Wireless Webcam Tutorial

Thank you for installing the Mevo Wireless Webcam Application!


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.

How to Connect the Mevo camera to the computer
Wired Webcam 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 at 720p(Mevo 1st Gen and Mevo Plus require external audio)
- Mevo app version 2.1 or newer
- Mevo Start firmware 1.1.62 or newer
- Destination device must accept UVC 1.0 to recognize the Mevo as a webcam via USB.

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)


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




    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)


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
How to use the Mevo App to adjust the image

You can adjust everything about the image Mevo produces via a quick-access menu that allows you to see the changes you are making in real-time.

Access the Image Settings Menu

In the live edit view, tap the Options icon (•••) in the lower right corner. Then tap the image adjustments icon (third from the left).


The menu will open in the lower third of the live edit view. The menu consists of two rows; the bottom row includes presets with the top row includes individual image settings. Swipe each row left to see further options.



Camera Modes and What They Mean

You can choose between three camera modes to operate in: Auto, Shutter, and Manual. The difference between these is how exposure, shutter speed, and ISO settings are controlled.



Selecting Auto will cause both shutter speed and ISO settings to adjust on their own to create the best shot possible based on the lighting in your environment. You will not be able to manually adjust these settings in this mode, but you can adjust exposure and all other settings in this menu as needed.


Shutter priority mode allows you to dial in the minimum shutter speed manually, while the ISO setting automatically compensates to create smooth movement within the shot. This is ideal for a producer working in extremely fast or extremely slow environments who wants the camera to adjust based on changing lighting (e.g. sunset).


For full control of both shutter speed and ISO, select Manual. Exposure cannot be adjusted since it is a combined value and will automatically dial in based on how you set your shutter speed and ISO setting.

Choose this setting if you prefer to have full control, or if you are looking to showcase a change in lighting from one environment to another with no camera adjustment period. For example, if you are starting indoors but moving outdoors, you may want to manually set your shutter speed and ISO for optimal appearance for outdoors, which will keep your indoor environment looking darker.


Image Adjustment Settings


This setting is typically used to compensate for environments with contrasting lighting conditions (stage with spotlights, etc.) It can be adjusted when the Camera Mode is set to Auto or Shutter.

Keep in mind that adjusting this setting will cause the shutter speed and/or ISO to automatically adjust.

This setting can be found to the right of the Camera Mode menu; tap it to open the menu and select an exposure measurement.


Shutter speed

By definition, shutter speed determines for how long each individual frame is exposed, measured in fractions of a second. This setting has the most impact on the appearance of motion blurriness in your video. Vimeo's blog has a great demonstration of this. You can configure this when the Camera Mode is set to Shutter or Manual.



ISO measures the image sensor's sensitivity to light. Higher ISO settings are ideal for darker settings, although will produce grainier shots than lower ISO settings. ISO can only be manually adjusted when the Camera Mode is set to Manual; it will automatically adjust in other modes.


White Balance

White balance can be found to the left of the ISO setting. This generally refers to the color balance in the image; in other words, the camera determines what in the image is white, and adjusts the other colors accordingly. Mevo can auto-white balance your shot or you can manually choose from a few preset environments.

Tap the White Balance setting to open the menu and scroll down to choose your setting. Mevo will take about one second after selecting an option to adjust the image so you can see what your picture looks like after.


Brightness, Contrast, Saturation

Brightness, contrast, and saturation are adjustments best made to your shot after you've established your Shutter speed and ISO settings.

Tap the desired setting and scroll up or down to choose an option; Mevo will adjust the image based on your selection.


View Angle

Feature limitation:

View angle is only available for the Mevo Plus and Mevo First Generation.

You can adjust the appearance of the field of view with the view angle setting.  This menu can be found to the right of the Sharpness menu. Tap it to select among a handful of options.



As a reference, here is a picture of the same exact sample area taken by an iPhone 6S Plus at the same distance as Mevo.


Flat: most cropped, straight edges


Narrow: wider field of view, edges slightly curved




Wide: Full field of view captured, curved edges


Fisheye: Most curved edges, objects in the middle of the picture appear closer to the camera.


Metering & Exposure Metering

Metering is deciding on where the adjustments are taking place (Wide or Crop). Exposure Metering is selecting where within the selected frame to adjust exposure (Spot, Center, Average). This setting tells the Mevo where within the field of view light should be measured. It's found to the right of the View Angle setting.

  • Wide: measures exposure of the entire shot and keeps the exposure consistent regardless of cropping.
  • Crop: measures the exposure of the cropped portion(s) of your shot.

If you select Crop, the exposure will adjust based on the lighting in the cropped area. Your viewers will notice a change in lighting if you crop from a darker area to a brighter area.


Flip Video

This setting allows you to have your video flip vertically and is located to the right of the Metering setting. Tap the menu and choose among the three options

  • Off (Not Flipped): The image will not flip if you turn the camera upside down.
  • On (Flipped): The image will appear flipped unless you physically turn the camera upside-down.
  • Auto: The app will detect whether the camera is right-side-up or upside-down and adjust the orientation accordingly.
    • Please note: it may take a few seconds before the image flips, so we do not recommend going back and forth between the two orientations frequently.

When you choose a setting, you will see a notification in the upper left corner indicating that your video is in the process of inverting or reverting to normal.


Electronic Image Stabilization

Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) helps retain the video quality while the camera is in motion. Customers looking to use the Mevo while moving rather than in a stationary location may be want to consider turning EIS on, although doing so will disable Mevo's live-editing features (zoom, pan, cut, etc.).

Find the EIS menu to the right of the Flip menu. Tap it to open the menu; you can either turn it On or Off. A notification of EIS being enabled or disabled will appear in the upper left corner when you choose a setting.


Anti Flicker

Anti Flicker is a setting that you should check if you are in a room with fluorescent lights or you plan on shooting a television screen. Many times when using a camera in these environments, there is a noticeable flicker in the image. This setting helps reduce this flicker.

Here you have four options:

  • Off: Anti flicker is not active.
  • 60Hz: Configured for US power frequency
  • 50Hz: Configured for European power frequency
  • Auto: Automatically detects and matches power frequency

This is the last menu in the top row of the adjustments menu, to the right of the EIS menu. Tap it to choose your Anti Flicker setting.




There are a few preset image filters you can use to give your event a different look and feel. These are all found in the bottom row of the Adjustments menu (swipe the row left to see all the filters).

Options include

  • Normal
  • Custom
  • Stage
  • Back Lit
  • Outdoors
  • High Contrast
  • Flat
  • Black White
  • Vivid
  • Sepia

The Custom option will automatically be selected when you start configuring any of the image adjustments in the top row of the menu (Shutter speed, white balance, etc.), regardless of which preset you originally selected.

If you switch to a different preset, Mevo will remember the last configuration you had under Custom; if you select Custom again, the image will revert back to the adjustments you made previously.


The drop-down arrow on the far right will close the Adjustments menu.

How to use Production Gestures (Crop and Zoom)

Mevo's live editing experience is designed to give you more control as you produce your event. Below is some info about how to use these gestures in your next live event.

Once you have connected your Mevo camera to your app, you will see your main Live Production view.

In this screen, you will see your Mevo camera's live shot.

  1. Open Record / Stream options
  2. Crop region
  3. Program Output
  4. Graphics (subscription required)
  5. Grid View
  6. Settings


Gesture Walkthrough

These gestures include tap to cut, pinch to zoom, and drag to pan or tilt.

Tap To Cut Pinch To Zoom Drag to Pan Action Menu Wide Shot

Tap to cut: Tap a single finger on a part of your screen to instantly crop that part of the image.


While in Live Editing View, you can cut between multiple shots, such as close-ups of different people's faces.

To cut to a close-up of a subject in your shot, tap on the desired subject. For instance, if you have a specific speaker on a panel and want to see only that specific person, tap on their face; the camera will cut to a close up of their face. 

If you tap and hold until you see a white box, you can drag your finger to adjust the shot prior to cutting or use a second finger to adjust the size of the crop; releasing will take the shot live.



Troubleshooting Steps

Still having an issue?
Please open a support ticket here so a Mevo Customer Experience Agent can address this for you.
Open Ticket
Having an issue?
Please open a support ticket here so a Mevo Customer Experience Agent can address this for you.
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