Offers low latency IFB (response time in a 2 way audio talkback), approx. 75ms plus network
Operates on non-symmetrical satellite circuits, configurable between 12 kbps and 320 kbps
Network Network support Mobile broadband 3G/4G/LTE, WiFi, Satellite, Inmarsat BGAN, Thuraya, Ku/Ka band, VSAT, ADSL
Supported systen 64 bit Mac compatible (only)
Transport Resilient IP transport with synchronized audio. Option for adaptive bit rate

Optional Accessories for the Mac Live


Compatible with Decklink UltraStudio Express and Mini models for SDI, HDMI and analogue inputs to the Thunderbolt connection on your Mac. The perfect companion to the Quicklink Mac Live LNG software.


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