Video making Software to record simultaneously from 3 cameras, then simple cut/merge/additions
I want to have ago at a YouTube Tutorial Video Channel.
I never made a video in any shape or form. I haven’t got or want a Smartphone.
I want my Videos to be a bit different to the average. I don’t want to just talk over a recording of the screen. I want to deliberately try to give them a more real life / raw feel to them.
This would currently be my plan, and what I am asking is for suggestions for the software to do it, and any other advice to get me started; At the moment I haven’t a clue where/ how to start:-
I want to have three cameras recording simultaneously, ( or possibly 4 simultaneous recordings – three cameras and a screen recording – see later ***)
_Camera 1) One would be set up to mostly looking at a very large TV screen, and that would work like a very primitive screen recording. (I would be sitting at the side on a laptop with the screen of the laptop and the TV in some cloned/extended monitor arrangement. You mostly would not see me, I will just be there as a small dark thing in one bottom corner. I realise this sort of thing can be done more properly, where a small shot of you is superimposed on a screen recording, but I would like to give it all a more raw look, at least initially I would like to try that. )
If this does not work so well then I might consider replacing this camera with a screen recording, or possibly having an additional simultaneous screen recording***.
_camera 2) A second camera would encompass a slightly larger area including a bench or table in front of the screen. This is so I can jump up occasionally, (which will automatically turn on a lot of lights behind the camera) , so that I can try to do a quick entertaining practical demonstration of some Theoretical thing that I am explaining)
_Camera 3) A third camera would be set up to show the whole large room, (or something similarly live/“raw”….)
I want some way/software to make that recording, and then the Editing I want to do would be fairly simple:
I want to cut out bits from all 3 recordings at the same points. This is because I anticipate I will have a lot of dead bits , or mistakes which I notice at the time so repeat immediately, or where I deliberately do something more than once so that I can pick out later the best attempt.
Then I want to be able to merge the three recordings into just one recording.
(Just to be clear what I mean here: I won’t be adding the recordings. I would like a software that allows me to go along and pick out just one of the 3 ( or 4*** ) recordings at any point. I would do that after I chop bits out of all recordings at the same points )
(Camera 1 recording would be the dominant in the final video. Camera 2 recording would just be for the demo bits. Camera 3 recording would just come in for a second occasionally just so as to help give the raw / real look to the video that I want to achieve.)
The only other thing that would be nice is if at certain points in the final video I could superimpose a few simple large bits of text, to emphasise something such as am important syntax, or important code line or formula part.
I don’t envisage wanting to do anything more advanced or extravagant to the final recording.
(Initially all three recordings would be from the cameras, but as explained, I might want at a later date to use a screen recording in place of one of them. ***Or, possibly I might want to consider including a screenshot recording to support the camera 1. So effectively then I would have 4 recordings to make and to edit later.
I got a few computers and Laptops from XP to windows 10, just one windows 11.
As I don’t want to do anything extravagant , perhaps I could dedicate a spare older computer using some older software that would be adequate for my basic needs?
I collected a few web cams recently . One is a good new one. Another two I got second hand from ebay very cheaply, but they seem fairly new and modern. These three all have the 1920 x 1080 thing. The good one does not have a built in microphone. I was thinking of using that for camera 1. The other two have a built in stereo microphone. I was thinking of using them for the other two cameras and I was further thinking to butcher one of those and get the microphone bits out and extending their cables so that I can hang them around my neck or have them hanging from my hat somehow, so I get a good quality sound. (Many people tell me that the sound and lighting is much more important than the picture quality. ( extra lighting I will have only when I demo something, otherwise the rest of the room being dim will perhaps help to get a good clear recording of the large screen. ) )
Can anyone suggest some software that would be adequate for my fairly basic requirements, or any other suggestions or advice?