Switcher Studio Pro is an IOS app and can be used to live stream to YouTube, Facebook, Pericscope, Twitch, and custom RTMPs. What I LOVE about Switcher Studio Pro IOS app: 1) wireless use of of multiple iPhone & iPad cameras in a single stream. 2) ability to smoothly import and playback pre-recorded 720p and 1080p. In tv news, this is much like going to a package, vo, sot, or vo/sot. And yes, you you have the option to kill your live mic while you have sound up full on your imported video. 3) each IOS camera can independently save its video feed up to 1080p. 4) Awesome methods for importing graphics, including PNG files with transparent backgrounds, 5) Great flexibility with picture-in-picture and various split screen options. Okay...a lot love about Switcher Studio Pro. And I feel I should really stress how wonderful it is to import a 720p or 1080p video file into the resources available for a given live stream production, and then see that large video file playback flawlessly in the live stream. I've done this several times, and it blows my mind that our phones and this app can pull this off. What I LIKE about Switcher Studio Pro: After I use it to live stream to YouTube, it automatically saves to YouTube as a 720p file. That's HD. But I'd like to see the app auto save on YouTube at FULL HD (1080p). For example, the Streamlabs IOS app can auto save to YouTube at 1080p. But to be clear, Steamlabs IOS doesn't have most of the killer features found in Switcher Studio Pro. Streamlabs IOS is FAR more affordable, however. What I DON'T like about Switcher Studio Pro: It's just one thing. The cost. It's a subscription model costing $29 per month. Now, an argument could surely be made that this is a very reasonable cost when considering the power of this app. However, I feel the cost is steep for most consumers with an interest in live streaming. I first paid for a monthly subscription with Switcher Studio Pro in October 2016. At that time, the cost was $25/month. Because I didn't often use the app, I only kept my paid subscription active for three months. I re-activated my Switcher Studio Pro app in March 2018, and discovered the price had increased to $29/month. Once again, I really enjoyed live streaming with this app. It allowed me to be an even better storyteller, showcasing videos and photos related to the live stream topic. The live audience noticed, too. Some viewers commented that my streams had really upped their game, in terms of production value and sophistication. I deactivated my paid subscription in July 2018. I did this because I was tightening my spending budget at the time, and I simply wasn't using the app often enough to justify the expense. I am likely to reactivate my Switcher Studio Pro paid subscription in the near future. It should be considered a definite plus that one can maintain their Switcher Studio Pro account even after deactivating a paid subscription. Additional consideration: I think Switcher Studio Pro is a tool well worth considering for businesses, organizations, and government agencies with an interest in live streaming. Switcher also has a utility for desktops (Windows and Apple) that allows you to wirelessly bring those displays into your live stream (think PowerPoint). Some people may also find Switcher Studio Pro a more attractive live streaming solution than other options such as Wirecast and the Tricaster Mini; especially if mobility, portability and set-up time are important concerns. To date, the text you are now reading in this playlist description is my only overall summary, or full review, of the Switcher Studio Pro IOS app. I've not produced a video where I specifically detail all of this information. However, if you check-out the videos in this playlist, you can see the use of multiple IOS cameras, imported videos for playback, imported photos, picture in picture, split screen, and more. The only feature I've not yet used is the utility to bring in the display from a desktop computer. Thank you for visiting my channel!
A series of mostly live reports streamed near the Oso, WA mudslide. To date, these were streamed and/or recorded between March 22 and March 27.
The streaming was done through an iPhone using the UStream app.
These videos include unedited interviews with local residents Tim Alskog and Garret Simmons (video #2). Paulo Falcao is also interviewed (video #3). Falcao was passing through the area when the slide came down and crossed the road a short distance in front of his vehicle.
Videos 4, 5 and 6 were shot about 5-miles downriver from the mudslide. For the record: We did *not* know that a mandatory evacuation had just been issued prior to visiting the river on the way home. Still, I'm fully aware that we assumed some risk in visiting the river. Never do something like this in these circumstances. I do hope that this footage proves helpful toward understanding the mudslide's effect on the north fork of the Stillaguamish River.