Updated: Apr 7
If you're planning to create an online course, having the right gear can make a big difference in the quality of your videos.
As someone who has gone through the process of creating an online course, many people have asked me about the gear I used. While the list of gear I used is longer, I'll share the most important gear I used to create my online course.
📸 Sony A7C Camera
The Sony A7C is a full-frame mirrorless camera that delivers high-quality video and image output. It has a compact design and is perfect for filming in tight spaces. The camera has a 24.2-megapixel sensor and can record 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps) or 1080p video at up to 120fps. It also has in-body image stabilization, which is helpful in reducing camera shake.
🔭 Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G Lens
The Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G lens is a compact, lightweight lens that delivers sharp images and videos. It has a wide aperture of f/2.8, which is great for low-light situations. The lens is also designed to minimize distortion, which is helpful when filming close-up shots.
💡 Godox VL150 Light
The Godox VL150 is a powerful LED light that delivers consistent and high-quality lighting. It has a color temperature range of 5600K and can be adjusted to match the ambient light in the room. The light is also designed to be silent, which is helpful when recording audio.
⚪ Aputure Light Dome II
The Aputure Light Dome II is a softbox that diffuses the light from the Godox VL150. It has a 35-inch diameter and is made of high-quality materials that are built to last. The softbox is easy to set up and helps to create a soft and even lighting for your videos.
🎙️ Audio Recorder XLR-K3M
The Audio Recorder XLR-K3M is an external audio recorder that connects to your camera via the hot shoe. It records high-quality audio and syncs it with your video in real-time, so you don't have to worry about syncing it later. The recorder has two XLR inputs, which allows you to connect external microphones.
🔗 Elgato Camlink 4k
The Elgato Camlink 4k is a device that allows you to use your camera as a webcam. It connects to your camera via HDMI and then to your computer via USB. The Camlink 4k is compatible with most cameras and can deliver up to 4K resolution at 30fps. This Camlink allows me to use the Sony camera as a webcam, for the MindSpeaking podcast.
Creating an online course requires a lot of time and effort, but having the right gear can make the process easier and result in high-quality videos. The Sony A7C camera, Sony FE 24mm f/2.8 G lens, Godox VL150 light, Aputure Light Dome II, Audio Recorder XLR-K3M, and Elgato Camlink 4k are some of the most important gear I used for my online course. Investing in quality gear can help you create a course that stands out. However, remember that the content itself is most important. I delayed the course because I first wanted to have the perfect setup. This is a mistake. Don’t be like me 😀