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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Play nicely or I'll put up your photo from facebook showing how lockdown has treated you!
    Please don't.

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    Update on this:
    The Lume Cube light is really good, I'd recommend it. Overall the changes I've made so far to the lighting in the room definitely make a massive difference.
    The webcam (Logitech Streamcam) arrived today and I had it working in five minutes. The picture is great, even when turning it down to 720p. When in 1080p mode I think it's better still, but to be honest it's small degrees so hard to tell. The Logitech Capture software is easy to use and gives a lot of options.
    I haven't bothered with a microphone as I'll see how I get on with using the Logitech's built in dual microphones.

    So, the best change I've made was the lighting. The most expensive change was the webcam, but if it helps me get a new gig, then it'll be worth it.

    Oh, and I can recommend an Iiyama 27" Quad HD monitor too!

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    Posting my other thread made me realise I didn’t actually say the kit I’m using.

    Nikon D7000
    Elgato 4K cam link (takes the feed from the camera or any other HDMI output)

    Rode NT-USB microphone (might be on its last legs if the other thread turns out to be a none starter)
    SM6 shock mount and pop filter (if you’re going external mic get a shock mount as even the tiniest vibrations are picked up with a better mic, the pop filter is soften the hard P sounds)

    2 x Elgato Key Light Airs

    Most is repurposed from my photography hobby so only real cost was time getting everything set up on my desk
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    15 year old creative speakers
    logitech somthingorother webcam
    30+ year old anglepoise desklamp.

    I mean, it's what i can do that matters FFS.

    Geez.
    millenials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    15 year old creative speakers
    logitech somthingorother webcam
    30+ year old anglepoise desklamp.

    I mean, it's what i can do that matters FFS.

    Geez.
    millenials.
    I’m a contractor, it’s all style over substance
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

    ― Marcus Aurelius

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    I’m a web developer, it’s all style over substance
    FTFY.


    oh, and it's all fur coat and nae knickers, like Embra folk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velcro View Post
    Update on this:
    The Lume Cube light is really good, I'd recommend it. Overall the changes I've made so far to the lighting in the room definitely make a massive difference.
    The webcam (Logitech Streamcam) arrived today and I had it working in five minutes. The picture is great, even when turning it down to 720p. When in 1080p mode I think it's better still, but to be honest it's small degrees so hard to tell. The Logitech Capture software is easy to use and gives a lot of options.
    I haven't bothered with a microphone as I'll see how I get on with using the Logitech's built in dual microphones.

    So, the best change I've made was the lighting. The most expensive change was the webcam, but if it helps me get a new gig, then it'll be worth it.

    Oh, and I can recommend an Iiyama 27" Quad HD monitor too!
    So I bought the Lume cube Panel Mini and I’m pretty disappointed - I bought the wrong light.

    It doesn’t really cut the mustard lighting up a dark image. Probably better used on a DSLR.

    Ah well, back to the drawing board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    FTFY.
    WFH Web meeting kit

    oh, and it's all fur coat and nae knickers, like Embra folk.
    How very dare you, I don’t muddy my hands like a common code monkey!
    Last edited by SimonMac; 9th October 2020 at 19:27.
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

    ― Marcus Aurelius

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    How very dare you, I don’t muddy my hands like a code monkey!
    ah, a Powerpoint Monkey/Bullsh1t Artist/some sort of manager then, sorry.
    i meant no insult, - honest. big boys done it and ran away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    More times than not, an improvement in lighting will be much better than just a camera upgrade
    If you are upgrading your camera, think about some proper studio lighting and turn off the strobing LED home lights.

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