So, I am publishing scripted educational videos on YouTube, but I am still unhappy with my recording setup for headshots. I currently have 3 options:
- I have a consumer Canon DSLR with a Parrot telepromt adapter. The image quality is perfect here. I’m especially fond of the depth of field look I can achieve with this. But setting this up and remote-controlling it alone while also filming myself is rather cumbersome. In addition, the audio input on the camera is very noisy. But recording the audio separately means I constantly have to start and stop recording multiple things at a time, while being the presenter as well. Super messy and time-consuming.
- My iPhone’s back camera (old 6s at the moment). The image quality is acceptable, but of course considerably worse than the DSLR. Recording audio + video is easily possible. But since I only see the back of the phone, I can’t use telepromt software on the phone.
- My iPhone’s front camera. I can use telepromt software and record audio + video, but the image quality is unacceptable.
I’m looking for ideas to improve my setup. I want to record more in the future, but I would need a hassle-free setup while still maintaining or even improving the audio and video quality. Any tips? What are you guys using?