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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Best camera / mic option for you tube.


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Andyrhydycreuau - Posted - 07/11/2019:  13:55:51


So if you look at @DBHester s YouTube it looks fabulous, clear sound, amazing clarity, superb wild Northern back drop etc.

Then look at mine - Cerddoriaeth Fynyddig / Mountain Music - all filmed on my phone, struggling to get any kind of balance between banjo (plus multiple pairs of socks stuffed in) and my voice, and with an even wilder North Wales backdrop / weather.

What equipment do I need to get me close to this look and level of quality? (Though I won't have Mr Hester's skills in either banjo or production.)


Edited by - Andyrhydycreuau on 07/11/2019 13:56:18

jwold - Posted - 07/12/2019:  07:07:22


You should contact him. See what he's using.  He might have someone helping him as well.  It really helps to have a helper, you can't be the talent and the crew at the same time.



If he's shooting with a good camera and a shotgun mic aimed at him that might be helping. Several of your videos you're not looking at the camera (where the mic is) and you're singing off mic. Face the camera and direct your voice towards the mic.



You're . no slouch in what you're doing, just need to up your video capture game.



Hope that helps...sounding pretty good otherwise.



CHeers!



 


Edited by - jwold on 07/12/2019 07:17:32

Andyrhydycreuau - Posted - 07/12/2019:  10:45:23


That's really helpful, thanks for the tips. I was kind of angling for a reply from @dbhester ! (There I go again..)
With a phone and no tripod It's tricky pointing everything in the right direction. I reckon a helper would help!!!

rudy - Posted - 07/13/2019:  07:09:27


quote:

Originally posted by Andyrhydycreuau

That's really helpful, thanks for the tips. I was kind of angling for a reply from @dbhester ! (There I go again..)

With a phone and no tripod It's tricky pointing everything in the right direction. I reckon a helper would help!!!






Do post back here if you hear something from him.  I'd be curious as to what his rig is.



I'm not sure exactly how you're shooting, but I do some really basic stuff with a cheap point-n-shoot digital camera.  The mic on the front and a rear display makes it impossible to frame a shot, so here's my ultra-low-tech solution:





The results of being able to frame the shot:



 


Edited by - rudy on 07/13/2019 07:13:37

Andyrhydycreuau - Posted - 07/13/2019:  11:23:12


That's really nice filming and I have no idea how you can make 3 strings sound like at least 6. Thanks for sharing.

jan dupree - Posted - 07/13/2019:  12:25:22


Just get a go-pro with the external mic they sell for it. It's all you need for posting on youtube and facebook.

Andyrhydycreuau - Posted - 07/13/2019:  12:31:35


That's the kind of no nonsense advice I need. Which model of GoPro, or do they all have external mic?

rudy - Posted - 07/14/2019:  06:54:34


For anyone who wants to do self-video I recommend exploring Fran Guidry's Homebrewedmusic.com website.



The huge problem with all the dedicated "action" and "music" cameras is they use a wide angle lense that makes for a pretty unbearable fisheye view.



 

Andyrhydycreuau - Posted - 07/14/2019:  14:17:49


What great advice on home-brewed music. Thanks Rudy. May just need my Lumix camera and a digital recorder. And a software download.

jan dupree - Posted - 07/15/2019:  16:26:01


quote:

Originally posted by Andyrhydycreuau

That's the kind of no nonsense advice I need. Which model of GoPro, or do they all have external mic?






Just get their latest model, or buy a used HERO3. The external mic is sold separate. I got mine from Sweetwater Music. Or just order it from gopro when you buy it. You can use the camera for a lot of other things. An extension cord for the mic is also available. You can hook the mic to your banjo. Or just record with the gopro by itself. It has excellent sound quality.


Edited by - jan dupree on 07/15/2019 16:40:40

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