How would you like a sure fire way to never run out of content again? Then do what I do and carry around a Mobile Recording Studio in your back pack. Here’s a quick photo of my “studio.”
My Mobile Recording Studio
Here’s a list of the tools I use and why I use them.
I gotta have my Mac Book. It’s the heart of my studio and makes putting it all together a breeze. This is a content creators dream, the software lets you record and edit video and music right out of the box. Once you learn how to use the operating system, life is a breeze.
Anytime I need to shoot video I reach for my Kodak Zi8. The video is crisp and clear, the re-moveable memory makes it easy to record for an entire day, and the external mic jack lets you improve your sound quality 100 fold.
Yeah, I know it might be a little weird that I carry around two cameras, but I had my Flip Mino HD way before I got the Zi8. The video on this camera is great (when in good lighting,) but the sound quality wasn’t always good. The software is nice, especially for a PC user. I carry this around as a backup, but I prefer the Zi8.
I’ll be honest, this Nikon S70 takes some amazing photos – but I hardly ever use it because of my iPhone. It’s a great camera, lightweight, easy to use, with a lot of editing options built in.
No matter where I am, I gotta have internet so I carry a Sprint MiFi. I hear the Virgin MiFi is made by the same manufacturer, but their pricing plan is much better. These devices are great for some light surfing, email, facebooking or tweeting – but I wouldn’t try to upload videos or anything like that because it might be too slow.
One of the biggest reasons I love the Zi8 is because you can plug in an external mic. Sometimes sound quality is an issue with pocket digital video cameras. I paired my Zi8 with this Audio-Technica ATR-35s to get some amazing video and sound. Check out this video I recorded outside using these tools.
You might also want to grab a tripod and a good back pack and you’ll have your very own mobile recording studio.
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