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
Exciting times. Just a week ago, I discussed GoPro’s state of play and the available alternatives to their line-up of action cameras. So, here comes another competitor: LG just announced a new kind of action cam which will be capable of streaming your footage directly to YouTube. The action cam, revamped Imagine you are the super extreme outdoor sports type of guy or gal, and your YouTube channel is the hottest one around. Wouldn’t it be nice to stream and upload your video while you’re racing downhill on your motocross? If your answer is ‘yes’, this new action cam could be something for you. It’s capable of streaming HD footage (720p 30fps) over LTE straight to YouTube or other streaming sites. The full list of specifications available as of today reads like this: Camera: 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP / 1.55 x 1.55㎛pixels Connectivity: LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / USB Type-C 2.0 / Bluetooth 4.1 Video Recording: UHD 30fps / FHD 60fps / HD 120fps Video Live Streaming: HD 30fps Memory: 2GB RAM / 4GB ROM (OS only) / microSD (up to 2TB) Size: 35 x 35 x 77.9mm Weight: 95g Battery: 1,400mAh Others: IP67 / GPS / Accelerometer / Gyroscope Color: Light Gray Maybe the streaming capabilities is something you’ll never need. For me it’s kind of pointless, but there might be some applications where this feature makes perfect sense. The camera can be remotely controlled via a paired smartphone. But remember: You won’t need that smartphone to stream video from the action cam to video sites, as LTE is built-in. No info on supported carriers as of yet, though, but we assume it can accept any nano SIM card. Outdoor proof concept Ingress Protection rating chart with highlighted IP67 rating Another fascinating feature is the camera’s IP67 rating without the need for a special housing. That means this camera offers some level of sturdiness which is always a nice thing to have, particularly for an action cam. An entirely waterproof case will be introduced later this year and will enable you to do stuff like surfing or scuba diving with your new action camera, just like with your good ol’ GoPro. Pricing and availability The LG action cam will hit South Korea next month and will continue its journey to key markets worldwide from there. No word on pricing yet. Prices, specifications and carrier details will be announced locally at the time of launch. So we will have to wait a little longer in order to get all the information, but for the time being this little camera certainly looks promising. For the full press release, visit LG’s site.Read more
Our favorite video streaming portal Vimeo recently announced that they are about to introduce 4K streaming in Q1 2016 to all their users (right now, they say it’s for a select few). It’s been possible to download 4K versions already for a while now, if the content was uploaded in a 4K (or greater) resolution. The streaming option however is new. Also, as of now, they start offering variable streaming which can be selected from each video individually. So far, HD videos were usually defaulted to 720p streaming if the “HD” icon at the bottom right in a video was enabled (unless otherwise specified by the video creator in their settings). Now, when you click on that same HD logo, you can select various resolutions, among them of course 720p and 1080p. 4K is likely to be added to that menu in the future. 4K will also be available for Vimeo On Demand as well, which is interesting for filmmakers who sell or rent their work there. Vimeo also say that they are testing adaptive streaming and that it will be introduced soon – like the resolution options, this is reminiscent of YouTube, where this has been normal operation procedure for quite a while now. Vimeo will also introduce this for iOS and Apple TV versions of their app to allow for changing internet connection quality (however Apple TV does not support 4K at this stage). via NoFilmSchool & VarietyRead more
(This is not an April fools post. Look out for these today…) Music licensing website The Music Bed has just released an iOS app (for iPhone and iPad) that allows for convenient on the go listening to their music database. If you like to listen to music on the go it might as well be songs you can actually use for your videos/slideshows. A very nice idea to make an app and they’re having 30 days of giveaways for filmmakers.Read more
Wireless on-set video monitors, sometimes referred to as “Watchman”, are often seen on film sets with the director or other staff members who need to see what the camera sees at any time during the shoot. If you’ve got an indie production you might be in the business to rent these things from time to time and you might know they are expensive. Read on to see the DIY instruction:Read more
We’ve reported about the Teradek cube before. It’s almost a “cube” with a hotshoe below it so you can mount it on your camera and stream hdmi directly to your iPad or another network capable device. In this video the Cube people show how it works as a directors wireless field monitor. Great, and at $1199 a great affordable deal. However there is a lag, so you should be careful about using it as a monitoring device to control focus or your camera. With the new firmware update the device now won’t cause trouble on hdmi switching cameras like the 5D or T2i. This is the model you want to use with your iPad, but there are several other models which you can see here or on the Teradek Cube website itself. via Vincent’s blogRead more
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