Microphones for web video

In this video post I’m going to let you hear the difference between three kinds of camera microphones that are suitable for web video such as YouTube and online course videos. These mics are for dSLR, mirrorless cameras and handy cams, and they’ll also work with GoPros and any other camera that has a mini 3.5mm audio […]

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What’s the best webcam?

Should you use your computer’s built in webcam, or an external one? This video tests and compares the quality of two good webcams: The built-in Mac Book Pro HD Facetime camera vs. the Logitech C920 web camera. Which is the best webcam? Even without making any adjustments to lighting or video colour, you can plainly […]

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Turn your iPad into a Teleprompter

Typical teleprompter setups for your iPad (and other tablets) are super expensive, have cumbersome mirrors, and take up a lot of space. Here is a more compact and economical solution for you. Watch the video below to see the setup I use. Here are the pieces of gear I demonstrated in the video. I’m using the Grifiti Nootle Universal […]

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How to set up mixed lighting in video

In this video I demonstrate how to work with natural window light when it is mixed with artificial light from an LED panel. I personally love using window light, but it has a few challenges, namely exposure and white balance. This video shows you my exact setup You might be surprised to learn that I […]

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Video by the numbers – Camera settings

Video recording size High Definition (HD) 720pFull High Def (FHD) 1080p4K (overkill for web) Recording format AVCHDMP4MOV Export settings For your Web siteYouTubeOnline courses It has taken me a few years to figure out all the numbers and settings associated with video production. I’ve done a lot of testing and made a lot of mistakes! […]

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