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#288727 19-Jul-2021 11:54
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I have a need to video record certain public meetings that would be of interest to my group. I need to be able to upload later to a Youtube channel for remote members to view. I need some advice on the best way to achieve this. Would need a camera and someway to maybe take a sound feed from the mic. Someone suggested BlackMagic ATEM but that seems a bit overkill for our needs. It is more designed for multiple camera and audio feeds it seemed to me.


Any suggestions on what I would be best to use (maybe camera connected to Laptop.) Not sure just which direction to head so any advice gratefully received 

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  #2746621 19-Jul-2021 13:46
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Some of the mirror less cameras, can feed youtube directly.....(Panasonics can), but I'd imagine that's a pretty bad experience for the operator and you'd be better to connect it to a PC and upload there.


Also a bunch of them have external mic inputs.


The real budget option is using a phone, but then you don't have the external mic option.

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  #2746623 19-Jul-2021 13:53
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Half decent USB webcam and OBS running on a laptop to just capture and record locally?


Then you could add an audio device to, whether that's just a USB mic, or just an analogue output straight from room's mic pre-amp/amp feeding the laptops default mic input (if it has one, otherwise, again, USB sound card).

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  #2746626 19-Jul-2021 13:58
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you really need a directional mic to pick up sound from a focused region, the sound would be better


otherwise the sound with be horrible


best is take sound from the sounddesk but i doubt you'd have the ability to do that

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  #2746655 19-Jul-2021 14:46
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The real budget option is using a phone, but then you don't have the external mic option.



Well you could - bluetooth and external wired mics exist and might be good enough.


My SO records interviews for work using a Note sitting on one of those plastic flexible leg desk tripod things, with a wired mic (bought from Jaycar for $15 IIRC). 
The results are amazingly good so long as you're not expecting a cinematic experience with audiophile quality sound.  Perfectly good for purpose though - upload to YT or the organisation's website for internal and external audiences. It's been quite a few years since higher-end phones were only capable of creating video that looked like it had been recorded on a potato.


I guess the OP ideal solution is to not use their own mic, but get a feed from the stage mic through the mixing desk.  That then starts introducing "issues" - some of which might cost $$$ to get right.

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  #2746670 19-Jul-2021 15:16
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The first thing you need to consider is asking the meeting organisers permission to film..

Even agencies webcasting their own meetings have a set of rules they follow.

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