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.
7 thoughts on “iPhone live streaming”
Nice. I love your improvised steady cam. Very nice. Check out my experiment with iMovie. Filmed, cut and assembled all on my iphone4. And yes, I need a steadicam.
You have to click on my name to get to the video.
Use this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-dIuR2NMH8&feature=youtube_gdata_player
What beautiful voices! Loved it!
What a great moment to capture, Mark!
I can’t wait until I can upgrade to the iphone 4…I’m still suffering along with the 3G until summer I think! LOL
Mark, did you hear that Qik got bought by Skype today? Don’t know what they’re going to do with it. Details to follow.
Thanks for the news Sean – did not hear that today. It will be interesting to see what happens for sure.