vlogging

Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Dick DeBartolo

Episode 1495

This week's gadget from Dickie D is The Padcaster Ultimate Studio, which can transform your iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio. The company says it's rugged and versatile, so you can create professional video anywhere and anyway you want. With the included wide-angle lens, Padcaster unidirectional microphone and dual mic/headphone cable, all you need is an iPad and your imagination. Use with your favorite apps to shoot, edit and upload video on the fly – or stream live right from the iPad.

What equipment do I need to start vlogging?

Episode 1121

Todd from Chandler, AZ

Todd has a business and wants to start doing video blogging, or "vlogging." What equipment does he need? He'll be starting from his desk but he wants to know what camera to get. Leo says it depends on what Todd is going to be doing. Todd wants to have a set with a background screen. Leo says that in Todd's case, a camcorder with an external microphone jack is a good option. DSLRs do this. Point and shoots would help keep within his $500 price range and the video quality is really good.

What's the best video blogging camera?

Kodak Playtouch Camera

Episode 947

Jonathan from Anaheim, CA

Jonathan is going to VidCon. He does video game commentary and is looking foward to learning more. Leo says VidCon is a great place to go. He also recommends checking out TWITCH, which offers not only playing, but streaming game play online.

What camera does he need for vlogging at Vidcon? He needs a wireless hookup. Leo says that a wireless microphone solution is more expensive and it's a pain because of interference. Stick with a wired solution for that. Leo says a lot of people just use their smartphones.