The Mevo by Livestream video camera was recently introduced as a compact solution for those wanting to get a professional broadcast going onto Facebook Live or similar venues quickly and painlessly. A lot of attention was placed on mounting options. That might not be apparent to the naked eye nor are the world of accessories that are available. Today,we discuss how to mount a Mevo Live Event Camera.
Let’s start with an explanation of how to mount the Mevo Live Event Camera. Turn the Mevo base upside down. There’s a screw hole. That screw hole has a 1/4″ – 20 threaded screw pattern. That’s a pattern used by a tripod. But wait, there’s more. Notice the screw hole is slotted? Take a coin or screwdriver and unscrew that part. Turn it upside down and screw it back into the Mevo. It now has a larger 3/8″- 16 microphone stand thread pattern. But wait, there’s even more. Completely remove the screw part. The resulting hole is an even larger 5/8″- 27 microphone stand thread.
That’s right, you have three different thread patterns to choose. A tripod pattern or two different microphone patterns. We recommend using the standard tripod screw pattern because there is such a large variety of mounts available to match. The presence of the common tripod mounting pattern opens a huge variety of options for the Mevo camera. We have seen video cameras mounted using suction cups, clamps and adhesive. We see them in cars, on motorcycles and at home. Using the common tripod pattern, there’s a mount for almost anywhere you can think of.
Now let’s look at some mounts for the Mevo Live Event Camera.
If using the Mevo Live Event Camera on a table but need some extra lift, consider the ARKON MEVTRIXL Flexible Camera Tripod Mount for Mevo Live Streaming Camera. That’s what is in the photo that accompanies this article. It’s 11 inches high with flexible legs. This mini tripod not only sits on any flat level surface, it also can wrap around an object. The legs are flexible and can be deployed when the camera needs to be suspended from a chair arm, pole or anything similar. This tripod mount is marketed specifically for the Mevo by Arkon who has embraced the live streaming community over the past few years.
You can also use a fully blown adjustable tripod. Consider the Acuvar 50″ Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod which works fine with the Mevo. The 1/4″ – 20 tripod screw fits the bottom of the Mevo camera just fine. Just screw the camera onto the tripod and adjust the head to the desired angle. Easy to install. Just a matter of turning it so the tripod screw engages or disengages.
The next recommendation is a suction cup mount. The Arkon Camera Desk or Window Suction Mount for Mevo Live Streaming has the standard tripod screw pattern found on the bottom of the Mevo Live Event Camera. The suction on the bottom is capable of attaching to a textured or smooth surface. That’s good because you can use this on a desktop or anything non-porous like glass or metal. The mount is designed with a ball and socket concept. It can be adjusted from the base or the adapter. The mount pivots and swivels. Comes with a two-year warranty from the manufacturer.
The reason for opting for a mount over a microphone stand is size and flexibility. You can adjust the angle on a mount. A microphone stand, once the screw is exposed, isn’t going to bend upwards or downwards. Additionally, a microphone stand isn’t very portable where a lightweight mount or tripod can be easily tucked away into a small case.
We concentrated on mounts that use the tripod pattern for the simple reason there aren’t nearly as many microphone stand pattern mounts. However, a standard microphone stand should support one of the two mounting patterns provided by Mevo.