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I get asked all the time about the programs and equipment that I use to make my live videos so I thought I’d put it all here in my new resource page. Please note that some of these are affiliate links which means I may receive a small fee at no additional cost to you when you use my links.
I use a MacBook Pro and an iMac as my computers of choice. The software I use to record multiple cameras and do lives is Ecamm which is a Mac only software.
Why use Ecamm? You can switch between cameras, use a green screen, make some camera tweaks, schedule lives, record not live video, and so much more! Use my link to get a free 14 day trial.
I sell my live and pre-recorded classes using Podia’s platform. You can also get a 14 day trial using my link and there’s no credit card required. I’m planning on doing tutorials for Podia later, but for now just know I prefer it over Teachable because of it’s awesome customer service.
I recommend using LED lights and the price has come down making them very affordable.
If you afford get a set of two, get them because it makes it easier to light any area. I plug in my lights instead of using batteries. You get that choice with most light sets.
You also want to make sure that they come with light stands if you don’t already have any.
Here are the lights I’m using right now, this includes batteries, stands, plastic diffusers, and a remote:
Tip: Plug your lights into a single power strip so you can turn them on with one push!
People I respect also recommend:
I use a wireless mic so I can move freely around the kitchen when I’m doing a cooking class. But if you are staying in one place you can use a wired mic.
If you are just starting out you can use the headphones and mic that come with your phone.
I use this one that’s actually inexpensive and works great. It does use batteries so buy some rechargeable ones to go with it:
Below are a few regular microphones that people I respect recommend:
Don’t forget, you can get started creating live video just using your phone. The cameras I use now are more expensive and better quality than the ones I started with. You can always upgrade as you go along.
My front camera:
My overhead camera setup:
I hope all this info helps, but contact me if you have any questions!