Video and Livestream Production Equipment: What’s in My Fanny Pack
I’m often asked what tools, technologies, and products I use to create video (especially livestream video for Facebook). This video (and post below with the links) will tell you everything you need to know!
I have just one favor to ask of you…please…pretty please…
If you decide to get a product you learned about here, would you be kind enough to click the links below and purchase from them? It goes to Amazon. Gives you the same price you’d get searching for the item yourself. But it tells Amazon that my site is referring them traffic and they like me better and give me a small percentage to say thank you. Plus, these stats are important to me as I try to pitch my services to companies.
Recommended (and other) Products
Lavalier (Clip-On) Mic Options
|Sennheiser ClipMic digital Mobile Recording Microphone for iOS Devices
Yes. It’s $190. But worth it.
The quality is superb (as you’ll see in the video) and you’ll find yourself using it way more than you think…believe me…
|Shure MVL Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone [1/8″ (3.5mm)] + Windscreen, Tie-Clip, Mount and Carrying Pouch
Mid-range budget (about $70).
If you’re not ready to drop $190 on a mic yet, here’s a less expensive option for you. I haven’t tested it yet, but the reviews are pretty good.
|Professional Grade Lavalier Lapel Microphone Omnidirectional Mic with Easy Clip On System Perfect for Recording Youtube / Interview / Video Conference / Podcast / Voice Dictation / iPhone
For an even cheaper budget option, this mic has great reviews. I haven’t tested it, but it’s a good place to get started and will be better than just your phone alone for audio.
HANDHELD Mic Options
|IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD high-definition handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad and Mac (black)
For interviewing others on a livestream.
I love this mic. The sound quality is great, even in very windy and noisy environments. I’ve used it at concerts, on top of tall buildings, and at parties and the audio comes through very clear (about $85).
|IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD 2 high-definition handheld digital microphone for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC
This is the newer version of the first mic. If I were in need of an upgrade, I’d get this. Honestly, though, the first version works well.
I have the original version, but this one is a little easier to find for Prime members. But it’s about $25-30 more than the one I have (about $115).
|IK Multimedia iRig Mic handeld condenser mic for smartphones and tablets
Here’s another option, non iPhone specific version. I don’t think the quality is AS good, but it’s a little cheaper (around $60), and definitely better than no mic!
This works on the headphone jack, so if you have a newer iPhone make sure to have your adapter handy. Can also use on computer.
CELL PHONE MOUNTS AND MINI TRIPODS
|Vastar Universal Cell Phone Tripod Mount Adapter Holder for iPhone/Samsung Galaxy/Nexus and More Cell Phones Use on Tripod, Monopod, Selfie Stick, Tabletop Tripod Stand and More
Under $5 and will fit with any existing tripod with a standard mount attachment. This is a no-brainer purchase. Plus, I think it’s more sturdy than some of the other (more expensive) mounts.
|Universal Mini Tripod, Walway Adjustable 360° Rotation Lightweight Desk Cell Phone Mount Stand for GoPro/ Cameras/ Camecorders/ Smartphones (Black)
The bare bones, basic, not super-high quality but functional mini-tripod. Will pack easily into any bag. Or even your back pocket.
But you’ll need to also get a cell phone mount if you want to use this tripod.
|Rienar Octopus Style Portable and Adjustable Tripod Stand Holder for iPhone Cellphone
This bendy tripod I like quite a bit, especially at the price point (under $10).
The mount that comes with it, I find, isn’t as good as the first one listed here, so I took it off and used my existing mount.
But if you’re really on a budget, I’d get this one and rock it.
If I didn’t already have any of the above tools, though, and wanted to get a kit with everything, this is the one I would purchase. Flexible tripod. Strong cell phone mount. And a Bluetooth remote. (All under $20!)
Home Studio Equipment (Used to make the video above)
|Neewer 75″/6 Feet/190CM Photography Light Stands for Relfectors, Softboxes, Lights, Umbrellas, Backgrounds
Super cheap. Super compact. Super easy-to-use tripod. It’s lightweight, easily storeable, and sturdy enough for home use,
Even though the title says lighting and backdrop stand, it has a standard tripod screw mount for your phone adapter (shown above).
|Brightech Eclipse LED Floor Lamp – Double Rings of Light Bring Sci-Fi Ambiance to Contemporary Spaces – Dimmable Bright Halo Tall Standing Modern Lamp for Living Room, Bedroom and Office – Silver
This light makes me so happy. It doubles as a floor lamp! And it looks cool. I can lower the big ring, put my phone on the tripod in the middle of the ring, and record with easy lighting. Plus, three light settings!
|Oh! The Chatlight! I like this handy little guy. If you want to get one, please use THIS LINK because they like it when I refer people to them.
In fact, they were the first company about 18 months ago who reached out after I posted about their product online and gifted me an extra light as a thank-you.
My first taste of what being an influencer could feel like…I want more of that! :-)
And, of course, be sure to grab a copy of my book! Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, & Manage Your Business (from Entrepreneur Press). You can get more strategies for using video to GROW your business in chapters 6, 7, 8, & 9!Customer Service, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Hacks, Jill's News, Marketing, Presentation Skills, Social Media, Technology, Technology Hacks. Bookmark the permalink.
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