Monday, 3 October 2011

g+ Bambuser


 -  Oct 3, 2011  -  Public
Plus Release The most amazing app for LIVE Video Broadcast is here. It's called Bambuser and has been around for a few years. What makes it so special is it's simplicity, speed and abilty to work with older mobiles. Find it at: http://bambuser.com

As an old school single photo and text blogger, Bambuser has changed the game as it offers lightening quick GPS tagged broadcasts as video (or audio only) and collates all feeds in a single page. Not only that, when you start a new broadcast - you are shown on the Bambuser homepage (increasing viewers). All the other tools like connecting twitter (and other accounts), embedding to your site, chat stream, location are standard.
Live broadcast by mikedownes on Bambuser.com
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2 shares  -  James Lawson-Smith and Mike Downes
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Ron Jackson  -  I'm hoping we can "up" the quality of our vids from what is shown live, and I believe +Robert Redle said that was indeed possible.
Was this shot on a HD camera Mike?
Also I'm going to release a short "tips" video for shooting with lightweight cameras on the go in the next day or so.
Oct 3, 2011   
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Mike Downes  -  +Ron Jackson Ron, this clip was shot on a two year old Nokia e71 mobile. At 176x144 scale, the video is low quality. I'm interested here in using low end tech to provide real time news. What appeals to me is no need for the latest v4+ iPhones or Android 2.3s just the masses reporting from multiple viewpoint. When the GPS location tab is clicked, it shows at the website... Will talk more. mike
Oct 3, 2011   
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Oct 3, 2011   
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Ron Jackson  -  I don't know why my "+-ing" sometimes works and other times not.
The only reason I opt for higher resolution in vids, is viewer fatigue. Lots of studies over the years pointed me to the fact that the less a viewer strains, the longer and more concentrated they can be involved with the report... but I agree that keeping things simple is a good thing!
Oct 3, 2011 (edited)   
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Mike Downes  -  +Ron Jackson From hanging out some washing and thinking what you wrote, I'm now thinking what the max resolution is that can be uploaded and with what device. In other words, can we connect a HD Cam to a 3/4g dongle (or even wifi?) I am no video guy. If I had paid more attention, sure this is what you discussed in the hangout yesterday.. with +Robert Redl
Oct 3, 2011   
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Ron Jackson  -  The max res on most phone cameras can do 420 or 740i. I eagerly await tomorrow's iPhone announcement and am going today to chat with Verizon about switching to their service. +Robert Redl (see it works now!) ... mentioned that you can upload a higher quality video later to bamuser. I think trying higher rez with only 3g is asking for trouble as in stuttering live video.
Oct 3, 2011   
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Robert Redl  -  hi ron the plusing works with Redl but not with Redle as then there is no match. typing a part like "Robert Re" should also be enough if you then use the autocomplete results and depending on the number of Robert's you circled.
Oct 3, 2011   
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Ron Jackson  -  Yea the extra e might have done it. I must not have looked up while typing "Robert"!
Then again, I've had this issue before and not gotten suggestions on the first few letters of a name.
Oct 3, 2011 (edited)   
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Vanessa Pearce  -  No one seems to be worried about the mouse! Poor thing.. Although it looked the size of a small cat.

Loving Bambuser though, will certainly check it out.
Oct 3, 2011   
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Mike Downes  -  +Vanessa Pearce Great to see you commenting here - are you up for hangouts yet? We are hanging out now.. do you want an invite?
Oct 3, 2011   
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Mike Downes  -  +Paul O'Reilly Paul, Others apps that do the same think are UStream and LiveStream (which you may know as TwitCam via +Kerry Blakeman ) If you wanted to get the message out, on say a blocked road, tweet it which limits to a sentence or two... Bambuser could beam live for a few mins, giving alerts to twitter etc and you could give so much more info in the time it takes to type the twitter text.. Mike
Oct 7, 2011   
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Robert Redl  -  For me the key of bambuser is realtime . At the same URL the application creates you see the video live and also on demand if you come to that URL later. I have not seen another solution being that seamless without interruption from live to on demand. All others I have seen need time to process the video before it is available on demand. And as said the most easy to use and most devices supported.
Oct 7, 2011   
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Robert Redl  -  Dear +Paul O'Reilly you are right about security concern on smartphones. I solved it for me with a very simple approach. I keep devices separated by their core feature. So I have a small old mobile phone just for that, separated from the smartphone, a compact digicam for photos and HD videos, and now the ipad for wireless 3G video reporting on the go.
Oct 7, 2011   
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Robert Redl  -  Oh for sure, most of that electronics stuff is way too expensive (compared to the value). I only have this collection because it is part of my business.
Oct 7, 2011   
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Mike Downes  -  +Paul O'Reilly Great you are giving it a go. I feel that everything merges between personal and business these days. I've heard of many people using tech for work, then switch to personal for immediate effect and impact. G+ is a great example, where if we are all honest - we do it because it is fun and kinda cool.
Oct 7, 2011   
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D. Booey  -  I think I will give this a go now.. Thank you for the share +Mike Downes

And if you still haven't gotten around to installing Ubuntu, they just released a new version a couple days ago. Go re-download (if you even downloaded it the first time lol), and give it a whack

Won't hold my breath =o)
Oct 15, 2011   
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Karen Mercer  -  Now, this is exciting!! Thanks for directing me to this post. xx
Nov 10, 2011   
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