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9 MUST HAVES for Producing Professional Grade Video and Content

If you want to produce great quality content and want to interact with your clients virtually, using these tools is how you can make sure you look and sound great. If you're just starting out, I recommend you stick to what you already have like your iPhone and laptop, however if you can upgrade, these tools can help you produce professional grade content.

Screen Sharing (MAC) - Screenflow

Want to create walk through videos for your clients - like how to read their first statement? Screenflow is for MAC users and like Camtasia Studio, it gives you the tools to record your computer screen and then turn those recordings into professional-grade videos.

Camera - Canon Rebel T7i

If you are just starting out, I would recommend starting to shoot videos with your camera phone or webcam phone. However, when you're ready for a DSLR camera this is a great choice.

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The EOS Rebel T7i camera provides a 45-point all cross-type AF system1 and optical viewfinder that let you stay ready for that unforgettable moment with virtually no lag between what you see and what you get when you press the shutter. Fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with phase-detection locks focus quickly and accurately to help make sure you don’t miss a great shot. A 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor helps you capture special moments in brilliant color, detail and vibrancy. With a maximum ISO of 25600, you can capture photos in low light with minimal chance of blur. Built-in Wi-Fi2, NFC3 and Bluetooth4 connectivity lets you share these precious moments and upload them directly to the web.

Specs:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC* and Bluetooth***.
  • High-Speed continuous shooting at up to 6.0 fps. Weight Approx. 18.77 oz. / 532g (including battery pack and SD memory card) Approx. 17.11 oz. / 485g (body only)
Desktop Microphone - Snowball

I personally own a snowball and have used it for personal and business. This microphone, for the value, is the best in the market. The sound is outstanding - I especially love that it blocks out any static or outside noise. Clean, crisp and a great value.

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Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone**
Create studio-quality recordings with Blue Microphone's Snowball, a USB microphone with exceptional sound-capture capabilities. Using Blue Microphone's award-winning dual-capsule and circuit design, the Snowball produces crisp, clean recordings that are free of feedback and distortion.

A unique pattern switch allows you to toggle between three different settings, giving you the flexibility to record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, interviews, and more. With a plug-and-play design that is both Mac and PC compatible, the Snowball requires no additional drivers and is ready to record straight out of the box.

  • Plug and play design — no software required!
  • Professional studio quality performance — record both vocals and instruments
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Blue’s renowned circuit and unique two-capsule design
  • Switchable mic patterns for a variety of recording applications
HD Web Cam - Logitech Webcam C920

I personally own this webcam and absolutely love it. Hands down the best thing about this webcam is its wide range that it shoots. I put it in the corner and surprised my wife with Christmas decoration and was able to capture the entire moment even as she moved throughout the house. And of course, I captured the sound with the Snowball Mic.

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  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested & certified to work like-new. The product is backed by a 90 day warranty
  • Full HD 1080p video calls on Skype with sharpest video-call picture; HD 720p video calls on favorite IM services like Yahoo! Messenger and Gmail Voice
  • H.264 hardware encoding for faster, smoother HD experiences, OS support- Windows XP x32 / x64, Windows Vista x32 / x64, Windows 7 x32 / x64
  • Carl Zeiss optics with premium 20-step autofocus
  • Snap pro-quality pics; fast upload to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Smartphone Microphone- Rode SmartLAV for Smartphone

If you want to record high-quality sound on the go this is a great choice. This is a recommendation not based on my personal expierence meaning I don't personally own this yet, but I follow someone who does own it and use it and his on-the-go video sound is on point.

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The smartLav+ is a broadcast-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever broadcast quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment. With the smartLav+ the user simply mounts the microphone on the talent, connects it to a smartphone or tablet headset jack and records via the RØDE Rec app for iOS, or any other audio app of their choice.

By employing a professional quality omni-directional condenser capsule the smartLav+ picks up sound equally from all around the microphone, allowing for versatility when mounting and ensuring a high degree of user-friendly operation. A foam pop shield is supplied to minimise wind noise and vocal plosives (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management. Its Kevlar reinforced cable ensures that you never stretch or snap your microphone under normal usage conditions.

The smartLav+ is compatible with any audio app that accepts input from the headset connection, however it has been designed to pair perfectly with RØDE’s RØDE Rec app for Apple iOS devices. RØDE Rec turns the user’s iOS device into a fully-featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalisation presets to suit various recording situations, in addition to professional editing functions and the ability to publish to SoundCloud and Dropbox direct from the app.

  • Acoustic Principle - Pressure Gradient
  • Active Electronics - JFET
  • Capsule - 0.10"
  • Frequency Range - 20Hz - 20kHz (selected HPF @ 0)
Xenvo iPhone Camera Lens Pro

Want to record HD on the go. Here is your solution.

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✔ TRUVIEW 0.45x WIDE ANGLE LENS - CAPTURE 45% MORE PICTURE WITH EVERY SNAP: Shoot stunning photos of people, pets, travel scenery, landscapes, architecture, selfies and more. NO DARK CORNERS (vignetting) like cheaper lenses. Crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and premium optical glass for durability and clarity. Multi-element, coated glass lenses minimize ghosting, reflections, lens flare, and other artifacts. Mirrorless camera lenses ideal for hobbyists and photography pros alike.
✔ CLARUS 12.5x MACRO LENS + TRUGRIP LENS CLIP - MARVEL YOUR SENSES. MAGNIFY SUBJECTS FOR BREATHTAKING, SUPER CLOSE-UP PHOTOS: Capture all the intricacies and details with precision-focus for razor crisp macro photos every time. THE TRUGRIP LENS CLIP offers SUPERIOR GRIPPING POWER to fasten your lenses to your cellphone when you're in action mode, framing your next perfect shot. The lens clip has soft rubber pads and won't leave scratches or marks on your phone.
✔ RECHARGEABLE LED FILL LIGHT - The included LED light plugs right into your phone's earphone jack and includes 3 settings: Low, Medium, and High. Instantly brighten your surroundings with warm continuous light. The warm and natural LED light is superior to your smartphone's built in flash — which often blinds people and yields unnatural color in your photos — especially in darker settings and venues. Say goodbye to frustrating photo "retakes" and hello to brilliant photos the first time.
✔ DURACASE (STURDY STORAGE CASE) + EASYCLIP - TRANSPORT AND PROTECT YOUR LENS KIT: Perfect for taking your lens kit and LED light with you on the fly. The DuraCase holds all lens components and LED flash light snugly and safely. You also get a sturdy, aluminum EasyClip to effortlessly hook your DuraCase to a laptop bag, backpack, belt loop, or purse strap for quick and easy access to your lenses so you never miss another photo moment.
✔ PROFESSIONAL HD PHOTOS & VIDEOS - A huge hit at social and family gatherings. Designed for hobbyists as well as today's most demanding professionals; content creators, bloggers, and social media marketers who count on their smartphone camera to grow their business and brand. Package Contents: TruView 0.45x Wide Angle Lens, Clarus 12.5x Macro Lens, Lens Clip, BriteBox Mini Rechargeable LED Light + Charging Cable, Travel Case + Clip, Cleaning Cloth, Money Back Guarantee AND Lifetime Warranty.

The 4-IN-1 Lens for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus enhances your field-of-view beyond iPhone's built-in camera. The fisheye and wide-angle lenses enable your lens to capture more - ideal for photographing panoramic landscapes or a snapping a selfie with a group of friends. Access the macro lenses by unscrewing the fisheye and wide-angle lenses to photograph crisp close-ups and get detail-oriented beyond the naked eye.

Size matters
The real challenge is introduced when innovating quality optics in a compact and lightweight form factor. That's why at olloclip we've created a collection of beautifully designed, easy-to-use mobile lens systems with no oversized, heavy lenses or the need for extra parts like a bulky case or mounting bracket - just the way a mobile photographer would expect it.

Like lenses used on larger professional DSLR cameras, this olloclip lens system is designed specifically for iPhone to provide similar perspectives and is sized small enough to fit in a pocket, purse or hand. And because of olloclip's award-winning design, the lens system clips on and off your device in seconds. Simply attach the lens to your iPhone and unleash your creativity.

Screen Sharing (PC) - Camtasia Studio

Want to create walk through videos for your clients - like how to read their first statement? Camtasia studio is for PC computers in it gives you the tools to record your computer screen and then turn those recordings into professional-grade videos.

Wacom Intuos Draw CTL490DW Digital Drawing and Graphics Tablet

Draw on the screen while you meet with your clients virtually. This is perfect for walking clients through reviews, pointing out important information and making sure you are underline key points.

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  • Perfect for beginning digital artists - draw, paint, and edit with an easy to use pen tablet.
  • Replaces your mouse and turns your computer into a digital drawing canvas.
  • Battery-free, pressure sensitive pen helps you to draw thicker and thinner lines depending on how hard you push on the pen
  • Comes with a free Draw Pack including: Art Rage Lite sketching and drawing software, online tutorials, and a free 8x10 metal photo print
  • Four customizable Express Keys that put your favorite shortcuts like undo or copy/paste at your fingertips
  • Connects to Mac (10.8.5 and above) or PC (Windows 7 and above) via USB cable or wireless
  • Small Compact size, 8.25-by-6.7 inches, is perfect for limited desktop areas and can be setup for both left and right handed use
Writing on the go - Boogie Board Sync Writer

Leaving a meeting and want to write down important notes or capture your thoughts?

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Create-write class notes or meeting agendas on the Boogie Board Sync just as you would on notebooks and memo pads.
Save - save thousands of notes and sketches to the Boogie Board Sync's internal memory with the push of a button.
Sync and Share - Use Bluetooth to sync and share with Evernote, email and social media using the Sync desktop and mobile applications