Unpacking Design

Episode 116 – Unpacking Basic Video Equipment

Episode Summary

Everyone encounters barriers at the onset of every new pursuit that often revolve around the issue of not having the right, or best, gear available. This leads to the common statement, “I would do it if I had “X”, fill in the variable with the equipment, software, and other things that we feel we need. In today’s world, what camera related gear do we really need to start a YouTube channel? Learn more about Mike and Tim’s views on the basic camera equipment needed to start developing video content in this episode.

Episode Notes

Shownotes: www.unpackingdesign.com/podcast/116

Everyone encounters barriers at the onset of every new pursuit that often revolve around the issue of not having the right, or best, gear available. This leads to the common statement, “I would do it if I had “X”, fill in the variable with the equipment, software, and other things that we feel we need. In today’s world, what camera related gear do we really need to start a YouTube channel?

In this episode, Tim shares his thoughts on the most basic camera gear that someone would need in order to start a YouTube channel. He talks about the quality of cameras from expensive DSLR to point and shoots as well as the latest smart phones. From his experience filming his latest YouTube videos, Tim uses his iPhone 7 Plus, which is generations behind the latest model, to film some of his shots. He talks about how the latest smartphones can often be equivalent or better than point and shoot cameras.

Mike joins the discussion and shares his views on the importance of having great audio. In most cases, audio can make a video that might be low in quality seem better to the viewer. Whereas, a video that could be amazing in quality can seem horrible if the audio is bad. Mike and Tim ultimately agree that in today’s world, the latest smartphone and a decent lapel microphone is enough for anyone looking to start a YouTube channel or create video content.

Learn more about Mike and Tim’s views on the basic camera equipment needed to start developing video content in this episode.

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