Studio2 QuickStart

01 Interface and Indicator

02 Power on and Start up

DC 12V Input

Power on with the SCIENCE IMAGE original standard 12V power supply.

Please always use genuine SCIENCEIMAGE power adapters, third party products may cause permanent damage.

POE Power over Ethernet (802.3at)

Power is supplied to the device by connecting a POE (Power over Ethernet) Gigabit/10 Gigabit network switch.

Always use a certified 802.3at with a port power capacity of at least 25W and a Gigabit network switch.

Note: For STUDIO 2, both DC input and POE power supply modes are available. When it starts up, the characters ‘ScienceImage Tech’ appear on the OLED screen, and the power light on the right side starts to light up. The device has been successfully powered up.

03 OLED Display and Scroll Wheel

OLED display

Note: It takes about 30 seconds from power up to normal operation. Please be patient.

The 1st line:
NDI Encoder/NDI Decoder/Optical Transmit/Optical Receiver
Display the current STUDIO 2 working modes: Encoder or Decoder; Optical Transmit or Optical Receiver, Optical transceiver function can only be used in encoding mode.

The 2nd line:
NDI Source Name,Primary HDMI/SDI Selection

The 3rd line:
IN: 1080i50/CH: SDI-Y HDMI-N
Display the current video format of the encoded input source or decoded output; shows whether the SDI and HDMI inputs are recognised, Y is detected, N is no signal.

The 4th line:
OUT: 2160p60/
Display the user-selected output format for up/down conversion; Display the IP address of the current device.

Scroll Wheel button

Operation method

Enter Setup menu: Press and hold the scroll wheel until it enters the setup menu.

Parameter settings: Scroll up to flip up, scroll down to flip down, press down to confirm selection (no need to hold for a long time, just release immediately after pressing).

04 Login Web UI

Method 1

Open IE browser, type STUDIO 2 IP address (OLED screen), and enter the login page, as shown below: 

Note: The control PC or remote devices needs to be in the same network segment with STUDIO 2.

Method 2

Open the login page via NDI Studio Monitor. Find the NDI source in Studio Monitor (download official website:, click the SET UP icon at the bottom right, and user can directly enter the WebUI interface.

05 Device information

Running Time, Net Bandwidth Input HDMI source or SDI source, Video/Audio format.

CPU temperature, Memory usage, Encoder/Decoder status.

Device name, SDK version, Hardware version, Firmware version, MAC address, IP address, Local IP address, Disk space.

06 Network settings

Click [Network] to enter the Network page, where you can set the IP address. There are two modes: DHCP and manual.


In DHCP mode user does not need to set IP address/Subnet Mask/Gateway, just selects Auto, STUDIO 2 will automatically reboot and get a new IP address assigned by the router.

Manual mode:

In manual mode, user can define STUDIO 2 IP address freely.
Enter the correct IP address, Netmask, and gateway, click [Manual] to take effect.

07 Encoding

In NDI encoding mode, the user can set NDI parameters, such as Output format, NDI stream name, Aspect Ratio, Frame Rate, Bit Rate, encoding volume, input source priority, Tally LED Switch, Optical transceiver setting, External audio embedded setting, etc.

Updown Conversion

User can select any format in the support format list, STUDIO 2 outputs to the selected format, If select Auto, the output format is the same as the input.

Input source preference

When both SDI and HDMI signals input, STUDIO 2 outputs the SDI or HDMI signal according to selection priority.

External audio embedding setting

The main audio volume is indicated from video source, the Line IN audio volume indicates External Line-IN.Two audio volume can freely adjust and mix.

Optical Transmitter/Receiver setting

Optical transceiver can be setup as transmitting or receiving mode, user can switch Transmit or Receive status by web Ul or Scroll wheel.

Using Optical transceiver requires 2 devices, which have the optical function(eg: two STUDIO 2, or one STUDIO 2 and one FLOW 2), One is set to Transmitting and the other to receiving.

Both devices must use SCIENCEIMAGE Optica Module T1. The silver pull ring and the purple one are used as pairs. SDI/HDMI UpDownCross conversion and Optical Transmitting can work simultaneously.

Note:The video format of the transmitter and receiver should be the same integer or the decimal with source, while AUTO cannot be selected.

08 Decoding 

When STUDIO 2 is in Decoding mode, the user can adjust the volume of the decoded NDI output and select the NDI stream to decode on the Decode page.

09 System settings

The system setting can perform operations such as login password, Restore default parameters, firmware upgrade, restart the device and switch Encoder/Decoder mode.

10 Control

Displays the current status and parameters of the device

11 Encode/Decode mode switch

Select ‘Encoder’ or ‘Decoder’ and click the [Switch NDI Mode] button to immediately switch to the corresponding mode, the default is encoder mode. The first line of the OLED screen displays the working mode, ‘NDI Encoder’ is the encoding mode, ‘NDI Decoder’ is the decoding mode.

12 Device restart

Click the Remote restart button, STUDIO 2 will restart.
If there is a black screen or other issues, please restart the device.

13 Restore default parameters

Click the OneKey Recovery button on the web UI, STUDIO 2 will restart and system will be restored to its original settings before use, not the factory state.

14 Restore Factory

Press and Hold STUDIO 2 reset button on the front panel and Do Not Release, keep the power on until” system recovery “displays on the 1st line, release the reset button. When ‘burning: 100’ displays on the 2nd line of the screen, the factory recovery is completed, STUDIO 2 will restart, manually power off and power on again.

Note:Factory Restore will take about 20 minutes.

15 FAQ

Q:Why does Studio 2 output abnormal sound, image or color to the monitor/display?
A: Try restarting the device manually or from the WebUI.

Q:Why NDI stream decoding output not smoothly?
A: Please ensure a smooth network and disable multicast in WebUI Network setting.

16 Support 27 formats of UpDown Conversion

17 Application Prototype

Updown Conversion

Input source preference

External audio embedding setting

Users can also change the STUDIO 2 status from Transmitter or Receiver (or Receiver to Transmitter) in the web UI, reconnect the input and output devices, and realize the reverse optical transmission function.

Optical Transmitter/Receiver setting

18 Support

19 Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.



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