The Making Of A Video Podcast

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Yes, anyone can start a video podcast now days.  A cell phone, a ring light, the built-in microphone and you are set to go.  And yes, some become successful with such a minimalist approach. But those are few and far in between - a luxury reserved for celebrities, someone really funny or with content not easily found elsewhere.

The quality of your video podcast, reflects your own level of professionalism, and how successful you are. This is true in a B2B podcasts, where you are appealing to other businesses. First Impressions go a long way.

With this in mind, we have invested a considerable amount of money, time and effort to create a state of the art video podcast studio. When you book time in our studio, you know that quality work is being produced. We handle everything. We will even coach you, should you desire, on how to deliver your content in the most professional way that will keep your audience engaged. After all, our success depends on your success.

Below we have listed just the obvious equipment needed for a professional video podcast production. But there's so much more that is not listed, such as fiber optic cables, HDMI cables and adapters, snakes, audio connectors, software for editing video and audio, lights, barn doors, flags, light meters, remote controls for lights, color charts, green screens, backdrops, tripods, boom arms, television, Apple TV 4K. The list goes on. You get the idea.

Audio

While video has taken the spotlight in online media, there's no doubt that without good audio, video quickly loses its appeal and the viewer goes elsewhere. This is why our studio uses the best microphones and audio mixers in the podcast field today.

Shure SM7B

All podcasts are recorded with the Shure SM7B - A classic microphone and the choice amongst professional voice over actors and the choice for Michael Jackson's Thriller album.

Shure SM58 Shure SM58

For vocals in our Music Podcasts we use the tried and tested workhorse of the music industry, the SM58 Dynamic microphone. This rugged microphone can handle the loudest vocals without sacrificing quality and accuracy.  It is a favorite among our musicians in St. Augustine.

Shure SM57Shure SM57

The Shure SM57 is another legendary microphone in the music industry. A dynamic microphone designed to capture audio from instruments in the studio and live events. It is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds. For musical instruments or vocals, the SM57 is a consistent choice of professional performers.

R1 Active MKIII

The Golden Age Project R1 Active MKIII Active Ribbon Microphone is a condenser microphone that we love to use when recording singers with an acoustic instrument such as guitar, standup bass, or cello. We use two of these microphones in a figure eight mic pattern to isolate the vocals from the instrument being played. This gives us lots of freedom while mixing the performance in post production. This microphone has become the favorite mic for Fernando's own medicine podcast.

Sennheiser lavalier mic

Sennheiser EW 100-ENG G3

Our wireless Clip-On Lavalier Microphone Set - Presentation system with optimized voice reproduction - Transmitter, Receiver.

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

Sennheiser 600 MKEWhen video podcasting in remote location, the Sennheiser MKE 600 shines and  is the ideal video camera/camcorder microphone able to handle even demanding filmic challenges.

Rode NTG-2 Multi-powered Shotgun Microphone

Rode NTG2 Shotgun MicThe NTG2 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, designed for professional applications in film, video, television and broadcast. It is our back up mic for the Sennheiser MKE 600.

Audio Mixers & Interface

Rodecaster Pro

Rodecaster Pro  The RØDECaster Pro™ is the world's most powerful all-in-one solution for podcasting. Designed to offer superb audio quality and expansive features while being incredibly easy to use, it's the ultimate tool for beginners and professionals alike.

Tascam Model 12

Tascam Model 12  Tascam Model 12 is a compact all-in-one integrated mixing and recording suite designed for music and multimedia creators, songwriters and performers. It consists of a 10-input mixer, a 12-track version of the highly acclaimed Tascam multi-track audio recorder, USB audio interface, MIDI connectivity, DAW control functions, and unique podcasting capability including mix-minus and smartphone input. .

DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor

Davinci Resolve Speed Editor 

The DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor with Studio Software from Blackmagic Design is a perfect hardware complement for the editor on the go .

Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen USB Interface

Focusrite   For our music podcasts, this audio interface helps us to capture signals from electric guitars, digital keyboards and microphones. Ideal for podcasters who need mix-minus functionality when taking calls, and perfect for singers and musicians, the third-generation Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 is a 4x4 USB audio interface offering high-performance hardware, customizable mic tone.

Behringer HA8000 V2 8-channel Headphone Mixing/Distribution Amplifier

Behringer Headphone AmplifierEach podcaster has control of the volume of his/her headphones with the Behringer headphone mixing/amplifier. Just another feature in our studio to facilitate the most pleasant podcasting experience.

Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator

Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator Cloudlifter Mic Activators are used by artists, engineers, podcasters, creators, broadcasters, and venues all over the world. In our studio we use them to provide higher gain to our Shure SM7B mics for a clearer sound without raising intrinsic floor noise from the microphone's electronics.

PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT 4.5 inch Powered Studio Monitors with Bluetooth

  Designed for content creators, gamers, and mixing engineers, the PreSonus ERIS BT 4.5 Bluetooth Studio Monitors provide a clear, accurate frequency response and a wide variety of inputs. When editing podcast audio, genuine, unchanged, out of the box audio is a must. Studio monitors provide such audio.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Closed-Back Studio and Live Monitoring Headphones

Sennheiser HD280 Pro HeadphonesThe HD 280 PRO is a pair of closed, dynamic stereo headphones that deliver accurate, linear sound reproduction with ambient noise attenuation for critical monitoring applications.

Sony MDR-7506 Headphones

Sony MDR-7506 Headphones

Sony MDR7506 Professional Stereo Headphones are ideal for sound monitoring in recording studios, radio, film production, video, electronic news gathering - and virtually any application where high quality sound is required. Every podcaster can have a choice between the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro or the Sony MDR7506.

Video Cameras

There has never been a time in recent media history where video played such an important role in the lives of content creators, film makers, journalism, and advertising media. Cameras are everywhere. From cell phones to the big eyes in the sky. With the advent of YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Flickr and countless others, video has become the foremost medium for brands to spread the message across, and video marketing has become the de facto among online marketers. It comes by no surprise then, that video podcast should take front seat in today's fastest-growing media audience - the Podcast listeners!

4 - Panasonic LUMIX G85 4K Digital Cameras

Panasonic Lumix G85 4K

Designed for video and stills shooters alike, the Lumix G85 from Panasonic is a versatile Micro Four Thirds camera characterized by its quick performance, flexible photo capabilities, and UHD 4K video recording.  Currently we use 4 of these cameras to film/capture our video podcasts and our music podcasts.

1 -Sony PMW-EX1R XDCAM EX Full HD Camcorder

Sony PMW EX1r

This is the camera that started it all for us. We used it to film conferences in the NE United States and in several location throughout Florida. If you are a lone podcaster, this is the camera we will use for your video podcast. We also use this camera for our music podcasts and its our first choice to use behind our teleprompter.

Video Switchers and Visual Aids

ATEM Mini Pro ISO HDMI Live Stream Switcher

ATEM Mini Pro ISO

  The ATEM Mini Pro ISO HDMI Live Stream Switcher from Blackmagic Design is a four-input live production switcher with an integrated control panel designed for multicamera live streaming up to HD video to the internet via Ethernet output.

Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Extreme ISO

ATEM Extreme ISO

The big sister to the ATEM Mini Pro ISO, The Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Extreme ISO is an 8-input live production switcher for live streaming. It features an integrated control panel and has advanced broadcast features. We quickly realized that 4 inputs was not going to be enough to accommodate our podcaster's needs. Every video podcast is recorded with these switchers as if it was a live stream.

El Gato's Stream Deck MK.2

  This little interface, makes podcasting, editing both audio and video a breeze. With a push of one of the 15 LCD keys we can trigger unlimited actions. One-touch tactile operation lets us control apps, launch social posts, adjust audio, mute your mic, turn on lights and so much more, while visual feedback confirms your every command.

Atomos Ninja V 5" Touchscreen Recording Monitor

Atomos Ninja V

  This is more than just a monitor. Besides having the ability of recording our video podcasts, it gives us a live display of exposure, color balance, composition and many other features, that lead a polished video podcast. In the studio and on location, this item is a must.

Glide Gear TMP 750 - 17" Professional Video Camera Tablet Teleprompter

Glide Gear Teleprompter

  Are you a lone podcaster? Wish to make a first impression within the first few seconds of your delivery and keep your audience?  Then, a teleprompter will help you get there.  We will guide you in the process of using a teleprompter so that your words are delivered in a natural way without the audience knowing you are reading your script.  The President of the USA, news anchors, and many public speakers rely on teleprompters to deliver content to their audience.  In our studio, you now have the same advantage as the pros have. A teleprompter is also very useful when doing Zoom, Skype or any other remote interviews. You will be able to keep eye contact with your guess.  Don't worry, we'll show you how.

Apple 24" iMac with M1 Chip

Apple 24" iMac with M1 Chip

  Here's where it all comes together - the editing station. This iMac provides enough processing power to edit all of our podcasts. Coupled with professional editing software such as Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools and others, allows us to render a polished final product of your podcasts. This is why we are the best choice in St. Augustine for all your video and podcasts needs. Call us today at 904-808-2276 to book your first video podcast.