Live streaming has become a great marketing and networking tool for creative professionals in general, but especially for photographers. It allows you to give your fans and potential clients a look at your personality, a look behind the scenes of your business, and so much more. One big complaint about many though has been the restriction of having to live stream from a phone, with their limited video and image quality options.
But that is no more, with their latest update DxO has unlocked the ability to stream to Facebook Live with the DxO ONE, their phone accessory camera that significantly improves the imaging capabilities of any phone connected to it.
The update will be completely free too, allowing anyone who currently owns a DxO ONE to update their app to the iOS App Store once the update is released to the public. This is a big deal for anyone who live streams often but wanted the ability to use a higher quality camera (maybe for better low light performance, or depth of field) for their live streaming.
According to DxO, the update will be pushed to users in Q1 of 2017, though no specific date was given. Given that they have announced it now, we would expect it likely sometime in January, but with a Q1 timeline technically it could take until March. If you have been considering a DxO ONE for your iOS device, this could be the feature upgrade you have been waiting for to make the device a must-have.
No word yet on if DxO has plans to integrate other live streaming services like Periscope, or Instagram’s new live capabilities. One would hope they are at least looking into it.
We are curious to see how this performs with Facebook Live and will keep you updated on any further developments. More information can be found over on the DxO website.