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Here’s a list of everything that goes into what you see from me on all my social platforms! There’s been a ton of trial n error throughout this journey but this is where I’m currently at with all of the products and video editing software I use! Below you’ll find everything from software to products I use both to record video content, edit videos, and even my podcast. I do get a bit of commission if you decide to purchase any of the physical products after clicking the link provided so I greatly appreciate it if you do!

If you have any questions pertaining to these cameras reach out to me using my Question Platform and I’ll be sure to help in anyway I can!

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ROBBY ROW’S

CONTENT CREATION EQUIPMENT

 

 

Computers + Monitors

You’ll see a trend amongst my Content Creation equipment of constant Trial n Error.. it’s a relentless pursuit of finding an efficient system where everything works great and quick. I’ll include my current setup as well as setups used in the past. This is definitely subject to change every 3-6 months lol.

My Current Setup

As of right now my current setup is using the MacBook Pro M1 Max Chip Laptop (which is the fastest computer I’ve used to date..and I’ve used a lot of em lol) with the LG Ultrawide monitor. I’m quite fond of the keyboard for the M1 MacBook as well so I actually have the laptop opened most of the time with an extended display. For quick edits that call for a smaller laptop I’ll use the M2 MacBook Air.

 

Cameras

When it comes to cameras there’s a lot to consider before making your purchase but obviously it will always come down to the specific style of content you are shooting. For me, most of my content comes from just putting a camera on a tripod and filming an entire throwing session, pitching lesson, bullpen, podcast, training, etc.. so I’ve found that it’s best for me to get a camera that has no recording limit AND won’t overheat after so many minutes. The overheating also might be unavoidable at points in the summer when it’s just super hot outside. With that being said let me give you my opinion on the cameras you’ll see listed below..

The Sony Alpha 7 IV is my most recent purchase in the camera department and the most expensive camera I’ve bought to this date considering the additional lens I purchased with it (you’ll see lenses below). The beauty of the A7 IV is that the picture quality is superior and for me filming baseball content from a tripod I like having the ability to zoom aggressively in post and with the Sony A7 shooting at 10-Bit 4K video you’ll get a pretty dang clear picture even with an aggressive zoom. Now the frustrating side of this camera is that it does overheat quite often.. There’s setting options that can allow you to shoot longer even with the temperature rising but at some point it will just shut off.. which has been frustrating.

Now I’ve found the Panasonic Cameras I’ve purchased (GH6, GH5ii, and GH5) have no recording limit AND won’t overheat. The Panasonic GH6 actually has NEVER once overheated on me even while filming in the sun during the summer so that’s a huge win! But you’re sacrificing a bit of video quality in comparison to the Sony A7 to accomplish this. Which again, is fine for me because I’d rather have the video at a lower quality than not have it all. So I’ll use the Panasonic GH6 for the days where it might be a little hotter out and I know I’ll have to be recording for longer than an hour. For other days, like a bullpen for example, doesn’t take as long to complete (maybe 30 minutes) I’ll use the Sony A7..unless it’s really really hot outside then I know it probably will overheat at some point during the bullpen but that’s because I’m shooting at the highest quality of video which is naturally going to heat up the camera.

I have a specific camera that I use only for slow motion Pitch Design – The Sony RX 100 VII Camera allows for shooting at 960 FPS! Which means it’s capturing 960 Frames Per Second.. I use this to get all my Pitch Design content and majority of my Pitch Overlays.

If you have any questions pertaining to these cameras reach out to me using my Question Platform and I’ll be sure to help in anyway I can!

 

 

For examples on video quality I’ll list some of My Mic’d Up Content below with what camera and audio system I was using during that particular session..

Sony A7 IV Camera

Panasonic GH6 Camera

 

AUDIO

This has been a big one for me because I really do believe the audio is the most crucial piece towards attracting viewers with your content. This is really one of those things that comes down to you get what you pay for.. and as I’ve gotten a bit more advanced in my content creation I’ve found it necessary to pay the extra couple 100 bucks for crisp quality sound. I started out just like how I would imagine a lot of content creators starting out by purchasing the cheaper microphone systems until I realized the truth I mentioned above.

With that being said I would say I use the DJI Dual Wireless Microphone System and the Rode Wireless Go II the most. There’s a lot of differences and similarities between the two so if you are looking to purchase a wireless mic system and have more questions on them feel free to reach out to me using my Question Platform and I’ll be sure to help out!

Checkout My Mic’d Up Content on YouTube to get an idea for what that looks and sounds like.

I’ve also recently upgraded to pricey shotgun mics you’ll see below but to be quite honest with you I don’t really use them a whole lot but they sure sound good. I just get in a habit of always having the DJI or Rode Mics attached to a camera so there’s really no need for the shotgun mic with the style of content that I shoot.

 

 

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Lens + Attachments

 

 

 

 

TriPods

I have so many tripods lol. For me the goal with tripods is how quickly can I get it setup and how quickly can I disassemble since I’m usually on a time crunch and usually setup like 4-5 tripods during A Bullpen Session. Also just recently bit the bullet and purchased a 20′ tripod that I think could be an absolute game changer lol.

 

 

 

iPad

I’ll use an iPad for a good amount of my Mechanical Analysis clients as well depending on how much I see fit to draw on the screen. I’ll pair the iPad with my ScreenFlow software (you’ll see more details listed below). I use the application OnForm to do the mechanical breakdown on the iPad that then transfers that to my MacBook using ScreenFlow.

 

 

Storage + Memory

When you’re a content machine like me you gotta have a lot of storage space.. I have so many 1 TB hard drives but recently I started getting the 4 + 5 TB ones listed below. Also now that I’m doing a lot of recording in 4K I’m having to use a higher memory SD card that you’ll see below. Another thing I’ve had to adapt to is the utilization of Thunderbolt 3 hard drives since I’ve recently upgraded my computers.

 

 

Camera Memory Cards

The unfortunate side of purchasing higher end cameras like The Sony Alpha 7 IV and Panasonic GH6 is that you have to purchase Type A + Type B SD Cards that allow for processing the higher quality footage you’re getting from shooting with these cameras. But the bright side is they have wayyyy faster read/write speeds so you can easily transfer RAW video files as long as you’re transferring to a SSD (Solid State Drive) that can write at the same speeds or higher than the memory card you are using. Here’s a list of the Memory Cards I use for my cameras..

 

 

Editing Software

This has been one of the main trial n error things. Started with just regular iMovie on a MacBook and then stepped up to the big leagues using Adobe Premiere.

My favorite software as of right now is ScreenFlow which lets me record my screen and talk over. I use this software for basically everything right now, including my Mechanical Analysis Service. What I love most about this software is the ability to sync up with my iPad so I can still use the app below.

Click Here for a preview of what this software looks like in action.

Just recently partnered with OnForm which is an App that allows you to draw n VoiceOver on a video much like Coaches Eye before Coaches Eye retired. Checkout this Outing Breakdown or this Pitching Mechanics Breakdown I did to get an idea for what OnForm looks like. Download today on the App Store or Google Play.

ROBBY ROW’S

PODCAST EQUIPMENT + SOFTWARE

 

 

Recording Podcast

First n foremost the way I go about recording the interviews is thru Skype or FaceTime and I use ecamm call recorder. It was a one time fee. Here’s the website. https://www.ecamm.com 

Then I use GarageBand to edit the entire podcast up and include pre rolls n post rolls. 

So I record some podcasts just via Skype like mentioned above and then some I record in person which obviously needs a different set of equipment so I’ll mention that below. 

 

 

Podcast Setup

I’ve finally done it.. Made it to the big leagues with my Podcast equipment by purchasing the Shure SM7B Mic… same one that Rogan uses. It was a confusing process at first due to the different input cord from the other mics that I’ve used in the past. I was always hesitant to use XLR microphones since I didn’t know much about the functionality of them but they’re definitely a lot crispier than USB microphones.

 

 

 

Webcam

For the longest time I had used the CamLink to record with one of my DSLR or Mirrorless Cameras but I found it become more of a hassle given the added equipment and constant charging of battery on the camera so I recently just upgraded to the Brio 4K Webcam which you can checkout the quality of by watching This Analysis Screening.

 

 

Click here for a video example of Elgato Cam Link 4K

 

 

Other Items Used

The Zoom PodTrak P4 is a very impressive piece of equipment that allows for recording multiple people on a track as well as having people be able to phone in.

 

 

Here’s a list of some other things I’ve used to help with the portable podcast recording.

Lavalier Mic – https://amzn.to/2X4w74Q

Adapter 4 Recorder – https://amzn.to/2NHOcmi

Dual Attachment – https://amzn.to/2rAbIZD

 

Honestly it’s going to be real confusing at first but once you get it man it’s simple… I literally youtube videos and teach myself. Here’s my favorite video that explains my setup n system – https://youtu.be/xhesskgmIsQ