My feature post in Telestream's The Screening Room blog a couple of days ago generated a few questions about this image of me in one of my studios.
"I like to say I have two studios: my office and my 'office annex' locations. The latter being whatever regional park or coffee house I tend to find myself in..." ~Mel Aclaro
The one above is obviously from my office studio. I pulled it from the ScreenFlow article (ref: Meet the ScreenFlow-er: Screencasting Wizard, Mel Aclaro) and decided to visually index it with cross-linked details to help supplement answers I give about the gear I use. Click any of the markers in the image to learn more.
Your Studio Setup Doesn't Have to Be Costly
So here's the thing, although some of the equipment I use in my office is a bit pricey for the home-based screencaster, you can definitely get by with less budget-heavy gear AND still be able to get professional quality production value for your online course or website video/screencast. I cover some of those in Sections 3 and 4 of the Digital-Know-How course, but I also provide some alternate links above for some of the more cost-effective gear.
Another resource you might want to take a look at, as well, is my previous post on The Poor Man's Home Video Studio: 3 Must-Watch Techniques.
Your turn: Your recommendations for studio equipment?
What microphones, video, lighting or other hardware/software have you used that is both cost effective and quality enhancing?
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