My journey to record quality videos started with QuickTime, free with Apple's Mac.
But, of course, not much is free from Apple. Still, QuickTime does an OK job of recording
video (FaceTime or iOS devices), various screens, and audio ... even stitching together
clips, i.e., a very simple editor.
Then I discovered OBS, which is also free and can do a lot of cool stuff.
I still use OBS sometimes, but then Ecamm Live appeared.
While I no longer upload so many videos to YouTube as in the past, when I do
have the urge to make a video Ecamm is amazing. Why? Even with my very slow upload
speed of 10Mbps, Ecamm will upload a 4K live stream. Yeah, I am not truly live streaming (with chat and all).
Still, I can get a video up on YouTube in only the time it takes to shoot it, i.e., there is no waiting around
for an upload to finish. Amazing! It seems instant now, at 4K, which is perfect for clearly
showing tarot/oracle decks, books, or screen captures. In February 2023, I had been
using it for over a year without a single issue, not a one ... it's not often I/you can say
that about any software(app).
The UI looks prehistoric but I use Audacity for high-quality audiobooks or podcasts, and with only a few clicks, the MP3 file will upload
to ACX (Audible on Amazon), passing all of their strict requirements.