Homegrown broadcast journalism just got a little easier. Software company Technica Del Arte has brought its popular iOS broadcasting software, Luci Live, to the Mac.
Luci Live turns mobile devices, like laptops or smartphones, into portable recording studios. Using the software, journalists can record, edit, and then stream HD video or audio content from anyplace with a Internet connection, to their studios back home. The reporters can also use Luci Live to do live broadcasts, where they can simultaneously stream recorded content along with their live commentary.
In recent weeks, various television and radio reporters have flocked to cover the events in Egypt, Japan, and Libya. Due to the current technological problems in those countries, reporters have been using their laptops and smartphones to broadcast field reports. Software like Luci Live is what makes such broadcasts possible.
Like its iPhone and Windows counterparts, the Mac Version of Luci Live supports two-way RTD and UDP low-level streaming, as well as one-way Shoutcast/Icecast streaming. It also supports AAC, AAC-HE, AAC-HEV2, G711, G722 and ULC output codecs.
The Mac version of Luci Live costs $450, and requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later.