WLOS ABC 13 anchor Justin Hinton recently made people worldwide laugh while he was doing an on-location report. He accidentally left face filters turned on during a live report he was broadcasting on Facebook. As he was talking and being all serious, the filters would give him a helmet, a golden medal, googly eyes, and whatnot. The video has quickly gone viral across social networks, and it’s no wonder because it’s absolutely hilarious!
When broadcasting live on Facebook, there’s a short lag between your recording and the video being broadcasted. Musicians from a band The Academic used this lag to their advantage. They played the instruments in their song “Bear Claws” to create a video loop. Because of the lag, the instruments form the song layer by layer, while the trippy visual tunnel grows in the background. It’s amazing how something so simple creates something so enjoyable to watch.
If you’ve ever tried doing a facebook live session you know that using your phone’s onboard microphone really sucks. Here is how we solved this problem with a $15 cable from rode.
Of course, we do assume that you have a microphone capable of producing great sound (we are using Rode’s Filmmaket kit). So it is not $15 for great sound, it is extra $15 to bring your (already awesome) sound into your smartphone or tablet live broadcast. The cable is called Rode SC4, and it converts DSLR microphones into smartphone and tablet microphones.
In the video we also show how to hook up more than one microphone to an iPad, say for an interview or a panel using a Tascam DR70, and a few XLR microphones.