Tag Archives: Shooting for streaming


Choosing Cameras and Lighting for Single-Speaker Webinars

I recently tested a bunch of webcams and video cameras to find the optimal camera for single person webinars. I produced a webinar on the topic, which you can view here, and see the output from the various tested devices. I also wrote an article on the topic, which is …

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Manual vs Automatic Camera Operation

Whenever I shoot a live performance, I have an internal debate about which functions to perform manually and which to let the camera perform. Obviously, the panning and zooming is my job; the question is whether I also take on focus and/or exposure. I shot my fifth Nutcracker season just …

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Shooting for Streaming – Five Key Tips

Five best practices for producing high-quality video. Anyone who’s ever picked up a camcorder and tried to tap into their inner- Spielberg knows that there’s a lot more to creating a high-quality, impactful movie than turning on the camcorder and pressing the red record button. The same is true with …

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Shooting for Slow Motion

If you want fast or slow motion in your video (like slowing this spinning ballerino), you have two choices: you can adjust the speed in your editor, which can produce interpolation artifacts, or you can adjust the frames per second captured by your camcorder, which should deliver higher quality. If …

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Shooting for Streaming – HD or SD?

This article is a drama showing just how far a man will go to prove that he’s right (or perhaps, not wrong). What’s in it for you besides the guilty pleasure of reading a desperate nail-biter? It’s called stealth learning. Hidden in the suspenseful plotline are some invaluable lessons about …

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Shooting an Interview with a Single Camera

To produce professional video on a budget, you need to master various visual and technical arts. But you also need to become a master of illusion, especially if you’re working as a crew of one. Here we explore the art of the single-camera shoot, and insert-editing techniques that will ensure …

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