Category Archives for Gear

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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