Technology Essential’s camera accessory now supports Facebook Live streaming in 360 degrees

21:14  10 november  2017
21:14  10 november  2017 Source:   The Verge

Twitter's streaming app Periscope hikes payments to video stars

  Twitter's streaming app Periscope hikes payments to video stars <p>Periscope, a mobile app that lets users live-stream video, said Wednesday it will give all earnings from a select program, save for an administrative fee, back to the users who broadcast from Periscope.</p>The app, founded in 2014 and bought by Twitter Inc in 2015, is hiking payments to its users at a time when it faces more competition in live-streaming video, including from Google's YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Essential ’ s camera accessory now supports Facebook Live streaming in 360 degrees . To stream in 360 degrees on Facebook , you’ll need to go live from within the 360 Degree app, then log on to Facebook to start the stream .

Back when Essential released the Essential 360 Camera earlier this year, it wasn’t possible to use the accessory to stream 360 - degree video to popular live streaming platforms like Facebook Live and Periscope.

  Essential’s camera accessory now supports Facebook Live streaming in 360 degrees © Provided by The Verge

The Essential Phone shipped earlier this year with an optional 360-degree camera accessory, but it didn’t really do more than take 4K spherical videos and photos. Now, Essential’s updated the mod to support 360-degree live-streaming, with Facebook Live as its first partner and Twitter’s Periscope to come.

To stream in 360 degrees on Facebook, you’ll need to go live from within the 360 Degree app, then log on to Facebook to start the stream. The camera is capable of supporting spatial audio, which means viewers can turn in various angles to hear more (or less) of a certain sound coming from a different direction. It can also support streaming in either 4K or 2K, which users can select before going live. In a blog post detailing today’s update, Essential additionally offers ways to upload 360-degree content shot on the camera to various media platforms like YouTube and Vimeo.

Essential’s 360-degree camera accessory is sold separately from the Essential Phone itself, though if you buy it with the phone, the camera will be discounted by $20.

Police name murder suspect in Weston Rd. stabbing .
Police have issued an arrest warrant for an 18-year-old man in connection to a homicide that took place in Toronto’s Weston neighbourhood.David Blacquiere, 54, of Angus, Ont., was fatally stabbed on Tuesday in a parking lot at Weston Rd. and Little Ave., just north of Lawrence Ave. W., around 11:50 a.m. Blacquiere died in hospital.At a Saturday news conference, Det. Rob North identified the 18-year-old man as Christopher Enrique Gordon, described to be a Black male with cornrows, six-foot-four, weighing about 150 pounds. He is said to have been wearing dark-coloured clothing. Gordon is wanted for second-degree murder. Gordon and Blacquiere arrived to the parking lot in the same car, said North.

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