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Drew Martin
08-23-2012, 03:13 PM
Please check out my indiegogo campaign @ http://www.indiegogo.com/mecam?a=977117


https://vimeo.com/47202124

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MeCam is the hands-free body worn video camera that pins to your shirt, can be worn as a necklace, or pinned on to anything to capture video from that point of view. Unique features include its small size, light weight, and ability to shoot in low-light/dark conditions through Infrared (IR) LED lights built into the device, all while retailing at an affordable price point. MeCam shoots in 720p high quality video and captures audio within a 20 foot diameter.

I originally designed MeCam as a product to capture my life in NYC: from crazy nights, to riding my bike around the city, to the fun events I attend. I wanted to be able to record those unexpected moments with my friends and be able to relive them at a later time. Video captures so much more than a static picture.

I took previous knowledge I had about existing small spy camera technology and have applied it to a mainstream, trendy product that everyone can use and operate (without the negative connotation spy cameras have). Shoot your life from 1st person point of view.

FredTumac
08-24-2012, 09:29 AM
Hey Drew, interesting product. Have you ever developed any kind of tech before? This is a great idea as long as others are aware somewhat that they are being filmed.

Drew Martin
08-24-2012, 12:39 PM
Thanks for the reply. I have worked in the spy/covert camera business previous which is how I knew about the technology. I wanted to make something that was small like a spy camera but not used for that purpose. These are large enough to be seen and are meant to be seen....a more trendy mainstream product. Everything comes with disclaimers however the same way you can use your phone to tape something, this falls within the same legal realm. Undoubtedly some people will use the product in a way in which I did not make it for, as the same is true for a lot of products.

Thanks for your kind words!

Email me at Drew@MeCam.me with any further advice etc.

Drew Martin
08-24-2012, 05:52 PM
As you view, please let me know feedback about the product and project. Anyways you improve it, what you like about it, what you don't. The only way to produce the best product possible is with your feedback and help.

Thanks for your time in advance

Drew Martin

Skystar
08-25-2012, 03:57 AM
Drew - very cool product - might need a breakthru buzz.
Could you give it to the police scanner & ambulance chasing
paparazzi folks who might could use it where they can't use
their video-phone? It's innocuous enough, and outdoor screen
capture is legal. A UCLA journalism grad student could then
get you some PR ink.

kingh
08-26-2012, 03:16 PM
While video capture is legal, audio isn't. At least within the USA.
This product would be great for filming 1st-hand extreme sports. I would like one if the barrier between the outside & inside of the camera is durable...

Drew Martin
08-27-2012, 10:14 AM
Thanks for your replies! I greatly appreciate it

Drew Martin
08-27-2012, 10:21 AM
The product is extremely light and durable however it is not waterproof. The product is great for extreme sports however I wanted to offer this at a price of 50 dollars and did not want to compete with GoPro that sells for over $200. So the initial design does not include being waterproof as it would increase the price greatly.

Thanks so much