Tips and tricks about latest Innovation in Focus from RJI

A Message from Reynolds Journalism Institute

Thought you’d be interested in our latest Innovation in Focus post in which we test out various technologies and then share our thoughts, as well as tips and tricks. This week’s post is about DSLR dongles, which enable journalists to stream video directly from professional cameras to YouTube, Facebook and other live platforms.

Pro: The biggest benefit to the dongles was utilizing resources such as audio mixers, lavaliers and other microphones to stream with high-quality audio from a variety of  sources.

Con: Dongles were less suitable for the for on-the-go reporting than mobile video kits, which stream directly from a phone camera with custom mobile lavaliers and lenses.

Check out five tips and tricks to help you decide on live-streaming through a DSLR dongle:

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