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Behind The Scenes at SLRLounge | How We Record Our Screen Capture Videos

By Pye Jirsa on June 11th 2014

My Studio Setup

At SLRLounge we take pride in putting a lot of thought and effort into making high quality videos for our viewers. I want to give you a behind the scenes look at how my studio set up looks and what equipment I’m using. Watch the video or read the article below to see exactly how everything is set up.

Behind The Scenes at SLRLounge Video

Camera Setup

Our main camera is the Canon 6D with Canon 35mm f/2 Lens set up on the MeFOTO RoadTrip Tripod. The Canon 6D records great video and the Canon 35mm f/2 is the perfect focal length for what we need. The MeFOTO RoadTrip Tripod is reliable and sturdy (we know, because we did an extensive review on them) and even after weeks of holding a camera in place I can have the confidence that it hasn’t moved a millimeter (except for that one time when I kicked it). CamRanger Attached to the Canon 6D is our CamRanger (check out our camranger review!), which streams the feed from the 6D to the iPad on my desk. This setup allows me to control camera settings (and has more control options than the EOS App) while sitting at my desk, which is helpful especially when I’m the only one in the studio.


For lighting we use the Genaray SpectroLED-14 Three Light Kit (Check out our official Genaray 3 Light Kit Review). I have one main light behind a white shoot through cloth (which we call “Casper” as in Casper the Ghost) as my main light and another light on a boom behind me to give me a nice hair light. On the floor we have an additional LED, the Generay LED 7500T, lighting up the wall behind me, giving me a little more separation from the background. Genaray 3 light kit

Computer Setup

For my screen capture recording I’m running Camtasia on my computer with my Dell U2711 Monitor. This monitor comes color calibrated out of the box, but I still use the Datacolor Spyder4Pro to calibrate every few weeks. For audio I’m recording through my Audio Technica 4040 so you can hear my beautiful deep voice clearly. camtasia capture

Conclusion and More Info

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Kristian Wind

    Can you tell a little bit about your computer? Processor, RAM, graphics-card etc.? Thanks!

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  2. James VanderWeide

    Thank you for sharing this! I’ve always wondered what that room looked like from your view.

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  3. Jacob Jexmark

    Camtasia sounds like a solid product for PC use. I know of a guy who bought a MacBook Pro just to get his hands on Screenflow, lol. From what I understand there is no equivalent for Windows.

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  4. Tyler Friesen

    I have that same light kit. Those Generay’s are great value for the quality of light they put out. They are awkward for transporting though.

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  5. David Park

    This is awesome!

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  6. MIANO

    I enjoyed the behind the scene lovely hosting Pye

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