I ordered mine at the prerelease price. I have live streamed four contemporary church services on Facebook using public wifi and my iPhone 5s. I have it 5ft from the (elevated) stage on a mic stand. I use an external battery designed for a GoPro since I record 2-2 1/2 hrs continuously. I use the built in mic with fairly good results. Auto color balance and exposure are good inspite of frequent harsh lighting. I am generally pleased. I am very pleased with the responsiveness of the manufacturer. They have already released 2 updates. They also respond on the customer Facebook page. Please consider your intended use and MEVO's limitations. Then lower your expectations a few notches. It does much better in good light—grainy otherwise. It's mic can't work miracles—external micing is possible at an added expense. Internet speed (upload>6) is needed for highest quality streaming. It can stream in 2 lower qualities. It is designed to be a one camera solution to streaming a multi cam event. In August 2016, it is in it's first iteration with evolving software. It hasn't met my all of expectations; but, I really like it and look forward to seeing it mature.
We wanted to thank you for your in-depth review and for demonstrating your setup! Your points are very valid and we're happy to say we are committed to releasing frequent software updates to continue to improve Mevo. Thank you for your support!
i needed something to live stream live performances and this little camera works like a charm with the app. it has an auto pilot mode where it pans and cuts through different angles making it look like somebody is controlling multiple cameras while it's really just the camera working on it's own. there are times where auto pilot could be a little more accurate, and i am hoping future updates will improve it. but it's super helpful when i don't have anyone to help with taking the video. i also like the fact that i can mix audio through my iphone's input and i usually go direct form the mixer. i still need to use it more... and i am tempted to buy the boost also for longer battery life. but so far so good!
Thank you for your feedback and we're glad to hear you're enjoying your Mevo! We will continue to develop our auto pilot to be as effective and accurate as possible. We hope you'll notice improvements as software updates continue!
So, I've been using this in action for many things, including a documentary I'm shooting. This is a great camera and great concept but I was a bit mislead by the website and some of the instruction. And I just recommend getting used to it and I now ALWAYS shoot with a second camera for cutting options.
I would love to always be able to use the app to edit myself, but I'm doing a documentary where I am doing interviews that I am in and so it does make weird decisions about camera angles sometimes. I'm figuring it out. It needs clean space and clear definition of those that will be speaking. Sometimes you'll get a random angle of a wall.
It also only produces a 720p image in the end. I guess I thought we'd get 1080p.
I wish we could pre define the angles. It does a great job of picking them and you can see them in the angle viewers and i wish we could "lock" those in and say 'don't add anymore'. But you can't, unless I'm missing something.
Thanks for the feedback. It is very helpful for us to know the pain points of our software for our customers. We'll relay this feedback to them. We're investigating ways to limit edits so you can capture video in 1080p, but no firm ETA at this time for that feature. Also, when the camera is on Auto-Pilot you definitely lose some of the customization of angles and shots than you would get through manual edit mode. We do understand your frustrations with that feature though and will look into locking shots on Auto-Pilot and not allowing any more to be created by the camera.
Thank you again for taking the time to comment. We hope to have some fixes in place in the future to help you get closer to your expectations for Mevo.
Needs good light, needs a mic, has poor battery life, plus I had problems syncing with my iPhone 6S Plus,(which meant I lost crucial footage) long story short - Item was returned for a refund. It promised much, but did not deliver. Perhaps, better version in the pipeline.
The idea behind this is great but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. I use it for Facebook Live and it constantly freezes or the broadcast get interrupted. I have an internet booster and my upload and download speeds are excellent along with the pings. I wouldn't of minded spending this amount of money if it worked properly. It is very frustrating to be in the midst of a FB Live and the video stop. I do not recommend this product. I will just be using my iPhone from now on. It is much more reliable than the Mevo.
Hi Sig. We're sorry to hear you're having issues with your Mevo camera. It sounds like your freezes could be due to interference on your Wifi network since the upload speed is high (5mbps is recommended for full HD streams). If you haven't tried it already, we recommend hardwiring your Mevo to your router via an ethernet cable plugged into the Mevo Boost. This will allow you to get around interference if this is the problem. If you think there may be other issues with the camera, we'd be happy to help troubleshoot or offer a replacement if there are any defects. Please contact our support team, they would be happy to help. https://help.getmevo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
I saw a friend using a Mevo and had to have one. I've been using to record the kid's practices, and looking forward to streaming end-of-year school performances and moving up ceremonies so other parents at work and my family can watch live! Pretty amazing little streaming camera. Quality is terrific and easy to use.
I ordered Mevo for my food blogging not really knowing what to expect as I was trying to find the best device to stream to Facebook lIve (without going too overboard with the big bucks!). I was skeptical at first since I'm new to the whole live streaming trend on social media, but I cannot be more satisfied with the results. Only slight con would be that I wish the battery lasted longer, but there is a Mevo boost accessory available that gives it an additional 10 hours of battery life which I'm probably going to buy. But overall very satisfied with this product!
We had high hopes for the Mevo, but even with a brand-new iPhone 6 the Mevo would not connect. Back and forth between the Wifi not working and the Bluetooth not working, we finally called the manufacturer. They were very short with us and told us it was a hardware problem and we should return it. We did, and we're not planning to replace it.