Use ‘Live Shell’ and Broadcast LiveOctober 18, 2011
Something for the video production and web video guys out there.
Japanese company Cerevo has revealed its ‘Live Shell’, a small device that you can attach to your camera so that you can broadcast straight to the web.
This could do great things for web video and live broadcasting.
The sweet thing is that you don’t even need a computer to do it – the device uses Wi-Fi (or another type of Internet connection) to stream the video to the internet, cutting out the middle-man.
The Live Shell is quite small being 68×120×26mm, and weighs just 106g which is cool. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi, a mobile router or Ethernet – again very handy.
The device comes with HDMI, USB and composite interfaces, and can stream live video in a resolution of 704×528 at 1.5Mbps.
Three batteries last for 3 hours from the start of streaming, but it comes with an AC adapter which means if you’re near a mains socket you can stream for much longer.
What you are filming and streaming live can be managed via the Cerevo website, or on your smartphone which is pretty awesome.
The footage streams via Ustream, where your viewers can then watch it live. I wrote a blog not so long ago about Bambuser, which lets you stream video to your Facebook wall or personal blog etc, so let’s hope soon your new Live Shell will work with your Bambuser, and let you stream web video wherever you want to, which would be ace.
Live Shell could be great if you want to stream what you’re filming live because now you can, and it’s not too hard to do. Let’s just hope it comes to England soon, as at the minute it’s only available for pre-order in Japan, but I think this could be really worth waiting for.
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