Sound Gear - recommendations/advice
Hi Simbi! I'm looking for an expert Sound engineer or video blogger that can advise me on compact, sturdy, quality sound gear that I'll need for recording webinars and travel video blogging. I'm in the process of preparing training webinars for an upcoming software roll-out at work, for which I will need high quality sound. I'm also prepping for a big international trip in fall 2018 during which I plan to video blog, including man-on-the-street interviews. If possible, I want to invest in sound gear that will fit both purposes.
Do you have experience recording webinars and/or posting weekly YouTube videos? If so,
What sound gear works best for capturing your audio?
What do I need to be aware of when purchasing sound gear?
Do you use a USB mic (i.e. Blue Yeti) for voiceover narration and/or instructional purposes?
Do you plug a lavalier mic into your smartphone for on-the-go video/sound capture?
Do you use a DSLR mounted boom/wind muff for the more professional stuff?
Is it crucial to wear headphones during capture/playback? If so, what works great without being too over the top?
What kind of photo/video gear works seamlessly with your sound equipment?
I'm looking for the gear that is better than amateur quality but maybe without the $$ of pro gear. I have Macs and PCs at home, and I currently use a Samsung S8 Active smartphone to gather video/sound. (also have an old Canon Rebel XT DSLR that does not shoot video, so I will be upgrading to a video+photo DSLR camera before fall 2018, if you have recommendations)
Thanks for your help!