Dejero launches Macbook news video upload software
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Michelle Clancy
| 24 November 2014
Dejero, maker of mobile newsgathering products, has debuted its LIVE+ NewsBook software for Mac notebooks, .

The new solution which gives users a video uplink solution for transmitting live HD or SD video feeds, as well as recorded and edited files, back to a broadcast facility.

The NewsBook software bonds multiple cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and satellite connections to create an aggregated data path for the transmission of video. The company said that it's aimed at foreign correspondents of major news networks, freelance stringers, mobile media journalists and one-person-bands that act as reporter, producer, editor and on-air talent to create a virtual news bureau from any location.

"The Dejero LIVE+ NewsBook software is the perfect solution for field reporters and foreign correspondents who need to travel with as little gear as possible," said Brian Cram, CEO at Dejero. "With NewsBook's simple user interface that makes it easy to capture and transmit broadcast-quality content, covering breaking news cost-effectively from remote locations has never been easier."

The NewsBook software bonds multiple cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and satellite connections to create an aggregated data path for the transmission of video. The company said that it's aimed at foreign correspondents of major news networks, freelance stringers, mobile media journalists and one-person-bands that act as reporter, producer, editor and on-air talent to create a virtual news bureau from any location.

In a typical configuration using cellular transmissions, a video journalist connects a Mac notebook running the NewsBook software with an off-the-shelf video camera using a video capture device such as a Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder, which links the camera via the notebook's Thunderbolt port. By swapping out USB modems attached to the notebook, users can adapt Dejero LIVE+ NewsBook for operation over any country's cellular networks.

The notebook's own webcam provides an acceptable back-up if a camera fails in the field, and it's also useful for talking-head interviews. Users can also receive countdown cues by using the interruptible fold back (IFB) feature with a wired or wireless earpiece.

Monitored and managed by the LIVE+ Portal remotely from any Web browser, the video can be sent to a LIVE+ Broadcast Server for playout or to a LIVE+ Cloud Server for distribution to Web and mobile Web devices.