So I reviewed the MeCam at the beginning of the month and I wasn’t exactly impressed with it, pictures and movies just weren’t that good, I thought it was more of a toy really but they decided to come out with a welcome better version. The MeCam HD is looking for backers over on the crowd-funding platform Dragon Innovations and they’re looking to raise seventy thousand dollars to bring an HD wearable camera to the masses. The new camera looks more like a real camera and it will features things like 1080p resolution, a built-in speaker, HDMI output and even wi-fi access along with an app for iOS and Android.
MeCam was founded with the mission of capturing life’s beauty from the point of view of the user. Developed by Drew Martin as a solution to effortlessly document life on the go, MeCam is a proprietary, mini hands-free wearable video camera. In its quest for developing new and exciting products to capture life in video, pictures, and sound, MeCam announces the launch of the MeCam HD. The diminutive camera weighs 2.5 ounces and measures 2×2 inches. MeCam HD shoots in full 1080p HD through its high-grade glass lens. A proprietary app connects the device via Wi-Fi to any smartphone/tablet. This allows the user to view in real-time what they are recording, playback, and share content without having to connect to a computer. So you #nevermissamoment
Equipped with other fun and functional features, MeCam HD is versatile for both video and photography. A high grade glass lens provides true color representation with high contrast and rich color saturation. A 3-axis internal gyroscope provides image stabilization for when the user is moving. Photo options include a simple one shot, three time burst options where you can take a series of photos in quick succession, and three different time lapse options for activities such as life-logging. The MeCam HD also includes useful video tools such as one button, which will take 15 seconds of video for seamless Instagram upload and another button, which will take 5 seconds of video for Vine.
To change the way users share their content, MeCam has also partnered with HighlightCam to provide an amazing proprietary video editing solution. The program works by singling out the “highlights” of the footage and shoots back a fully edited video seamlessly. MeCam is working diligently to incorporate this technology into the MeCam app so their users can easily submit their footage and receive back an amazing edited video, all through their phone. Once incorporated, users will also have access to this through the MeCam site, where they can take edited footage and share it with friends and family.
The two wearable brackets, the clip bracket and the safety pin bracket, provide various creative options in which to wear/attach the MeCam HD to different clothing and subjects. It also comes with a sturdy neck strap, giving the user a multitude of choices on how best to wear their device. MeCam will be releasing other mounting and casing options including a universal camera mount for tripods and an attachable waterproof case.
"Everyone has a story to tell,” says MeCam founder and CEO Drew Martin. “When I created the first MeCam I thought people just wanted something niche and novelty and that is what how our first MeCam was designed. I soon realized that many of our users wanted something a bit higher end that is feature rich and that was why we developed the MeCam HD. We believe with both lines we are providing the consumer with great options in which to document their life.”
MeCam HD is now live on one of the newest additions to the crowd-funding platforms, Dragon Innovation. Dragon Innovation is a venture backed outlet that ensures hardware projects are poised to execute before funding. Unlike other platforms, Dragon will work with companies before, during and after the funding campaigns in order to ensure the product is delivered.
“I decided to do an unusual sort of launch because of how great I found Dragon Innovation to be,” says Drew. “I’ve been working on bringing MeCam HD to market since I started getting feedback on the original, and Dragon Innovation is a way to do it faster while offering our customers special pre-launch pricing, and the chance to join and support MeCam as we continue our journey.”
The MeCam HD is now live at http://www.dragoninnovation.com/projects/31-mecam-hd. With 30 days remaining, MeCam HD’s goal is set at $70,000. Join them in their journey and #nevermissamoment
Early Bird MeCam - Dragon Innovation: $170
HD MeCam – Dragon Innovation: $200
HD MeCam HD Double Trouble – Dragon Innovation: $380
MeCam HD Reseller Starter Pack (100 Units) – Dragon Innovation: $18,000