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Wirelessly cast live video to production monitors or iOS/Android devices. Share video in real-time from your camera straight to social.
Wirelessly cast live video to production monitors or iOS/Android devices. Share video in real-time from your camera straight to social.
Wirelessly cast live video to production monitors or iOS/Android devices. Share video in real-time from your camera straight to social.
158 backers pledged $58,843 to help bring this project to life.

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FREESTREAM: Broadcast High-Quality Video on the Fly

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FREESTREAM is a more affordable way to stream real-time, high-quality video straight from your HDMI camera to any audience, anywhere.

  • It’s for filmmakers looking for a smarter solution on set. 
  • It’s for content creators looking to stand out.
  • It’s for adventurers looking to share new experiences.

FREESTREAM gives you endless possibilities to take your storytelling to the next level.

  • Cast live with real-time broadcasts. 
  • Create something new with the ability to livestream from any HDMI camera.
  • Cast on the fly from even the most remote locations. 
  • Move freely with transmission radius of up to 500 meters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have three kits available. Select the one that works best for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you’re a filmmaker, a content creator, or just an adventurer looking to share your experiences in real-time, FREESTREAM takes your storytelling to the next level.

FREESTREAM is lightweight, durable, and compact. It's designed to travel.
FREESTREAM is lightweight, durable, and compact. It's designed to travel.

 

Notice the WNDRD PRVKE 21? We love this bag so much.
Notice the WNDRD PRVKE 21? We love this bag so much.

 

Move freely. 

  • Stream live from anywhere with a lightweight, portable kit 
  • Use FREESTREAM Universal with any camera for high-quality picture 
  • Give your audience a more scenic backdrop
Attach the FREESTREAM Universal Transmitter to any HDMI camera and live stream content in real time to Facebook Live or Youtube.
Attach the FREESTREAM Universal Transmitter to any HDMI camera and live stream content in real time to Facebook Live or Youtube.

  Cast your footage on the fly.

  • Capture more action with a wider transmission radius
  • Explore without limits 
  • Share your world
Share your adventures from the most remote locations.
Share your adventures from the most remote locations.

 Create Something New. 

  • Expand your monitor radius up to 500 meters 
  • Direct tricky shots with more precision 
  • Go wireless anywhere
Attach the FREESTREAM Universal Receiver to any HDMI production monitor to view what the camera is seeing and make sure you're getting the shot.
Attach the FREESTREAM Universal Receiver to any HDMI production monitor to view what the camera is seeing and make sure you're getting the shot.

 Live streaming is exploding. And we’ve designed FREESTREAM and our iOS app accordingly. 

It’s the era of agile content creation and live video is changing the way brands are using social media. Our goal is to give people the freedom to share experiences like never before.

Compatibility with iOS 8.0 or later.

The FREESTREAM app enables content creators to: 

  • Stream live to followers on multiple social platforms 
  • Customize broadcasts with Logos, Titles, and more
  • Save videos and take screenshots

FREESTREAM lets filmmakers share experiences like never before. It’s not about waiting for the bigger budget. It’s about the freedom to start now. 

The FREESTREAM enables filmmakers to: 

  • Monitor more types of cameras wirelessly (latency <200)
  • Share their video feed to 4 iOS or Android devices on set
  • Easily share shots and screenshots
  • Customize Resolution, Bit Rate (220kpbs-8mbps), and Frame Rates
Use the iOS FREESTREAM app to live stream and broadcast to Facebook Live or Youtube.
Use the iOS FREESTREAM app to live stream and broadcast to Facebook Live or Youtube.

 ANDROID SUPPORT NOW AVAILABLE

Our new android application gives you nearly every feature of our iOS application. 

  • Monitor more types of cameras wirelessly (latency <200) 
  • Share their video feed to 4 iOS or Android devices on set 
  • Easily share shots and screenshots 
  • Customize Resolution
  • Customize Bit Rate (220kpbs-8mbps)
  • Customize Frame Rates from 12-30fps

LATENCY DEMO

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

While in development, we worked with our manufacturer to make this product perfect.
While in development, we worked with our manufacturer to make this product perfect.

In 2015, we started on an exciting journey to create something we would be excited about. Putting pen to paper, Freestream started with just sketches. Those sketches evolved into 3D prints, which led to our first prototypes. Our goal was to create a compact, lightweight, easy to pack system. Aesthetics mean a lot to us, not just functionality. 

  

 

 

 DJay Brawner, CEO

DJay founded Anthem Films in Los Angeles in 2009. Between directing high-profile talent like Selena Gomez and producing indie-features, DJay got the idea for FREESTREAM while filming a live show for one his all-time favorites, Saves the Day. A GoPro went out on stage while he was directing a multi-cam shoot, he didn't have a way to production monitor the GoPro...and the idea for FREESTREAM was born. He gathered his friends, and they are bringing FREESTREAM to life.

Justice Laub, CTO

In the mid-2000s, Justice pioneered the world of branded content with Cobrasnake Marketing and his influencer-marketing agency Strange Arcade. He's worked with some of the biggest names of our generation, including J.J. Abrams and Shepard Fairey. Throughout his career, he's used technology to reshape media norms. 

Clayton Keener-Blaha, CMO

In 2011, Clayton cofounded OWSLA, a record label and creative collective, along with Skrillex, Kathryn Frazier, and Tim Smith.  From writing for Thrasher Magazine to consulting with tech startups in San Francisco, Clayton has straddled technology and entertainment his entire career. 

Tom Li, General Counsel

After graduating from UCLA School of Law, Tom secured a position at a global law firm, started consulting with startups on the side, and became inspired by the world of consumer technology. Tom, who was born in China and speaks Mandarin, also manages the relationship with our manufacturer. 

CVW, Hardware Partners

To help bring this project to life, we aligned ourselves early on with CVW (Shenzhen Crystal Video Technology Co., Ltd.) CVW is a wireless hardware manufacturer based in Shenzhen, China. With their background and knowledge we were able to bring our ideas to life. They have been an amazing partner thus far on the project, and we couldn't be here without them. 

 

  

We chose Kickstarter because the Kickstarter platform allows us to communicate with our users and make our backers apart of the development process. We have a roadmap for future devices, and changes, and we want the community’s suggestions to help us make Freestream the best it can be.

Launching on Kickstarter allows us to bring this product to the market faster than we would be capable without the support of backers. Freestream is designed for all people and this community is something we wanted to be a part of. We hope that you will join us in bringing FREESTREAM to life and taking live streaming where it’s never gone before.

We need help bringing FREESTREAM to the people. Our goal will help us get started on manufacturing so that we get the devices into the hands of content creators. If we exceed our goal, we plan to offer additional items, configurations, and possibly some free stuff! 

We hope that you will join us in bringing Freestream to life and taking live streaming where it’s never gone before.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

      

 Photography by Jake Taylor, Eric Tobin, Michael Duenas

Main Video by Anthem Films

 

Risks and challenges

Signal Strength
Like all wireless signals, ours has limitations. FREESTREAM has a pro-quality transmission signal. It’s what makes it such an exciting and empowering tool for filmmakers, bloggers, action sports enthusiasts, and creative people all over the world. The transmission range is up to 500m. But that’s the best-case scenario. In beta tests, we had the strongest signal when we stayed within a 80-100 meter radius.

Network Broadcasting
While FREESTREAM picture quality is something we’re extremely proud of, we don’t recommend or intend for this to be used by major television networks. It’s made for indie filmmakers and digital content creators, not ESPN (maybe espn.com but not ESPN). And we’re OK with that because if it were made for ESPN, nobody else would be able to afford it.

Choosing the Right Model for Your Needs
We want as many people as possible to have access to our wireless broadcasting kits. For that reason, we have three options. It’s important you read the feature list to be sure that yours is compatible with your camera and your video needs.

Live Streaming
At the moment, FREESTREAM lets you stream live to YouTube and Facebook. We’ll continually update this functionality to include other live streaming options. We hope by end of 2017 to be able to include Instagram, UStream, LiveStream, and others.

The FCC
A lot of projects like this have hiccups due to FCC regulations. We are already on top of this, and have started the process of certification. We should have clearance before summer and we do not anticipate this delaying our goal of shipping by Fall 2017.

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    FREESTREAM Fan

    Help us meet the goal of staying caffeinated through the launch of this project. Give a dollar in the name of great content.

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    FREESTREAM Enamel Pin

    You can never have too much flare. Our logo lends itself nicely to enamel pins, so we are making some just for you supporters.

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    FREESTREAM Sticker Pack

    Who doesn't like a great sticker? You'll get a pack of five to show your support of our products.

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    FREESTREAM - Kickstarter Only T-Shirt

    A T-Shirt can do more than just put some clothing on your back, it can also say you are a cool person. This commemorative FREESTREAM T-Shirt will show that you backed us and helped bring us to life. You will look great, we promise.

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    FREESTREAM 5 Panel Hat + Sticker Pack

    Get a 5-panel hat plus the commemorative FREESTREAM sticker pack.

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    • Sticker Pack
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    Super Early Bird FREESTREAM Standard Kit

    The Standard Kit is ready for vloggers, content creators, and filmmakers. Take GoPro filmmaking and creation to the next level.

    Includes:
    • Freestream Standard
    • Sticker Pack
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    Super Early Bird FREESTREAM Professional

    Super Early Bird Pledge - Get 25% off our FREESTREAM Pro Kit. Take your GoPro to the next level.

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    • Freestream Professional
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    Super Early Bird FREESTREAM Universal Kit

    Super Early Bird Pledge - Get 25% off our FREESTREAM Universal Kit. It's time to connect to every camera and stream your world.

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    FLASH SALE - FREESTREAM Universal Kit

    The universal kit gives you the ability to go wireless with any camera with HDMI out. It's time to stream your world.

    Live stream and wirelessly monitor from your DSLR, GoPro, or Red Camera.

    $100 off MSRP of $599

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    FLASH SALE - Hard Case Bundle

    Pack up your Universal Kit into our custom Pelican Case and you can head out on your next big adventure.

    Over $150 off retail

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    • Custom Pelican Case
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    Early Bird FREESTREAM Bundle Kit

    We created a bundle for all the people who want to do more with more. This includes both a Professional and Universal version of the device.

    $150 off MSRP!

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    Skate Weekend

    Get a weekend of skating with the founders at a one of the indoor Skate Parks in LA along with a free EDM concert in addition to your own FREESTREAM Universal or Pro.

    * Free Shipping within the United States

    *Flights and other travel costs not included

    Includes:
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    • Hotel Accommodations
    • Live EDM Concert
    • Food Per-Diem Provided
    • Freestream 5 Panel Hat
    • Freestream Kickstarter T-Shirt
    • Freestream Hoodie - Gotta Stay Warm
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    Joshua Tree Weekend

    Get a weekend of camping and rock climbing in Joshua Tree with the founders.

    * Free Shipping within the United States

    *Flights and other travel costs to Los Angeles not included.

    Includes:
    • Freestream Universal
    • Camping Supplies & Food Provided
    • Freestream Kickstarter T-Shirt
    • Sticker Pack
    • Freestream Hoodie - Gotta Stay Warm
    • Transportation from Los Angeles
    • 1 Freestream Universal or Pro
    • Freestream 5 Panel Hat
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    Tahoe Snowboard/Ski Weekend

    You and one guest get a weekend of snowboarding (or skiing) with the founders in Tahoe.

    * Free Shipping within the United States

    *Flights and travel costs not included. You must be able to get to Tahoe on your own.

    Includes:
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    • Food Per-Diem Provided
    • Lodging Provided
    • Lift Tickets
    • Freestream Hoodie - Gotta Stay Warm
    • Freestream 5 Panel Hat
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Funding period

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