CLICK HERE for my audio equipment suggestions. It includes all you need to start making quality learning podcasts without breaking the bank. I offer a list of equipment for a basic studio – good for people on a budget or just starting out. And a more advanced studio that gives you some more firepower. While I provide brief comments about my suggestions, more details behind what to buy can be found in my new book, Rapid Media Development for Trainers.
CLICK HERE for my video gear suggestions. The list includes the basics of what you need to make quality video content for learning. My emphasis is on avoiding useless toys and focusing on affordable gear that does what you need. A media professional doesn’t need bells and whistles. S/He needs basic, solid functions that provide for maximum control. While I provide brief comments about my suggestions, more details behind what to buy can be found in my new book, Rapid Media Development for Trainers.
Where Do I Start?
“What’s the best gear to make media content?” It’s one of the most common questions I get at seminars and conferences.
There are so many choices and price points that making a decision is hard. So here are the suggestions I share with clients and workshop participants. My criteria is based on two questions:
- Does this provide the functionality to produce professional looking content on the Web?
- Is this affordable – ie is it the cheapest or one of the cheapest options?
In sharing these recommendations, I take no responsibility for your decision to buy a piece of equipment. These suggestions are shared in good faith but I also have good faith that you will think carefully through how they work for you and your budget. Also, these links are affiliate links. If you click on these links to Amazon, and purchase the product I recommend, Amazon will pay this website a small commission. We appreciate this because it helps cover the cost of maintaining this site. If you do not wish to support this site, but would like to follow its recommendation, simply type the model directly into Amazon and don’t use these links.