Mar 23, 2020
STEP UP YOUR PRODUCTION QUALITY FOR A REASONABLE PRICE
In this episode of IoT Playbook, I take you for a behind the
scenes tour of my podcasting studio to look at the gear and
software I use to produce the show. Many of you will be asked to
host or participate in webinars, and eventually, you will want to
be put on camera. Instead of using the default setup with a
built-in microphone and laptop camera, you can upgrade your entire
experience for a reasonable price.
Head over to podcast.iotplaybook.com to learn
what I am using in my own studio, as well as some great
alternatives for a tighter budget.
What You Will Learn:
- The software and hardware IoT Playbook uses in its podcasting
- The different lighting tools IoT Playbook uses
- How IoT Playbook records high-quality video for promos and solo
- Different gear options depending on your budget
- Why upgrading your studio will dramatically improve your
- How to use a green screen for webinars
- How to record and edit screen shares
The IoT Playbook Podcasting Studio Set-Up
If you want to host webinars, create video content for your
business, or even build a podcasting studio of your own, the latest
episode of IoT Playbook has everything you need to know about the
gear. Find out what types of software and equipment IoT Playbook
uses in its studio so you can start producing high-quality content
for a minimal cost.
- Zoom: Zoom is the lifeblood of my
podcasting studio. It is a cloud-based, video conferencing software
that I use for webinars, meetings, and interviews.
- OBS: Open Broadcast Studio is a free tool
that I use for editing promo videos where I don’t have a
- Camtasia: This tool by TechSmith is great
for recording screen shares and it is a powerful editing suite as
“These equipment options will help you drastically increase
your podcasting studio quality for whatever it is you’re trying to
Podcasting Studio Hardware (H2)
- Scissor Boom: The scissor boom is an
adjustable microphone stand that is great for a desktop set-up
- Green Screen: This enables you to change
the background to any image you want.
- Softbox Lights: Softboxes are standard in
photography studios and they provide soft facial lighting.
- LEDs: The LED lights on either side of me
shine against the green screen to keep it evenly lit.
- Tabletop Lighting Kit: Additional facial
lighting that also eliminates reflections on eyeglass lenses.
- Sony DSLR: Primary camera for promos,
webinars, and interviews.
- Audio Technica ATR 2100: Dynamic USB
Microphone that eliminates unwanted ambient noise.
IoT Playbook Resources: (H2)