Facebook users spend three times longer watching Facebook Live videos than prerecorded clips, and comment on them 10 times as much, according to the social network’s initial findings. And yet, all that video is being filmed on shaky smartphones. Now you can upgrade your feeds with the Mevo camera from Livestream ($399), which links up effortlessly with Facebook.
The camera connects directly with Facebook Live via the Mevo app. Hit the “Go Live” button and the app prompts you to name the event and select who can see it. From there, it takes a single click to begin broadcasting to your page.
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The HD (720p) camera shoots 150-degree widescreen video. Its app detects faces and motion, and lets you cut between different people or movements with just a tap on your phone’s screen—creating the illusion of a multicam setup. Pinch to zoom in or out.
Not everyone can be a livestreaming auteur. So let Mevo call the shots. By leveraging its face- and motion-detection features, the app can do some very basic editing on its own.