THIS DOCUMENT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS
tl;dr: The following is what I've learned building my stream setup over the past month. Each section will include a TL;DR and a deeper (optional) dive.
tl;dr: I bought a Macbook Pro M1 Pro, 2021, 16inch. I got it on Amazon for ~$2400
tl;dr: I bought a Sony a6100. I got it on Ebay for ~$900. I bought a Sigma Lens for ~$350. I also bought a Master Mount L arm and Solid Arm extension from Elgato for ~$90. I bought this dummy battery and plugged it in to a storm tolerant power strip just in case. I bought the AverLink Capture card for $150
webcam look vs Sony a6100
tl;dr: I owned a Blue Yeti from a prior attempt at a YouTube career. I also bought an Elgato mic arm for ~$99.
I bought an Elgato Key Light Air for $99. My "fashionable" background light
tl;dr: Dell 27 in curved (~$300) and Dell 24 in (also ~$300 when I bought it in 2021)
If you've been keeping track our total is well past ~$4000 if you start with nothing. This is not a cheap hobby! But here is a clip of what I look and sound like after it was all said and done.
tl;dr: ISO = as low as possible without being too dark. F-Stop = as low as possible to make movement smoother. Record at 1920x1080, 4k can cause the camera to overheat after ~1 hour continuous. Shutter Speed = 1/125 if recording at 60 FPS. Below are pictures of settings I edited and brief descriptions as to why.
tl;dr: noise filter, compressor, limiter, equalizer. Varies by microphone. Watch this video, it explains it better than I can.
I'm streaming Obsidian so my case is quite unique, but if you too would like to stream Obsidian, heres what you should know.
When I press opt + 7 -> OBS switches to Chrome scene meanwhile Alfred picks up on this -> fires "just chrome" workflow which full screens on my left desktop monitor
This is critical and maybe the only reason worth streaming.
People love brands. Lean into it, but keep it simple. Mine's a hat for now. It will evolve as I do.
Highlight clipped from stream
Some practical tips to smell like a million bucks
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