Which Camera To Use For Online Video, And Other Bits Of Important Equipment

Recently I got asked by my friend Beau at ClickBank, to create a set of videos on how to create simple and easy sales videos for your products on ClickBank.

Of course, I jumped in right away, and started creating the videos. And today’s video is the first of three parts.

Inside today’s video, you’ll learn about:

  • Which camera you should use for creating high quality online videos…
  • The best, and most affordable software programs to use to create videos really fast…
  • And any extra bits of equipment you may need for creating crystal clear online videos

If you’ve got any further questions about the equipment I use for creating my videos, please leave your comment below :)

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About Gideon Shalwick

Gideon Shalwick is a YouTube and video marketing expert, and has figured out how to get a TON of attention using online video (with one YouTube channel reaching 10 million views!), and today, he's built a following of over 100,000 people for his business ventures, and 60,000+ people on this very blog, where he shares some of his most powerful video marketing strategies.

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  1. [..YouTube..] im the first one to view

  2. [..YouTube..] Great info!
    It’s amazing how far the tech has come in a short time that such quality is so affordable.

  3. [..YouTube..] Now teasing me with the second gadget on my to buy list… that t2i is damn sexy :D

    Great video as always Gideon.

    Alejandro

  4. [..YouTube..] @georgiahoosier Yeah I am really excited about how things are developing. It’s just so damn interesting!

    Gideon Shalwick

  5. [..YouTube..] @TheCuso Oh yeah, it’s the camera that’s definitely given me the best results on YouTube so far… by a large margin!

    The only issue with it (which is not to huge for YouTube), is that it only records for 12min at a time. A little annoying for longer videos.

    But otherwise, no complaints!

    Gideon Shalwick

  6. [..YouTube..] @GideonShalwick are you using any lens though?

    I have sanyo xacti hd2000, what I like about these kind of cameras is that you can turn the lcd around and watch yourself as you film.

    Doesn’t the flip allow external mic?

  7. [..YouTube..] @TheCuso I just used the normal default lens that you can buy with the Canon camera.

    And no, the Flip unfortunately does not come with an external mic – but there is an easy fix to that which I reveal inside my course coming up…

    • Hi Gideon, have been following your videos… but did not find the easy fix which you have mentioned here in any of the follow-on videos. How to get good sound quality when the camera does not have an external mic jack? Could you help?

  8. Gideon Shalwick

    @georgiahoosier Yeah I am really excited about how things are developing.
    It’s just so damn interesting! Gideon Shalwick

  9. Hi Gideon, great tips. My brother uses the Flip and I’ve seen the great quality it produces so that’s going to be on my wish list. I have a couple more questions.

    What microphones do you recommend? What are you using?

    The zoom in and out that happens during the video, it that from a remote from the camera or the software. I’ve been seeing that feature a lot in videos. Most notably in Eben Pagan’s as well.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Thu

      Yeah the Flip Ultra HD is a great all round camera for the net.

      For microphones, I often like recording the sound separately with a voice recorder, and then put it all together during editing. It’s a bit of a pain, and most people probably won’t think it’s worth it. But it really helps my audio quality be a lot better.

      And the zooming in and out is simply done with my editing software – so easy to do. I’ll explain a little more inside the third video in this series.

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

      • Gideon,

        Would you be able to elaborate more on your process of combining the video with the audio you record?

        Thanks
        Mike

        • Gideon Shalwick

          Hey Mike

          Basically, I match up the sound from the voice recorder with the sound on the camera during editing.

          Next, I turn off the sound from the camera audio inside the editing program (just set the volume to zero).

          And finally do a test and export the whole thing once I’m ready.

          Inside my Rapid Video Blogging course, I’ll be showing in a lot more detail how to actually do this for both PC and Mac.

          Course opens Aug 11 here:

          http://RapidVideoBlogging.com/join

          Talk soon!

          Gideon Shalwick

  10. Hey Gideon,

    Great video! I have recently bought a Kodak Zi8 camera. Haven’t played with it much, but the quality seems to be pretty good.

    I was a bit surprised that you are using a DSLR camera for creating your videos. I thought those were optimized for taking still shots, not videos. Don’t you think a dedicated camcorder would do a better job?

    Another thing…is your reoport really online already? It seems to me that it’s still the early bird notification list you can opt-in for.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Zolt

      Yeah I was also surprised when I saw someone else recommending the Canon T2i 550D… being DSLR and all.

      The T2i 550D is kinda special though cos it has such a nice video recording function, even though you can only record for 12 minutes at a time. But that’s enough for YouTube ;)

      My report is about to get released (only a few weeks to go before I launch it), but I thought I’d keep the video current for the long term.

      Coming real soon now…

      If you’ve opted in to the early bird, you will will definitely get sent an early copy…

      Gideon

  11. Greg Kendall

    Any chance you could do an in-depth video review of your new “toy” (the Canon T2i 550D) Gideon? I like the idea of having one camera to shoot video and take still pics. Are there any limitations using this camera compared to having a separate handycam and digital camera?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Great idea Greg!

      I will add that to my video list for sure!

      The only limitation I don’t like too much about the Canon T2i 550D is that it can only record for 12 minutes at a time. But that’s due to a limitation in the SD cards (nothing to do with the size of the card though… it’s something else more technical apparently).

      But overall, I really LOVE it for short YouTube videos.

      Will do a proper review soon!

      Gideon

  12. Jim

    What lens are you using for video with your Canon T2i (550)? Is it possible that you will do a video on how you shoot the video, upload to a Mac, go through the editing process and show the settings you use to upload to youtube?… Long sentence :)

    Also… I don’t see any double chin

    • Gideon Shalwick

      He Jim

      No double chin? lol – maybe it’s in my next video I’m about to upload hehehe!

      Thanks for the ideas – I actually do cover this in depth in my upcoming course.

      Not long now…

      Gideon

  13. [..YouTube..] Good video, I know the use of video in Blogging is getting huge. Nice one.
    yourwealthyourlife(dot) com

  14. stever Rollitt

    Good video, I know the use of video in Blogging is getting huge. Nice one.
    yourwealthyourlife(dot) com

  15. Hey Gideon,

    I was surprised you suggested ScreenFlow over Final Cut Express. Does Screen flow import HD video in such a way that it doesn’t reduce the quality and clarity, like iMovie does some time. I know this isn’t an issue in Final Cut Express (while importing from a Canon HV20 camera)

    I’m assuming the workflow in Screen flow is easier that FCE. Just want to make sure the HD Quality isn’t reduced.

    Any thoughts and other benefits??

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Kantis

      Great to hear from you again!

      It’s funny you know… I can’t remember the last time I used Final Cut Express. It’s a great piece of software, but a little slow for me now compared to ScreenFlow.

      I have not tested ScreenFlow with cameras other than the cameras I mention inside the video, so I’m not sure how well it will work with your camera. But one thing is for sure, ScreenFlow does an excellent job with the videos from my Canon T2i 550D camera, which records in a .mov format, which ScreenFlow does not seem to have issues with.

      When I import the files into ScreenFlow, I don’t think it actually changes the format, unlike what Final Cut and maybe iMove often does.

      But, of course you’ll need to test it with your own camera to see if it works for you too.

      What I talked about inside the video are the bits of technology that I’ve tested and seems to work best for me. But I am sure there are plenty of other solutions out there too!

      All the best!

      Gideon

  16. Gideon,

    Great starter video. I love the quality of the T2i camera. I’m not sure I’m ready to buy it yet but the quality and depth-of-field control is great.

    There’s one little mistake in your video. It’s the Flip camera that doesn’t have a replaceable battery. The Kodak Zi8 DOES have swappable batteries. In addition, you can swap out the SD cards. The Flip is fixed on the battery and the memory.

    That’s why I recommend the Kodak in my video here: http://www.skillcasting.com/five-keys-easy-video/

    We both agree on the software of Vegas and iMovie. And it’s interesting, I find iMovie to be easier and faster to use than FCE too. ScreenFlow definitely CAN be used as a video editor and in some ways, gives you even more control than iMovie.

    Again, great job. Keep ‘em coming.

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Scott

      Thank you for your feedback!

      I probably should have explained myself a little better :)

      The Flip camera that I have DOES have a replaceable battery – I have the Flip Ultra HD, which comes with a rechargeable, removable battery, that is essentially two AA batteries. You can replace this battery pack with two normal AA batteries if you’re in the field while recording and the rechargeable batteries run out of juice.

      My understanding is that for the Kodak Zi8, yes you can replace the rechargeable battery, but you need to replace it with a similar (possibly expensive) rechargeable battery?

      Of course, the Flip Mino on the other hand, does not come with any replaceable batteries – you’re maybe confusing the Flip Mino with the Flip Ultra HD?

      I do like the SD card feature in the Kodak Zi8 though – great for expandable memory.

      The solutions I explained inside my video are for people new to the whole online video thing, and that they can just jump in and start using without too much education. Final Cut Express is great, except that it has quite a bit of a learning curve. And for people just starting out, it may be a little overwhelming :)

      Thanks again for your great feedback – much appreciated, and it’s a great way to keep me “honest” ;)

      Keep it coming!

      Gideon

      • Gideon,

        Your are right! I confused the Flip Mino model with the Ultra model. Great catch.

        IMHO, having replaceable batteries is really important. I couldn’t even get through my 10-year old daughter’s basketball game on my Mino without the battery dying. The Flip Ultra uses standard AA size batteries. This is great because they’re easy to find and you can use rechargeable ones too. The Kodak battery is more proprietary though you can find inexpensive compatible batteries on ebay. Kodak charges a fortune ($20 US) for their branded replacement battery.

        One thing to emphasize is the mic-in jack on the Kodak. This allows you to use an external mic and capture great audio. I haven’t found a comparable pocket HD camcorder, in the Kodak’s price range, that offers the same quality. I think Flip is really missing the market by not including this feature.

        I’d love to see a review/comparison with the Canon T2i sometime. I hear there are some differences when using a DSLR as a video camera–particularly focusing since we’ve become so use to point & shoot. This could make for a great post.

        I’m looking forward to your upcoming report. And thanks for keeping ME honest ;-)

        • Gideon Shalwick

          Hey Scott

          Yeah I reckon Kodak got it right with having the external mic jack – definitely a great feature.

          Although there are other ways of recording great sound other than through the external mic jack. But more on this later :)

          Great idea for having a review of the Canon T2i and the Flip and Kodak cameras – I’ll add it to my list. Awesome!

          Let’s keep chatting :)

          Gideon

  17. Gideon, I love your video tutorials. I have a Flip Mino HD – and recently I’ve been hearing that I should not use HD for the Internet – because that’s what slows down those herky-jerky videos I sometimes see and give up on. I thought I’d have to sell my Flip and get something else. Not true? I was planning to use iMovie, unless you think ScreenFlow is a lot better. I’m a non-techie video virgin (soon to lose my virginity), so I need whatever is most simple and clear. I also noted what you wrote about using a separate voice recorder or mic and interfacing them. The sound is often poor in Flip videos I’ve seen. Finally, what about using the webcam in my mac with a mic? Could be the simplest solution? Maybe too low quality?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Tomar

      I reckon the Flip Mini HD camera records great video quality for the internet especially!

      When it comes to the editing and exporting phase though, it’s important to export it to the right format – see here for the best settings:

      http://gideonshalwick.com/online-video-export-settings/

      I actually think you really need to start creating more HD videos now since that’s the way things are going big time with online video. And if you don’t your videos will start looking really low quality very soon. bandwidth is only going to improve, so you may as well get yourself ready for it and start uploading HD videos to YouTube.

      ScreenFlow is my personal favorite because it’s easy to use, and it also gives you many more features than iMovie. But if you’re just starting out, iMovie aint half bad – just very limited with a few things.

      In my Rapid Video Blogging course coming up soon now, I go into a lot of detail for all of these things, and show you step by step what exactly you’re supposed to be doing to make it work for you.

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

      • Jim

        Hey Gideon,
        The Screenflow people (Telestream) have a place where you can post your videos edited with Screenflow. My thought is that you could do a small training video showing how you use Screenflow to edit your videos for YouTube or wherever. Might be good exposure and right in your niche.

        Here’s the link: http://blogs.telestream.net/screenflow/2009/09/show-off/

        • Gideon Shalwick

          Thanks for the tip Jim!

          I’ll look into it :)

          Gideon

  18. Hey Gideon, good stuff on video making!

    I’m just wondering how you guys get that background thing going on?

    I see many ‘gurus’ with a plain background but looks kind of ‘studio-like’ in thier videos’s
    Is this a ‘post produced effect’ or something thats done during live recording?

    Many thanks

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Andy

      There are two main ways…

      1. Either use a green screen background and then use “chroma keying” to replace it with any background of your choice.

      or

      2. Use the color background that you want for your video.

      Sometimes, you can do some things during editing to lighten up or darken the background to your choice, but in general, the idea is that you try to get your recording as perfect as possible, so that you don’t have to do much during editing.

      Regards

      Gideon

  19. Hi, Gideon.
    The cameras mentioned are quite advanced and new. However, you can start with the camera you currently have in house? Once you develop a littles bit your blog business you can start making such investments. I live in Colombia, South America, an spanish country and truth I have not sought if this type of cameras are available in our market yet. Do not fully understand your explanation because I’m still learning English, but even so excellent information you provide. I will continue learning from your blog. Thank you.
    Carlos Alberto

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Carlos

      You can just start with what you have, and slowly build it up. One of my first cameras was simply a cheapo webcam!

      The most important thing is that you just get started!

      Gideon

  20. What is the best kind of lighting system that once can use in a small room that is at an affordable budget?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Good question Owen!

      I started off with some cheapo construction halogen lights. They are very popular for beginners because they are so cheap and they provide very bright light.

      The only drawback with them as that they can get really hot.

      I now use fluorescent lights and they are great because they do not get hot!

      Gideon

      • Thanks for your response, please what is the name of the company that makes the fluorescent lights that you can currently using or if you have the specific page to buy the product from please advice. thanks

        • Gideon Shalwick

          Not 100% sure Owen, but it says “LightPro” on the back of mine.

          They are professional fluorescent lights for video recording, if that helps!

          Gideon

  21. hi Gideon,

    You mentioned for better sound to use a recorder. I have a Sony ICD P260 but not sure how you record and then edit into video. Do you just create the video and then cut out the sound or do you talk into the recorder and turn down the sound and then put into video. This is unclear. Also I am willing to spring for great microphone, do you have any suggestions and where do you get fluorescent lights.

    Thanks, S2

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Basically, I match up the sound from the voice recorder with the sound on the camera during editing.

      Next, I turn off the sound from the camera audio inside the editing program (just set the volume to zero) and leave the volume on normal from the voice recorder.

      And finally I do a test and export the whole thing once I’m ready.

      Inside my Rapid Video Blogging course, I’ll be showing in a lot more detail how to actually do this for both PC and Mac.

      Course opens Aug 11 here:

      http://RapidVideoBlogging.com/join

      Talk soon!

      Gideon

  22. Gideon,

    Great stuff! I’m curious to know what software you use to create the text and graphics for some of your videos. Are you using something like PowerPoint or Keynote?

    Thanks. And I look forward to your Rapid VideoBlogging course.

    -Patrick

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Patrick

      Lately I’ve simply been using the text function inside ScreenFlow.

      This is pretty straight forward to do inside Sony Vegas as well.

      Gideon

  23. Hi Gideon,

    First off, I wish you the very best with your launch. You are definitely onto something very big. Good luck.

    With the regards to your Canon T2i, does it have a mic input jack? I was just wondering. I noticed that your sound in your videos doesn’t fluctuate in between different scenes. Very smooth.

    Best wishes,

    Paul C.

  24. steve basin

    Great Video!
    There are so many lenses to choose for the Canon 550D. Can you please tell which lens you use for videos, say the one you shot in this one.
    thanks

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Steve

      I just got the 2 Kit Lens Pack that came with the camera – and I mostly use the smaller one of the two.

      Gideon

  25. [..YouTube..] Great video again Gideon. I’ve got the kodak zi8 which has the built in mic, but it really is annoying when you are trying to film yourself, as you can position yourself, took me about 1 hour to get a shot of me doing a 2 min chat.
    I got myself the kogan hd video camera and a sony hd voice recorder, great tip btw.

  26. [..YouTube..] Gideon, Thank you so much for this video. I’m preparing to set up my own video studio (corner in an office) and was making my shopping list. You mentioned an external microphone but not a particular brand. Also, I’m a nikon camera gal, so I’m hoping the Nikon 90 is comparable for video to the TiRebel.

    Also, to put the text on the sides of the videos, do you use one of the software programs you mention.

    Thanks again,
    Rachel

  27. [..YouTube..] @RachelJBellamy Hey Rachel

    For the text, I use ScreenFlow on Mac, and on PC you can use Sony Vegas Studio HD.

    Gideon Shalwick

    • Thanks Gideon. I’ll be purchasing the Sony Vegas. Thanks.

      Questions: 1) You mentioned an external microphone but not a particular brand.
      2) Also, I’m a nikon camera gal, so I’m hoping the Nikon 90 is comparable for video to the TiRebel.

  28. RachelJBellamy

    Gideon, Thank you so much for this video. I’m preparing to set up my own
    video studio (corner in an office) and was making my shopping list. You
    mentioned an external microphone but not a particular brand. Also, I’m a
    nikon camera gal, so I’m hoping the Nikon 90 is comparable for video to the
    TiRebel. Also, to put the text on the sides of the videos, do you use one
    of the software programs you mention. Thanks again, Rachel

  29. [..YouTube..] Did you film the Flip and Kodak scenes?

  30. HI Gideon,

    What would you recommend if you want to do an interview and have both people miked?

    Do you use a Y splitter to get both mikes to input into your digital recorder?

    Rachel asked a brand recommendation and I would concur…do you have a good inexpensive brand for a lavalier mike?

    And finally would you recommend a corded mike or a wireless?

    Thanks!!

    Finished reading your Rapid Video Blogging ebook and it is superb. Great content, great starting point, and with it I anticipate having a lot of fun creating some new videos in my niche!
    Paul

  31. I have the Canon HF 200 Video camera…what are your thoughts on the quality in comparison to the t2i you mentioned?

    Thanks

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Leon

      I have not used the Canon HF200 yet – got any footage I can compare it to?

      All I know is this… the video quality from the T2i is amazing! (although it can only record for 12 minutes at a time!)

      Gideon

  32. Leon

    Yep here is some footage (dance lesson): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La9kmUcsYUE
    What do you think of the quality?

    Its supposedly HD quality…but it doesn’t look as good as your videos…I am just not sure if I am converting it correctly to get the best quality – I had to convert it to .flv for online. Any suggestions on how to create HD quality videos for online ?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Leon

      Wow! I think you channel really has A LOT of potential! Just the fact that you dance with beautiful woman inside your videos will definitely help you get extra views ;) (I’m serious actually!).

      About your video quality… it’s not that great, and it can be a lot better. Have you tried the export settings that I recommend for HD videos on YouTube? Here is the page:

      http://gideonshalwick.com/online-video-export-settings/

      It may also be the format that your camera is recording in. I have not tested your camera, but that could also be a reason for the lower quality you get on YouTube.

      Keep up the great work!

      Gideon

  33. [..YouTube..] 1:33 – what are you talking about? I have a Zi8, yes it has a rechargeable battery but’s removable and replaceable. Kodak sell them or you can get replacement batteries from eBay.

  34. [..YouTube..] This was great. How long time can you record on the canon t2i?

  35. Wow Gideon, some excellent info here… I have been struggling with WMM for some time now but as I have little or no budget any free info is more than welcome. Thanks

  36. [..YouTube..] @Shreedhan he means that on the Flip HD, you can replace the battery with normal AA batteries rather then carrying/buying a second charged up Zi8 battery.

  37. [..YouTube..] Do you have any videos that you have done yourself that use any of the pocket cams you suggest? The canon although very nice is more than Dad wants to spend. I’m thinking of the Vado HD for Christmas for him due to having the external mic input. He knows some about sound at least back before I was born he played out in bands. I’ve been looking for interview style videos using the pocket cams but haven’t had much luck finding any.

  38. [..YouTube..] @SuperLingner sure thing – here is a video I recorded with the Flip Ultra HD camera – /watch?v=kUTot4Wsu3k . I did use a separate voice recorder for the sound though, but as you can see, the image is pretty good…

    Gideon Shalwick

  39. Sal

    Hi Gideon,
    I am very new to Video Blogging. I’m looking to buy an HD Video camera great for video blogging. This is what I own and don’t think it will do me any good..please help me.

    1. CANON PowerShot SD630 Digital Elph
    2. Nikon Coolpix L100
    Do you think these can help or should I just make a new purchase?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Sal

      Have you actually tried using them?

      If they do a good job there is no need to change. But if they give you a headache, either the Kodak Zi8 or the Flip Ultra HD would do a great job for YouTube videos.

      Gideon

  40. Thank you!!! That was very complete . . much appreciated . .

  41. [..YouTube..] thank a mill gideon for the useful tips

  42. Rozli Yusof

    thank a mill gideon for the useful tips

  43. Ann

    Great Stuff Gideon,
    I’ve been having trouble recording myself on my Mac using a USB mic, and I’d like to be more mobile … So in summary from this terrific dialogue, it seems I have the choice of a Kodak Zi8 with the Audio Technica ATR-3350 mic, or the Flip Ultra HD and buy a voice recorder, yes? To me it sounds like the Kodak and Lavalier is the easier way to go. What’s the down-side of that option? I don’t have to use the Lavalier mic as well as a voice recorder with the flip ultra, do I? I’m not ready for a big SLR camera yet, so a flip suits. Will it be better quality than the iMac camera when I’m recording screenshots?

  44. Gideon,
    i want to shoot a puppet video blog, so i need a camera with a screen i can see from in front of the lens, as i am puppeteering. I’d like a simple solution for uploading to the web, but flip doesn’t have a rotating lcd. should i consider an sd camcorder? i will probably synch up the sound in editing.
    Sony has a bloggie with a swiveling lens but the reviews are mixed…what to do?

    • Gideon Shalwick

      Hey Matt

      I now use the Canon 60D – it does have a rotatable LCD, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you’re just getting started.

      Have you seen my video on how to create your own DIY rotatable LCD screen? If not, you can watch it here:

      http://gideonshalwick.com/flip-video-camera-viewfinder-fix/

      Gideon

  45. Vorzug Laster

    You can replace the battery on the Kodak Zi8, spares are not very expensive
    and easier to carry than AA replacements. You get a kick back from Cisco
    for promoting the flip? External mic is key for any video, do you have
    suggestions? I tried a lapel mic from Radio Shack (US) and did a great job
    for around $20 US.

  46. Really fine video Gideon. I have a slightly different need that I hope you can help me with. I need very high quality HD video conferencing equipment for a home office. I don’t think standard HD web cams will cut it for me. I love the T2i of course, but since I will only use if for video conferencing, is it overkill? What about a mic? I’d like to keep it as tidy as possible as the camera/mic/stand all have to go on my desktop in front of my monitors. Cheers!

  47. saidas108

    Really fine video Gideon. I have a slightly different need that I hope you
    can help me with. I need very high quality HD video conferencing equipment
    for a home office. I don’t think standard HD web cams will cut it for me. I
    love the T2i of course, but since I will only use if for video
    conferencing, is it overkill? What about a mic? I’d like to keep it as tidy
    as possible as the camera/mic/stand all have to go on my desktop in front
    of my monitors. Cheers!

  48. where is FCP, FCE, Adobe Premier and after effects ??

  49. xIIIxViperxIIIx

    where is FCP, FCE, Adobe Premier and after effects ??

  50. [..YouTube..] @xIIIxViperxIIIx they are all a bit too much for beginners – however, they are all great programs I would recommend if you want to use more features for sure!

  51. Gideon Help! I want to do lots of video blogging but I want to also do live streaming townhall style presentations as well.
    Do you know of any good live streaming camera’s to use? and not the crappy webcams. I have a Kodak Zi8 and bought it over the flip cam because of the external mic jack. But it can’t do live video.
    Thoughts?

  52. Great video Gideon!
    Just wondering what exact product you use for the external microphone and for your lights please?

  53. Final Cut Express? Final Cut Studio? Final Cut Server? Adobe Premiere Pro? Adobe After Effects?

  54. Hi Gideon, amazing video like always! :)

    Anyway, can you please be more spesific about what microphone did you use for this video? It sounds crystal clear, the bass is natural, I just love it. Wonder what kinda microphone was it.

    And also please mention the price. :)

    Thanks

  55. @maxcarshow I actually used an external recording device – the Edirol R-09HR with an Audio Technica lapel mic.

  56. Do you have some tips about the lighting?

  57. @AndieDioso313 I sure do… see my vid here: watch?v=rZP0qKVJOlc (just add the other normal code in front)

  58. [..YouTube..] what is a good camra to use to make game like i play game and want to upload it what camera to use

  59. In My Other UTube Acc 234isaac234 I Made A DF Trainer Video Which Got Alot Of Views Slowly But Even Im Not In To It Anymore. Should I Continue That Video.

    Thank You
    Christian Isaac

  60. How Long Can The Cannon T2I Rebel Record? My Cannon EOS550 Can Only Record For A Few Seconds. Can You Help?

  61. @Scyfied check your memory card. Make sure you know what class you know. if its anything under a class 6 then its bad for hd recording!!! I use a Transcend 32gb class 10 for my 60d.

  62. johnfilmsstuff

    @Scyfied check your memory card. Make sure you know what class you know. if
    its anything under a class 6 then its bad for hd recording!!! I use a
    Transcend 32gb class 10 for my 60d.

  63. kavi

    hi….ur performance is very nice……

  64. nikon d3100

  65. @Scyfied this happened to me and i would be happy to help. You should look at your memory card if the class is 6 or higher it should record. if it is your card is probably defective. That was the problem with my T2i

  66. What camera do you use to record the videos tht you shoot? They look so clear

  67. jasonindian

    What camera do you use to record the videos tht you shoot? They look so
    clear

  68. [..YouTube..] I have the Canon vixia hf10, do you think it’s a good camera, I do but I don’t know what export settings to use so it never gets on youtube at a high quality, but anyway do you think its a good camera?

  69. [..YouTube..] Gideon….what application did you use to edit this video?

  70. [..YouTube..] @tinapruittTV I’m pretty sure it was ScreenFlow on Mac

  71. [..YouTube..] this sures help me alot tnx :)

  72. [..YouTube..] @ABRstuff Getting a shit load of views.

  73. [..YouTube..] can i use Flip MinoHD ?!

  74. [..YouTube..] where did you get your small mic.

  75. TheEdge1100

    where did you get your small mic.

  76. [..YouTube..] thank you very much

  77. AngstromJohnny

    thank you very much

  78. I use on my videos my iPhone 4, my Nikon, my computer iMac 27″, my software Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion and Screenflow.

  79. [..YouTube..] you save my brain from going crazy thank you for the information gideon..

  80. come and see my review of what I use and how to use them

  81. [..YouTube..] I wish I could smile like that guy I’d probably have a lot more friends.

  82. [..YouTube..] I use AVS video editor on the pc and i got the full version for free and i love it

    and also how $H!t 6 digits money from youtube!!!! right now im making about only $200 a year from youtube and i thought i was making a pretty good amount

  83. [..YouTube..] Hi Gideon, may I ask what is the advantage of connecting your lapel mic to a separate device like the Edirol rather than directly to your camera? You need to sync video and audio in your video editor, right? Thanks!

  84. [..YouTube..] @GideonShalwick Hi Gideon, may I ask what is the advantage of connecting your lapel mic to a separate device like the Edirol rather than directly to your camera? You need to sync video and audio in your video editor, right? Thanks!

  85. [..YouTube..] can i please have top comment :)

  86. thunderbolt1409

    Hi , thanks for the great video, i have been watching some of your videos, and Im sure you get this question a lot…How do you make the graphics on your videos…and is there a tutorial on how to set up the grey screen that you are using now and what is the effect of the screen on the graphics…obviously the white bg is suitable for the graphics you use but do they look goo on grey and black backgrounds as well?

  87. GideonShalwick

    you’re very welcome! You can pretty much use any kind of background with the kind of graphics I am using. Basically, my editor uses Adobe After Effects to super impose any kinds of graphics onto the background. In this case, the background is simply one of the walls inside my house, and I used a special lens on my camera to blur the background.

  88. [..YouTube..] @thunderbolt1409 you’re very welcome! You can pretty much use any kind of background with the kind of graphics I am using. Basically, my editor uses Adobe After Effects to super impose any kinds of graphics onto the background. In this case, the background is simply one of the walls inside my house, and I used a special lens on my camera to blur the background.

  89. KreeYationVevo

    this was really helpful Thank you so much…

  90. QmoviesHD

    hey guys, I think no one is going to read this or ignore this, but we as ”editing” team wanna make it on YouTube in 2012. 2012 is our year, we want to enterain you guys. I hope you will help us further in our dream, so please click on the subscribe icon and you will help us further in our dream! If not, we understand. thanks.

  91. MrHardCash

    Gideon… which is better, the Canon T2i Rebel, or the Canon Vixia HV40 (also called Canon Legria HV40)?

    This one uses HD Tapes. I got it and the videos shot are cool and of good HD level… BUT I’m having a real tough time trying to export the videos to my stupid laptop that doesn’t have a firewire port. Heard I needed a video capture card, so bought EasyCap, but the quality of the video when exported becomes very bad.

  92. ps3gameplay349

    i play games and i would what to use a bipod to hold the camera would it be the canon t2i 550d and the flip ultra hd

  93. semyonanimater

    No one is probably gonna read this but i really hope somebody reads it :) <3 gonna type it any way because i feel at least one person will.
    i’m a person that loves to make minecraft videos. I know theres like 1 million of those in this world
    But please check my videos out and comment or like if you like my videos
    I would love nothing more than to have a decent following on youtube.
    who ever sees this THUMBS UP!
    it just a simple button press could make my dream come true (: Thank You!

  94. BANNEDfromINTERNET

    Hey guys check out my channel for advice and a test of a camera that may help you on youtube thanks!

  95. TheChadSpeaks

    Yet again, excellent!

    - The Chad

  96. MultiFunnystuffs

    COME EVERYBODY !

    Check my channel if you wanna get real youtube views FOR FREE

  97. Hello to all the community I love and I bought a video camera amazing video on a website that I love the attention and service 100%, I love this camcorder is very nice of latest technology.

  98. EPSBuyersAgentSydney

    Hi Gideon, great informative videos you have. Do you have a particular brand lapel Mic you like and recommend? We’re running with the Kodak zi10/playtouch and looking for a quality lapel Mic probably for the $100 mark thereabouts. Thanks – @StephenPHall

  99. Lidija

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! <3

  100. [..YouTube..] Thanks a lot for your helpful videos. The one question I have is about the microphone. So, you need to buy a separate microphone that connects to your video camera?

  101. [..YouTube..] which software would be best for special effects in your films?

  102. Araaish Paul

    which software would be best for special effects in your films?

  103. cindyeunicelim

    thank you for sharing! :D

  104. SonyVegasMadness

    Hey guys! A lot of you do not have intro’s to your videos when in reality the intros make them look a million times more professional! I can make you guys intros if you give me a shoutout, and maybe a link to my channel in descriptions! I would be glad to work with everybody! You can checkout my work on my channel so you know you won’t have a bad intro! Just PM me to get a partnership started!

  105. kimoalexandru

    Please subscribe to my channel For my Good gameplay videos and I will subscribe back to you!!!

  106. Zaid BeFunny

    your great !! :)

  107. blackhawk3165

    Thank you for a well presented video with good quality information.

  108. istockmoney

    thank you for this video. i have 2 questions. How do you fix the flip camera when recording?
    does the flip camera needs a microphone? thank you for your help.

  109. BillKeidan

    Great Stuff, Gideon – so much expertise packed into such a short space – Bill

  110. BillKeidan

    Great Stuff, Gideon – so much expertise packed into such a short space – Bill

  111. JojosVideoKanal

    Thank you for sharing your insights on what camera to use for online video. Is the iPhone 4s suited for creating decent quality YouTube video?

  112. MTBwayneMTB

    I think the choice of cameras depends on what you’re doing.. i use gopro for fast moving sports and videos like this but then would use the camera you’re using also for talking and small little outside videos.
    windows movie makers sucks.
    i bought Sony Vagas which is amazing

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  114. mindfreak111300

    LOL i use the Z18 for gameing videos can someone tell me what camcorder to use for gamplay vids i dont want a hd pvr either

  115. fatimatariq08

    @fccjtak I’m hitting about $1800 a day at the moment. Make sure you get into a sizzling niche ready to buy. Check out this course before the price goes up -> bit.ly/ODE2t5?=vpgieo

  116. deeptima

    It was really helpful… Thank you.. I like d way u talk… :)

  117. Moore Olivia

    hi guys, i dont need a camera actually
    just a screen recording program can help you and give you a better output
    you can google search “screen recording suite”
    i use it, it is a cool software.

  118. missMeganKing

    Please check out my videos

  119. TheFreeMindGuy

    Hi Gideon
    Have you played around with the Nikon D5100 SLR?
    I’m considering buying one off eBay as the flip out LCD panel will be good for postioning when I’m in front of it.
    Regards
    Ant

  120. doseofreality100

    I have a big what the fuck to send. How does he earn a 6 figure salary doing vids? Is he on something else too that he gets views from? This channel has barely over a million views…. impressive but that is far from enough to make 6 figs on…. especially seeing as how his vids average anywhere b/w 25-45 thousand viewers.

  121. GideonShalwick

    Income from the partner program is only a very small % of my total earnings. I also have other products and services, apart from the what I do on YouTube.

  122. doseofreality100

    My suspicions were correct. haha. Keep up the good work man. Pretty informative stuff you got going on here. Is it true Youtuber’s make about $2 per 1000 views?

  123. GideonShalwick

    Hehehe – not sure about how much YouTubers make from views. It seems to vary depending on what kind of content you have and also the kind of ads that get served on your videos. It’s a bit of a mystery to be honest – perhaps YouTube has it somewhere on their site, but it’s readily available – not from what I have seen at least!

  124. arturgulinski

    u can use Mirillis Action to record your desktop… camera have always worse quality

  125. ReachYourPotential

    Hey

    All I can bring myself to say is what an awesome video!

    Really enjoyed watching the excellent content

    Will be back again soon for more

    Mark

  126. king4916

    This was very helpful. Thanks.

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    check out our moistattackcrew and its decenttttt

  128. Carter LC

    Hey everyone,
    Check out my channel to see how working from home is helping me!
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  129. VikramOnlineBiz

    Extremely useful information! And very good quality videos on your entire channel!! Thanks a ton ~ Greetings from India…all the way Down Under! :)

  130. VikramOnlineBiz

    Also, very nice style of presentation…really liked the way you presented all the pertinent information. A little bit more on tripods (at the end) might have been useful.

  131. GideonShalwick

    Thanks so much!

  132. ttorrea

    Does the Flip Ultra HD come with an external microphone jack?

  133. hardcorefierysoul

    where can you get the canon t2i rebel 550D? Any shops or online websites you know of?

  134. i wana create my own web show bt jus cant save the get the equipments,i have a computer,i with a camera,i wana knw if i cant use it to make my video,please reply soooooooon,plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz,tis means the world to me

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  137. revakashalonsdale

    Really informative and just what I needed – thank you. Also the visual/sound quality is one of the best of all your videos so far.

  138. Chinnifam

    Gideon, you did amazing job. You should get TV show job pretty soon or might land into big contract to promote products. you didn’t show which external microphone set you have used for your rebel T2i. Now I’m checking websites and found T3i on amazon. Then went onto Canon website and found T4i. advertising higher ISO . They are releasing camaras faster than I learn from your videos :)

  139. Chinnifam

    Gideon, you did amazing job. You should get TV show job pretty soon or might land into big contract to promote products. you didn’t show which external microphone set you have used for your rebel T2i. Now I’m checking websites and found T3i on amazon. Then went onto Canon website and found T4i. advertising higher ISO . They are releasing camaras faster than I learn from your videos :)

  140. teatreeoil2011

    My video on trick photography sits nicely with your video. It doesn’t cost the earth to produce gripping technique

  141. Darshan Miller

    GGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  142. mybestfeature

    Very informative.

  143. What about using camtasia for video software, is that a good alternative?

  144. lovenmerc

    do you have to have hd video to use sony vegas?

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  146. Joe Rotella

    What camera(s) would you suggest for making LIVE videos (streaming) through say Google Hangouts on Air, Ustream, Livestream or Linqto?

    I watched your video on selecting a camera, but that seemed to be for recorded videos which are edited and then hosted.

    I’ve got to do a streaming presentation in 2 weeks and my webcam (Microsoft LifeCam 1080p HD) is OK…but I think a camera with an external microphone jack (like the ones you used for recorded videos) would be better.

  147. trishptg

    Thank you for this video. I have been having trouble knowing what to look for and this really helped! Now, see if I can afford it all:) Anyway, you have a great soothing & pleasant voice. Love the accent & it didn’t seem like a phony sales pitch, but down to earth. What a relief to watch something I can understand also. So many talk over your head like you designed the things. Quite frustrating. My best to you..Trish

  148. BBOY6Infinity

    I Was Watching This Video And I Remembered That My Sister Got A Cannon 550 D For Her Birthday

  149. LePumpkins

    Hey youtubers. We have a goal to reach 100 subs in this week. So we would really appreciate your help. And we will gladly watch your channel and maybe subscribe:). THANK YOU!

  150. Tim Curtis

    Cheers!…At the point where you talked about a better, more expensive camera, and metioned the T2i I screamed, hell yeah!….I own it and have gone through all sorts of cameras to shoot just basic, low budget films……..I tired the Panasonic DV20, Nikond D3100, and a couple other cams including the HF lines…….how far does one have to go to get that, sivler screen look??

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  154. arekwojcik1

    How can I download music from YouTube to use in my on line video

  155. Lou Johnson

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  156. Doris Torres

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  159. stephy steph

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  163. Hanna Ho

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  164. Hanna Ho

    Oh, I have an Olympus F1.8 on hand, is it good for online vids? thanks!

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  175. Megafishguy1001

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  176. Mike Harrell

    Hey how long dose it tack to upload a video on youtube

  177. shiptonhugh

    I’d recommend final cut pro better than windows movie maker well thats what i think

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  181. Octavio Corona

    Dear Gideon,
    At this time, August 2013, which camera from Canon company are good for doing my online videos? Probably you have a little bit more updated suggestion than the T2i rebel you mention on the video, right?
    Thanks,
    Octavio.

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  185. Vol'Jean Doucett

    What lens do you use for these videos?

  186. ComedyBrosChannel

    sony vegas isnt affordable, its free if u crack it

  187. JoeyXoto

    Great video Gideon. I use the Canon 550D for all my cut away and B-Roll. It’s a great camera! +1 on that recommendation.

    Joey Xoto

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  189. TheNotoriousGamer

    I use the Samsung galaxy s4 works really well for me delivering full
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