How cool would it be if drone pilots could be able to stream footage straight from their drone onto social media? Periscope, Twitter’s video streaming platform is all set to make it all come true.
Periscope has announced many features ready out of which one will be drone-friendly. It will enable live drone streaming; all you have to do is connect your phone with the DJI remote and you’re all set to roll. That’s not all, the feature even allows you to narrate over your drone video!
Taking baby steps, only the DJI Inspire, Phantom 4, Phantom 3 Professional, Phantom 3 Advanced and Osmo will support live drone streaming for now.
There is also a feature available to help users search for streams by keywords or by topic. Hashtags such as #dronefootage will help develop communities find content and videos in this domain.
Take a look at some sample live drone footage here.
The third new Periscope feature allows you to mark a video with #save, which will hold a record of the video on your timeline, contrary to the usual procedure of removing it after 24 hours.
Periscope recently launched compatibility with GoPro cameras as well, so that should make things easier for the back-end.
With the help of Periscope, any Twitter user can live stream videos from their mobile device which their followers can watch. When you start a stream, all of your followers are alerted. They can either choose to watch your stream live, or re-watch within 24 hours of it going live… that is, if you haven’t used the #save hashtag.
Periscope’s Drone streaming will only be made available on iOS in the beginning, with Android to follow.