Lately I have been making a bunch of videos for our YouTube channel. I’ve made videos about writing lunch notes, videos of reviews, movie trailer reaction videos and things like that and I am also making videos of playing video games. What I have here is the most current setup for all of that. I use my main latop to make the videos. My secondary laptop I use to run YouTube through my Elgato game capture device. It is the only way I know to be able to capture the video and sound at the same time as I watch it on screen. I’m working on making that a better system. I also have an XBox and a Nintendo Switch ready to go for captureing gameplay. I use my elgato with those devces as well. the TV is so that I have a large screen to use to see the games as I play them. I am looking to raise that up higher (over the top of my laptop screen when fully open, so that I can see the whole screen while I play and record. So many things happening.
A while back I was interested in finding a decent gimbal for my phone for recording videos. I want to be able to make much smoother videos outside and so I saw an Indegogo campaign for the Atom. This is a foldable 3-Axis Gimbal that connects to my phone via bluetooth. I can also connect an external microphone and a wired lavaliere mic to the unit. I have not had much time yet to play with it but I downloaded the app, upgraded the firmware and took it for a quick spin. This is a Gimbal that folds up rather small so it is easy for transport and it will even charge your cell phone wirelessly or through a wired connection.
I am interested to see how well the app does face tracking for those times where I have the gimbal out and am shooting selfie type videos and I want the better camera which is the rear facing camera. The problem is, I don’t know if I am really in the shot, with this, I will. I hope. I will know more when I get to play around with it. I am excited that it arrived in time for our trip to New York. I’m excited to see what videos we will create while we are there.
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