theorycast.36 :: Talking Qik.com with Daniel Brusilovsky


At just 15 years old, Daniel Brusilovsk has already got quite a presence online. From his AppleUnivsersePodcast.com, to his blogger relations internship with Qik, to equipment sponsorships from Twitter, Dan’s really hit the ground running at a young age.

Via Skype, we talked about live video streaming, from me being a lifecaster running Mogulus on my Sony UX umpc, to Dan just running Qik on his Nokia N95.

Interestingly, he shows me how we can get the best of both worlds, since Qik now integrates with Mogulus as a remote live camera. That’s awesome news because now almost anyone can get a professional news network going!

I asked Dan about whether he’s seen interesting uses of Qik, so he shared a story about how a user was able to live videocast her mother condition from hospital while her dad could observe from another country (that’s virtual presence). He also tells me that BBC has their journalists using Qik for their on-location reporting too.

I’m just waiting to see if I should get the Nokia N95 or N96. I can imagine more people adopting live video streaming if it’s going to be that simple (sans the laptop, webcam, battery packs, gosh!).

2 Comments

  1. Posted July 7, 2008 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Hey Kevin,

    How’ve u been? Heard somewhere that u’ll be back in Singapore at the end of the year? Just to let you know, I’ll be interning at Qik for a year from August onwards, so it’s quite interesting to see you blogging about Qik and Daniel.

    Btw, get a 5 megapixel fone cos the quality on Qik is great!! tho it takes time to upload…

    Wayne

  2. Posted July 7, 2008 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Congrats Wayne! I’m waiting for the Qik iPhone client. For cellular streaming video, a regular 640 x 480 resolution should be sufficient.

3 Trackbacks

  1. […] So with the departure of my Sony UX umpc (sold via Craigslist), I’m officially moving from nu-tradition lifecasting to a more mobile solution. My previous setup was way too complex (was getting into LCD glasses and a wearable keyboard) and I believe that the more natural evolution would lie in programmable networked cameraphones (see my Qik.com interview). Running parallel to this is an interest in drones, especially flying ones. […]

  2. […] Nevertheless, it was an interesting video covering “lifecasting.” I still think synchronous tools make for a convenient means for time-delayed media, too! […]

  3. […] I’m now able to videocast live anytime any place. I’ve got a Nokia E51 for review, and Daniel Brusilovsky provided me a Qik.com account for mobile video […]