Helpful Equipment

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VIRTUAL MEETINGS

If you're entering the world of virtual meetings and webinars and just relying on overhead lighting, computer audio and speakers you might get the results you're looking for. These options can improve your audio quality and your lighting. They will help you look better, sound better and be more effective! If you don't have a built-in camera on your computer the tripod can be used with your phone, a webcam or other camera options.

MICROPHONES

Good audio is important to the overall quality of your video. If someone can't hear you easily, they'll likely tune out. There are lots of options. These lavalier microphones are designed to work with smartphones. A wired microphone is the most affordable option. If you want to be able to move around a wireless can be really nice! (There's one for iPhone and one for Android.) The Yeti microphone is a USB mic that plugs into your computer.

LIGHTING

Good lighting can instantly make your video look more professional. From a small selfie light you can clip on your phone or computer to LED options or a stand up ring light, there are a lot of options. What's best all depends on where you plan to shoot and your budget.

TRIPODS

No one likes to get motion sickness watching a video! Plus, your arm gets tired if you try to hold the camera yourself. A tripod will give you stability and free your hands. There are tripods designed specifically for smartphones.  A traditional camera tripod works, too, it just needs an adapter to hold a smartphone. There are lots of options depending on your needs and budget.

ADVANCED

If you want to move and not make anyone seasick, a stabilizer can make a big difference! A true stabilizer is motorized and has a gimbal so it stabilizes the video even if you're a little shaky. It can give you smoother and more stable shots. However, there is a little bit of a learning curve so just be prepared to do some practice to get good! The 1st and 2nd options have gimbals. The 3rd option does not have a gimbal and is not motorized so it won't be as smooth. But it can be a handy phone holder that's a little more stable and comfortable than holding the phone with your hand and should help keep your arm from getting as tired.

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