Twitter Periscope Drone Video
Twitter recently announced Twitter Periscope drone video broadcasting. A new service where Twitter account holders using Twitter’s Periscope live video broadcasting application could soon live stream photos and videos from their drones.
That’s right Twitter Periscope drone video.
Broadcast from a bird's eye view with drones! Available on iOS soon.https://t.co/J3GfdW4JRX
— Periscope (@periscopeco) May 9, 2016
The new feature will only be available if you use an iPhone or better and certain DJI drones.
Specifically iPhone 5S, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+ with iOS 8.2 or above and
DJI Inspire, Phantom 4, Phantom 3 Professional or Advanced, Osmo, drones.
Hopefully the list of qualified drone and phone will expand with time.
There are more on the specifics from Twitter’s own help page
Last Updated: May 09, 2016 08:50AM PDT
We first heard some information or had some clue that Twitter has thoughts of of service along these lines of photos and video taken from drones and sending the data to users accounts back around December 21, 2015. At that time CNBC ran a story that Twitter was granted a patent for such a technology.
From the CNBC story.
Twitter was granted a patent last week for an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, that takes photos and videos that can be shared on user accounts. Twitter users could control the drone’s movement and stream what it captures.
At the time in December of 2015 the company declined to comment on possible production or rollout plans for the device. A spokesman would only say,
“Two words: Drone selfies.”
Twitter has been working on this idea for well over a year now and it looks like we will be seeing the results of this work in the not too distant future.
Go fly a drone!