The Professor Messer Studio

It takes a lot of hardware and software to create and stream my video content. Here’s a summary of the equipment and software that I use to make my video courses and live streams.

The mic:
Heil Sound PR 40

The Heil Sound PR 40 microphone that I use today is the one I’ve been using since the very beginning. The evolution of my studio has been a lot of trial and error, but the PR 40 was a winner from the start.

The camera:
Panasonic Lumix GH5S

When I made the move to 4K in the studio, I wanted the best 4K video camera. As it turns out, the best 4K video camera is a digital single lens mirrorless camera from Panasonic. I use the 12-35MM kit lens at the desk.

The video switcher:
Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K

When I converted my studio to 4K, I needed a video switcher that was quiet, powerful, and gave me room for growth. The ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K met all of my video switching requirements and more.

The mixer:
Axia QOR.16 Integrated Console Engine and
Radius 8-Fader AoIP Mixing Console

The most important part of my video series is actually the audio. I need a mixer that can handle any audio input and give me the flexibility to integrate callers and other audio into my live streams.

Additional equipment:

Shure SE215-CL In-ear Monitors/Headphones​

Speakers: Yamaha HS7​

Blackmagic Design Mini Converter – HDMI to SDI 6G​

Recorders: Blackmagic Hyperdeck Studio 12G​

Monitor: Blackmagic SmartView 4K​

“Birdcam” camera: Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K​

Lights: Lowel Prime LED 400 Daylight

Streaming Server

A dedicated server broadcasts my live streams and Study Group sessions to YouTube Live. The motherboard is no longer current, but it handles 4K streaming without a problem.

Streaming software: OBS Studio​

Motherboard: MSI H170A Gaming Pro​​

Monitor: Blackmagic SmartView 4K​

Video card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING​

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