Case Study - Phil's Livestream Setup
Hey Phil here and in this video, I want to break down my live streaming setup that I'm currently using. This has changed over the years, but now in 2020, going into 2021, I have a pretty solid setup that I have really enjoyed using. And I just wanted to walk you through how I have it set up. So I've actually redone my garage studio since creating this course and so it's majorly different than a lot of the content in this course. Um, but I am in a giant room and so you'll also see how I'm doing using a little bit of soundproofing to make this better. So, uh, I got my camera here, IPhone 10, iphone X. If you have this. This is a great camera for recording video, but I wanted to kind of show you my equipment. So the first thing you'll notice is these two audio soundproofing boards that I put on either side of me. I'm at a table. Let me actually get up for a sec. So there you can see like the whole whole setup, I'm just at a sort of bar desk that I've built. The camera I'm using is my Fuji...
X. T4, an HD monitor, monitor right here, up at the top so I can monitor myself. It looks super over exposed on my iphone video, but as you can see here, it's not, that's just the iphone video. The microphone I'm using is my road and T. G. Three. So that's on a boom stand and a boom pole. So that's pointed directly at my mouth. So I love it because I don't have to plug in a lapel mic and that's plugged into my laptop which is a Mac laptop using the zoom H six N. There's lots of options for this but basically it allows you to get a an XLR microphone into via USB into any computer. So I have the zoom H six N. I've got a couple of lights. This is a kit from drake cast. So here's one main light which is my key light. It's just a little LED panel and then behind me you can see two lights. I know it's kind of hard to see but one is for lighting giving me a little back back light and then one is for lighting the background itself. Without that it's it's pretty dark back there the camera is plugged into my computer so it, most camera DSLR or Marylise cameras can't plug directly into a computer. So I'm using this made well converter that takes the H. D. M. I output from my camera and it turns it into USB which plugs into my Macbook Pro. So right now I'm recording this video with screen flow. Um but it's basically the same setup I would use to go live everything shows up as the webcam or the camera shows up as a webcam option if I'm going using e cam to go live on facebook or just going directly live using facebook's live streaming um tool or same with Youtube and the audio shows up as an option because this, so I just set my camera and my microphone that way and the quality is just 10 X what you would get from a, I'm gonna stop that video. The quality is just 10 x what you would get from a webcam and the internal microphone. And now that's maybe not worth it for some people and maybe not necessary for some people. But for me, it's it's one of the things that I do to stand out from the crowd in terms of the crowded, live streaming video content that we see online all the time now. So I use this setup for going live in my Facebook group for going live on YouTube, but mostly for Facebook group for for office hours and that kind of thing for my students. Alright, I hope you enjoyed this little overview of where I'm at in the year 2020 and beyond cheers.