Apps like Periscope and Facebook Live have made live streaming available to anyone with a smartphone and internet connection, but the new Periscope Producer feature lets prosumers expand beyond the grainy resolution and shakiness of those smartphone feeds. Periscope Producer is specifically for professional video producers, letting them live stream with high-quality equipment without sacrificing the ease that the original app offers.
Periscope in its original formulation is only available as a mobile app, without any other technological capabilities. This only allowed people to live stream through the local camera on that device. As powerful as many of the cameras on today's smartphones are, this is still an obvious limitation for professionals.
Periscope Producer takes live streaming off of smartphones, allowing users to connect to external streaming software, hardware encoders, and professional cameras.