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Equipment Rundown

When creating content, it's important to have hardware that can be easily used without sight, even if sometimes said hardware requires some sighted assistance to set up initially.

YouTube Content

When recording the majority of my YouTube commentary videos that are not part of livestream highlight reels, I have an Elgato HD60 Pro capture card, as well as a Samson Q7 XLR microphone running through a Scarlet Solo USB interface.

Streaming

When streaming, I also use an HD60 Pro capture card, along with an Antlion Modmic Uni (which you can read my accessibility review of here, running either into my Xbox controller or my streaming PC via Antlion's USB soundcard adaptor.

To make sure I can hear my stream's audio, I use a SoundblasterX G6 soundcard to run any gameplay audio back to me and other sounds to the stream (including sounds from my bot for instance). In addition, for sounds that I don't want my viewers to hear, such as my screen reader reading the chat, I use a Logitech G935 headset.

Finally, to make sure I can switch scenes with ease, I use an Elgato Stream Deck which, with sighted assistance, has proven invaluable in allowing me to smootly transition between intro, gameplay, break and outro scenes when needed.

Software and Editing

On the software side, I use Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio to stream and record videos, along with Windows Movie Maker to edit the content. Even though Movie Maker is a now long-depprecated piece of software, it's by far the most accessible video editor I've seen that doesn't have a steep learning curve as well

I know I haven't gone into what keyboard, speaker system and other elements make up my setups, but I hope the above may be interesting information to those who want to get started or look at accessibility on a hardware and software level from a content creation perspective.

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