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


All of our equipment recommendations can be found at BlueFrame Technology's Kit Page



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 is 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 our Production Truck software. These require a Thunderbolt 2 connection on the computer, which you will need an adapter for. 


Thunderbolt Cable 

Thunderbolt Cable from B&H Photo and Video

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 from B&H Photo and Video

Cost - $6.45 or $7

These are micro HDMI cables specifically for the cameras I suggest below. If you need more length than six feet away from the computer, you will need a longer cable.


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 from B&H Photo and Video

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 from B&H Photo and Video

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 capture 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

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


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