So you want to get into the content creator game but you’re not looking to spend a bunch of money. Here is the run down of some of the ways you can begin to create your own content and build your following. The hardest thing is to get started, once you get started it becomes easier and easier.
Yes your phone is probably the easiest way to get started, but I hated having my videos and photos from my regular life mix together with the site images and videos for Youtube. You can use XSplit VCamera as a way to use a USB Mic and your cell phone or tablet as your camera on your laptop. You can read our full how to and review of XSplits Software here, I had some issues with it however it’s the easiest platform for recording skype calls.
In terms of recording high quality audio and video when trying to create a video podcast as a beginner on a budget, I needed to look into what my options were for using my JLAB Talk Pro as audio input and a camera not built into my laptop. The problem is somewhat my fault and somewhat me becoming an Adobe Creative Cloud dominate person, any software that I try to use that’s not like I learned on frustrates me heavily. I needed to try out some of the software programs that people have been using to stream video games on twitch and other platforms to see if I could do what I wanted to do.
Get a CAMERA WITH A MIC INPUT
Audio quality is everything when it comes to looking and sounding professional on YouTube. This Kodak PixPro AZ528 may shoot great photos and record great videos however it does not have a MIC INPUT. YOU CAN NOT USE AN EXTERNAL MICROPHONE WITH THE KODAK PIXPRO AZ528.
Audio Recording for Voice Overs or Podcast
I use the JLab Talk Pro
It was on sale for 100 and does a tremendous job of knocking out background noise.Heres an idea on how to make a budget podcast recording studio if you need to go that route.