A gadget that plugs into an HDMI socket and enables live webcasting of that signal has been unveiled by Livestream.com
The Livestream Broadcaster Mini is a smaller version of their existing product but works solely over WiFi.
Controlled by mobile phone, it’s battery powered and spits out a 4mbit H.264/AAC-encoded signal to the Livestream servers at up to 1080p.
It’s also possible to use feeds from several Livestream Minis as the sources for Livestream’s Studio system, a sort of TV gallery, either to switch between them or provide several different simultaneous streams.
The gadget costs $295 USD and essentially turns any camera or camcorder into a webcasting device. We like it!