If you’re into Live Streaming (if not you should think about it), then you’ve heard of Twitter’s mobile App called Periscope. Periscope launched last March 2015 and already has over 25 million users. That’s huge! Until yesterday you could only broadcast using the camera on an iOS or Android device. For the casual scope (broadcast) that’s fine, but if you wanted to show something big or with a lot of action, your smart device’s camera may not always be best. We hoped that Periscope would open the doors to other cameras and it has started…
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Hey everyone! Happy Monday. Here are the latest episodes from my NEW show on Twitch.tv – Terry White Live: The Lightroom and Photoshop CC Show. In Episode 14 I was live answering YOUR questions about Photoshop and Lightroom with an FAQ. In Episode 15 I did a Throwback Tuesday where I went through many of the new features added to Photoshop CC since 2013 (the release after CS6). It was a big hit and I’m thinking of doing it regularly for other CC products. We often overlook or forget about features that we don’t use everyday. In Episode 16 I did what many of you have been asking for…
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I feel like a pioneer when it comes to Periscope. I did my first broadcast on March 27th, 2015 which was one day after the app became available. I’ve done 249 broadcasts to date. I’ve also learned a LOT about live streaming in general. When the folks over at Periscope Summit asked me to speak I was both excited and honored as I have a lot to say on the subject, platform and app. I live stream on a regular basis for work and personally. So what could I possibly learn at Periscope Summit?
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Here’s the replay from yesterday’s episode 12 of The Lightroom and Photoshop CC Show. In this episode I started out doing a little Creative Portrait Retouching in Adobe Photoshop CC and then I created a Social Media Business Card from scratch in Photoshop CC.
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I’ve been a Facebook user for years. However, I can remember that when I first started using it I wanted to use it for “personal” networking. I wanted to post pics of my family so that only my family and friends would see them. However, I started getting lots of friend requests from people I didn’t know! Let’s call them “Fans”. These are people that follow me as a public figure on social media and at live events, but people that I’ve never met. For weeks I just kept those requests in the queue without approving or declining them. I didn’t want to be rude and decline them without explanation, nor did I want to approve “strangers” and have them seeing things that were personal to me. Finally after the requests pilled up in the hundreds, I gave up on using Facebook for personal use and started approving everyone. Then I discovered this hidden Facebook feature that made all the difference in the world!
Twitter launched Periscope on March 26th, 2015 and so far it has been a hit with many. It’s estimated that Periscope has 12 Million Users. It even got Apple’s prestigious “App of the Year” for 2015. Yes, all things are pointing to Periscope only getting better from here on out. However, Periscope is in an ever increasing crowded field. While we don’t see Meerkat in the new much anymore, there are others like Blab and yes the 800 lb gorilla, Facebook. Facebook has dipped their two into the live streaming pond a little at a time. Well recently, they waded out a little farther by starting to turn on Live Streaming in their regular Facebook iOS App for “regular folks”. I say “regular folks” because before this advancement, Facebook only allowed Public Figures (and people with Verified Pages) to stream in their Facebook Mentions App. Now keep in mind that this is a slow rollout. You may not have it yet. This feature only started rolling out since December 14th, 2015. I only just got the feature (a button shows up when you have it) right around Christmas day. I have other friends that still don’t have it yet. Whether you have it yet or not, you will ultimately have this ability (at least in the iOS App). It’s just a matter of time as they turn on more users each day.
The Periscope App Could Learn a Few Things from the Facebook App
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Many of you know that I embraced Live Streaming early on. Periscope launched on March 26, 2015 and I did my first LIVE broadcast on March 27th using the App. Since then I’ve been streaming on Periscope on a regular basis as well as Facebook Mentions Live. I also stream twice a week on the Adobe Twitch.tv channel. Last night I got the word that I’ve been added to the list of speakers for the upcoming Periscope Summit in San Francisco January 14-17, 2016. I’m honored not only to be a speaker but to speak about something I’m passionate about and that is Live Streaming and Photography.
But wait, there’s more…
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A good video has great light and good sound. A great video is short, great content, good light, good sound AND STEADY. A shaky unstabilized video may cause your viewers to stop watching for fear of getting motion sickness. While smartphones can capture great video quality these days, the small form factor is hard to hold steady if you are moving or walking. The iPhone 6s Plus can shoot stabilized video and I can stabilize it in post with Adobe Premiere Pro CC. However, if you’re walking your video may be so shaky that the stabilization methods above may not be enough. That’s where a gimbal comes in…
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I’ve been getting into LIVE Broadcasting more and more over the past few months as things like Periscope, Live via Facbook Mentions and Twitch.TV continue to gain popularity. I put this page together to help my fellow live mobile broadcasters with gear recommendations to make your broadcasts better. As new gear comes out I’ll continue to update the page. To visit this page in the future point your browser to terrywhite.com/scopekit. Be sure to follow me on Periscope for tips and tricks and more.
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