Mevo Wired and Wireless Webcam Mode (Beta)

As of July 27th, 2020, you can now use your Mevo as a web camera. This enables you to use any of your Mevo cameras with your favorite software. e.g. Video conferencing software such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Discord or Video Switching software like Livestream Studio, vMix, and OBS. The webcam feature is still in its early stages so you'll notice a some limitations but we can assure you we are working diligently to add features, functionality and compatibility across Mevo (Gen 1), Mevo Plus, and Mevo Start.

Please note that there are compatibility limitations with certain 3rd party software and specific Mevo models, so please read through the all of directions and limitations below before setting up your Mevo  as a web camera.

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Wired Webcam (UVC) Wireless Webcam (Mac) Wireless Webcam (Windows)

UVC stands for "USB Video Class" which is a USB driver for cameras to be used via USB. This allows the Mevo Start to be used as a wired webcam. UVC functionality requires that Mevo Start is plugged in to your computer similar to how you would use a traditional webcam. Note that you will no longer be able to record or stream while using the Mevo Start as a wired webcam. No downloads are necessary.

Device Requirements

- Available for all Mevo (Mevo 1st Gen and Mevo Plus are limited at 720p and need external audio)
- Mevo app version 2.1 or newer
- Mevo Start firmware 1.1.62 or newer

How do I enable it?

  1. Connect your Mevo to the Mevo App to ensure you have the latest updates.

  2. Enable in Mevo App (demonstrated below)

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  3. Plug it in via USB and your system will handle it all for you.

    Windows

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    Mac

    No prompts are present. You can confirm your Mac system sees your Mevo Start by going to

         About This Mac > System Report > Camera

    Your Mevo Start will be listed there as a camera source.

  4. Select it as your video source in the app of your choice (example: Zoom)

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Platforms UVC has been tested with

  • Zoom
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Slack
  • Cisco Webex
  • Microsoft Teams
  • FaceTime
  • Discord

Troubleshooting Steps

I don't see my Mevo + Mevo Boost when using wired webcam mode.
Mevo must be directly connected to your computer to use the Mevo as a webcam. This means you can't use your Mevo as a webcam when attached to the Mevo Boost.
Zoom only sees my audio, not my video or nothing at all?
Check that you are running the latest Zoom software version as they released an update to allow products to work with it including the Mevo.
My Mac has a USB-C port and it isn't detecting my Mevo Start
This is a known issue we are working on, currently the workaround is to simply flip and insert your USB-C cable or reinsert the cable until it is detected.
Still having an issue?
Please open a support ticket here so a Mevo Customer Experience Agent can address this for you.
Open Ticket
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6 comments
  • why the mevo for windows is keeping too long?

     

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  • Are there any updates for the wireless Windows driver?

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  • when you will launch the drive for windows, because we are already at the end of the year and nothing, I bought the camera, but I can't use all its potential, for example in the obs elano webcan mode only with 480p resolution, in the mec system I can still do it in 1080 May, since it goes up to 4K, you have to see it, for what I know to use it in 4K I have to compare an expensive program, then it doesn't pay, please release it to use in 4k in obs.

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  • You got 2 months left in 2020... How's that windows app coming??

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  • You got 2 months left in 2020...

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  • Thank you so much to the Mevo team,

    Seeing this update to the Mevos capabilities is wonderful. Keep working at it. I’m going to be launching into streaming soon and this update has eliminated my need to go out and purchase another wired cam. Or mess around with RTMP. 

    I sincerely appreciate the work going into this camera, and hope the update is out of beta by time I go into streaming. My community is on discord and I have worked really hard to get all the pieces in place for launch. We are already in discussion with a much larger community to help us source our audience. I’d be super happy and stoked to get the Mevo name out there, with the way you all have listened to your community the way you have. Keep up all the hard work!

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