More and more professionals creators and what we can call entrepreneurs really, know the importance of being able to get in front of their audience and know exactly who they are. We explore how you can record video on a budget.
There are different ways that people do this, and the most common among the members of our community include webinars, discovery calls, weekly Q&As and coaching calls.
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to creating and recording videos is that it has to be done with loads of equipment and loads of softwares. If you know me then you know that that’s not the case.￼￼￼
There are some tools that I recommend and again and again and again, however, all you need is a way to record your video in the first place. This is why I decided to share some of my favourite tools when it comes to video recording and editing.
Free recording software:
Zoom – Zoom has a free plan that allows you to record content through your meetings and calls. You can also present a series of slides and record a webinar with no extra equipment needed.
These are great options for YouTube videos and on-camera workshops, you do not have to invest in one, but could be handy for more professional shoots
Canon Powershot from £289
Effortlessly shoot realistic Full HD 60p movies with one touch of the Movie Record Button. Record incredibly steady movie footage – even when shooting handheld, running or zooming in – thanks to 5-axis Advanced Dynamic IS, which counteracts camera shake caused by strong movement.
Take short, concise, 4, 5 or 6 second movies with a variety of playback options using Short Clip Movie.
Editing movies is easy using Story Highlights, which intelligently selects photos and movie clips of certain people, events, or dates and combines
Canon Powershot SX620 from £165
Wi-Fi with NFC and image sync make it simple to connect to your smart device, capture shots remotely, then share or back up your creations It also records steady, shareable full HD movies with auto zoom and dynamic IS
One thing has to be said – if you don’t want to invest in a camera at least invest in a microphone, there is nothing worse then fishbowl like audio and unclear audio when it comes to educational pieces
You can record video and stream with unparalleled sound quality direct to your computer with Yeti, the ultimate professional USB Microphone. Featuring four different pattern settings, Yeti USB mic is ideal for podcasting, voice for YouTube, game streaming on Twitch, Skype calls, music and more.
With simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute and microphone gain, you’ll be recording and streaming right out of the box. The Yeti does not require any driver install; simply plug it into your computer’s USB port with the included USB cable and you’re ready to record and stream
For podcasting or audio for your YouTubes-the Snowball Black iCE USB mic delivers audio quality that’s light years ahead of standard headset mics or your computer’s built-in microphone.
Promises crystal clear audio for Skype, Twitch, FaceTime, YouTube video narration and more. Easy to instal with a plug and play for PC and Mac-no drivers required. Not my favourite choice for podcasts.
Accessories for your Phone
These are handy especially for recording with your phone, but not necessary
I had this tripod for four years. It’s sturdy and simple, yet it has worked for me in a variety of occasions, it never let me down.
For iPhone recording: Comica smartphone video kit
This is a smartphone video rig with a video microphone, which also has a tripod to allow easier recording. It is equipped with a professional directional shotgun microphone, which can combine audio and video together. It is universal for IOS and Android system and can be good if only focusing on IGTV videos.
Tencro is a Microphone Stand is a convenient and useful invention widely used in stores, families, stages, studios, broadcasting and TV stations, etc. It can carry a variety of microphones and delivers long-time performance. The adjustable legs allow you to carry it with you easily and adjust the suitable angle & height to your perfect recording., recommended for more dynamic podcasting and videos with no slides
My name is Fab Giovanetti and I am a writer, author, marketing consultant, founder of the Creative Impact Group and professional troublemaker. I help people grow their online audience and monetise their content and unleash their potentials as creatives.