Camera Setup

Rogie’s Camera/Mic/Lighting Setup


Name
Description
Price
This one is great because you can tilt the screen, it has great autofocus, and is touch screen.
$898
Great wide angle. Super fast aperture. And it works great with video to auto focus.
$365
To connect the camera to the laptop.
$130
You need this to keep the camera running without burning the sensor or running out of battery.
$27
This tripod attaches to my desk and allows the camera to be positioned like a webcam, just behind my monitor.
$115
To connect the camera to the the Cam Link. 
$8
Adapter needed if you’re using a newer MacBook
$8
For traditional camera shots, filming, etc. 
$60
Lapel Mic
I still need to upgrade my mic setup, but my office has a lot of issues with sound and echo. This works great in a pinch. For better mics, look below in the doc under pablos lighting setup.
$34
This little portable LED light packs a huge punch and can light up my whole room! You can choose any color you want via an HSL chooser, so you can get funkkkay.
$109
This is a light behind my computer that has variable warm and cool settings. I turn off my office lights and use only this to light up the foreground. 
$50
Total cost

$1804

 

Jesse Gardner’s Camera Setup

 

Dan Mall’s Camera Setup

 

Pablo’s DSLR Camera Setup

This setup is complicated and expensive but it gives the best results. Your videos will look like you’re in a move, lol 🎥
Name
Description
Price
This one is great because you can tilt the screen, it has great autofocus, and is touch screen.
$898
Great wide angle. Super fast aperture. And it works great with video to auto focus.
$365
To connect the camera to the laptop.
$130
You need this to keep the camera running without burning the sensor or running out of battery.
$108
Small Tripod to go behind a laptop.
A small tripod that can go on top of a desk. It can hold a mirrorless camera with a big lens and it can get pretty tall.
$43
Long Tripod to go behind a monitor.
If you’re looking to put your camera behind a monitor, then you need a longer tripod. This one seems pretty sturdy.
$250
To connect the camera to the the Cam Link. 
$8
Adapter needed if you’re using a newer MacBook
$8

Pro Mic Setup

If you’re looking to have a studio-quality mic setup (and you can afford it,) here’s my recommendation. Warning, this setup is pretty complicated and maybe not worth it. If you’re looking for something more straightforward, scroll down to the Simple Mic Setup.
Name
Description
Price
This microphone is the standard in radio and podcasts. You’ll see it in a lot of shows. It gives you a wide-range frequency response for a clean and natural sound.
$400
The SM7B is a dynamic microphone that is a bit quiet. It needs a boost so you don’t crank the levels on your soundcard. The cloudifier add +25 db of clean power to your sound. Turning the SM7B into a beast.
$150
This soundcard turns the analog signal from the mic into digital. This way your computer recognizes your mic as any other mic.
$110
I recommend this swivel mount arm. It grabs to your desk and you can move it close or away from you when you need it.
$100
You’ll need a couple of these to connect from the mic to the cloudifier and then to the soundcard.
$8 x 2

Simple Mic Setup

If you prefer something straightforward and more affordable, just get an MV7. It’s Shure’s alternative to the SM7B. You won’t need XLR cables, the cloudifier, or a soundcard—you just plug it to your computer and i’ts ready to go. It also comes with a USB-C connection, in case you have a newer MacBook. You would still need a stand, though. I would recommend getting a boom arm that you can attach to your desk or a simple desk mic stand.