09-07-2019 11:01 PM
Hey there fellow content creators and educators,
I'm always looking to improve the quality of my courses and part of that is making improvements to my equipment or software.
I was wondering how many of you do the same thing?
I've just invested in a new wireless mic system - the Rode Go Compact Wireless Microphone System - I move about a fair bit while presenting and keep getting tangled in wires so I wanted something wireless with excellent audio quality. This Rode system certainyl provides that and I'm super happy with the upgrade!
Do you have a consistent drive to upgrade and improve and of so what was your last upgrade?
09-07-2019 11:11 PM
@GrahamNicholls The day before yesterday I have placed order for Audio Technica ATR 2100 USB mic with arm stand on Amazon. Hoping to get by Tuesday.
Right now I am having Samson Go mic but its very hard to record when there is some noise in background so I am going to try ATR 2100.
09-10-2019 02:47 PM
I just found a great app for audio recording. It works for voice over which is the majority of what I do. It is called Krisp. It is a noise filter. While programs like OBS allow you to select noise and filter it out this does a better job. It will even hide someone talking outside.
09-10-2019 08:06 PM
Yes, not all the time, but whenever it makes sense.
Ordered this, not arrived yet.
Beyerdynamic DT-297-PV-MKII-250 Headset with Cardioid Condenser Microphone for Phantom Power, 250 Ohms
Early on I got new stuff to significantly improve quality, now it is more how can I make the process easier (minor quality upgrades as bonus).
09-10-2019 10:30 PM
Now that I'm happy with my setup, I don't want to change anything. The reason is that if I add new videos to an older course, it's a bit awkward to have the AV quality suddenly change for one video.
09-10-2019 11:08 PM
Just bought a new mic from amazon. My voice is clear now and I record with my phone which makes the task super easy!
09-15-2019 02:53 AM
I also record onto my phone and I use it as a camera. I found it gives me the best audio and visual results. Like you say, it also makes life easier!
09-15-2019 01:20 AM
Hi Graham, I just did a major update for my camera, till now I shot with a Logitech webcam and I have to say it did a great job but now I wanted to change with something more professional and I bought a mirrorless Sony A6500. It should arrive in some days and I'm pretty excited about it! 😄
09-15-2019 02:56 AM
I tried to get everything right by researching but I made one mistake. My tripod wasn't tall enough. I had to stand it on cat food boxes! Now I have bought another tripod. It is a joyous thing!
09-15-2019 12:47 PM
And your cats will be happy too! 😄
09-20-2020 07:07 PM
How are you doing ?
I'm a newbie here, trying get to the right equipment for my first course. It would be a great help if you can share me your research about equipment.
Looking forward to listening from you.
09-29-2019 10:25 AM
I confess. I do improve my "studio setup" more frequently than it is really required by the video courses 🙂 Can't do anything about it, I simply love my toys and I love to squeeze everything out of it.
My next purchase will be Shure SRH1540 (closed-back studio headphones). My previous Audio Technica ath-m70x fell a victim to my kid 🙂 Happens.
One more thing: just for fun I want to record timelapses of how I make the courses. I recently got GoPro for some other activities, but I will give it a shot.
Last but not the least: I'm really looking forward to try Palette Gear. Video editing for me takes a very significant time in production pipeline, so I'm willing to spend few extra bucks to streamline this process.
09-23-2020 05:02 AM
Recently bought a Logitech 930C Webcam and bought some softbox lights to improve on lighting.
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