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ATEN UC9020 StreamLIVE HD – All-in-One Multi-Channel AV Mixer

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ATEN UC9020 StreamLIVE HD

If you’re looking to get into streaming and don’t really want to drop a ton of cash on a brand-new streaming setup – which includes a computer, a high-quality camera, a decent microphone and boom arm and a regular keyboard and computer mouse – then take a look at the ATEN UC9020 StreamLIVE HD.

The UC9020 StreamLIVE HD is an all-in-one multi-channel AV mixer that allows users to capture, stream and switch between two full HD inputs over the Internet and instantly take their live streaming experience to the next level.

All you really need is an iPad with the companion App installed, which will then work as the UC9020’s monitor, as well as some peripherals like a high-quality camera and a studio microphone.

The UC9020 is designed for commercial product promotion, conferences and meetings, lectures and seminars and individual live event broadcasting. You can use it to chat for business purposes, chat with your social media followers or even to share your art like singing or creative painting.

UC9020 - All-in-One Multi-Channel AV Mixer
UC9020 – All-in-One Multi-Channel AV Mixer

With the UC9020 StreamLIVE HD you can easily create a professional, dynamic multi-camera production. This multi-channel AV mixer is the simplest all-in-one TV-quality livestreaming studio you’ll find on the market. Despite its small size this gadget is big on capability, featuring everything you need to have a 2020 high-quality livestream.

The UC9020 is always ready to stream, working as a 24/7 plug-n-play streaming solution. This means that no high-end computer setup, monitor, or complicated software settings are necessary.

Let’s take a detailed look at it and see exactly how it works.

DESIGN & SPECS

The ATEN UC9020 StreamLIVE HD measures 11.36 inches long by 7.48 inches wide by 3.8 inches tall (28.85 x 18.99 x 9.66 cm) and weighs 4.16 lbs. (1.89 kg). Its body (housing/frame) is made out of metal. The device features a fanless design that’s optimized with a thermal air flow system for a quiet operation.

The mixer is also small and rather lightweight, offering you a portable live streaming solution that you can take with you wherever you go. The device comes equipped with a multitask designed handle-stand to enhance portability and promote an ergonomic comfort angle.

UC9020 - Design - Comfortable and Ergonomic Handle for Portability
UC9020 – Design – Comfortable and Ergonomic Handle for Portability

The UC9020 comes equipped with a compact mixer control panel that allows users to switch and mix between multiple video and audio sources. The control panel integrates a dedicated Transition T-Bar for smooth scene switching (with fade-in/fade-out effects), a few luminous keys that are easily identifiable and super easy to understand, which are used for audio level monitoring and scene mode switching.

The UC9020 features a simple and intuitive all-in-one design to simplify streaming workflow. The mixer integrates everything a streamer needs, including 1080p video capture, video switch, streaming encoder, video converter, video splitter, and audio mixer.

UC9020 - Interface
UC9020 – Interface

The same goes for its App, which is also extremely intuitive. The UC9020 features a very easy to understand App (ATEN OnAir App) that allows users to preview and program audio monitoring, change their video layout in Full Screen/PBP/PIP settings, add image and subtitles overlays and smooth scenes transitions for a professional finish.

UC9020 - ATEN OnAir App
UC9020 – ATEN OnAir App

The UC9020’s interface features a ton of inputs and outputs, offering its users pretty much everything they need to have the best live streaming experience you would expect to get in 2020.

The UC9020 features a total of three video inputs – one (x1) 4K HDMI Type-A Female (up to [email protected], no HDCP support) and two (x2) 2 x HDMI Type-A Female (up to [email protected], switcher, no HDCP support) – as well as a total of two video outputs – one (x1) 4K Loop-Thru HDMI Type-A Female (up to [email protected], no HDCP support) and one (x1) PGM HDMI Type-A Female (up to [email protected], no HDCP support).

UC9020 - Interface - All Inputs and Outputs / All Ports
UC9020 – Interface – All Inputs and Outputs / All Ports

The UC9020 also features a total of three audio inputs, including two MIC audio ports – one (x1) Mic input, 6.5mm jack (dual mono) and one (x1) Line input, RCA jack, signal level (10 dBV) – and one HDMI captured input (stereo) from connected HDMI sources.

The mixer also features a total of two audio outputs, including one (x1) Line output, 3.5mm Jack (stereo) and one HDMI output (stereo). Lastly, the UC9020 also comes equipped with an iPad (USB) port (which will make the iPad work as the UC9020’s monitor) and an Ethernet (Network) port, which supports Multi-Publish to Streaming Server / CDN (RTMP/RTMPS) with a H.264 Video Encoding and a bit rate of 512Kbps~10Mbps for three resolutions (480p30, 720p30 and 1080p30).

iPad Compatibility

As stated before, the only thing you need to have a “top-of-the-line” steaming experience other than the UC9020 is an iPad.

The UC9020 offers iOS support to some specific iPad models, including: the iPad Pro (3rd gen) with iOS 11 or later as well as some older iPad models with iOS 11 or later that will require an additional Apple Lightning USB 3 Adapter (the iPad Pro (1st gen), the iPad Pro (2nd gen), the iPad (5th gen), the iPad (6th gen), the iPad Air (3rd gen), and the iPad Mini (5th gen)).

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

Inside their package users will find: one UC9020 StreamLIVE HD unit (the system), one LIN6-09B1-C11G USB-A to USB-C Cable, one LIN5-04U1-U1HG USB-A to USB-A Cable, one LIN2-418K-E12G AC Power Cable and the included User Instructions.

NOTABLE FEATURES

Storyboard-Like Management

When using the UC9020 for live streaming your iPad becomes your personal video editing suite. The UC9020 offers its users a storyboard-like management that makes streaming as easy and intuitive as breathing.

UC9020 - Storyboard-Like Management
UC9020 – Storyboard-Like Management

This allows users to preset up to 8 scenes before live streaming and then use those when going live and during performances, which ultimately reduces (or even eliminates) the need to interact with hardware.

Easy Streaming for Multiple Supported Platforms

The UC9020 StreamLIVE HD is compatible with multiple streaming platforms, making your HDMI video sources broadcast for higher quality live stream to CDN platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook and even Twitch.

This way you can have a professional-quality live stream to global audiences on any CDN platform with a low entry threshold.

The best part is that this mixer is even great for beginners, offering any entry-level user an easy way of streaming, allowing them to quickly get started.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The ATEN UC9020 StreamLIVE HD is an all-in-one multi-channel AV mixer that allows users to capture, stream and switch between two full HD inputs over the Internet and instantly take their live streaming production to the next level.

All you really need other than the mixer itself is an iPad with the companion App installed, which will work as the UC9020’s monitor, as well as some peripherals like a high-quality camera and a studio microphone. The UC9020 also features an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that promises to deliver a high-quality live stream, even to beginners.

ATEN UC9020 StreamLIVE HD
ATEN UC9020 StreamLIVE HD

If you’re interested in getting it, the ATEN UC9020 StreamLIVE HD is priced at around $990 per unit. You can order yours right now, directly from ATEN’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link.