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Developer(s)Boinx Software Ltd.
Stable release
5.1 / June 26, 2019; 4 months ago (2019-06-26)[1]
Operating systemmacOS 10.11 and later,
Available in1 languages
List of languages
  • English

TypeLive streaming
LicenseTrialware Commercial proprietary software

mimoLive is a live video production software developed and published by Boinx Software Ltd., a german software company that is specialised in applications for macOS and iOS. First launched in 2016, mimolive is the successor of BoinxTV first launched in 2008. It is geared towards professional video live switching and broadcasting software.


mimoLive is a software suite for recording and live streaming. It provides real-time source and device capture, scene composition, encoding, recording, and broadcasting. Transmission of data is primarily done via the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) and can be sent to any RTMP supporting destination, including many presets for streaming websites such as YouTube, Twitch.tv, Instagram and Facebook.


  • 2010 Editors' Pick, Streaming Media Magazine[6]


From Version 1.0 to 1.9 the software was called BoinxTV. Since Version 2.0[7] the software is called mimoLive. The name mimoLive is combination of the acronym MIMO, which stands for multiple-input and multiple-output, and live.


For mimoLive several paid and free add-ons are available.[8]


  • Sports Graphics
  • Lower Thirds Pack
  • mimoLive ATEM Controller
  • Custom Layer

Free Add-ons[edit]

  • Spotlight Layer
  • Magnifying Glass Layer
  • Painter Layer
  • Backgrounds Pack 1
  • QR Code Source
  • Music Track Layer
  • Halloween Layer Pack
  • Twitter PTZ Controller

Release history[edit]

Version Platform Release date Significant changes
BoinxTV 1.0 Mac November 2008
  • First release of BoinxTV
BoinxTV 1.1 Mac December 2008
BoinxTV 1.2 Mac April 2009
BoinxTV 1.3[9] Mac May 2009
BoinxTV 1.4[10] Mac September 2009
  • Matrox MXO enables BoinxTV to output an SDI signal
  • video input through SDI, HDMI, Component, CVBS and S-Video
BoinxTV 1.5[10] Mac January 2010
  • new render engine
  • improve the rendering on multiple screens with graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA
  • support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard
BoinxTV Home[11] Mac January 2011
BoinxTV 1.8[12] Mac June 2011
  • new Chroma Key Pro filter
  • new Twitpic layer
  • iMedia Browser version 2
BoinxTV 1.9[13] Mac February 2015
  • sync a Blackmagic ATEM switcher with BoinxTV
mimoLive 2.0[14] Mac April 2016
  • First release after the product name changed from BoinxTV to mimoLive.
  • Built-in live streaming to any RTMP-based streaming service (including Wowza, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch.tv and more)
  • Integrate with SDI playout including an alpha channel using hardware from BlackMagic Design
  • Direct manipulation in layers, to directly adjust all visual elements
  • Frosted glass effects in many layers
  • 64-bit Architecture
  • New Interface, New Features
mimoLive 3.0[15] Mac September 2017
  • added the NDI™ Video Source on the input side as well as the NDI™ Playout on the output side.
  • added Clock Offset option to the Date and Time layer.
  • Made some icons files ready for macOS 10.13.
  • Fixed user interface glitches in the sources repository for macOS 10.13.
mimoLive 4.0[16] Mac March 2018
  • Stream to multiple services at the same time
  • Redesigned Output Destinations
  • Add multiple auxiliary audio output mixes for the editor, moderator, other studio guests and more
  • Interact with viewers by integrating YouTube or Facebook comments, moderated or unmoderated, in the stream with the Comments layer
  • freely configurable multi-views of video sources
  • Quickly adjust the white balance of the video sources with the new Levels filter to better match different cameras
  • Adjust the main window layout (adjust column width, resize layer preview) to support your workflow perfectly
mimoLive 4.1[17] Mac March 2018
  • Control NDI® PTZ Cameras from the Multiviews. Overlays allow you to manually control pan, tilt and zoom as well as set and recall stored positions.
mimoLive 4.2.1[18] Mac July 2018
  • Updated the NDI® framework to version 3.5
  • Updated Black Magic Design framework
  • The output destinations can be controlled via HTTP API
  • Assign any audio mix to the output destinations for Live Streaming, File Recording, NDI® Playout, BMD Playout and Audio Aux.
mimoLive 4.3[19] Mac August 2018
  • Added Social Media source: Grabs comments and reactions data from Facebook Live streams or custom post IDs
  • Added Facebook Reactions layer: Uses the new Social Media Source as a data source for presenting the Facebook Reactions
  • Added a Matte Choker video filter to adjust the alpha channel of video sources
mimoLive 4.4[20] Mac September 2018
  • Added the YouTube account to the Social Media source.
  • Added a Sports Graphics Demo template
mimoLive 4.5[21] Mac November 2018
  • Added new streaming service Periscope
  • Added screen9 streaming service
  • Added support for H264 video codec for mimoCall connections
  • Updated NDI to version 3.7.2
mimoLive 4.6[22] Mac January 2019
  • Added a Zoom In and Zoom Out layer
  • Media File Source settings popup allows selection of a playback region as well as previewing movie files and audio files
  • Updated NDI to version 3.8
mimoLive 4.7[23] Mac February 2019
  • Program Output view can be shown on a Remote Control Surface
  • Movie sources got playback controls right in the layer properties
  • Added a Kiosk Mode in the mimoLive Preferences: Let mimoLive open the Program Out window in fullscreen mode right after loading a document
  • Facebook live streams will be streaming in secure RTMPS streams
  • mimoLive will attempt to use a secure connection if the URL begins with "rtmps://"
  • The Placer layer got an option to switch between the scaling method "Nearest Neighbour" and "Bilinear Cubic" for a better image quality
mimoLive 4.7.1 Mac February 2019
  • Fixed: Important Update for YouTube streamers! Fixed an issue that caused YouTube to ban mimoLive users for the rest of the day.
  • Fixed: Important Update for Facebook streamers! Fixed an issue on some Facebook accounts which wouldn’t allow mimoLive to log into them.
  • Fixed: The custom rendering size for certain video sources weren't restored after reopening the mimoLive document.
  • Fixed: The collapsed state for layer parameter groups weren't restored after reopening the mimoLive document.
  • Fixed: The used keying mode for Blackmagic Design hardware wasn't displayed correctly in the Playout Output Destination UI.
mimoLive 4.7.2 Mac March 2019
mimoLive 4.7.3 Mac March 2019
mimoLive 5.0 Mac May 2019
  • New: Layer Sets allow controlling the live state of multiple layers at once, allowing you completely change what's on the program out with just one tap.
  • New: Use the Video Sync Meter layer to measure delays between two video signals.
  • New: Added option to drag & drop (or copy & paste) layers between documents. Associated sources (such as media file sources) will be copied automatically.
  • New: Newly created sources and layers will now automatically assign an account or source if appropriate.
  • Enhancement: Improved Undo for Layer properties and the document dirty state.
  • Enhancement: mimoCall now supports clients with modern browsers like Safari in addition to Google Chrome.
  • Enhancement: The Program Out view in the Multiview layout now has a red border to make it more visible.
mimoLive 5.1 Mac June 2019
  • New: The File Recording output destination is now able to save video or audio from any video or audio source rather than just the Program Out.
  • Enhancement: Graph 3D Layer now can be used with a transparent background.
  • Enhancement: Added a “none” option to account selection in Social Media Sources which helps to keep the mimoLive document clean if you remove a social media account from the mimoLive preferences.
  • Enhancement: Progress is reported more accurately when opening documents.
  • Enhancement: Updated Facebook API to 3.0
  • Fixed: mimoLive became unresponsive after adding too many layers and sources.
  • Fixed: Crash when dragging and dropping a layer with a “none” video source from one document to another.
  • Fixed: When using USB webcams there where pixel artefacts visible in areas with high contrast.
  • Fixed: mimoLive got unresponsive when triggering a Layer Set from the Remote Control if the Layer Set contained a "force off" action.
  • Fixed: Hidden Layer Sets list poped up unexpectedly when resizing the mimoLive document window.
  • Fixed: Web browser source would consume huge amounts of memory when preview was rendered.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "mimoLive 5.1 Release Notes".
  2. ^ Software, Boinx. "BoinxTV wins Apple Design Award 2009". Boinx Software.
  3. ^ Cheng, Jacqui (10 June 2009). "Ars@WWDC: the 2009 Apple Design Awards go to..." Ars Technica.
  4. ^ "Apple Design Awards". 28 June 2018 – via Wikipedia.
  5. ^ weldond (10 June 2009). "Apple Design Award 2009 Winners". gigaom.com.
  6. ^ Schumacher-Rasmussen, Eric; Schumacher-Rasmussen, Eric (27 April 2010). "2010 Editors' Picks". Streaming Media Magazine.
  7. ^ https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2016/5/11/boinx-tv-becomes-mimolive-adds-new-capabilities
  8. ^ https://boinx.com/mimolive/buy/layers/
  9. ^ Software, Boinx. "Boinx Software announces BoinxTV 1.3". Boinx Software.
  10. ^ a b Software, Boinx. "Boinx Software releases BoinxTV 1.5". Boinx Software.
  11. ^ http://www.fotomagi.co/press/pr/live-from-the-mac-app-store-its-boinxtv-home/
  12. ^ Software, Boinx. "Shake, Rattle and Roll With New BoinxTV 1.8 Release". Boinx Software.
  13. ^ Software, Boinx. "BoinxTV Plays Nice with Blackmagic Design ATEM Switchers". Boinx Software.
  14. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.
  15. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.
  16. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.
  17. ^ Software, Boinx. "mimoLive 4: Multi-Endpoint Streaming, Social Media And More". Boinx Software.
  18. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.
  19. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.
  20. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.
  21. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.
  22. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.
  23. ^ "Boinx Connect". boinx.com.

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