#1
I'm looking for a cheap and inexpensive way to record some guitar videos to share on Facebook and YouTube now and again..
I used to use my old iPhone 5 back in the day and the videos were pretty good, although audio was decent at best. Now-a-days I have a cheap phone that doesn't do videos worth a damn. Im wondering if there are any video cameras with some decent audio you can buy sub $150 ?
Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
#2
Zoom Q2n is the first thing that comes to mind.

On the ultra cheap end you can record video via PC cam and audio via 1/4 to USB, like Vox amPlug I/O or one of the Guitar Link cables, like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003H88P5O/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new

with something like Vegas Movie Studio , SnagIT, NCH Debut, Open Broadcast Software , Many Cam, XSplit

I am not sure how these fare, I use Vegas Movie Studio but don't use the cam, it has "Cam capture" from PC built in cam so that should work but run the trials first.
#3
+1 to the Q2n.

As for audio side, I'd use any interface with a decent cam capture software. Most of them will let you choose the audio input.
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#4
If you want respectable, usable audio, I would use separate audio capture devices from the video capture device. Typically that is a Mic + Audio Interface for audio. Cameras can capture okay audio but typically you will have the camera a far ways away from the guitar sound source (amp speaker or acoustic sound hole) so that you can view the playing, which means the camera is really micing the room and only the room which is not respectable for critical listening. Also camera mics may not hold up well to the SPL levels of a guitar amp speaker.

A mic and AI are going to push you out of the budget when you see that you still have to buy the video capture equipment, but doing this will likely prevent you from having to buy anything again for quite a while. It will be a better investment for you money. If you don't need critical audio, go with what ^^ they said. I like HitFilm 4 Express for video editing, it is free but is fairly powerful.
#5
You don't really need to mic the amp if you can get the 1/4 to USB interface to run amp sims on the video/audio editor, but usually a miked amp is the best sound.
The Zoom Q2N has a mic input interface so you could actually run a miked amp signal straight into the cam input as long as you get the right mic that can do that.
#6
Can you guys give me examples of a cheap recording rig then? Sorry, I'm not tech savvy at all, I haven't really ever had the funds to even attempt to record decent videos.
Audio is definitely key for me though, like you said I need critical listening.
I suppose I could get a cheaper video camera, and some sort of audio interface to plug the guitar in, from that the computer, and then match them up through some kind of video software right?
I'd still like to stay on the cheap, if possible.. lol
#7
Zoom Q2n will do what you want to do.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

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#8
StratPlayer15 I did give you an example:

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On the ultra cheap end you can record video via PC cam and audio via 1/4 to USB, like Vox amPlug I/O or one of the Guitar Link cables, like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003H88P5O/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new


If you want interface - there are low budget USB interfaces by Behringer UM series, etc.
https://www.sweetwater.com/c695--USB_Audio_Interfaces/low2high

I like the Onyx and Presonus on the low end, but if you want to go cheaper, there are options.