Level 3 Gear Guide

Level 3 is going LIVE from your computer with software. Most people on Level 3 should keep the gear (cameras, etc) pretty simple to make sure your computer doesn’t choke! If you want to go all out with gear, you’ll want to upgrade to Level 4.

But for now, here are our recommendations for Level 3… plus a few Pro Hacks for a bit of extra goodness!

USB CAMERA

Logitech C920

$55

The Logitech C920 is a great camera. You could upgrade to the C922 or the C930, but they’re not absolutely necessary.

NOTE: If you’re on a Mac, you’ll want to download the Webcam Settings app to get better results from the Logitech camera.

Watch the Webcam Settings Video

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CAMERA PRO HACKS

Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder

$138

This will allow you to bring in an external HDMI or SDI camera. You need to verify your computer has the right connections!

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Blackmagic Web Presenter

$495

Bring in HDMI or SDI cameras and it’s simply converted to be shown in your software just like a USB camera.

This is how we use our better cameras when Luria does interviews on other people’s shows.

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Magewell USB Capture Device

$358

Bring in an external HDMI camera.

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USB MICROPHONES

Blue Yeti

$115

USB Microphone with great quality! It is large and will most likely make it into your shot, but it’s beautiful too, so that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

PRO TIP: When you plug this mic in, it automatically mutes itself (noted by the blinking light). You’ll want to make sure you un-mute it before starting your show.

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Samson Meteor Mic

$63

A small but powerful little mic! If you travel, this is a great option because the legs folds up.

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MICROPHONE PRO HACKS

USB Mixer

$99

If you want to bring in an XLR mic, this 4 channel mixer is a great choice!

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