Vimeo and Livestream have announced their first product integrations as well as the launch of Mevo Plus, an updated version of Livestream’s pocket-sized live event camera. With the new integrations, users of Mevo Plus, Mevo, and Studio software can instantly stream to their Vimeo Live accounts. Mevo Plus comes with enhancements to the Mevo camera and claims to deliver faster data transmission speeds, increased range of use, stronger Wi-Fi performance, reduced network interference, and improved stability.
The new product integrations follow Vimeo’s acquisition of Livestream, a deal that was announced in September and finalized on October 18th.
“The past month has been incredibly affirming: Vimeo and Livestream are united in our commitment to democratize the storytelling process and give more creators access to capabilities that were previously limited to a select few,” said Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo. ”Mevo Plus is a remarkable tool that puts the power of a TV studio in your pocket, and is the first camera that integrates directly with the Vimeo platform. We are excited to launch deeper integrations in the coming months that will make live event production infinitely easier.”
“Millions of consumers are focused on upping their livestreaming output and production value to capture and share the live events that matter most to them,” added Mark Kornfilt, GM of Livestream. “With the enhancements to Mevo Plus and our first integrations, we provide both the tools and reliability to deliver the ultimate live experience. We’re excited about what this means for our customers and those who may be exploring livestreaming for the first time.”
Mevo is a pocket sized camera designed specifically for livestreaming. The device allows users to zoom, pan and cut in real time, using only the Mevo camera and app. The Mevo Plus features a 150 degree glass lens and 4K Sony sensor that enables the app to control up to nine virtual HD cameras simultaneously.
Highlighted features of Mevo Plus include:
- The ability to instantly stream to any platform: Mevo Plus users will be able to instantly stream to Vimeo Live and Livestream, as well as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Mevo Plus will include all recent Mevo software updates including features such as electronic image stabilization, Full HD 1080p streaming, and 4K recording, making it one of the most versatile video cameras available.
- Upgraded hardware: A powerful new 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip combined with Bluetooth 4.1 deliver top of the line wireless connectivity. Mevo Plus users will have significantly more versatility for their broadcasts with over 100 feet of range, more than 5X the first generation Mevo camera. The introduction of 2×2 MIMO antennas allow for faster data transmission speeds, strengthened connectivity in noisy environments and increased connection range.
- Live editing tools: In-app editing tools give Mevo Plus users the ability to cut, pan, and zoom between multiple live shots, delivering the same storytelling capabilities used in professional live TV productions. Sophisticated face detection and advanced scene analysis power Autopilot mode, which chooses the most interesting shot and edits the stream for the user.