Plus Instructors – Video Recording Set-Up
- You can use a digital camera, a mobile device, or a webcam on your laptop or computer. Your recording device should be able to record in 1080p resolution (720p only if you absolutely have no better option).
- If you use a mobile device make sure that it is a recent model mobile device (iPhone version 7 or later) and it needs to be securely and well-positioned. Do not hold it in your hand and make sure it is in landscape orientation (on its side!). You can use a tripod, or improvise by standing it or taping it against your laptop.
- You may have your own current preference for the software you use to record videos on a computer or laptop, and that’s fine. This can include pre-installed programs like QuickTime on Apple computers and Camera on Windows computers. If you have no other option you can use Zoom to record from your computer laptop, but keep in mind that Zoom will only record up to 720p resolution (unless you have a Business or Enterprise plan). If you use Zoom please take a look at this article that will direct you through the settings you need to use.
- Your final video file should be a .mp4 or .mov file.
Once you are ready to record, you can send us a short, 1-minute, test clip of your recording prior to recording your full presentation. This allows us to have a look at your recording set-up so that we can give feedback before you record your full presentation. By doing this we hope to avoid having to do a re-record.
Send your test video using one of the following ways:
- You can upload your test video clip to the google drive folder that was created for you, email Jacquie to let her know that you uploaded the video.
- Email the video to Jacquie Kieck [email protected]
- Use WeTransfer
For more tips and tricks on recording like lighting, making a DIY tripod, phone settings, uploading to Google Drive and using Teleprompter click on this link – Useful Tips for Recording
Go back to the Plus Instructor’s Handbook page