If you are or want to become a YouTuber you will need a good video camera. Which camcorder you pick can have a big impact on the quality of your YouTube videos. To help you find the right camcorder for your budget and needs we have created this guide.
Want to become a YouTuber? The first thing you need, after creating a YouTube channel, is a good video camera. Picking the right camera can make a big difference in the quality of your videos. This guide was written to help aspiring and growing YouTubers pick the right camera and will be continuously updated.
50% of your video is audio! Sound plays a vital role in your youtube videos, but a lot of youtubers are only worrying about what camera they should use. While a high quality camera is important to create high quality videos, you will also need a good microphone for youtube. Although most youtubers have a camera with a built-in microphone we don’t recommend using the built-in microphone for youtube unless you have no other options. Built-in microphones usually record very shallow sound, pick up a lot of unwanted background noise (passing traffic, other people’s voice in public) and do not filter out wind noise. This can make it difficult to hear what you are saying for your viewers. Thats why we recommend buying a dedicated microphone for youtube if you are serious about producing high quality videos and growing your youtube channel. Types of Microphones What microphone you should get really depends on the type of videos you want to produce. Here are the five main types of microphones and what youtube videos they should be used for: Lapel/Lavalier microphone: This is a clip-on microphone that is often used on TV shows or interviews. The main advantages of this type of microphone is that […]
After you have filmed your vlog there is another important step to take before you upload your new vlog to Youtube, editing! When you are editing your vlog you can add your branding (intro, outro, watermark) but mostly you trim your footage, add or edit sound, add text or title screens or do some color corrections. Editing vlogs is relatively simple since you don’t need to add many special effects and just need to make sure you use your most entertaining footage and the video flows well. A lot of youtubers that have just started vlogging are wondering what video editing software they should use or what video editing software other popular vloggers use. To help you get started and be able to edit your vlogs into professional videos we have compiled a list of the best vlog editing software. Free Vlog Editing Software When you have just started vlogging there is no reason to immediately spend thousands of dollars on expensive and complicated video editing software. Chances are you already have video editing software installed on your computer which you can use to get started. Because these programs are free they are also limited in options they have. You can […]
If you’re reading this you are probably looking to upgrade the microphone you use for gaming or streaming. Maybe you run a youtube channel and record gaming commentaries? or you are a Twitch streamer that is looking for a better microphone so you can better interact with your audience and stand out from other low quality streamers and youtubers. Audio plays a very important role in the overall production quality of your videos or streams because that’s how you interact with your subscribers/followers/audience. Although most laptops and smartphones come with a built-in microphone you can use to record, the difference in quality between these built-in microphones and a dedicated microphone is huge since the audio quality of built-in microphones are usually not high priority when creating these devices! Investing in a professional microphone will ramp up the quality of your videos and/or streams, make you stand out from other low quality youtubers and/or twitch streamers and will make viewers stick around longer. We have listed the best gaming microphones and streaming microphones for your budget.
If you’re looking to capture gameplay footage from your Playstation, Xbox, Wii or PC you will need to have a capture card. A capture card captures the video signal so you can edit gameplay on your computer, upload footage to youtube or stream to websites like twitch.tv and Ustream. In this buyers guide we will explain what you need to look for to select the best capture card and highlight some of the best capture cards in different price ranges so you can find the capture card that best suits your needs and budget. This guide features the best capture cards in 2016 and will be continually updated. So without further delay let’s jump right into it.