It has finally happened! If you ever wanted to know how to stream live events free, the time is now. Facebook now allows live streams. This is yet another way to share your life and important events with people near and far. I don’t think streaming live events will ever come close to being in the same room with people but it’s nice to feel included if you can’t be there. So how cool would it be if you were streaming a special event live on Facebook for other people to see that could not attend the event? It would be very cool indeed!
In a Hurry?
Remember back in the camcorder days? You may have had one person videotaping an event while someone else took pictures. It probably turned out to be quite a production. I know it was quite a production for us. Back in the days when our daughter was in ballet I would be taking pictures while my husband was using the camcorder making sure we captured every moment of every recital. Now you won’t need your camcorder anymore.
A Must For Bloggers Who Like to Use Video
If you are a blogger who likes to create your own videos, this little piece of kit will serve you well. With all the Youtube videos out there, you can do a lot of channel surfing right on Youtube. There’s an Italian guy I follow. I think he’s based in New Jersey. He’s always demonstrating how to create great Italian dishes. I love listening to his accent. Reminds me of listening to my grandmother growing up. You can stream live or upload at a later time to Youtube.
What do I need to stream live?
- iphone with iOS 9 or higher. (This camera does not work with any other smartphone except aniPhone)
- internet connection
- streaming host such as Ustream, Younow, Bambuser, Livestream, Google+ Hangouts On Air
- Broadcasting software allows for a higher quality stream
- It would be a good idea to get an extra battery. Buying an extra battery would take you farther
You don’t need to be tech savvy to get started. Once you have the Mevo, simply sign up with a streaming host, create a channel or room, then click on the Broadcast Now or Go live button.
Mevo records to an SD card or you can set it to live streaming or save your recording for later.
The best part….
This Mevo camera is VERY tiny and can easily fit in a purse or laptop bag or even your pocket. Even the tripod breaks down into a very easy piece of equipment to transport on any mode of transportation.
The Bad News…
The bad news about Mevo is that you can only use it with an iPhone 5 or higher. It will not work with an Android or any other smartphone.
Depending on what you plan to use your live event streaming camera for, getting the Mevo Power Pack might be a good idea. Once charged, this will give you 10 hours of live streaming/recording. You can also use the power pack to charge other devices that have a USB connection such as your iPhone or iPad. You may also want to grab yourself a tripod and an external microphone.
What’s in the box?
- Mevo camera
- 16GB SanDisk Micro SD card
- 2 lithium ion batteries
- Dimensions: 2.5” x 2” x 2”
- Weight: .29 lbs.