Audio equipment for webinars
Sound is one of the most critical parts of your webinar. The audience loses interest in webinars if the sound quality is not good, and the chances are that they won’t join your future webinars too.
When the audience is asked to rate a webinar, most of them rate it higher when the audio quality is premium. For top-notch sound quality, you require a high-quality microphone with or without a headset. Here are a few of our recommendations.
Headsets are meant to deliver clear sound, blocking any surrounding noise. If your webinars feature other panellists or if you would like your attendees to speak up on a virtual stage, you should invest in a headset to minimise the feedback audio.
A simple pair of headphones from a good brand should do. Some speakers prefer to have a headset with a microphone where they can listen and record. Check if your headset requires to be charged before you go live, or you can do a USB plug and play. If you happen to travel frequently, select one which can be folded and packed easily.
While your computer or laptop likely has a built-in internal mic, investing in a standalone mic is advisable to achieve superior sound quality. That could be a headset microphone or a mic that is kept on your desk.
If you are hosting the webinar, try using a discreet microphone and a not so visible headset, for better optics. The microphone should have a plug-and-play feature and must be compatible with leading computer operating systems like Mac and Windows.
There are two main types of microphones, Dynamic, and Condenser. Dynamic mics are robust and loud, mostly used in a live setting to amplify sound and cover the background noise or recording space’s acoustics. It is cheaper and more durable, but not very sensitive to softer sounds.
Condenser mics are capable of capturing those finer sounds with higher precision and are designed for studio settings. This one is more sensitive to background noise and requires an external power source.
Choose the one that meets your requirement.
Video equipment for webinars
Webinar recordings can be leveraged to prolong your event’s life, delivering value long after completing the event. The recordings can be shared with those who couldn’t attend the event or on social media platforms in the form of clippings. When the video feed is clear, it feels more like an in-person event.
Make high-resolution videos that look sharp and lively. You will require:
Every laptop/computer has a built-in webcam, but with an external webcam, you can zoom, pan, and autofocus, which aren’t possible with built-in webcams. The webcam should have a glass camera with auto-focus, full HD streaming at 1080p, digital zoom, automatic low-light compensation, and compatibility with Mac, PC, and Chrome OS.
Video editing Tool
Before your webinar production, keep a video editing tool ready as you may want to show certain video clipping during the webinar. You can cut, edit, and show the video’s required part with the tool, without wasting time.
Image editing Tool:
The image editing tool is another worthy investment where you have to insert, crop, and edit images to be shown during the webinar. You can use this tool to prepare the webinar invite and registration page along with the presentation.
Ease of use
Features like polls, emojis, raise hand and Q&A, allow attendees to interact within themselves and with the speaker or panellists. Along similar lines, some networking features allow participants to chat and network.
Some webinars host fewer audiences, while others allow a bigger number. Select a scalable platform that suits your requirements.
Make the first great impression on your audience, using the best webinar tools.
You have reviewed the essentials checklist and can take a call according to your budget. Go ahead with the best quality technology and equipment that your budget allows and host a premium webinar.