Lights Camera Microphone Checklist

Lights Camera Microphone Checklist
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The Power To Reach
LITE PAPER
ENHANCING YOUR WEBCAST EXPERIENCE
WITH LIGHTING, WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE
LITE PAPER: ENHANCING YOUR WEBCAST EXPERIENCE
WITH LIGHTING, WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE
The Power To Reach™
INTRODUCTION
LIGHTS, CAMERA…ACTION!
When you begin to plan for your webcast presentation it is important to keep in mind the technical requirements, location and types of content necessary to create an engaging
webcast. Following these best practices for delivering a webcast will help you
create a high quality audio and video webcast with a webcam that will be
sure to keep your audiences’ attention.
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LITE PAPER: ENHANCING YOUR WEBCAST EXPERIENCE
WITH LIGHTING, WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE
The Power To Reach™
BEST PRACTICES FOR LIGHTING
Use a three-point lighting strategy:
1.) KEY LIGHT
The main light used to
illuminate you.
2.) FILL LIGHT
The secondary light that fills
shadows—usually half the
intensity of the Key.
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3.) BACK LIGHT The light that shines behind
adding a rim of light to the
speakers head.
Webcam
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Use natural light when possible.
Keep windows in front of you.
Using the natural light in the room you can adjust
the total look with overhead and additional lights
as needed.
An open window behind the speaker can make
them look dark, with the window in front of the
speaker you can use the natural light to illuminate
their face—adjusting blinds as needed.
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LITE PAPER: ENHANCING YOUR WEBCAST EXPERIENCE
WITH LIGHTING, WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE
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BEST PRACTICES FOR WEBCAM
Be familiar with the webcam.
Knowing how to access the webcam software will
help the speaker or engineer to adjust the webcam
for the best possible picture.
Have proper placement
of the webcam.
Use the rule of thirds to align the speaker in the
webcams image in the center.
Make sure the camera is
placed at eye level.
This will ensure the speaker is looking directly
at the audience. You can adjust the camera height
or the chair the speaker is in to achieve this.
Avoid distracting backgrounds.
Once you set up your lighting and equipment
make sure to check your surroundings especially
behind you to make sure there are no distracting
colors or movement.
To learn more about INXPO and its products visit www.inxpo.com, email us at contactsales@inxpo.com, or call us at (312) 962-3708.
LITE PAPER: ENHANCING YOUR WEBCAST EXPERIENCE
WITH LIGHTING, WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE
The Power To Reach™
BEST PRACTICES FOR MICROPHONE
Use external microphones
whenever available.
Microphones built into computers and cameras
often have lower quality than what you want for a
webcast presentation. The mobility of an external
microphone allows the speaker to place it in the
optimal location for sound.
Check for good audio placement.
The microphone should be close to the speaker’s
mouth but no so close to pick up popping “p’s” or
certain words hit the top of the audio levels. The
microphone should not be in the camera view.
Test audio levels.
Make sure the volume is loud
enough to hear but doesn’t pick
up background noise or static.
Don’t touch the microphone while live.
Adjusting or moving the microphone while live will
make loud noises and can disrupt the audience and
the on demand recording.
Limit interference as much as possible.
Turn off cell phones, fans, computer speakers, or
anything else that may be a distraction during the
webcast.
To learn more about INXPO and its products visit www.inxpo.com, email us at contactsales@inxpo.com, or call us at (312) 962-3708.
LITE PAPER: ENHANCING YOUR WEBCAST EXPERIENCE
WITH LIGHTING, WEBCAM AND MICROPHONE
The Power To Reach™
INXPO’S WEBCAST CHECKLIST
Following this simple checklist will help you to properly position lighting,
your webcam, set up your external microphone and help to get you
set up for a worry-free webcast.
The webcam is the visual video source of the webcast.
It’s how the speaker will visually communicate with the
audience. It is important that the room the webcast is
being delivered in is configured properly for the best
possible display settings. Testing of the room with
the equipment, microphone, and lighting in place
should be done in advance of the live day, as well
as 30 minutes prior to start time.
LET’S TALK!
To learn more about INXPO and its products visit www.inxpo.com, email us at contactsales@inxpo.com, or call us at (312) 962-3708.
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