I've been asked more times than I can count what gear you need to get started with a video podcast.
To make it easier for everybody else, I've created two lists. One for those that want good quality video/audio production at a lower price (this is the package my company Rveal Media offers to our customers).
The second list is for those that want phenomenal video/audio at a decent price (this is the package I use personally).
I've included pricing, but please note that the prices could have changed since I made this blog post.
And before we talk about gear, let's talk recording software - you'll need this regardless of whatever equipment package you purchase.
My pick for the best remote recordings? Riverside.FM.
It costs about as much as a Zoom subscription, but it guarantees the best quality video and audio for your recording and for your featured guest's recording.
It's about $25/mo. Totally worth subscribing to if you want to get the best quality remote production possible.
Now, to the equipment. We'll start with the simpler package.
Blue Yeti Microphone - $100
Logitech Brio - 4K Webcam - $160
LumeCube - Office Lights - $100
USB Multi-port Adapter - $10
Easy to set up
Easy to travel with
Lower production quality
Now, for my personal setup.
4K CamLink - $110
Sony A73 - $2,000
50mm lens - $250
Micro HDMI to HDMI cable - $10
Rode Podmic - $100
Rodecaster - $600
Gatorworks microphone arm - $130
Higher production quality
Great for permanent podcast set up in your office
Ideal for multiple hosts/guests in person
Slight learning curve
Harder to travel with