HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

The holidays are here! If you’re looking for some great video-related gear for your loved ones or yourself (hey, you deserve to be treated, too!), these are our favorites! 

And… BONUS!!! When you grab these for the holiday, you’ll be ahead of the game in getting your Professional Video Studio up and running for 2020! 

Don’t you worry… we’ve got step by step training coming in January on exactly what to buy and how to assemble it! In the meantime, access our Free LIVE Video Tech Workshop and get started quickly with great looking LIVE Video!

MERCH

HATS, HOODIES & MORE!

Stickers, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Hats & Hoodies that allow you to claim who you are as a LIVE streamer! “I Go LIVE”, “Streamer” & “Eat. Sleep. Stream. Repeat.”

USB CAMERAS

LOGITECH C-920

$49.99

The least expensive webcam option, but still great quality! It’s HD video at 1080p and has dual built-in mics (though we recommend using a separate microphone!)

LOGITECH C-922

$70.00

This is about the same as the C-920, only giving you the ability to stream at 60fps. If you’re not sure what that is, get the C-920.

LOGITECH C-930

$75.64

This has the widest field of view of the Logitech series

LOGITECH BRIO 4K

$179.00

This is the most expensive of the Logitech Webcams. It is also 4K. Has much better dynamic range than the other two, but at a higher cost.

Be sure to download Webcam Settings Software to get fine tuned adjustments to the quality of your video from the above webcams! Available on a Mac or PC.

HIGHER QUALITY CAMERAS

SONY A6400

$998.00

This is our favorite DSLR (ahem… Mirrorless camera)! 

Sigma Lens 16mm f1.4 (for sony)

$399.00

This is the lens David uses on his set. Be aware the lenses are a personal choice based on the look you’re going for!!!

Canon m6 mark ii

$849.00

Great camera for live streaming! However, in our testing, it doesn’t work with all capture cards, so be sure to use the AJA U-TAP below instead of any others

Sigma Lens 16mm f1.4 (for canon)

$449.00

Same lens as above, but for Canon. Be aware the lenses are a personal choice based on the look you’re going for!!!

CAPTURE CARD (FOR HIGHER QUALITY CAMERAS)

ELGATO CAMLINK

$125.00

In order to bring in a camera that is NOT USB (like a DSLR), you’ll need a Capture Card. You can get an Elgato Cam Link that allows your Level 2, 3 or 4 setup to bring in an HDMI camera for your LIVE Videos.

Watch this video to learn more!

AJA U-TAP

$294.95

The AJA U-Tap is our favorite capture card. While it’s plain, it’s a solid piece of gear and works very consistently! It’s what we put in our client’s Studios that we build.

blackmagic internal capture card

$545.00

If you have a PC with an open PCIe slot, you can use this Capture Card internally instead of the others which are external cards.

MICROPHONES

SAMSON METEOR MIC

$69.99

Great SMALL, portable microphone! The legs fold up for travel. If you’re not moving the mic from location to location, get one of the other microphones. You’ll need a stand or to prop this one up to get closer to your mouth (it sits low).

BLUE YETI NANO

$99.00

This is one of our favorites if you’re an iPhone user. They do have a model that works on Android, but it does not work with all of them, so you need to go to their site and see if they have one for your device.

AUDIO-TECHNICA ATR2100

$69.00

This has USB and XLR connections for flexibility depending on your setup. You’ll need a boom holder or stand to hold this.

Lewitt 240 pro

$149.00

When you’re ready to move away from USB and go for an XLR mic, this is David’s personal setup. You’ll need a USB mixer (David prefers the GoXLR), and a boom arm as well.

goxlr usb mixer

$498.98

The GoXLR isn’t just any ol’ mixer. It’s the most FUN mixer you’ll ever own! Bleep out words. Add sound effects. Give yourself some reverb. Control volume. And LOTS more! 

LIGHTING

prismatic colored ring lights

$299.00

These ring lights give you a ton of flexibility since you can control the color and temperature through an iPhone app!

Neewer Ring light

$69.99

A less expensive ring light but still a great option! White light only (no changing colors like the Prismatic above)

neewer box light kit

$69.99

This Box Light kit gives you two lights for each side of your face. Bigger footprint but casts a wider light surface.

neewer LED Light

59.99

This is a very small footprint, and is LED. It’s dimmable and you can control the temperature. GREAT option for a hair light!

background / accent light

159.00

A great way to add some accent lighting to your background. Multiple colors and lots of adjustments available!

PCS

HP Omen

$1779.00

Great laptop option for streaming with vMix!

ALIENWARE AREA 51M

$3,359.99

Our recommendation if you want something portable with more power!

Alienware aurora r9

$2549.99

*drool* We LOVE the Alienware for streaming! It’s a Powerhouse… plus it has cool fancy lights! 

Software

BE.live browser service

FREE TRIAL + $24 - 44/month

Be.Live allows you to get started super quick with live streaming through the browser (no downloads). Share your screen, add comments & do simple interviews. Access our free training on Be.Live here.

ECAMM LIVE (Mac)

Free trial + $12 - 20/MONTH

Highly recommended! Add graphics, easily add comments on screen, share your screen and more! This is the most efficient software we have found for Mac. Access our free training videos on Ecamm here.

VMIX

free trial + $60 - $1200

vMix is our FAVORITE streaming software! Highly robust and flexible. It’s the most stable software we’ve found that works with the broadest range of people/scenarios.

The vMix team is constantly updating it and their updates are always solid without causing issues with your stream!