Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Twitter’s new Producer API is going to make live streams a whole lot better

You’re about to see a whole new caliber of live video on Twitter, as Twitter’s new API frees producers from having to broadcast via Periscope. Usually, if broadcasters want to stream live video to Twitter, they have to go through the Periscope app. Now, provided they have the Producer API, they can stream directly from an external device, from a video camera to a VR headset. In its announcement post, Twitter says this came from the multitude of high-quality video broadcasts from the users of Periscope Producer. Periscope Producer, introduced last fall, allowed video creators to use external hardware, such as cameras and microphones, in…

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