Video equipment question
November 20, 2012 2:33 AM Subscribe
Need advice on recording presentations for web video.
posted by pete_22 to Technology (1 answer total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm organizing a meetup (in two days) with about 80-90 people that will include formal slide presentations from three different speakers, totaling about 90 minutes including audience Q&A after each. I want to record these presentations and upload them as web videos, but the facility hosting it doesn't have any of their own video equipment. So I need to rent a video camera and tripod and get someone to run it.
We have a budget for this but not a huge one. The videos obviously do not have to be TED Talk quality but I particularly want the audio to be clear, I notice the audio sucks on a lot of low-budget videos like this. What kind of equipment should I rent? And do I need to hire someone to run it or can this be done by an unskilled volunteer? If I need to hire an experienced cameraperson, where can I find one for something like this on short notice?
Also, the room has pretty good acoustics and we would probably not use a microphone, but the facility does have a mic and speaker setup if we need it. Should we use it anyway to have a separate audio track for the video, or is that overkill? And wouldn't it involve even more equipment?
I'm less worried about the postproduction at this point (like editing the slides into the videos) but would welcome advice about that too. Basically I've realized too late that I have no idea what I'm doing for this part of the event :)
Thanks in advance for your advice!