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UNLIMITED Mevo Start Multicam Cameras!

Photo Moment - July 26, 2022

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Want to go live easier than ever, with multiple cameras? The Mevo Multicam app got an upgrade, from three to UNLIMITED cameras! Keep adding as many cameras as your phone or tablet can handle!

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This update on mevo app for unlimited mevo cameras is both in ios and Android?
As far as I know
Hello, is possible to connect 20 mevo cameras at one time and record videos on separate layers for editing
how to live stream multicamera to facebook?
I am looking for a way to use an S1 and an s5 (which could be done with a gh5 if it's easier) together on a shoot. We have been shooting for a few months, and we can not figure out how to start and stop 2 cameras simultaneously. It doesn't need to do anything else but start & stop video recording. 

I saw a video discussing it being possible with photos (Shutter trigger) but I need something for video.

Tell me you know something about this. How is it done?
What is the max video recording quality 1080p?
Love your stuff.
Thank you!
If I have 12 cams, how do I monetize access to each one? (Its for a herpatarium.)
12 individual YouTube streams. Unfortunately youtube killed the feature where you could stream multiple cameras simultaneously to a single steam and let the viewer choose the angle.
Great video and explanations Joseph. I like these cameras but I wish some company made a USB camera hub which would allow switching (and auto switch mode) on each of the webcams plugged into it. Like a ATEM (but smaller cheaper) for USB webcams only, then you could have 3 USB webcams and the PC would just see one since switching is external.
Part of the challenge is that it’s actually more computationally intensive to switch USB video, because it’s highly compressed and has to be uncompressed. HDMI video is uncompressed and much easier to handle and process. So a USB “webcam switcher” would likely be more expensive than an ATEM Mini.
@PhotoJoseph oh really, ok thankyou for explanation
Joseph, what app are you using to edit on the ipad?
Not sure what you’re asking… in this video I was live switching, not editing.
@PhotoJoseph you can use the Mevo to film as well. I’m asking have you used a program to edit when you’re not live streaming
@Aye Burks I primarily use DaVinci Resolve. On iPad sometimes I use LumaFusion.
Just got 4 of these cams and they seems pretty versatile. Determining the best workflow for streaming in the field (out and about) will take some trial and error.

But so far I'm impressed.

Doesn't beat my Vmix multi cam setup for larger installed events, but for low footprint streaming on the go, seems like a good system! And NDI is the future. I will no longer buy a camera unless it has NDI built in. (main selling point for my large Panasonic cx350 cameras.)

Am going to enjoy integrating the Mevos into my workflow.
That’s awesome to hear! I hope my little video had something to do with it ☺️ And I assume you saw the newest features just announced yesterday? (My Mevo Pro video)
@PhotoJoseph hmm... Interesting. I see that NDI is a forthcoming feature for the Mevo multicam app. I'm assuming that will be a PRO feature?

I'm not a fan of streamlabs (as a company) so I was disappointed to hear that mevo pro was rolled into a streamlabs account.

We'll see what happens.
@Crooker yes, NDI as Mevo Multicam is coming as part of Mevo Pro. But simply enabling a Mevo Start with NDI for connecting to another NDI system is not changing, AFAIK.
@PhotoJoseph the NDI is what makes this camera great to me. I think I'd have a problem if they wrapped the native NDI capabilities of the camera behind a paywall. I guess I understand charging for the software NDI support (though I am tremendously tired of the endless subscription models) I do get that they have to make residual dollars.
Could this work streaming at a sporting event like a motocross race? If I had 7 or 8 cameras set up around the course of around 100 acres will that work? How far does the range go for Wi-Fi?
I would not rely on wifi at that mind of range. However you could run Ethernet to each camera and use the usb Ethernet adapter from Mevo to solve that issue. Then you wouldn’t have to worry about power, either, as the cameras can get power from a PoE switch.
Do these cams have zoom functionality? Or is it digital zoom only?
Digital zoom only
Using an older version of the mevo camera in a Nashville bar. Were wanting upgrade to be able to stream live. You don't seem to have a video that explains the audio setup for live concerts
You can bring an audio feed from a mixer into the Mevo. The Start has a 3.5mm input and the older ones need the Boost.
@PhotoJoseph If we purchase the 3 camera package, do we need to supply audio to all 3, or just one? We already have a preset sub mix ready for a full band. I just want more camera angles
Also, were thinking of using OBS to create the streams. Any advice on that?
This look so cool ... but when i check the price, I almost died ... Why things are so expensive?
$999 for a three pack of all-in-one streaming cameras? They aren’t webcams. And they’re way cheaper than three dSLR cameras. The price is, IMHO, extremely reasonable.
@PhotoJoseph In my country anything around 1000 USD is quite expensive. Oh, so it's not like some kind of ip camera around the house and is it more like a GoPro type camera?
@Flash Light it nothing like either of those. It’s a dedicated live streaming camera.
Thanks needed this for church
When I use it for in studio application
Do I need a video switcher
It runs as I showed it here regardless of your location
Does each camera need a micro SD card?
Only if you want to record the ISO of each camera. The Program will be recorded in your phone or tablet.
Merci de cette vidéo partagée sur un groupe facebook au son, vidéo, multimédia.
you're welcome
How do you pull the recording off of each camera?
Can you pull them off over the network (ftp?) or do you have to pull out an sd card on each after recording?
You pull the microSD cards, although it might be possible to copy them using the app directly to the phone/tablet; I don't recall. Definitely no FTP though.
(without purchasing) Can the multicam app do video overlay from eg; a http source that shows race results with a chromakey background?
So your video shots at the race track were all crisp and 1080p. I have a Mevo Plus and I just got a Mevo Start and they are really blurry. What am I doing wrong?
What tablet would you recommend to handle 5 mevo start cameras using multicam? I'm looking to cover football games. I have a dedicated Teltonika router and a multi-directional antenna that covers the area of the field. I suppose if you could maybe categorize the tablets in best, good, and minimum. I don't want to over engineer the purchase of the tablet (more pricey) but don't want to come up short on required capability. Thanks for any advice.
Just get an iPad Air. Cheap, rock solid, great battery.
I just purchased the 3 pack and will record a podcast without going live. What’s your suggestions to get the highest quality video? Would you use a panel light vs a light box? Anything else? I’d love to get as close to the quality of my iPhone 13. I know I’m dreaming…
nice! Be sure to set the recording quality to the best possible, and then light your set as well as possible. Avoid hotspots in the lighting, light evenly and brightly, and set the cameras to manual exposure so it doesn’t change while you shoot. Good luck!
Wow! I worked road america the past two years😂 small world.. who were you streaming for?
Just for the video and my friend Derek
Some how it would be nice to know what control&stream device thant can handle many mevo cams alsot the limit on how good a mobilephone can share a internet connection - the need for a router with antenna maybe important.
Another cool feature in mevo cam are the NDI when using maybe a laptop with OBS - I have two and i can use them with my laptop runing obs and a reguler videomixer. The Multicam app does not operate in NDI but that would have been cool.
I may bring a raspberry pi 4 to be restreamer device because the multicam can only do rtmp out and I would love to see SRT added for easy stream to a OBS or vmix destination.
I don’t know that Mevo has a good way to measure how many cameras any given device can support; they gave me no clear indication of it. As to bandwidth from a device: I wouldn’t try to go over more than a few cameras. The wifi in a phone or table just isn’t that robust and range suffers for sure. NDI is a very cool feature and while you can’t do NDI with multicam you can do wired Ethernet and still control with multicam. Plus their website says “ndi integration” is coming to the multicam app, so maybe you’ll get that feature soon!
Great video. Live the use of the various mounting options... including the gaff tape!
Quick question: How do you transport this gear? If love to see the cases you use!
Just for you my friend… I have just edited together a YouTube short showing this. It was originally part of the main video, but the client rightly asked it be removed as it was complicating the message. However as a standalone video it's perfect — so that will publish tomorrow morning! Be sure you're subscribed ;-)
@PhotoJoseph Just for me!! 😁
I do appreciate it!
haha totally! I had it mostly edited already, so just had to reformat it for a short, and I had wanted to do it anyway so you gave me the excuse!!
In case you missed it… Mevo Start Custom WiFi + Cellular hardware setup #shorts
Is it possible to stream or record vertical videos?
Record, yes. Just turn the camera sideways. Streaming though is not, at least not with the built-in software. You can’t choose a vertical aspect ratio.
It is definitely good news to be able to use as many Mevo Start cameras in Multicam mode. But honestly I miss the original Mevo´s and Mevo Plus´s virtual Multicam feature that allowed to create multiple crops of a single camera shot. Unfortunately this is not possible with Mevo Start, so you have to purchase one camera for every view. This is not only more expensive, but also a kind of a step back.
That’s not totally accurate. The Mevo Start cameras support the same feature. It’s the multicam app that doesn’t have the presets; the regular app does. But you CAN still zoom into the shot in the multicam app , so the slow pans, and all of that still works. What you’re missing is the preset crop/zoom positions. If you have seen it, watch my full feature video on these cameras:
@PhotoJoseph Thank you so much for pointing this out! So things are not as bad as expected...
nice. But they are too expensive.
show me a camera that does this or anything like it for less? I think it’s a bargain. $999 for a three camera live streaming solution? BARGAIN.
@PhotoJoseph You have to buy as iPad or something powerfull to be a companion. And, for streaming, more equipment.
So the bill is not only the 1000 USD.
But it is a nice solution, no doubt.
@João Gata You can run it from your phone, too. It’s nice to have the bigger screen of the iPad but it’s not necessary.
@PhotoJoseph Ok. It looks amazing, thats the truth.
Watch out for a scammer going by this name. He is on telegram and will ask you to contact him via a message. They change their name every few days on the chat.
Is there a way to add it to a more traditional production, maybe through NDI or some other way? Pricewise it seems good for adding many different angles on productions that might not have such big budgets but would benefit from more cameras
Yes! Check out this video that covers everything that Mevo Start does, including NDI.
Wow, wow wow wow.
Haha glad you like it!
Couldn't you simply use your phone as a wifi hotspot instead of a router and cell modem?
Great question — no, because there isn’t enough bandwidth. The phone’s wifi is designed for the phone to have wifi, and connect another device or two to share the phone’s internet. You can run a few cameras through it, but not this many. Plus, it’s a tiny wifi antenna in the phone, not an array that can stand up to the interference like the big wifi router can.
@PhotoJoseph Thank you so much for replying. I wonder if you could do a super cheap and easy podcasting setup with a few a these cameras and good 5g internet. You could setup a 2 person, 3 camera, livestreaming interview anywhere you want. Could this be the key to a one man band, run and gun setup?
Totally. And you can connect a good microphone to the back of the camera, too.
Fantastic to see the versatility of the Mevo! Thanks
It’s a pretty great little camera!!
Dude! Awesome, watched a few NASCAR and IMSA (on TV mind you) at that racetrack. Mevo just keeps on evolving, amazing what it can do, is doing currently. But more interesting is what ELSE it can do (and that's what is changing with new software). 👍
Glad you enjoyed it! It was a cool track… and as much as I'd love to be there on a race day, it was really neat being there during practice when no one stopped me from moving around anywhere I liked!
Neat. In you experience, how has the battery life been with the Mevo cams?
For this shoot, I had the Mevo running for probably two and half, maybe three hours solid, and I if I recall correctly, the batteries were about 30% when I was done.
@PhotoJoseph wow that's actually pretty impressive and better than what I expected. I know the GoPro hero 10 battery life is kind of poop at 4K 60. Oh, and the stupid thing likes to overheat. Thanks Joseph!
Cool stuff.
Thank you!
Amazing... I wonder what the low light quality would be like?
It's OK. If you look at some of my earlier Mevo Start videos, you'll see some low light situations. I wouldn't want to shoot a dark play with them, but a normally lit indoor night scene should be fine.
Liked your video before I even watched it because this is exciting news and I know you are going to deep dive on this update. So cool!
Thank you Rocky, you're the best!
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