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Great 4K Remote Control Camera with Built-in Streaming
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2017
I purchased the Mevo Plus with the Boost for possible use in broadcasting live events around my community.
The good stuff: Very easy setup and configuration, including using the Android app on an inexpensive MotoE phone. I was very pleased that it could be used without spending $1K on an iPhone or Galaxy. Very Good picture quality. The pan and zoom and cut functions are very cool and help to add visual interest to a single viewpoint. It still is, of course, a single, wide-angle, point of view, and it must be placed fairly close to the subject in most applications like a performance by a band or a panel discussion.
The limitations: You can livestream OR record in 4K..... NOT both simultaneously. Streaming is, as with any streaming, completely dependant upon having a solid connection. I used the Boost to establish a connection via ethernet cable directly to my cable modem and easily got a connection. I was very disappointed, however, to find that YouTube flagged the quality of the stream from the Mevo as very weak, due entirely to my connection…..NOT the cameras fault.
This made me think about the wisdom of embedding the streaming solution in an otherwise very cool remote control 4K video camera. Most of what I do is remote and in an environment with poor cellular connectivity at best. Often, I don’t have the lead time to negotiate a hardline Ethernet connection at each site so I’m limited to run-of-the-mill Wi-fi. In addition, The Boosts 10-hour battery doesn’t buy me much if I’m relying on my cell phone for network connectivity.
Bottom Line: This is a very cool, remote control 4K video camera with a built in streaming capability. If you are confident that your network environment will provide sufficient bandwidth to allow it to be practical in delivering LIVE video via the Internet, go for it!
In my case (limited, unpredictable network environment), I packed it up and started a return process with Amazon. If I invest in a streaming device going forward, it will likely be one that allows me to stream from any video input that I choose rather than one that is bundled with a specific camera.