Benefits of Using a Freelancer for Your Event Filming & Live Streaming Projects

The event filming and live streaming space in the UK has grown to become a very in-demand service. There are now hundreds of agencies, big and small, and a load of freelancers such as myself working across the country.

Live video streaming has quickly become a key part in today’s fast-paced lifestyle with the on-the-go convenience it offers. In fact, statistics have proved that live video is more appealing to brand audiences than normal on-brand communication, with 80% of people preferring to watch live video from a brand than read a blog, according to video platform Vimeo.

But I’m not trying to convince you of the merits of live video. As a marketer or communications professional working for a brand, you’ve probably already looked into live streaming and what it could do for you and your clients.

On the surface, an agency might seem like the best option – and it could be, depending on your needs. However, organisations are increasingly using freelancers directly for their event filming and live streaming projects because of the uniquely valuable services they can offer. So as a freelancer working in this area, allow me to share with you the benefits of using a freelancer for your event filming and live streaming projects.

1. You get to deal directly with an industry expert

I’ve sat in on a number of agency pitches in the past where the lead person on the team pitches and sells the big idea to the client, but the person ultimately handling the account and the end project was actually the person that was sat in silence taking the notes in the corner…

If you work with a freelancer, you get to deal with them directly. You have access to their knowledge, experience, and skills. After you agree to work with them and raise the PO you won’t find your project palmed off to someone else as they go off looking for the next big client or job to pay the rent that month.

2. You get access to their network of other technicians and technical providers

The freelance game can be a tough one, as you are only as good as your last job and with the increase in competition, if you are not good enough and/or have a bad attitude you’ll quickly be out of work. On a more positive note, this means that if you’ve been doing it for 6-7 years – like I have – you quickly spot other freelancers who have a great attitude, are brilliant at what they do, and are people you want to work with on future projects. For me, this means if I am called by a client to do a project which requires extra people, such as camera operators, sound engineers, and floor managers, I have a black book of contacts who I consider to be the best people in the industry who I can call on.

If you chose a freelancer to run and manage your event, you also have access to their network which means you know you’ll have a great team of people on your job.

3. Projects led by a freelancer are often cheaper than those led by an agency

More mouths to feed and a higher fixed cost base means that agencies often have to mark up their costs significantly more than a freelancer does. Sometimes these extra costs are absolutely worth it and sometimes they are not.  One thing to keep an eye out for are estimates containing a huge list of very complex looking technical mush that you can’t make sense of but costs £200 per line item. Another stealth tax are the unplanned “post editing costs” that are sometimes bolted on to the end of a project without prior discussion.

Freelancers have fewer overheads and as a result you’ll often get much more reasonable prices. I understand how important costs and budget are for my clients and so a long time ago I decided I would always be really upfront and clear with my prices which is why I’ve got them on all the services page of this site.

4. You can build up a relationship with one reliable person

Your point of contact on the run-up to the event is also the same person pressing the buttons and running the event itself. This builds up trust and understanding and makes it easier to build a longer term relationship.

After working together for a while, you’ll become familiar with each other’s work styles and get into a comfortable flow that results in your needs being met even more efficiently. A freelancer who gets to know your company and style can also become comfortable enough to start making creative suggestions that can further increase your live streaming viewership and conversion rates.

I’m very open about being a freelancer (hence the site name) and I split my time roughly 50/50 between working directly for my own corporate clients and for creative agencies, and thoroughly enjoy both. If you’ve not worked with a freelancer directly on your event filming or live streaming projects, feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to chat through options and ideas with you.

3 Benefits of Facebook Live for your brand or business

Many brands are just starting to get to grips with using video as a marketing tactic for business. And while video is still very much relevant – it will make up more than 80% of all internet traffic being consumed by 2020 – it’s little cousin, live video has really hit the ground running in recent years. Live video is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing tools on the internet; its growth is already outperforming all other types of . This makes this the ideal time to get into this new and exciting avenue of online communication and taking advantage of the benefits of Facebook Live for your brand or business..

Every business with a Facebook page has access to Facebook Live and can begin streaming on the site for free. Plus, Facebook currently favors Facebook Live videos and gives the format preference through its algorithms. So not only are more people interested in seeing live videos, but the chances of them seeing it organically on their news feed are also much higher too.

Here are 3 benefits of Facebook Live for your brand or business.

1. Live Video is the Best Way to Connect with Your Audience Directly

While product or service videos can provide an excellent platform for potential customers to start learning more about what you do, live videos give them the chance to learn more about who you are. With Facebook Live you can target and speak to the followers of your page or brand directly. Anyone who’s interested in what you’re doing will be able to tune in and instantly feel more connected with your brand because live video allows them to get to know the brand on a more personal level. Also, live videos will enable you to get product feedback and insights instantly from potentially thousands of customers and it doesn’t have to cost you a penny.

2. It’s A Cost-Effective Marketing Tactic

As digital marketing expands, new and exciting ways to spend (and sometimes waste…) the budget opens up. These days it’s a struggle to get any sort of idea on ROI before starting on a project with a new digital tool. But the Facebook Live streaming platform itself is absolutely free, and you can use a service that gives you direct access to millions of eyes and ears with no cost at all.

A bonus is that Facebook is already doing half of the promotion work for you since their algorithms favor Facebook Live in the newsfeed. This means you often don’t need to spend money to promote an event to get an audience to view your event. Also, even if someone ends up missing the live stream, the video shows up on your page for anyone to watch again later on demand in their own time.

The money you do save by using a platform that allows you to broadcast for free allows you to use extra budget funds on producing a professional-looking event that really makes it stand out from the crowd.

3. Facebook Live Drives More Traffic to Your Page

If you start producing great events that people engage with, their comments and likes will attract others to join your page. In fact, Facebook Live has been proven to generate 600% (yes, that’s six times) more engagement than regular videos, which can boost your SEO immensely.

A good live event can create a lot of excitement in the audience about the company or your product as they interact with you and each other. Live events that encourage lots of engagement from viewers have the added benefit of increasing purchase motivations in the audience and will prompt them to spread the word about the company’s products or services. This happens with a precision that’s not possible via any other channel.

Here is a great example of a Facebook Live event from Birchbox where a slick production combined with loads of audience interaction and engagement led to a really successful online event:

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It might be a bit daunting to do your first Facebook live broadcast, and to be honest, it isn’t a bad thing if you are a bit nervous about it this as it shows you care about the quality of the output. I see so many brands that launch into a broadcast to their fans with no forethought or planning. This more often than not leads to a bad experience for the viewer which throws away any benefits of Facebook Live outlined above! If you’d like to have a chat about how we can work together to create great Facebook Live events for your brand or business, please do get in touch.

Top 5 Facebook Live Mistakes to Avoid on Your Next Live Event

Live events on social media platforms like Facebook are becoming more popular each day as people tune in to watch all sorts of events, talks, and other broadcasts in real time. According to Facebook, as of 2017, one in every 5 videos watched on the platform is live. While that may not sound like a lot, just imagine how many videos are being watched on Facebook every day. According to Sprout Social, as much as 8 billion videos are being watched on the social media platform daily. That’s a lot of videos, and a lot of live content being viewed every day.

As more people tune in and start watching streams on Facebook Live, their expectations of the quality of the streams are rising. Which means that anyone who can produce a quality experience in this early stage of the platform is a step ahead in the social media game. Unfortunately, many people make some common mistakes when starting out with Facebook Live that set a bad tone for the rest of their live session, resulting in few views and a slow start to their live streaming efforts, which can be discouraging.

I produce Facebook Live events for corporate clients and creative agencies in the UK, and from my experience here are the top 5 mistakes to avoid on your next Facebook live event.

Facebook Live Mistake 1: Presenters don’t rehearse their intro for the event

This is one mistake we’ve all seen so many times. Either the presenter didn’t prepare any sort of introduction for the live event at all, or if they did they didn’t rehearse it and just decided to ‘wing it’. I’d say only 1 % of presenters are actually good enough to “wing it” on a live event and it’s just a bad idea, especially if it’s your first live stream because you won’t be comfortable and it will show.

A lack of prep combined with nerves often leads to an uncertain start which can set the tone for the rest of the show. Looking at the wrong camera, speaking too quickly and worst of all the “are we on yet…?” question are all things that can put your audience off right away. All of this leads to fewer views and lower prospects of gaining more views next time. Facebook is set up in a way that makes it easy for people to quickly move on to new (and daresay more exciting) content. Much like in real life, the first impression on Facebook Live sticks so you want to make it count.

Solution: Once all the kit and crew are set up, ask the presenter to practice their intro out loud 4 or 5 times to make sure they are confident once you go live. This gives a strong start to the show and also ensures the technical team knows what’s going to happen when the event starts.

Facebook Live Mistake 2: Not starting the broadcast with a holding slide and some music

You probably already know that when you go live on Facebook, all the followers of your page get a notification to say a broadcast has begun. What many people fail to take into account, however, is that even the keenest of fans with the fastest of fingers are going to take at least 10-15 seconds to click on the link and join the session. So why not give people time to arrive before you actually start? If you just instantly launch into the event then everyone will miss the start of the broadcast, and will either skip it or spend the whole session playing catch up. Both of which are bad for you. On the one hand, if your viewers decide to skip the intro then they might be missing some important information and will feel disconnected from your message; But on the other hand, if they do go back to watch the intro then they won’t be able to interact with the show in real time which defeats the point of going live.

Solution: Create a nice holding image that details what people can expect from the event, who is taking part, and provides a call to action, like asking your viewers to get in touch. Putting some background music in alongside this means the viewer knows you are ready to go. I’d suggest around 60-90 seconds for this, as it could turn people off if you leave it on for too long without starting the actual broadcast.

Facebook Live Mistake 3: Using a mobile phone as the camera for the broadcast

Facebook live technology is a great way to instantly connect with people from all over the world. It also allows you to broadcast to your followers straight from your mobile device. Thing is, people could also use a mobile camera for adverts on TV or live news pieces, but you wouldn’t want that for your brand so why do it on Facebook live? As good as mobile video tech is, if you use it for Facebook Live, you are restricted to one camera angle and the autofocus will quickly become annoying for viewers. I know there is a big drive for “authentic” looking material, but in my opinion, if you are a brand that’s serious about making a professional production, you need some professional equipment.

Like I said, people are starting to expect better quality experiences from live broadcasts and if you don’t offer what they’re looking for, then they will just go looking for it elsewhere. Using a mobile phone might be the cheaper solution in the beginning, but it will cost you viewership in the long run.

Solution: The cost of professional quality video cameras have plummeted over recent years and you can get something on Ebay for as little as £400 that would be more than good enough for the job. Alternatively, if you decide to use a professional in the field – I know you will be shocked at the difference a couple of broadcast quality cameras will make to your production.

Facebook Live Mistake 4: The presenter ignores the audience

One massive benefit of Facebook Live is the fact that it gives you a chance to communicate directly with the people who are interested in your brand and the product and services you sell. I’ve worked on so many events where all the focus is on the celebrity or person being interviewed and their wants and needs (sometimes VERY specific…), while the end viewer is being totally ignored.

This leads to a lack of engagement and people switching off. Which misses the whole point of live video. So if you want to go that route, then live broadcasting isn’t the right option for you. But if you do want people to actively engage with the content you’re sharing while you’re sharing it, then you have to show an openness and encourage them to do that.

Solution: Make the viewer feel like they’re part of the production and also the most important part of it. Use calls to action, give the host a tablet so they can see the comments section and then put viewers’ questions forward and reply to them (always make sure to mention them by name), and create competitions and prize giveaways for them. Give them reasons to stay with you. All of these examples will have a positive impact on your viewers, which in turn will have a positive impact on the event metrics.

Facebook Live Mistake 5: Presenters aren’t using proper microphones

Of all the mistakes I see regularly, this is the one that irritates me the most as it’s one of the easiest to fix. This usually goes alongside mistake number 3 – when using a mobile to record the video. That’s because in this setup the audio often comes from the onboard smartphone mic. The cameras on these devices might be getting better, but the microphones have been and probably always will be terrible. This is the easiest way to make your production look like a quickly put together amateur shoot.

People may forgive some shaky camerawork and the odd funny looking shots, but they won’t forgive not being able to hear what’s being said, and this results in your viewers switching off faster than it takes for you to say “hello”. Believe me, they can lose interest that fast.

Solution: You can get a decent microphone from Amazon for about £25 or spend right up to £600+ on a professional wireless microphone. It all comes down to budget, but this is one area I’d never skimp on because if it goes wrong, it’s the one thing that is glaringly obvious to everyone. Ideally, you would want to use a company who has experience in doing audio for live events and who can give you guidance on the best approach for your budget.

Facebook Live Mistake Examples:

So, now that you have some advice that should help you navigate the, hopefully, tranquil waters of Facebook Live (unless your camera work is choppy!), I thought I should provide you with some examples of good and bad Facebook Live videos. The first is a DIY job using in-house equipment, while the second is a professional job by an external company.

As you can see on the video below, the video quality isn’t great because they’re using a mobile phone for a camera and had no external microphone, which means you can barely hear them. There’s also no proper opening with them just launching into an intro that was clearly not rehearsed enough.

Facebook Live Mistakes:

As you can see from the second video, the production team used multiple professional cameras to get shots from different sides, and better microphones that produced clear audio quality. The team also started off with an intro slide which had their call to action – a hashtag for their viewers to follow and use. This is a great example of what a Facebook Live video can, and ideally should, look like.

Facebook Live Best Practice:


While I do hate calling out Facebook Live failures like the one above, as it’s a horrible experience for everyone when it goes wrong, hopefully, it serves the good purpose of portraying what you should avoid next time you’re going live and the progress that the same brand can make from one broadcast to another.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how you’re going to run your live videos and sometimes it’s part of the learning process to do it for yourself and feel the sting of a mistake. But if you can avoid these common mistakes from the get-go then you’ll definitely start your Facebook Live journey off on the right foot.

If, however, you feel that you would be better off with someone that can help you produce amazing Facebook Live Streaming results for your company or brand, then make sure to give me a call! I have worked with many companies and creative agencies to create Facebook Live Streaming events that highlight their respective messages in the best possible way and can do the same for you.

For Sale: NewTek TriCaster 460 with Advanced Edition Software – £4,950

I’ll be sad to see her go, but after years of great service it’s time to put my TriCaster 460 up for sale as I’m planning on purchasing a new TriCaster TC1 unit in the next few months.

This unit started life as a TriCaster 455, but a paid software upgrade from NewTek turned it into a 460. Last year I spent another £1,850 on an additional upgrade to the latest NewTek Advanced Edition software.

It’s spent time in a permanent studio set up as well as on the road and has always been flight cased and well looked after while on it’s travels. It’s recently had a new power supply unit fitted by CVP and had a full test and MOT of all its drives and hardware while it was there.

Below are some of the key features of the standard TriCaster 460 system:

  • 4 x HD-SDI, SD-SDI or Component or Composite inputs
  • 3 x 2 Balanced ¼ and 1 x 2 Balanced XLR audio inputs
  • 2 x DDR video players
  • 30+ HD live virtual sets with presents and multiple camera angles
  • Record up to 4 channels of video across two hard drives using IsoCorder technology
  • HD live streaming to a wide variety of sites including Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo

The NewTek website details more than 100 benefits of the Advanced Edition software, and I’ve listed some of the ones that really stand out since I upgraded the system last year:

  • The addition of 4 additional video inputs via NewTek NDI IP video protocol
  • Multi step macros to help you automate even the most complex tasks on the system with a single button press
  • Ability to set up instant replay video playback during live filming and recording
  • Multi-platform live streaming means you can now stream to two different locations at the same time

Essentially, it’s a fantastic all in one box for filming, recording and streaming a huge variety of content.

The 460 units are available to buy new in the UK from companies such as CVP for £13,395 ex VAT and I think that a price of £4,950 is fair especially given the added software upgrades that are included. It’s available for free collection from me in York, but I do regularly travel across the UK for work and would be happy to drop it off it I was passing close by. Alternatively, we can look into shipping costs depending on where you are and agree the cost for this before I dispatch it to you.

Feel free to email me or give me a call on 07786807502 if you have any questions or would like to make me an offer.

Facebook Live Streaming – 5 Tips for Creating Professional Live Events

The tips below are based on my experience of creating professional Facebook Live Streaming events for companies and creative agencies in the UK. These tips are really intended for organisations who are happy and prepared to invest some time and money into creating a professional production, rather than creating DIY broadcasts using mobile phones or tablets.

All the examples (good and bad!) I’ve included in this post are from Facebook Live events that have been produced by organisations using professional equipment. I hope you find these 5 tips for creating professional Facebook Live Streaming events helpful.

Tip 1: Plan the production and rehearse the flow of the event


The temptation with Facebook Live is to hit the “Go Live” button on the page and just go for it! For a lot of pages, this off the cuff style might work well, but if you want your brand or product to look professional and be taken seriously, this approach can more often than not come across as amateurish. The huge increase in online video has increased the audiences expectations in terms of production values and the harsh reality is that if people think the live stream isn’t up to scratch, they’ll just switch off.

I always recommend a run through of the content with the presenter, a plan of what camera will be used at specific points and clear cues if a video or image is planned to be shown during the broadcast. Also, a clear cue for when the stream has begun always makes for a great start to the broadcast.

The clip below shows how untidy a broadcast can look if there is no clear cue that the presenters are on air and no rehearsal or planning on how to introduce the live event:


Tip 2: Use good quality audio and set it up properly


A really important part of any live production that is often overlooked is the audio quality. Viewers will forgive the odd camera judder or slightly random shot while they are watching a live broadcast, but one thing they won’t put up with is bad audio. If they can’t hear the content properly, they’ll just switch off. We’ve all heard online streams which sound like they’ve been recorded underwater or where it sounds like the microphone is ½ a mile away from the presenter. The reality is that it’s pretty cheap and easy to use professional mics during a live broadcast and it really does make all the difference. Here’s a Facebook Live video where the message is totally lost due to a number of different issues going on with the audio:


Tip 3: Select an appropriate background for your Facebook Live Broadcast


When thinking about creating professional Facebook Live Streaming events it’s worth considering that the majority of Facebook Live streams are over 10 minutes long. As a result the background the viewer sees during the broadcast is really important. It’s great that there are so many options available and if the background can reflect the key point of the broadcast then it’s even better. We’ve all seen examples of random backgrounds that look messy and untidy and they can be really distracting to the viewer. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to fix this and all the examples below were either filmed on location or required very little budget to pull together.

Creating Professional Facebook Live Streaming Event


Tip 4: Interact with your audience, encourage questions and engage with your viewers


Aside from being able to stream live to a target audience of more than 1.7 billion monthly active users, the other benefit of streaming to Facebook Live is that you can engage in a two way conversation with your audience. A lot of the live events I’ve worked on in the past consist of a one way message out to the audience, but using Facebook you can communicate directly with them during the broadcast. In my experience this always leads to more comments, an increase in engagement and people staying on line for longer than they otherwise would have.

The best way to encourage this is to ask for questions and comments from the audience during the stream and use a designated person to post the questions to the people involved. Here is a nice example from Arsenal football club of a Facebook Live stream purely based on audience questions and you can see the number of comments coming in as the presentation starts:


Tip 5: Use multiple cameras to give the broadcast a professional look and feel


Every live TV show we watch be it the news, chat shows or current affairs all have one thing in common and that is they use multiple cameras and angles. There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one is to give variation to what is being seen and keep the audience interested in what they are watching. I’d argue that it’s nearly impossible for viewers tuned into a live broadcast longer than 5 minutes not to start to lose interest if they are watching the same camera shot the entire time. It’s just the way we are all used to watching content and it’s not until you see a long one shot piece that you really notice it.

The good news is that by using professional audio and video equipment you can create professional Facebook Live Streaming events using multiple cameras. I’ve seen a few examples, but I think this interview with Anthony Keides from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers is a great example of a multi camera shoot and also ticks all the boxes of my other tips in this post:


I hope you have found these tips on creating professional Facebook Live Streaming events helpful. I’ve worked with a wide range of companies and agencies in the UK on their Facebook Live broadcasts and am comfortable handling all the technical elements of the production process. If you’d like to speak to me about how we can work together on a Facebook Live Streaming event please do contact me today.

Live Streaming Events to Facebook in UK using NewTek TriCaster

Facebook has recently released “Facebook Live”, a live streaming video broadcast feature which means Facebook Live Streaming of events in UK using NewTek TriCaster is free to everyone!

This is fantastic news for any company or brand wanting to share live content with their audience as it means that live events, product launches and press conferences can be seen by a potential online audience of 1.65 billion people. Facebook has always been the place to be for social media engagement and I think this new feature is the most exciting live streaming development in years and a huge opportunity for any organisation with a Facebook presence.

My main concern with the new platform is the quality of the content being broadcast and the impact this might have on the audience experience. Our expectations on video quality have quite rightly increased rapidly in recent years and there is a danger this new feature could be a bit of a backward step in the never ending quality v content battle in online video. Otherwise pleasant folk can turn into monsters online and a poor quality broadcast that looks a shambles will be ripped to pieces and no doubt shared extensively for all the wrong reasons.

On a more positive note, it is possible to live broadcast to the site using professional audio visual equipment to create a visually pleasing, high-definition viewing experience for all of your Facebook page followers. The NewTek Tricaster system that I use when producing live events, has built in streaming capabilities that allow a professionally mixed video feed (with high quality audio ) to be sent to the site directly and then on to your audience’s laptop, tablet or smartphones.

There are a few limitations to the new feature such as a maximum event run time of 90 minutes and frame size capped at 1280 x 720, but the positives of the offering far outweigh any negatives. There have already been some excellent examples of use of the platform from global brands such as Benefit and Airbnb, and I expect it’s usage to explode in the coming months.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about how we can work together on a Facebook Live Streaming project, please do contact me.

Certified Newtek Tricaster Operator in the UK

I’m pleased to say that I’ve recently become a Certified NewTek Tricaster Operator in the UK. I’ve been using my Tricaster 460 to create corporate videos and film and stream live events and conferences for the last 6 or 7 years, but it’s always nice to have your skills and experience officially recognised.

Since launching this website earlier this year, passing the exam became a higher priority as running “” and not being certified by NewTek felt a bit like being a taxi driver working without a licence – you know you can drive, but it’s probably a good idea to have proof if someone asks!

When I started looking into it in more detail I have to say I was surprised by just how comprehensive the exam was and how tricky some of the example questions were. The NewTek site has a great range of training  videos that go through each of the ten sections that make up the final multiple choice exam. Some of the content can be a bit heavy going at times, but the level of detail is great and going through them is probably the only way to ensure you take in all the information that’s needed to achieve the 70 % pass rate.

There are official testing locations all over the world, but my local centre in the UK is at DigiBox in Harpenden. Steve Greenham handles everything to do with training and the exam itself and offers training and advice and has also put together a great page on their site giving more information about exactly what is involved in the certification process.

It’s really great to be a Certified Newtek Tricaster Operator in the UK and be put on a list alongside other experienced Tricaster users across the world. Now that I can officially be trusted to run and manage complex live events and productions, please do get in touch if you want to find out how I can work with you on your next production.

NewTek Tricaster Mini SDI – Review of Key Benefits

NewTek have just completed the successful launch of an SDI version of their popular Tricaster Mini system and I’ve put together this post to review the key features and benefits of this new unit. The original system came with HDMI camera input connections only and I think the addition of an SDI connection option is a massive bonus. I’ve used the original HDMI Mini system on number of freelance projects this year and have experienced a few dropout issues with the camera connections. In addition to the SDI connection being more secure, for people like me who own cameras with no HDMI output, this new option removes the hassle (and cost) of adding splitters to your production set up. The cost benefits of an SDI system over the existing HDMI unit add up further if you work in locations that require long cable runs with the cost of 50m+ HDMI cables often coming in at over £200 each.

There is an excellent comparison table on the NewTek website showing the differences between the Pro Line systems in the Tricaster range. Personally, I think the major benefit of the Tricaster Mini system over the other units in the range is it’s portability and size. The picture of the new unit in this post really doesn’t do it justice because when you see it in the flesh, the Tricaster Mini really is tiny. On previous jobs I’ve been able to set it up in a couple of minutes and it’s so small you can fit everything you need into one small Peli case. I’ve put together a table below which shows it’s weight and dimensions compared to the other systems in the NewTek range.

Tricaster Mini SDI Tricaster 460 Tricaster 8000
4.1 kg 11.8 kg 20 kg
11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm 48.3 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm 48.3 x 17.8 x 52cm

Although the Mini may not have the bells and whistles options of the more expensive systems, I think for its price the unit is a great option for people looking to produce professional level video content on a sensible budget. If you are looking for more information on the unit, the NewTek website has loads of detailed specifications and video clips for you to browse through.