Artwork for podcast The Visual Lounge
Video Gear Wish List
Episode 998th December 2021 • The Visual Lounge • TechSmith Corporation
00:00:00 00:59:22

Share Episode


What’s the best budget-friendly microphone to make videos? How do you set up your lighting in a home studio? Do you need a green screen? What’s a stream deck?

The TechSmith team has all these answers covered and much more. On this episode of The Visual Lounge, host Matt Pierce, Kara Swanson (Content Marketer), Andy Owen (Video Production), and Anton Bollen (Customer Success) share their top picks for audio, camera, lighting, and accessories. 

If you’re looking for some recommendations to point you in the right direction, be sure to tune in today or keep reading. For a list of all the gear mentioned in this episode, head over to Matt’s wish list.

Learning points from the episode include:

  • What to look for in a budget microphone
  • How different types of microphones work
  • Different types of studio lighting for different budgets
  • Why lighting is just as important as cameras
  • The misconceptions about sound panels
  • The benefits of using a green screen and how to pick a budget-friendly one
  • What accessories you need along with your camera
  • Why you should focus on little improvements, not just expensive gear

Important links and mentions:

Learn more about the TechSmith Academy here.

To read the blog post on the topic or watch the video, go to: