This past weekend my daughter was carolling as part of the festive activities. The final stop was to do a neighbourhood performance using someone’s porch as the stage. I couldn’t help but think this would be a great chance to trying streaming their performance with my iPhone to a wider audience.
Decision time: Qik or Ustream? After a bit of testing, I decided on Qik – just seemed a little easier to use, and no annoying pop up ads in the video window.
I was sure I would not hold the phone still enough, so needed to come up with a stabilizer of some sort. I removed the snap cover from my iPod case and twist tied it to a camera tripod…. and presto, a streaming pouch for the iPhone.
iPhone streaming in action.
I choose to optimize the audio since I was recording music and minimize the bandwidth required. the audio quality turned out quite well. The video is a bit grainy, but this lighting was not the best and may have contributed to the lower video quality.
Check out Amber’s Angels recording. Enjoy!
Note: This streaming activity could just as easily been an event in a classroom. Just think of the possibilities.