Category: Gear

  • Create video content for your online courses with a Lumix G100 camera

    Create video content for your online courses with a Lumix G100 camera

    If you’re looking for a good quality and reasonably priced camera for content creation, check out the Lumix G100 Vlogging camera. I’ve been using this camera for a couple of years now for both video and photography. It’s small, yet full of great video features. It’s also my first choice of camera to take along […]

  • What’s the best webcam?

    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. [responsive_video type=’youtube’ hide_related=’1′ hide_logo=’1′ hide_controls=’1′ hide_title=’0′ hide_fullscreen=’0′ autoplay=’0′]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL2kKmG5W60&feature=youtu.be[/responsive_video] Which is the best webcam? Even without making any adjustments […]

  • Turn your iPad into a Teleprompter

    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. [responsive_video type=’youtube’ hide_related=’1′ hide_logo=’1′ hide_controls=’0′ hide_title=’1′ hide_fullscreen=’0′ autoplay=’0′]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_oxDGHvvsE&feature=youtu.be[/responsive_video] Here are the pieces of gear I demonstrated in […]

  • $1K Web Video Studio – For the blogger on a budget

    $1K Web Video Studio – For the blogger on a budget

    Almost daily I get emails asking for my recommendation on the best budget video studio equipment. I hear from beginners, itching to get going on YouTube. They need to be in front of the camera, teaching or demonstrating their products and talking about their services. Maybe you have the same question? The essential items you […]

  • What is Depth of Field?

    What is Depth of Field?

    Depth of field is one of the most misunderstood and mislabeled things in web video and photography. Most people think depth of field means images with soft fuzzy backgrounds with blobs of coloured light. But that’s not true. That’s called bokeh. You can watch my video about bokeh here. Depth of Field simply means: Depth […]

  • The best kind of camera for YouTube videos

    The best kind of camera for YouTube videos

    The best camera for YouTube used to be a dSLR. Hey I even bought one of those — an expensive Canon 5D Mark II. Now there are cameras on the market that are much better and you can operate them when working alone. They do auto focus – real autofocus – and have flip around […]

  • Recording tips for Skype and Google Hangouts

    Recording tips for Skype and Google Hangouts

    The webcams that are built into your computers are often not the best quality cameras. The lenses are small and they don’t really capture a good enough tonal range for many problem lighting situations. So when you do Skype or Google Hangout recordings, which are also impeded by people’s internet speed, this is even more […]