Zoom meetings, web streaming, video podcasts, or providing opinions in chat groups or cable news stations all require three things:
- Expert Lighting
- Excellent Sound
- High-Def, high quality video
So there’s a bunch of stuff you have to mix and match. Well, until now.
Last fall, Movo, a company specializing in pro-style video and audio gear for the mobile-minded, had a kickstarter to support their idea of an all-in one blogging or content creator. Lighting, HD or better camera, HQ microphone, all built into one ball unit and placed on a nifty stand so video user, youtubers, commentators, news people and more had a reliable, predictable, high quality way to record or stream video of themselves. They called it the WebMic HD Pro, and it includes a high quality imaging unit with a quality lens, a cardioid. microphone, a headphone portand a variable setting light all in one “ball” assembly, with stand.
I ordered one and packed it with me when I went into the hospital for a three month stint as a bone marrow transplant recipient. No better way to do reports to the family! There are volume controls, a light intensity button (three settings), ad a stand and clamp.
It retails for $169.95 from MOVO directly. You can find them here.
Here’s a shot of me using the unit: