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BoxCaster-Compatible Video Resolutions + Frame Rates

Understand which video resolutions and frame rates are compatible with the BoxCaster.

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Written by Mindy Worley
Updated over a week ago

The BoxCaster is capable of receiving NTSC and PAL inputs via the composite port, and the following HD video standards via the HDMI port:

  • 480p 29.97/30/59.94/60

  • 525p 60

  • 576p 25/50

  • 720p 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60

  • 1080i 50/59.94/60

  • 1080p 25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60

Any analog audio is supported; inputs are line-level. Uncompressed (L-PCM) HDMI audio is also supported at 44.1 or 48 kHz.

Note: The BoxCaster has to encode for a specific standard so switching between standards mid-stream (e.g. changing resolutions or switching from HDMI to RCA) will cause video failure.

An important note on 1080 outputs

The BoxCaster will only output 1080 in the following two scenarios. All other 1080 inputs will output at 720.

  1. If the input is 1080p30, then it will output 1080 natively

  2. If the input is 1080i60 (and the 59.97/98/99 varieties), then it will output 720 natively, but if you select 1080 in the Video tab for that BoxCaster then it will push out at 1080.

To do this, log into the Streaming Dashboard and go to Sources. Click on your BoxCaster, then click on Edit Settings. Under the Video tab, you'll select 1080.

Does the BoxCaster require me to input encoding settings?

The BoxCaster uses sensible default settings and performs all the encoding itself. No extra hardware is needed to stream live video through BoxCast. Should you wish to exercise a bit more control over the settings though, you can find those settings in the 'Advanced Configuration' section of your account.

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