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How To Start Your First Podcast With Riverside
The gear you need to start a podcast
Let’s start with the gear you need to start a podcast. People will be listening to you and your guest’s voice. It’s incredibly important to have good audio quality. For that I can recommend a budget blue yeti microphone. You can also use a LAV mic if you want.
Besides a good microphone, you also want people to see you. You’re not making a movie so for most creators a smartphone camera will be just fine. If you still want to use a DSLR for example, you can do that by connecting your camera to your computer via HDMI. But keep in mind, you’re gonna need a cam link for that. And now you’re ready to start your podcast!
You still need some good lightning tho. If you don’t have any expensive lights, go sit in front of a window at an angle. That way you can use the sun as the keylight for your face.
Making a good camera frame
It’s important to aim your camera in the right direction or in other words, a good framing. When you’re podcasting on a different location than your guest, you can simply film yourself in the middle of the screen.
But when you’re both sitting at the same table, make sure to set up the camera like this: Leave some space at the direction you are looking at. Do the same thing for your guest. That way when you’re switching the cams in post, the video will look natural. If not, it will look like your both looking in the same direction.
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