The video specific menus on the Canon 80D provide lots of options for setting up your DSLR to shoot high-quality video. This tutorial is a complete walkthrough of the Canon 80D video menu settings.
Using the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB audio interface*, you can record Skype using several different methods to include a backup recording for redundancy.
Here’s a new motion graphic that will play at the front end of most of my YouTube videos. I’ve been wanting to update the intro to my videos for a long time and I finally got around to it. The key is that it is short and branded. [Read more…] about New Motion Graphic Intro for YouTube
The Mackie 402VLZ ultra-compact mixer* is an excellent audio mixer for first time podcasters. “Built like a tank” the 402 is encased in steel with quality feeling knobs, sealed to prevent dust from invading the insides of the mixer. The first thing you’ll notice when you pull this mixer from the box is how well it’s built and its small size. This thing feels like a road warrior, built to be taken with you when necessary.
The Behringer Q802USB mixer* is a great choice if you are looking for a mixer that can handle most podcasting applications for less than $100.
A good preamp is where a good mixer starts. The Q802USB has Behringer’s Xenyx preamps and they perform very well in this mixer. With plus 60DB of gain, the preamps in this mixer are enough to power most dynamic microphones including the Heil PR40 and the ATR2100, two of my microphones that require the most gain. Even at the top range of this preamp, I was able to get clean audio.
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