A famous DJ and electro house musician, Steve Aoki (a little trivia: He’s a son of the famous Benihana founder, Rocky Aoki), electrified the sold-out Roseland Ballroom in New York City late Friday night, February 17, 2012. The whole place quickly became one big party, and Influxis was able to live stream the entire set in HD.
On top of the HD video, Influxis provided a real-time social chat via Facebook and Twitter, and the first-ever “Fan Cam,” that utilized a special mobile live streaming backpack. The cameraman was able to roam the floor wirelessly among the partiers, capture their every move and stream it live.
Influxis’ unique, interactive setup enabled the online viewers to click between “Director’s Cut”, which incorporated 10 cameras, and the “Fan Cam,” to enjoy various perspectives of the event. They were also able to select between full screen and normal screen, and turn the social chat feature on or off, to suit their “style of viewing”.
In addition to the normal desktop/laptop deliveries, Influxis also live streamed to iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and smartphones, using HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), which is a new feature of Adobe’s latest FMS 4.5 (Flash Media Server).
With the success of this interactive live streaming, we hope that we’ll be seeing many more energy-packed sets by various artists on our favorite media devices in the near future.