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From musicians to the media, that it is where it’s at. When you need “more hands” to do the job and not enough cameras, the Movi sounds like a great idea.
The Livestream company is providing hardware for anyone to use. The Movi uses 4k live streaming camera to provide a more reliable and professional streaming than our phones. If you are looking to do live streaming and are just starting out, the Movi will be one to consider, especially if you want it to appear that you have many people shooting an event.
Movi is the new pocket-sized live event video camera and companion iOS app that lets you edit while you film.
Livestream’s “producer” app shows you what the camera sees in real-time, and from that main 4K image you can create up to nine different virtual cameras. The easiest way to do this is to just use your finger to draw a box on the live feed to set up any shot you like. That bounding box can either stay locked, or it can track whatever’s inside the frame. The camera also has facial recognition software, so it can track subjects on its own, too. (Livestream says it’s working on more computer vision options, too, like voice recognition software that would automatically switch the shot to whoever is talking.)
Once you’ve set a few of these up, the app will show them all in a grid, and all you have to do is tap to switch between virtual cameras. (The app can also automatically cut between shots, but this ability was not quite polished in the demo I received.) This is meant to be done while you’re live streaming the event, but you can also just save the live edit you’ve created to your mobile device for sharing later. The Movi can also simultaneously save the raw, unedited 4K file to an SD card.
There’s more to the software side of this virtual camera setup than just switching between different close-up shots. At any time, you can take one of the bounding boxes you see in the app and either pinch and zoom or slide it across the live feed. Pinching and zooming will create a slow, dramatic zoom-in effect, while moving the box across the screen to another subject will let you virtually pan across the shot. That’s where the options stop, though — common editing effects like cross-fades or wipes are absent. – The Verge