“Clap Because We Care” on QGoLive

Every night at 7pm 1010 WINS in New York goes to a different neighborhood of the city for live coverage of “Clap Because We Care“.  This is the nightly salute from the people of the city to the essential workers who are on the front lines of the fight against Covid 19. On Saturday night April 4, live coverage came from an iPhone running QGoLive propped up in an apartment window in Hell’s Kitchen, across the street from Mt. Sinai West Hospital. We think the salute sounds as big as the gratitude New Yorkers feel.

 

QGoLive Visits the Leaning Tower of Dallas

Building demolitions and QGoLive go hand in hand. Here’s an example from KRLD where reporter Alan Scaia covers the second attempt to knock down an 11-story office building in Dallas, Texas, after last week’s implosion efforts were not totally successful.  From these reports it sounds like the Leaning Tower is still putting up a fight.  At least the audio is crystal clear!  Notice each report contains a pre-recorded interview played right from the field over QGoLive, plus the hosts and reporters enjoy latency-free talkback.

 

Great Suggestion from WTOP’s Mike Murillo

WTOP’s Mike Murillo writes:

Got some good use out of QGoLive today!

Used the sound clip playback and app’s script function. Sounded great. No dropouts from Downtown DC.

 Lee, one quick note. Can the script function work with the iPhone’s auto word generation/auto correct? Those functions help when trying write scripts in haste.

Great idea Mike.  Already submitted to the development team and we hope to have it soon.  Stay tuned.

Meantime here are a couple of Mike’s reports on a shooting in DC which he was able to put together even without benefit of auto correct.

UPDATE!  New version of QGoLive with Auto correct now in the Apple App Store!

 

Need to record a spot remotely? No problem!

Last week, Walter Sabo of Sterling on Sunday needed some help recording spots for his network show.  Instead of recording on his own and sending the spots in for editing, another solution appeared in the form of QGoLive.  By connecting to my QGoLive receiver, Walter and I were able to chat back and forth about length, beds, etc.  Then when it came time to record, we simply started rolling.  When the read was over, it was simple to play the audio back to him using QGoLive.

One good option built in to the receiver software is the ability to turn on and off transmit audio going to the remote party.  Since the receiver setup on my end was of temporary nature, I didn’t have a true mix minus setup.  To prevent Walter’s audio from feeding back to him, I simply turned off the transmit audio by clicking the green “TX” button when it was time to record.  This also functioned as a good cue – once Walter heard my audio disappear, he knew it was time to start talking.

Next time a client needs to record a spot for you – consider QGoLive.  Maybe you have a car dealership calling in for weekly ads over the phone… this week, have them download the app and give them your generic login to use as credentials.  It’s the next best thing to being on the other side of the glass!

Take a listen:

By: James Copeland

Election Night 2019 on KYW

Every election night, we always see an uptick in QGoLive usage across the country, and last night was no exception.

As usual, news powerhouse KYW’s fleet of reporters were out in full force.  Here’s an example where Bureau Chief David Madden gives an update on the polls in South Jersey, filing a live report with anchor Ian Bush.

Election night is a good reminder of QGoLive’s powerful ability to have an unlimited number of reporters in cue.  For remote-heavy events including severe weather and election coverage, the anchor or board operator at the studio simply clicks on the picture or name of the reporter to be on air – and they’re live!  Everyone connected to the receiver can hear pre-delay audio, so there’s no confusion when it’s their turn.