Perch turns your current or extra smartphone into a live dashcam anyone can view.
Perch lenses can be both stationary or mobile. Broadcasts may be made from the window of your
home or office and while on-the-go from the dash of your vehicle.
You can view the history from any "lens," create clips of special moments you witness and
then share those clips as stand-alone videos.
Why do people broadcast?
Perch is fun to share your unique view of the world. Broadcasting using a Perch Lens reveals
what it is like to be human, both the ordinary and extraordinary.
Why are people watching?
People enjoy watching reality of other places and things. Perch allows people to interact
through comments and clip creation, finding the most interesting moments that others might
miss out on.
I want to broadcast, what is the typical setup?
Update: We've assembled an Amazon
list of relatively cheap broadcast accessories we've tested that make it easier to
Broadcast on Perch.
- Internet connection - Wi-Fi is always preferrable but LTE (4G cellular
data) also works well. We recommend you monitor your LTE data usage to ensure you stay
within your monthly limit.
- Device Mount - A solid smartphone mount (something that holds it in
place) will make it way easier to set up your lens. Suction cup window mounts and
clamping "goosneck" mounts work well compared to leaning your phone against a window.
- Power - Keep your device plugged in to the wall or a car power adapter
or external battery while broadcasting. Capturing video with lots of motion, (such as a
bicycle or car dashcam), requires more battery than slow moving scenes.
- Shade - Depending on your climate and sunlight, you may need to shade
your device from the sun to keep it from overheating. This can typically be accomplished
with a small piece of cardboard.
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