Taking your studio on the road

Now that offline events return, you will want to use the time in between gigs for creating content, joining a video conference or doing a live stream for your fans without loosing the high quality you worked so hard on during the past years. This requires to take your studio on the road. This setup is able to create high quality video and performing a dazzling virtual presentation on the road while keeping your equipment load light. It solves many problems of working from a hotel or meeting room and fits into a small backpack.

The design revolves around a single, lightweight tripod to carry the lights and the camera.

The MacBook (Pro or Air M2) with mimoLive sits on a very light stand that elevates it so that the camera is at the right height for a Zoom call or a MS Teams Meeting. You can extend the tripod to get to a standing position if you like.

Use the blackout curtains in your hotel room to help make the scene look less like a hotel room.

You use your iPad to run your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation or as a notepad. This iPad is connected to the Mac via a USB-C cable. A second iPad is used to control mimoLive via the Remote Control Surface. That iPad can be used wirelessly.

The iPhone serves as a great camera and, using the new Continuity Camera feature of MacOS Ventura, doesn’t require a port to connect to the MacBook.

The individual power supplies are replaced with a single power supply with 4 USB C and 2 USB A ports. This saves you from bringing an extension cord.

In-ear headphones ensure top sound quality as they prevent the noise and echo cancellation of your meeting platform to have to go into effect.

You can use the built-in microphone, but to get a little better sound, the Mobile Virtual Presentation Studio includes an external microphone. Microphone and headphones are connected to the MacBook through a TRRS Audio Adapter.

There are two external Full HD Monitors which allows you to use the center screen for your meeting platform so you can see your audience, one screen for the mimoLive document and one screen for your notes or a browser or any other information you might want to display.

Parts List

  1. MacBook for mimoLive. Requirements: 3 USB-C Ports, 1 TRRS Audio Jack, either Magsafe or another USB-C Port for power.
  2. iPhone with Continuity Camera support (iPhone XR or newer, list from Apple forthcoming)
  3. iPad for PowerPoint/Keynote/FotoMagico. This will be connected via USB cable (USB-C or USB-C-Lightning) so that mimoLive will pick it up as a camera source.
  4. Second iPad for Remote Control Surface. This can also be any other device with a modern web browser.
  5. TeamGee 12” Portable Monitor with two USB-C cables
  6. UGREEN Nexode 200W USB-C Desktop Charger
  7. Audio Cable for microphone, 3.5mm male to male
  8. Audio 3.5mm extension cable for in-ear headphones
  9. Linsoul KZ ZS10 Pro in-ear headphones
  10. Headphone/Microphone TRRS splitter
  11. Rode VideoMic GO II
  12. Joby GorillaPod for mounting the microphone
  13. SmallRig Mini Ball Head for mounting the lights
  14. Rollei Lumis Key Light – The included stands are too heavy and will not be used. The lights are USB powered, which makes them ideal for use with the UGREEN Nexode charger.
  15. Ultralight foldable laptop stand
  16. SmallRig Super Camera Clamp Mount
  17. Manfrotto Smartphone Clamp
  18. UTEBIT Flash Light Bracket for holding the lights
  19. Walimex WT-802 Lamp Tripod
  20. (Not pictured) LTE travel router – Provides independence from bad hotel internet connections and a local WIFI network for the Remote Control Surface.

How to tie it all together

To make the most out of this professional Mobile Virtual Presentation Studio, use the Virtual Presentation template.


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