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Joseph Burrell – Podcam

A conceptual product targeting growing podcasters who want to seamlessly incorporate high quality video and audio into their podcasts for an affordable price.
Podcam bridges the gap for podcasters by providing the convenience of not needing to give up their phone as well as giving them high quality video and audio without needing to spend more than necessary on hard to use, expensive camera equipment.
The shaping of the product was always meant to be small and pocket-able. Not only does this improve portability, but it helps reduce the need for unnecessary, confusing buttons; thus helping to simplify the overall user experience and interaction.
The need of surface continuity helps draw the user’s attention to the buttons and use of the product by highlighting their position and function. The soft curves also give the user a sense of familiarity that makes the product less obtrusive, allowing it to blend into its surroundings.
With only two buttons, the user is easily able to connect Podcam to their phone/tablet and start recording both video and audio. Whenever one of these parameters needs to be fine-tuned, user’s can use the Podcam app to do so via Bluetooth. This simplifies the process of starting the podcast by making it seamless and effortless.
Podcam comes with high quality wide angle and an ultra wide angle lenses that can be switches easily in the app. No matter how many guests are on the podcast, Podcam will always be able to fit them into frame. By using two beam forming microphones separated at a distance, audio sounds as if the podcasters are in the room with you.
Podcam is quick to record. Once set up, simply press the recording button to start recording high quality video and audio simultaneously. User’s can also initiate recording in the app.
To help push for a more wireless future, Podcam connects to devices via Bluetooth and comes with only one USB C port. By using a universal and easily accessible port, the product helps removes the need for owning proprietary cables that are common in traditional video cameras.
Podcam uses a weighted aluminium stand to hold the camera off the table surface. This helps provide a more natural video view and allows the user to effortlessly adjust its height. Unlike most tripod stands, the stand is easy to take apart into its individual components and is reduced to nearly a pocket-able size, allowing it to be transported easily.


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