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Equipment Recommendation - One Camera Setup

Equipment recommendations for a one-camera setup for streaming with Production Truck. This is our most affordable setup to capture video and audio with one camera.

MacBook Air

  • Apple 13.3" MacBook Air with Retina Display (Early 2020)
  • COST: ~$1,300

This MacBook has 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage space, and 2 thunderbolt 3 ports available. Great for a 1-2 camera setup utilizing our Production Truck software. If 3-4 cameras are desired, a more intensive MacBook would be recommended, typically a MacBook Pro with the same, or more, RAM and a i7 or i9 processor.

Capture Device - UltraStudio Mini Recorder

  • Ultrastudio Mini Recorder from B&H Photo and Video
  • COST: $145

The Mini Recorder will take the HDMI or SDI feed from a camera and convert it for use within Production Truck software. These require a Thunderbolt 2 connection on the computer, which will require an adaptor.

Thunderbolt Cable

  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Cost - $38 or $39

This Thunderbolt is needed in order to power the UltraStudio Mini Recorder and will connect the computer and the device.

HDMI Cable

  • 6’ Micro HDMI Cable
  • Cost - $6.45 or $7

These are micro HDMI cables specifically for the cameras suggested below. If a greater distance than six feet away from the computer is, a longer cable is necessary.

Camera

  • Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder
  • Cost - $198

These are affordable, consumer HD cameras. Amazon does have some options available if you search Sony Handycam CX405 for full camera kits, including cabling and Tripods.

USB-C Hub Device

  • HooToo USB C Hub, USB C Adapter with Ethernet Port
  • Cost - $40

This device allows the addition of multiple USB ports and a hard-lined ethernet port

Tripod

  • Magnus Tripod VT-4000
  • Cost - $159.95

Tripod for mounting and stabilization of camera.

USB Audio Mixer

  • XENYX Q802 USB 8-Input Mixer
  • Cost - $120

Allows for multiple audio channels to be brought in and controlled to a computer via USB. Audio levels and devices are controlled via the mixer.

Broadcast Headset

  • Audio Technica BPHS1
  • Cost - $200

This headset is industry standard and allows for the capture of commentator audio. Connects to the USB Audio Mixer via XLR cable.

Field Microphone

  • Audio-Technica Short Condenser Shotgun Mic
  • Cost - $199

Field Microphone that captures natural game audio. This pack includes the XLR cables and mount needed. Connects to the USB Audio Mixer via XLR cable.

TOTAL COST - ~$2,700

The total cost can vary depending on the length of cables purchased and does not include tax.