Twitter’s video broadcast service, Periscope, is getting some love from the social media pioneer. A few months ago they released Periscope Producer so broadcasters could use external cameras, and not just smartphones, for sharing video. But a new API allows developers to add more controls so recording can be initiated from external hardware, software, cameras and web services without the need to connect them via the app.
Twitter says a number of beta partners are already working with the API. They include Telestream’s Wirecast software, Livestream’s Mevo camera, Livestream Studio to share live video, Switchboard Cloud’s web platform, Teradek’s video encoders and software applications as well as Brandlive, Giroptic iO 360, Grabyo, LiveU Solo, Make.tv, NewTek, Telescope, and Vidpresso.
You can apply for access to the private beta here.
Introducing the Periscope Producer API [Twitter Blog]