The selfie stick backlash may be in full swing, but one Australian television network is hoping the devices are the future of television. He said a number of their journalists are already using the device in the field. The SmartGrips will predominantly be used for breaking news.
In an Australian media first, a number of Sky News reporters will soon be filing stories with the help of a selfie stick cousin, the LiveU SmartGRIP.
In a concerning development for cameramen everywhere, the SmartGrip lets reporters attach their smartphone and external microphone to the handheld device and, using LiveU’s LU-Smart mobile app, quickly transmit high-quality footage back to the newsroom.
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