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I posted a question in the documentary section about Axios and how it might be filming its interviews these days for its HBO series.  I'm not sure if that's the right place so I'll share a similar question here.

- The world is using Zoom and so are we.  But I wonder if there is any better platform for 1:1 or small group interviews that need to be recorded and put into a polished client deliverable.

- Cloud recording in Zoom enables recordings of multiple screens (back and forth, side by side, screen share + speaker, etc.) but I am impressed with Axios' ability to get a wide / b-roll type shot even for its interview guests.  (See pic.)  Do you think they are just asking the guest to put a phone somewhere and then have it login to the conference?

- I have been using my 5dMKiii along with Ecamm which can then output a virtual camera for Zoom to use.  It works but its clunky.  And for my set-up at least, without an additional monitor, it's cumbersome to check focus.  While my C100MKii has an HDMI out, Ecamm does not support it.

I'm just trying to make the web cam interview a bit more exciting.  

Thanks,

Jonathan

 

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