How To Create High-Quality Remote Video Podcast Interviews for your YouTube Channel

How To Create High-Quality Remote Video Podcast Interviews for your YouTube Channel


hello my name’s Chris host of Un-Missed Connections. I just got off of an awesome remote interview with Tyler and Ellen
from Vidyard and after the interview Tyler had asked me how do I do these
remote video podcasts how do I get someone who’s up in Canada to be able to
speak to somebody down here north of Boston and have a great remote interview
so there’s a handful of equipment and software you’re going to need to be able
to create these types of videos now first I’m going to show you the
bare-bones required equipment so you can at least start recording your interviews
and then I’ll show you the equipment I use to put together the production we
have where we have the nice three panel the finished video so you can produce a
much nicer version of your interviews as well first and foremost you’re going to
need a reliable computer with a camera and microphone to be able to host the
actual interview so you can see each other and speak to each other and hear
each other pretty clearly here at UNMISS connections we use Skype to host those
video calls and now thanks to Amy a nerds she introduced me to an
application called ECAM which the link is in the description below which to me
has been the most reliable way to record videos of your remote and your local
videos for the interviews personally to match a good quality I’ll actually
export a remote and local file with separate audio as two separate video
files and assemble them in post-production but if you’re looking to
do something quick and dirty you can do the tiled or split-screen to get a video
exported right away now you could stop there with that software just using your
computer but if you’re looking to upscale the quality that you’re using
you could use a few things like a much better external microphone right now I’m
using an XLR microphone that’s actually connected to a small audio board that is
coming into the computer via USB you can also use a direct USB condenser
microphone as well to get awesome crisp audio just be sure that when you’re
using that for Skype you select that audio import source in Skype so it’s
pulling audio from that external microphone and not from the on-board
microphone on your now the next step to improve quality is
to make those visuals look better first adding more light to the picture helps
in amazing ways right now I’m using a three-point lighting system with a main
key light I have a fill light and I also have a backlight to help differentiate
me and pull me away from the background now if you don’t have the lighting
equipment windows can be your next best friend just make sure you’re placing the
windows behind the camera and that you’re facing the windows so that it
lights up your face evenly now even with adequate lighting the webcam on your
computer can only produce a quality so high that might not meet your needs so
what we do internally is use an external DSLR camera that I’m speaking to right
now I’ll use that to record the video it’s a nice clean shot and I will export
that video and edit it in post-production in with the other
interview clips now one other problem you’ll run into is this isn’t really a
flattering picture and I’m not looking at the camera the entire time of the
interviewer because I want to look at the camera that’s recording the actual
quality so instead I’ll actually connect an external camera that I route out and
hang underneath the main DSLR camera I’m recording from and then I’ll just tuck
this laptop out of the way like that now finally I do have a microphone above me
as well that’s going directly into the camera but that’s there to help me sync
all of these video and audio files in post-production I’m actually going to be
using the audio that I captured in this nice connected microphone that is
recorded directly in Skype but the ECAM software will capture when recording the
interview through Skype once you’ve set up each of your pieces of equipment
don’t forget to hit record on your camera and on skype and ECAM to make
sure you’re capturing remote and local video plus the higher quality video that
you’re getting from the DSLR camera when you finished your interview you can then
export your video files both the remote audio and video isolated and your local
video and audio isolated I’ll then take the third video file which is coming
from the DSLR camera and use that in place of my local camera so the quality
looks much better once you’ve exported all your files the next step is to take
those bring them into an editor like final cut or premiere and edit your
video thank you for watching this video and how we set up these video podcasts
these remote interviews for our show on missed connections if you have any
questions feel free to comment below and I’ll be happy to respond back thank you

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