Simple Equipment Setup Guide

 Single Camera, No Announcers Setup

 

Equipment for Single Camera, No Announcers

  • Video camera 
    • Sony HDR RCX405 (you must purchase an additional mini HDMI to RCA cord, if you plan to use an Elgato) 
    • Canon VIXIA HF R70 (you must purchase an additional mini HDMI to RCA cord, if you plan to use an Elgato) 
  • Video Capture Device
  • PC Laptop that meets the following requirements
    • Operating system: Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: Intel i5 or i7 Processor at 2.4 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: minimum 4 GB of RAM
    • Hard drive: 160 GB or better at 7200 rpm

*The software runs on a Windows operating system, so a PC is preferred, but can run on a Mac with partitioning software such as BootCamp.

 

Single Camera with Announcers Setup

 

Additional Equipment for Single Camera and Announcers

  

Announcer Setup in Detail

 To understand further how all this goes together, watch our walkthrough video of the setup of this production. 

This is the simplest form of production. Go onto our mid-range production guide if your ready to progress to a higher complexity and quality of production.

 

B&H "Kit"

To making buying easy, we have created a kit you can buy from B&H Photo Video. Here is the one stop shop where you can get all the necessary equipment without any worry of forgetting something especially as you start up. Also, everything in this kit will not go to waste when growing your production complexity. Below is the contents of the kit. 

 

 When you are just starting out, broadcast at your comfort level. Don't try to do too much with your broadcast at first. Progress slowly and take time to master skills. With that said, below are setups for a production with announcers and one without announcers depending on where your comfort level lies. 

 

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