How To Video Like The Future
Tutorials & Resources on Transforming Your Video Setup for Fun & Profit
All the effects in this video were applied live. No post-processing involved.
Aside from framing your camera better, the best thing you can add to your setup is some lighting. It doesn't have to be fancy - anything helps.
Video & Audio
The best thing you can do to improve your vide is to get a purpose-built external webcam. If you've got a relatively new DSLR, that can be a good option too.
The C930E is a great entry-level webcam from Logitech.
The Brio Ultra HD (also from Logitech) is about as good as it gets.
If you've got a DSLR with clean HDMI out, the Elgato Camlink can help you capture that signal.
If you're on a Mac and have an iPhone or iPad, you can also use Camo.
The Rode NT-USB Mini is a great USB microphone that doesn't require any extra hardware like an audio interface.
If you do get a nicer mic, the Blue Compass Boom Arm is both functional and beautiful in its simplicity.
Because of all the remote work that's happening now, this has suddenly become a really exciting space. Here are a few tools to keep an eye on.
mmhmm - The new kid on the block, tries to make the best features from OBS more accessible.
Ecamm Live - a good Mac-only alternative to OBS. Not as flexible and somewhat pricey (subscription), but a real contender if you want a more Mac-like app.
Not quite full blown app, these utilities can smooth over some of the rougher edges of video conferencing.
Meeter is useful menubar utility that grabs all your videoconferences from your calendar and keeps the a click away.
Mic Drop is great if you like have a little bit of extra control over when your mic is on.
Hand Mirror - great for a quick facecheck before jumping into your meeting.
Snap Camera - Snapchat filters for your video call. Use with caution.
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