Vimeo and Live Steams's new $500 Mevo Plus is a Live Streaming Powerhouse.

This is first collaboration since Vimeo bought Live Stream. The Mevo already existed, but Vimeo had a lot of input on the next generation and the Mevo Plus wouldn't exist without this collaboration. Buying Live Stream was a very smart move by Vimeo. Imagine how much money Youtube would make if they sold their own Live Streaming camera that was 4k, captured in the preferred codec and was easy to use? They'd make a bazillion dollars just from creators wanted to please the Youtube gods. 

Check out this full video from them showcases the advantages of the product. 

In a way, this camera is more than it seems. It's a harbinger of things to come. What I mean by that is as cameras get better sensors and lenses and the resolution becomes clearer, a lot of camera "shooting" will come in post. You'll be able to push in and get close-ups or change the shot from a single angle. When covering a boring event you won't have to worry about missing anything as you'll have the wide shot, but now, you'll have coverage too. 

Here are highlights of the Mevo Plus:

  • 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 2x2 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.

Mevo Plus is available for purchase in the U.S. at Best Buy, Amazon, B&H, Adorama, and, for the suggested retail price of $499.99. The first generation Mevo will continue to be available while supplies last for a suggested retail price of $299.99.

Source: MEVO