Recording Your Video
Once you’ve decided on the style of video (format) the next step is to choose how you’ll record the video.
1. Whiteboard Animation Videos
– We recommend hiring an outsourcer from a freelancing website like Upwork.com. Explain to the service provider that you want the video back in full HD (1080p).
2. Face To Camera Videos
– We recommend recording with a camera from the Canon EOS range but ultimately the equipment you purchase will depend on your budget.
Use a tripod to keep the camera stable.
Ensure you have adequate lighting.
Use a green screen to help change the background.
The most important aspect of video is getting your content out there rather than procrastinating on which equipment is the best. If your budget doesn’t stretch to a high end camera then consider a full HD camcorder – the type that you would use personally to record a special occasion like a birthday or an anniversary.
There is a saying: the best camera is the one you have with you.
(For most people this will be their smartphone.)
3. Screen Capture Videos (use with a USB Microphone)
– Use a monitor with a resolution of 1080p or higher.
If you’re on a Mac, you can use Screenflow to record your presentations.
For a PC, we recommend Camtasia by Techsmith.
If you’re on a strict budget there is a free option, Camstudio, but the software has more limitations compared to paid software.
If you’re going down this route, make sure you use an external microphone like the Blue Yeti.
Don’t rely on your laptop or PC’s in built microphone. People can forgive lower resolution image but they’ll be less forgiving on the quality of your audio.