Elgato Game Capture HD

You don't need to feel completely "left out" if you're not getting the new Playstation 4 or Xbox One. You can still broadcast your Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gameplay on Ustream!

The Elgato Game Capture HD allows you to easily broadcast or record Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gameplay to a Mac or PC.

Panasonic HC-X920 HD Digital CamcorderThis week over 90,000 media and entertainment professionals from over 150 countries flocked to Las Vegas for the 2103 National Association of Broadcasters Show.

The big hardware news for many Ustreamers out of the NAB Show is the number of camcorder lines now sporting direct to Ustream broadcast capabilities using built-in WiFi.

Panasonic showed off three new HD Camcorders and we think they include the best direct to Ustream support we seen yet despite the initial setup being a bit cumbersome. We also think they have much better image quality and low light performance over their similarly priced JVC counterparts. All had hybrid optical/digital image stabilization and a level shot function to reduce camera shake and help keep the video steady and level. This worked pretty well. They also connect to a powerful companion app for full remote wireless control and monitoring with an iPhone or iPad or Android phone or tablet. We think they're all really nice camcorders for the money and think you'll be really impressed by their sharpness and low light performance.

Panasonic HC-V520 HD Digital CamcorderThe Panasonic HC-V520 HD Digital Camcorder (pictured left) is Panasonic's entry level model with Ustream support. It features 50x Optical/80x digital zoom, a f/1.8 28mm wide lens with Optical Image Stabilization and 3" touch screen. If you're looking to for a HD camcorder with direct to Ustream broadcasting capabilities, this model is a great choice for the budget conscious or those who wouldn't miss the lack of a mic input, filter ring mount, and accessory shoe.

Panasonic HC-V720 HD Digital CamcorderThe Panasonic HC-V720 HD Digital Camcorder (pictured right) is the mid-range model and features a high sensitivity sensor, 21x Optical/50x digital zoom, a f/1.8 28mm wide lens with Optical Image Stabilization, It has a 3" touch screen and adds an accessory shoe, a filter ring mount, and mic input jack. For most streaming and general video recording applications this is the model we'd suggest. It'll give you the most flexibility, with great image quality and low light performance. There's a heck of a lot of bang for your buck here.

Panasonic HC-X920 HD Digital CamcorderThe Panasonic HC-X920 HD Digital Camcorder (pictured left) is fully loaded. It features a high sensitivity 3MOS Full-HD sensor, 12x Optical/25x digital zoom, a Leica Dicomar f/1.5 29.8mm wide lens with Optical Image Stabilization and Nano Surface Coating, similar to whats found on high end professional DSLR lenses. It adds a generous 3.5" touch screen, electronic viewfinder, manual ring, and level gauge. It also has an accessory shoe, filter ring mount, mic input jack and also a headphone jack. It's low light performance, sharpness, and image quality was outstanding, the best of the bunch, making it well worth the extra dough if you can afford it.

Cerevo LiveShell PRO
The new Cerevo LiveShell PRO allows High Definition live streaming from any Camcorder (or Camera) with an HDMI output direct to Ustream. It can even broadcast in 720p HD resolution without the need of a computer!

Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam for HD Video Streaming, Calling, Recording

Ustream Certified Compatible logoThe Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam is an awesome breakthrough product for broadcasting on Ustream or chatting on FaceTime, Skype and other popular video calling services.

The camera can either stream direct to Ustream with super sharp, smooth, and clear High Definition 720p quality video or beam the video over Wi-Fi up to 50 feet to a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. From there it can be controlled by Ustream Producer, FaceTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro and more. The Logitech Broadcaster app lets you record or broadcast and control digital zoom, pan, tilt and even exposure on a Mac, iPad or iPhone screen.

Creveo LiveShell

Ustream Certified Compatible logoThe recently announced Creveo LiveShell is now available to order at Amazon.com. It connects to practically any camera or camcorder for broadcasting directly to Ustream over WiFi or wired ethernet and doesn't require a computer. It is the first product to be certified by Ustream and to feature the new Ustream Compatible logo (left).

Creveo LiveShell Battery CompartmentThe LiveShell has an HDMI input for importing audio and video from cameras with an HDMI port. It also features stereo microphone and audio line-in inputs so other audio feeds and/or an external microphone can be used. In addition, it has a composite video input for older cameras or camcorders. It is powered by an included USB-Mini A/C adapter or it can use three AA batteries for up to 3 hours of mobile usage. It can be powered even longer with the addition of a SANYO 5000 mAh eneloop Mobile Booster.

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