StreamGear turns the smartphone into a live video production tool for dedicated cameras with VidiMo
Streaming solutions startup StreamGear Inc. launches VidiMo, a new hardware-and-app combination that turns a smartphone and external video source into a virtual video production and transmission facility.
The VidiMo system enables a single person with a smartphone and a video camera to produce multi-source, television-style shows that can be streamed live, recorded or both. VidiMo brings users an HDMI video source into their smartphone and combines it with the phone’s camera and other sources.
The VidiMo system – the Video director on Mobile – consists of the VidiMo Go hardware and VidiMo App software for iOS and Android smartphones. VidiMo Go captures live HDMI and analog audio signals into the smartphone, and is powered by an interchangeable, rechargeable battery. Meanwhile, the VidiMo App provides a complete live production toolkit on the smartphone.
For each show, users can switch between six fully-customizable scene layouts that mix live video and audio sources – including the HDMI source and the phone’s front or rear camera – with graphics, text and playback of pre-recorded clips. When it’s time to go live, the show can be recorded onto the smartphone and streamed live to popular third-party services (with presets for YouTube™ Live, Facebook™ Live and Twitch™) or a private server.
VidiMo is the first product from StreamGear, a new solutions developer and manufacturer. The company’s CEO, Darryl Spangler, has worked with streaming technology since 1995 and also serves as president of distributor Mobile Video Devices. StreamGear’s Co-Founder, Gerard Virga, has been in the streaming media industry since its inception.
“Our goal is to make the production of superior-quality live and on-demand video content easier for everyone from hobbyists to experienced professionals, so they can share their vision and ideas with the world in engaging, creative ways,” said Spangler. “VidiMo is the first step in our mission, and the feedback we’ve received so far in private demonstrations has been phenomenal. There’s nothing else on the market that does everything that VidiMo can do, and we’re excited to reveal it publicly for the first time so producers can see it for themselves.”
“Social media platforms have made live streaming distribution a possibility for literally millions of users, but adoption of their live capabilities has been limited by a lack of simple tools to create high-quality live shows on par with edited, uploaded content,” added Virga. “VidiMo can change this and act as a catalyst for live streaming production to become even more mainstream by enabling users to easily create self-produced, broadcast-grade, live shows.” Commercial availability of VidiMo is expected in the first quarter of 2020.