NEW FRONTIERS WITH FSN LIVE
HOW IT WORKS
With FSN LIVE, your network can step into the future of broadcast news today.
An FSN LIVE subscription gives you unprecedented live competitive advantage and reliable connectivity from essentially anywhere in the world. It’s a cost-effective service for ever-shrinking newsroom budgets, and allows you to stop throwing money away on bulky backpacks and associated hardware.
Becoming an FSN LIVE subscriber and creating your customized FSN LIVE hub will revolutionize your newscast and dramatically expand your domestic and global coverage. It will significantly broaden and diversify your live capabilities, whether it’s local, regional, national or international.
FSN LIVE is owned, operated and used by Feature Story News, the world’s fastest-growing broadcast news agency. Designed by our award-winning cameramen and engineers, the system is a unique, cost-effective and future-proofed technological solution that can expand your global reach.
iPhone app turns your iPhone in an HD remote-controlled broadcast camera, allowing your engineers in the MCR to take full control of the focus, shutter, zoom, latency and, when mounted on a Gimbal, pan and tilt. In App store-and-forward feature allows for easy as-live recording and sending.
Turns your iPad into a virtual MCR and universal remote control for your video journalists’ phones. With bandwidth-monitoring, high-quality output, low latency signal, multi-viewer, one-touch output selection.
Zixi FEC + ARQ packet recovery delivers uninterrupted transmission, further decreasing latency by minimizing packet loss and recovery time. Adaptive bitrate and framerate helps when the bandwidth is a challenge. Global array of cloud-based servers improves latency and signal stability.
Access to FSN’s ever-growing network of studios, live positions and bureaus across the world. Go live with correspondents, guests, analysts, protagonists from the world’s major cities.
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Our unique “REMOTE” mode allows MCR engineers to control focus, shutter, zoom, latency and now – via remote-controlled gimbal – pan and tilt.
Revolutionizing the world of live mobile broadcasting in the field, and back at base.
Giving your engineers unique ability to control live environments and deliver full HD liveshots from even the world’s most challenging locations.
FSN LIVE WORLDWIDE HUBS
As an FSN LIVE subscriber, you are automatically connected to our FSN live studios worldwide, and have access to all of them for your correspondents and guests.
TECH SPECS, FEATURES & FAQs
Recommended optional extra:
Gimbal (DJI Osmo Mobile 2)
No other app gives you the same tried and tested features and functionality. You have total remote control over every aspect of the picture, settings and framing. And when you subscribe to FSN LIVE, you get access to a global network of live positions, studios, reporters, producers and camera operators.
Yes. You need a second phone with wired or bluetooth head phone to do IFB. This can be done through your reporter’s cell phone. We are currently testing different options to build IFB into the app, but for the time being, you do need a second phone. Update expected Q1 2020.
No. There are major security and functionality concerns by switching to a web page, which is why we keep it within the app on an iPad.
No. We picked Apple because of the camera quality and because the iOS system works the same across all devices. On Android, functionality differs between different makes of phones and tablets.
It will work on a 6 and 7, but we recommend an 8 and above for battery life.
Any broadcast quality XLR mic will work. We have tested the iRig Pre / iRig Pre HD / Saramonic Smart Mixer to enable you to plug a microphone into the phone.
The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 works with our system. Both allow you to control the pan and tilt of the phone’s camera from anywhere in the world.
Apple advise that iPhones can be used where the ambient temperature is between 0º and 35º C (32º to 95º F). We have found that heat packs in winter and cooling gel packs in summer can extend this range.
No, one decoder means one incoming path. If you want two simultaneous feeds, you will need 2 decoders. But if you do have just one decoder, the switch over time is minimal. It takes less than 30 seconds to jump between different incoming sources.
The FSN LIVE system is used daily by our Feature Story News reporters, so the app is constantly updated for our own use in a fast-changing environment. You can expect free updates of the application and additional improvements in the coming years.
No. And why would you? The point of the iPhone app is its flexibility, its mobility and its cost-effectiveness.