Mevo Review will take you through this amazing HD capable Live Event camera in detail. This is everything you need to know before you go ahead and buy Mevo live event camera.
As you are probably aware of Facebook launching Live Streaming on its platform in the recent past, Mevo has been granted the exclusive permission to be a standalone device capable of live streaming to Facebook Live.
The camera and its associated iOS App will enable you to Live Stream and Live Edit the video on the fly, which means when you are streaming a concert live and want to edit it live with closeups of the DJ as well as a view of the entire set, then all you need to do is pop open the iOS app and select the DJ in the live view and Mevo will do the rest as you will come to know in this review.
There are three variants of Mevo Camera:
- Mevo MV1-01A-WH (White)
- Mevo MV1-01A-BL (Black)
- Mevo Pro
The Pro version is a bundle of several cool stuff which I will go on to later in this Mevo Review.
Let us get started then.
The Mevo can be called as a complete story telling device since it is a combination of Live Streaming, Live editing and obviously the HD camera.
The Size of Mevo
The Mevo is a plam sized camera which packs a punch. The device weighs 130g/4.6 ounces and has a width of 50mm with a height of 63mm.
Battery Life of Mevo
Mevo comes with a Rechargeable 1200mAh Lithium Ion battery and has a battery life of upto 1 hour which can be extended upto 10 hours with the help of Mevo Boost accessory or any USB Power Banks. So basically you should invest in atleast a 10,000 mAh AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank.
Memory/Storage used in Mevo
Mevo supports Micro SD (SD,SDHC,SDXC) memory card and comes with a 16GB Micro SD card in the package which has a Write Speed of 50MB/s and Read speed of 80MB/s.
Buy additional storage here : Transcend 64GB Class 10 SDXC UHS-II SD Card (TS64GSD2U3)
Audio/Video Specifications of Mevo
Mevo has an all glass 4K Sony Sensor which has a resolution of 12.4 Megapixels and the capture resolution is an astounding 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Mevo features an All-glass, f2.8. Focal length 3mm lens which has a field of view of 150 degrees (diagonal) but unfortunately doesn’t feature a Night Mode.
The aspect ratio is 16:9 and captures at a framerate of 30fps.
The video codec used is H.264 and Audio codec used is AAC.
There is an internal Dual analog MEMS microphone in Mevo and also external microphones can be added via iOS over Wifi.
On that note, let us talk about the Networking options of Mevo.
Mevo can generate its own Wifi Access point over 802.11 a/b/g/n @ 2.4Ghz / 5GHz and this can be streamed via the iPhone LTE connection.
It has Bluetooth 4.0 which can be used for configuration of the camera.
An optional 100Mbps Ethernet which can be added using Mevo Boost Accessory.
4G LTE can be added using Mevo Boost too or via any Wifi Hotspot.
Controls on Mevo
Atop the camera is single button which can be configured for ON/OFF, Start/Stop.
There is also a 24 multi color LED ring which gives different status about the device and on top of that, looks cooool!
That was it for the Mevo Specifications, let us move on with the review.
How to Edit & Share Live HD Videos on Mevo
The pocket sized Mevo has got its name as a nifty live event camera because it can replace a huge rig setup of 9 Cameras and a Switcher, imagine the savings when compared to having 9 DSLR or other HD Cameras and a costly switcher.
You can edit the Live video on your Apple device running iOS 9 or higher.
The Mevo app when connected via Wifi to Mevo will display either of the following:
- Full sensor image.
- All virtual angles based on Facial recognition or manual angle placement.
When viewing in Full sensor you can tap and pinch to zoom or drag to pan the video actively.
Another mind blowing feature is the auto pilot video production in Mevo, When you leave the app alone without editing, it will automatically take over the editing and switch the videos based on facial recognition which recognizes which character is speaking and then switching to it.
For sharing, you can connect to your Livestream subscription to stream live. You will need a Wifi connection to stream HD videos or use your iPhones LTE to stream over Wifi hotspot.
You can also upload the video later from the microSD card to your favourite Social Networking site. The USB on the device can be used to copy the files to your computer.
The Mevo pro is a bundle of Mevo Camera + Mevo Boost power accessory. The main attraction being the Boost power accessory.
It features a 12000mAh battery capacity with a weatherproof body and quick charger. The connection is using both Full Size USB and Micro-USB plug.
It has a weight of approximately 300g/10.6 ounces and comes in only one color which is Black. (The bundle comes with a Mevo Black camera as well).
The Boost has a height of 157mm/6.18 inches.
The Mevo camera can be mounted on top of Boost with the help of the Mount provided with both the Pro pack as well as standalone Mevo.
In the Box
- Mevo Camera.
- Mevo Mount.
- 10 ft USB cable.
- USB Charger.
- 16GB microSD.
- Mevo Camera.
- Mevo Boost power accessory.
- Mevo stand by K&M.
- Mevo mount.
- 10 ft USB cable for Mevo camera.
- 3 ft USB cable for Mevo Boost.
- 2 USB chargers for Mevo Camera and Boost.
- 16GB microSD with Adapter.
Recommended Accessories for Mevo
- Mevo Live Event Camera Camcorder Case Camcorder and Digital Camera Case – Carry Handle & Adjustable Shoulder Strap – Black / Grey – Replacement by Synergy
- 10,000 mAh AmazonBasics Portable Power Bank
- Transcend 64GB Class 10 SDXC UHS-II SD Card (TS64GSD2U3)
Buy Mevo Online
The best deal yet for Mevo camera is available at Amazon.com & to sweeten the deal, if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber you can get your Mevo in 24 hours on ordering.