If you ever thought about reporting live from a crime scene, now is your chance to try it out. Well, sort of. An app called Citizen is looking for people who would rush to crime scenes across several US cities and live stream. They’re offering to pay $25 per hour, and you may even be able to make it a full-time job and earn $200 to $250 per day.
How to turn any camera into a webcam for $14
Camera manufacturers like Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Sony, and Fuji have launched their webcam software this year. However, they may not support your camera model, so you’ll need to find another solution. Duncan Dimanche has one that is simple, cheap, works for most camera models, and on both Windows and Mac.
This NASA astronaut left his GoPro SD card on Earth
Astronauts are undoubtedly skilled at operating some of the most advanced machines ever created by man. Heck, they can even shoot with Nikon d5s. But using an action camera in space? Well, that’s another story. Here’s a live stream clip from Wednesday showing a NASA astronaut asking Houston a vital question about his GoPro.
YouTube makes it easier to live stream from your phone or desktop
YouTube’s live streaming has been very popular since they introduced it in 2011. But for many users, it’s just been too complex to deal with. On the desktop you have to set up some kind of capture & streaming software like OBS, Wirecast, or X-Split; None of which are the most intuitive of applications. With mobile, it’s a little easier, although the capability hasn’t been around as long.
Now, YouTube is changing all that with new live streaming from directly within your browser and mobile app. This change was inevitable, really. Facebook’s live streaming has become ridiculously popular, and YouTube has been struggling to draw those people onto their platform instead. Now, this may change things a little.
This handy device turns almost any camera into a webcam
Game capture hardware maker Elgato has created Cam Link, a tiny and handy device that lets you turn any camera you have into a webcam. Although it’s aimed mainly at gamers who want to stream and record their gaming sessions, you can use it for other purposes as well. You can stream videos on YouTube or just use it as a webcam for video chat. And it’s a pretty affordable gadget.
You can now live stream your Yi 4K action camera straight to YouTube or Facebook
The Yi 4K is a pretty great camera already, especially for what it costs. Yi, however, did something pretty unique with the Yi 4K. When they released the new camera, they also announced that it would come with an Open API. While most aren’t able to take advantage of this, what it does do is allow developers the opportunity to talk directly to the hardware and create custom apps for the Yi 4K.
Thanks to the Yi Open API, Mn_nH now brin us one of the features that a lot of Yi 4K users have been begging for. You can now stream your Yi 4K camera directly to YouTube and Facebook through a new iOS app. Not only can it send live to these servers, but it seems that it can stream to both of them simultaneously.
You can now livestream GoPro footage through Periscope’s iOS app
It was only a matter of time before we saw this partnership, but it has finally come to fruition. Periscope has announced that it’s new iOS app update will allow live streaming from GoPro cameras.
That’s right, without any extra accessories other than your GoPro HERO4 camera and your iPhone,you can now lifestream wide-angle video to a global audience.[Read More…]
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