Ever since I started 3D printing, I have relied on many people who post videos of their experiences on YouTube and other web sites.

In the fall of 2016, I started researching and assembling some video gear so that I could give back to the community by sharing some of my experiences.  Unfortunately, some family issues distracted me for a while, but, I am finally ready to start some live streaming to share some of my adventures.  Here is some of the gear that I am currently using for live streaming and editing video.

Creative Rig:
This is the main computer that I use for creating 3D models, slicing and communicating with the printers.

Computer:
MacBook Pro 13″ i5, 8gb ram running Mojave
Displays:
2 x 27″ Asus Monitors
Drawing Tablet:
Wacom Intuos (came bundled with ZbrushCore)
Software:
Zbrush (upgraded from ZbrushCore)
Rhinoceros 3D
Lightwave 3D
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)

Streaming/Recording/Editing Computer:
This computer was added because the Creative Computer could not handle multiple webcam inputs, running the creative software, encoding and uploading simultaneously.  Using a stand alone computer seemed like the best solution.

Computer:
Previously used HP mid-tower AMD FX-8150 with upgrades, 24gb ram, 120SSD boot drive, 2TB data drive, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Software:
OBS Studio (open source)
Video Encoder:
Elgato HD60S (from MacBook Pro HDMI output)
Webcams:
2 x Logitech C920
Camera:
Panasonic Lumix G7
Camera Encoder:
Elgato Cam Link
Microphones:
Shotgun style Microphone
Wireless LAV Microphone
Controller:
Elgato Stream Deck
Desk Microhone:
Cheap RSQ P20 Dynamic ($5 yard sale purchase)
Microphone Stand:
Neewer Suspension Boom Arm
Audio Mixer:
Belkin TuneStudio 4 channel mixer for old iPod (bought used for $10 many years ago)

Background Music:
Created by SkywardStudios.ca

Video Backdrop:
Elgato Green Screen (I tried others but the simplicity of this unit won me over)

Other Gear:
iPhone for monitoring the live stream
iPad for checking stream / chat / etc
Old Sony 40″ LCD TV for reading chat with my old eyes
USB Microscope for extreme closeups

Network:
Gigabit home/office network
Cable Internet 60 down/ 10 up
Google Wifi Mesh Home

 Last updated: May 2019