Yololiv has been building some great switching/streaming boxes for videographers to create live events with minimal equipment. With 3 models available, a new model in “Instream” (which allows for streaming vertical video), you can get a device that works for what you need.
Yololiv Yolobox Pro
The Yolobox Pro gives you up to 4 inputs for cameras, gaming systems, computers, and much more. You can send video out to a capture card via the HDMI port, or use the USB-C to directly connect. This allows you to bring into another switcher, whether software such as vMix or Wirecast, or hardware like the Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini.
The Yolobox Pro contains the Qualcomm 660 CPU, with 2.0 GHz processor and 3GB RAM/32 GB ROM. The 8 inch screen can stream/record in 1080p with a screen brightness of 400 nits.
Connect Ethernet, Wifi, or insert a SIM card for mobile connection. Add an SD card to record to the unit if wireless connection is not possible.
The 10,000 mAh battery will give you around an hour of streaming or recording (depending on what you have connected and what graphics are running). Use the USB charge port to add a battery or power source.
Up to 4 Cameras
With 3 HDMI inputs, and ability to add a USB camera as the 4th, you can set up a small studio for whatever you do. I connected 2 PTZ cameras, a laptop for screen capture, and the OBSBOT 4K as the USB camera.
Output to Computer
You can send output via HDMI out, or through the USB-C connection. You can also use the USB ports to connect an external drive for recording.
Graphics and Overlays
One great feature to Yolobox Pro is adding graphical overlays. From lower 3rds, splash screens, to countdown clocks, scoreboards, and more.
This works really well if you are capturing the game, and want to add the score.
The Yololiv Yolobox Pro lets you stream to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, RTMP (or RTMPs) source, or to the new YoloCast service released last month. YoloCast then lets you stream to multiple services from the web, since you can only stream from one source.
1GB Ethernet or WiFi connections.
This device allows you to record to SD card or USB drive. You can set up for full continuous recording, or splice up every 10,20,30, or 60 minutes
New Update to 2.0.2
At the time of this recording, YoloBox Pro updated to a new version with the ability to support 1080p/60, Audio control of each input source, Video replay, and YoloCast connection.
Pros and Cons – YoloBox Pro
Keep in mind this is only initial testing thoughts
- PRO: The 8 inch touchscreen device is compact and easy to set up and use
- PRO: 4 camera switching is fairly easy. You can even do Picture in Picture for gaming, presentations, and more. 4 camera sources, with 4 supersource options.
- CON: While there are multiple transitions, some of them could pause when going from source to source.
- CON: USB-C charging port needs to be unplugged when you turn on the unit. If you turn the unit off, the cable will power cycle the unit.
- PRO: Countdown clock that can be customized for your show.
- Indifferent: Recording in H.264 only. You cannot adjust the bitrate
- PRO: Once you record a video, you can bring it back in as a source to play
YoloBox Pro Price and Availability