Teradek Cube Turns Any Camera Into a Streaming CameraBy danseitz
Have you ever said “Gee, it’s nice that my camera can take pictures, but I really wish it was a high resolution webcam that would allow me to put anything I wanted on the Internet, no matter how insane it was!” If so, congratulations, we never want to go anywhere near your YouTube channel. Also, you might be interested in the Teradek Cube.
Roughly the size of a deck of cards, the Cube slots into your camera’s hot shoe and connects to Livestream.com, a subscription to which comes in the asking price, via its antenna, ethernet cable, or, if you’ve got the Pantech UML290 USB modem from Verizon, over 4G. Connect your camera to the box using the HDMI port and…that’s it. Yep, you heard us. No software, no laptop to hook the beast up to, just get this thing set up and you’re streaming like a professional. Why, yes, it does encode H.264 on the fly.
There are six models to choose from, all, of course, with varying options, WiFi and USB ports sadly being considered optional, which is strange in a world where a disposable camera comes with WiFi and six USB ports, but whatever. It starts at $1495, so we hope whatever you’re streaming is profitable.