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8. Shooting Webcam Videos

There are three ways to record a video for YouTube. If you have a big budget, you can go with a professional recording, complete with lights, sound, professional-grade video cameras, and the like. If that’s outside your budget, and it probably is, you can record with a consumer-grade camcorder. And if even that sounds pricey to you, you can record your videos with a standard computer webcam.

In fact, recording YouTube videos with a webcam has some benefits, chief among them the immediacy and flexibility that come from the format. And it’s a very low cost solution: You can purchase a webcam for as little as $30.

Should you record your business videos with a webcam? And if so, how do you do it? That’s what we cover in ...

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