Sure the Tricaster, a machine built to webcast, can’t connect to Ustream these days, but your iPhone sure can. Ironic.
Today the people at Ustream released their Ustream Mobile client, iPhone and Nokia compatible. Apple has yet to give it an official blessing, much like the similar Qik app, so you will need a jailbroken iPhone. For what it’s worth it crashes at the log-in screen on my iPhone. (And I don’t seem to be the only one). -Update- they updated the software to version 1.1 and it now works.
What does this evolution mean for webcast production, well more sources of live coverage of an event, and different view points (figuratively and literally). I’ll be looking to crowd-source this end user content created by these new tools into my production.No comments