by Fabian Chaundy | 26th May 2016
The update to the DJI GO app for the Inspire, Phantom, Matrice and Osmo products brings compatibility with Facebook’s Live video streaming platform. After waiting over a month since their demonstration at Facebook’s F8 conference, DJI has finally made good on their promise. The latest update to the DJI GO App for compatible DJI products is already available on the iTunes App Store, with the Google Play Store to follow suit very soon. DJI’s GO App update is available now! Using your Facebook login details from within DJI’s GO app allows you to send a feed directly to your account. From there, the stream happens just like normal, with the quality of the feed depending on your network coverage. The app uses your phone’s built-in microphone too, so you can talk to your viewers in real time. It has been a great first half of the year for DJI, having released the Phantom 4, the latest incarnation of their budget line of drones. 2016 also saw the release of the Matrice 600 aerial platform, as well as improvements to the Osmo handheld gimbal, offering RAW capabilities and better stabilisation. All of these products are compatible with the DJI Go app, which probably means you will start seeing some quite interesting perspectives popping up as live video streams on your Facebook timeline in the near future. Will you be broadcasting live to Facebook using a DJI device? Make sure to let us and the whole cinema5D Facebook community know! You can find us @c5Dnews. via CNETRead more
by Sebastian Wöber | 17th April 2015
The new GoPro HEROCast makes GoPro streaming of live events a reality. It’s built for professional live broadcasting of GoPro HD footage and works with any receivers. GoPro HEROCast has just become the smallest and lightest professional live-broadcast transmitter on the market. The add-on accessory connects to any GoPro HERO 4 or previous generation. For those in the live event business this is important news as it opens up new possibilities, new perspectives when covering an event. So far GoPro style shots were mostly limited to a non-live workflow. HEROCast was developed together with Vislink who already offer a solid broadcast receiver ecosystem. It will also work with third party receivers and is said to offer a low-latency transmission with minimal to no signal interruptions. The new GoPro streaming solution can be powered off a GoPro battery for minimum weight or through an external power source. HEROCast $7,500 MSRP Optimized for body mounting and engaging POV shots Separate units for versatile mounting and easy accessibility Easily attached to GoPro mounts including Chesty and more Connects via [supplied] HDMI cable HEROCast BacPac $7,500 MSRP All-in-one solution for immersive live-action footage Camera, transmitter, housing, and BacPac in one convenient unit Mounts to walls, cars, and other larger surfaces *Water resistant to IP67 specification More information on the GoPro website.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 11th June 2012
Edit up to four streams of uncompressed 8-bit 1080p HD video. I didn’t think I’d post about the Apple keynote that was held today, but they just announced and released the ultimate editing machine, a laptop that trashes most desktop PC’s, presented in a video that is brainwash-grade well made and heavily targets the indie filmmaker and all kinds of HDSLR shooters. I must admit I can’t stand to hear “the best … we’ve ever built” anymore. Anyway here are the most interesting specs: – 15″ LED Retina Display Resolution: 2880×1800 px – Fast 500GB flash hardddrive (500MBps) – 2 Thunderbolt, 2 USB 3.0 connectors – Fast GPU (Graphics) & CPU – can add 2 additional 2560×1600 screens – hdmi connector – lighter and thinner than the 13″ MBP With a very strong emphasis on video editing Apple shows off that their new Macbook Pro is really powerful while at the same time being extremely portable. The possibility to edit at Full HD resolution on a 15″ screen and still have room for the timeline and other windows in Final Cut is not only intriguing, it opens up a new kind of convenience for the editors among us, freeing us from our editing cage, provided you have accepted iMovie Pro of course. I’m sure Premiere will do just as good though. When I see these Apple product ads I’m always surprised about how well they work. I think any commercial filmmaker can learn something here, not by imitating it (like I did once), but by seeing how they created a wonderfully simplistic video around an Apple product by establishing strong and clear limits and rules to their creation and how they drive this style to perfection, just like the Apple products themselves. What do you think about these videos as a source of inspiration? Even though they’ve long overdone it I think they do a very good job at getting these ads right and making a great, enjoyable sales pitch. Talking about the sales pitch, yes you can already buy the new MacBook Pro. B&H confirmed it will start shipping in the next couple of days. It’s $2200: There’s a version with more storage and more CPU power for $2800Read more
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