How to Stream to Periscope with a NewTek TriCaster
You can now stream to Periscope using a NewTek TriCaster. This week, Twitter came out with their Periscope Producer which is a new interface to Periscope that allows it to broadcast feeds from external RTMP-based sources. John Mahoney from Gnural Net gives an overview on how to stream to Periscope with a NewTek TriCaster.

How to Stream to Periscope with a NewTek TriCaster

Mobile apps that stream live video are not new, but with the introduction of Facebook Live they have become one of the hottest segments the consumer video app market. Well before Facebook's entry into this segment, one of the most successful live mobile streaming apps was Twitter’s Periscope - an early pioneer in this market space (along with Meerkat, who has since pivoted to release a video conferencing app called Houseparty). How to Stream to Periscope with a NewTek TriCaster From its inception, Periscope was designed to allow anyone to “go live” right from their mobile device - anytime and anywhere. It enables anyone to become a mini ‘broadcasting station’, using their phones to share news events as they happen, or to offer more personal and direct interactions with their audiences. Given it's simplicity and reach, business owners and other professionals have been using Periscope to extend their ‘personal brand’ and to advertise their skills, products, or services. While the ability to stream right from a phone is compelling, I’ve had many people asking me about using a NewTek TriCaster or other professional gear to drive Periscope for their more structured productions. While there were several work arounds discussed online for making this happen, Twitter hadn't offered a direct way for professional producers to stream to Periscope - unitil now. This past week, Twitter rolled out Periscope Producer - a new interface to Periscope that now allows it to broadcast feeds from external RTMP-based sources. This is exactly what is needed for Periscope to work with TriCasters. In this post, I’ll go over how everything needs to be configured both for Periscope and the TriCaster to let you deliver a professional stream to this service. [Continue Reading...]
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