Yanda's Webcam Setup

Context

With more meetings being video-conference / virtual, feels worth having a high-quality video-conferencing setup. Below is mine.
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Equipment

  1. Camera: Sony A6600
  2. Lens: Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G
  3. HDMI → Virtual Webcam ConverterBlackmagic Web Presenter
  4. TripodManfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod or Desk-Mounted MonopodSmallRig Selection Desk Mounting Stand
  5. Cables > HDMI to Micro-HDMI: Pearstone HDD-203 High-Speed Micro-HDMI to HDMI
  6. Cables > PC Power: Cable Matters 2-Pack 16 AWG
  7. Cables > USB-A to USB-BAmazon Basics USB 2.0 Printer Cable
  8. Camera dummy batteryIndiPRO Tools AC Power Supply with NP-FZ100 Dummy Battery

Setup

  1. Put the lens on the camera.
  2. Mount the camera on the tripod or monopod behind your monitor.
  3. Connect the camera to outlet, either over micro-USB or ideally via dummy battery for better charge.
  4. Connect the camera Micro-HDMI to BlackMagic Web Presenter HDMI via HDMI to Micro-HDMI cable.
  5. Connect Blackmagic Web Presenter to outlet via PC Power cable.
  6. Connect Blackmagic Web Presenter USB to Computer or USB Hub via USB-A to USB-B cable.
  7. Turn camera on. I put it in video mode for better face autofocus. Your mileage may vary.
  8. Option for BlackMagic Web Presenter as Zoom video source option.
  9. You're good to go!