Hell-o friends! The camera discussion video I was working on has finally been released onto moose2. If you’re interested in cameras, it should be a fun watch! If not… well there’s a decent amount of MJ in there? It could still be fun.
It was an enjoyable video to put together, and I hope it entertains and/or informs some of you out there! For me it ended up being a cool little look back on my videos, and I also got to chase my cat around with a variety of different cameras. So, good times all around.
Hey Ian. This was an awesome video and really appreciate the tips and advice you scattered throughout it. I may have missed this but what camera do you use for streaming? And do you ever experiment with your streaming camera setup. Again awesome video
Oh sorry, I guess I could have included that in the video as well! I use a Logitech C922, which is pretty great visual quality wise, though the software can be pretty annoying. I haven’t experimented much with my webcam setup too much outside of lighting. Much like video lighting, it’s nice to light yourself and your background separately if you can. That’s about it, though, I feel like I try to keep the stream setup as simple as I can because I always seem to run into technical problems.
This is weeks late! However, Just as an FYI the camera operates just fine sans “Logi” or Logitech software (depending on what version you buy). You can easily pick up a third party program to take over your webcam instead and produce a virtual camera off it (“Snapchat for Windows” filters, anyone? :D). I use the same camera for work and had to get rid of the software- I’m with you all the way on it being annoying.
I actually didn’t know that you could use 3rd party webcam controllers, that’s really good to know. Logitech never remembers my camera settings, and it’s really annoying to have to adjust the picture every single time.
Where did you find the Pansonic? Was it via the internet like eBay? Or did you have to find it in something more local like a thrift shop?
Really loved your camera video! It’s really cool to learn more about what goes into your video making
eBay! I love eBay. It can be a bit of a gamble, but if you’re patient and check often you can find some pretty great stuff there! I also sometimes look at the Goodwill online store, but I don’t really trust the electronics from there to work properly. I like finding a well-written eBay listing instead, from someone who seems to know how the camera works and everything. I’m glad you liked the camera video!
So in your video, you talked a lot about the cameras can we have a video going about what softwares you use and your editing process?
I always love it when people show off their past and current cameras. Please do more chill videos like this!
As I was watching your video I was finding it funny because you used two of the same cameras I’ve used, the VHS as well as the PD-150. I used the vhs to transmit video of between inning games to a video board for the local semi-pro baseball team at my first job. The PD-150 was actually my first camera, and I used it to film a bunch of movies with my friends growing up. Like you said, great image quality and it did very well in low light. I got a boost of nostalgia from that and I’ll probably… Read more »
Hey Ian! While cleaning out my Grandma’s house (she was moving to a different city), I found BOXES of VHS tapes! She recorded tons of TV from the 90s to the early 2000s. I’m super excited to go through them, but I’m overwhelmed about getting the equipment for digitizing them! I bought a cheap VCR from a thrift store and a cheap capture card from Amazon, and had little success. While researching on forums, it seems like I might need to spend around $1000 or more on professional grade equipment! So I was wondering what your experience doing it has… Read more »
I’m actually hoping to document my VHS to PC process in a video for my second channel some time soon-ish. (January? Don’t hold me to that.) My process is likely a little expensive, but I’m also trying to find a simpler/more affordable method to recommend before I film. My current process involves an internal PC capture card (I’m pretty sure it’s Elgato brand) and a video upscaler, but I’ll see if I can’t find something simpler.