LiveStream Delivers High-Quality Real-Time Video Streaming — No PC Required | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
Livestreaming from your smartphone or webcam is fine as long as you’re happy with low-quality video. It’s easy, but doesn’t scream professionalism — for evidence just look at most Justin-TV video streams.
For professional-looking video streams, you usually need a high-end camera attached to a computer that handles the processor-heavy tasks of encoding and uploading. But now LiveStream hopes to combine the ease of smartphone streaming with the high quality of prosumer video-capture systems.
LiveStream’s new Broadcaster box provides users with the ability to change the focus and exposure of their fancy video cameras with a turn-key, on-the-go encoding box that also uploads video. The system replaces the PC usually needed to encode and upload high-quality video with a small orange box that can be mounted atop a camera.