The Sacramento Bee is using small video cameras equipped with cellphone connections to stream video from Olympic torch protests in San Francisco to its website in near-real time. The shot above was about two hours old when I captured it.
They're taking advantage of Qik, a service that streams video live from your cell, to stage the material, then transferring it to sacbee.com. Here's a basic explanation as reported to me:
The video is shot with a small camera that has cell-phone components and streamed back live to this web site (http://qik.com/browse/videos?sort=ratings&tag=The+Sacramento+Bee). Like a YouTube video, the display can be embedded into an other web page.Fresno has also pioneered the Qik live video connections. Anybody else?
I don't think the videos are streamed live on Sacbee, but the recordings are posted very fast for near-live viewing.