Entry Level Gear for Creators on YouTube | YouTuber Training Lesson 13

Entry Level Gear for Creators on YouTube | YouTuber Training Lesson 13


So you’ve been using a cell phone, a GoPro,
something not necessarily the best for YouTubing. Or maybe you use those and you’re okay with
the quality but you still want to kick it up a notch. What’s up guys! This is lesson 13 of my
YouTuber series. If you’re just tuning in and want to start from the beginning theres
a link in the description. And if you’d like to be notified of future lessons, be
sure to hit that subscribe button and turn on notifications. In this video I’ll make a few gear recommendations
and try to keep the cost as low as possible while keeping the gear quality as high as
possible. Let’s start with the big daddy – the camera.
The things we’re looking for are portability – something that you could easily handhold
if necessary and would be easy enough to put on a small gimbal if you decide to invest
in one in the future. 4K recording is a plus, a flip out screen so you can see yourself
when you’re recording, and lastly, and maybe most importantly for solo YouTubers, you want
continuous autofocus with tracking. Continuous autofocus is going to detect either
your face, eyes or a point you select on screen. This way you can still have shallow depth
of field, or blur out the background, without worrying if your face is in focus or not. There are a good handful of cameras that fulfill
these specs, but the most popular right now is probably the Sony a6400. I would recommend
getting it with the 16-50mm or if you want to get something a little nicer, the Sony
16-70mm f/4 is a nice choice. Next up is lighting. By far the most popular
light on YouTube right now is the Aperture c120d Mark 2. This thing is a beast, it has
a lot of great features, and is perfect for a one-light YouTuber setup when paired with
the Aputure light dome. This is probably the best all-around, quality light that you’re
going to find for the price. And once you have this you can always add lights in the
future if you want to add some more style to your videos. Lastly lets talk about audio. People do not
have an attention span for bad audio. Even if your video quality isn’t superb, you
need to have good audio. There are a couple different ways you can go about this. If your
videos are literally you talking at the camera at a desk, maybe you just want a good podcasting
mic. A good entry level choice here would be the RODE Pod Mic. Just be sure to get the
appropriate cables and accessories for your recording situation. Some microphones may
require additional power and you may not be able to record directly into your camera. If you’re going to be moving around a little
bit I would recommend getting a lavalier microphone that clips onto your shirt. And you can go
two different ways with that. Either wireless, or wired into your camera or a recorder. For wireless, I would recommend the RODE Wireless
Go. If you want something a little more advanced, the Sennheiser G4 wireless kit is a great
choice and I’ve known a lot of professionals that use those on a regular basis. For wired, the RODE lavalier Go is a great
entry level choice and you can plug that straight into your camera, or if you want to be able
to move around a little bit the Tascam DR-10L is a portable audio recorder which includes
a lav mic and you can just sync the audio in post. In an earlier video I talked about minimum
gear for YouTubers and I mentioned Davinci Resolve for an editing application. My recommendation
stands here as well. It’s a professional editing application that you can get for free
so if you don’t already have access to another app like Premiere Pro or Final cut, now is
the time to check it out. These are just some low-to-mid tier gear suggestions
to get you some quality footage for your quality content. I’ll put links to everything mentioned
in the video below but theres so much great gear out there don’t hesitate to go out
and do your own research or even go out to your local camera store if you have one and
play with some of this stuff before you buy it. That’s pretty much it for today guys.
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I’ll see you next time.

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