Broadcasting to Periscope starts in the Destination menu, in the bottom right of the Main Window. Select Periscope. The Periscope Login button will appear at the bottom of the Main Window.
If you’ve never logged into Periscope with Ecamm Live, click Login now. You’ll be greeted with the same options you have to log into Periscope on the web.
Once you’re logged in, you can dive straight in by clicking Go Live, but there are a couple of options you’ll want to check out first.
Periscope Broadcast Options
There are three options specific to Periscope broadcasts. The most common one will be to have a description for your broadcast. In the bottom left of the Main Window, you’ll see the words Enter a description… Click the words to enter the description that will display along with your live stream. This description is also important for the Twitter posting option discussed below.
Periscope Options Menu
Share your broadcast on Twitter
Select this option to have Periscope send a tweet inviting your Twitter followers to join you for your broadcast. The text of the tweet Periscope sends is the description, detailed above, and a link to the stream. If you go live without a description, and with this setting enabled, your tweet will be a Periscope link without description—which on Twitter’s apps and site will show as a video without a description.
Use Secure Connection
Enabling a secure connection, perhaps obviously, provides security for your stream. This also can help if you’re having trouble with your connection to Periscope. Networks typically treat secure connections differently than standard connections. The opposite is also true: if you’re broadcasting with the secure connection and having trouble, you can disable this setting.
In addition to these 3 settings, there are a few more advanced settings that pertain to all broadcast destinations.
There are no scheduled live broadcasts available on Periscope. Once you have your settings to your liking, click Go Live to start your broadcast immediately.
View Viewer Comments and Hearts
During broadcasts, any comments or hearts your audience makes on your live broadcast will be displayed in the Comments and Reactions window. Additionally, at the top of the Main Window we’ll display a live count of viewers, visible only to you.
Display Comments on Your Broadcast
If you would like to share your viewers’ comments with the audience, you can add individual comments to the broadcast by dragging them from the Comments and Reactions window to the Main Window, or clicking Add to Broadcast under any comment. The comment will become a styled Text Overlay. Read more about your options in the Overlays section.
Ending a Periscope Broadcast
After clicking Finish we’ll present you with a message confirming your broadcast has ended, and offer several options for your next steps.
On Periscope, a recording of your Live broadcast is now available as part of your profile, automatically.
View Post - click to reveal the post in your default web browser.
Delete Post - click to remove the post from Periscope. We’ll double-check with you before we destroy it, as there is no undo.
The next two items concern a local recording of your broadcast.
Show File - click to reveal the local video file in your Mac’s Finder.
Send To YouTube - click to send the local video file to your YouTube Account. If you’ve never used the YouTube feature, you’ll be asked to sign in when you press the Send To YouTube button. You’ll then be presented with a form to add information about your upload, and set its visibility options. Once you’ve uploaded, you can close the dialog box or you can click to Go To YouTube to view your upload.
Logging out of Periscope
Ecamm Live will stay logged into Periscope unless you manually log out, or if you remove Ecamm Live from your Periscope Sources. If you’d like to log out of Periscope, with Periscope selected in the Destination menu, go to the Ecamm Live menu at the top of your display, and select Log Out. In the Main Window, we’ll ask to confirm before logging you out. Click Log Out and it will be so.