Introduction

YouTube is hands down the most popular video sharing platform. If you are thinking about starting a career as a YouTuber, then this article is just for you! YouTube has become quite a competitive space, so you need to stand out through your content and creativity. In this article, we will enlist all the YouTuber equipment you need to begin the journey of your career.

What YouTuber Equipment Do You Need?

Camera

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The most important YouTuber equipment is a camera. If you are on a low budget, you don’t need to buy an expensive camera. You can even buy a phone with the 1080p video recording feature and you are good to go! If you want to splurge on a good camera, then go for a DSLR. There are many different DSLR models available in the market, you just need to do proper market research and choose the one which suits your needs.

Microphone

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For a video to be great, the audio should be good as well. Camera microphones won’t do the job because they don’t offer noise cancellation. Hence, you will need an external microphone. You can use a USB microphone, a condenser microphone or a wireless microphone depending on your needs.

Tripod

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You can use a tripod or a stabilizer to stabilize your content. Go for a tripod that will last you a long time. A tripod is great for recording videos that have more people because you can just set up your phone or camera on it and make your memories timeless.

Lighting

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Lighting can make or break your content. It plays a vital role in your videos. Even if it’s a rainy or a cloudy day, good lighting equipment can brighten up your videos. Ring light is very popular amongst YouTuber equipment nowadays, especially due to its portable nature. You can also use an umbrella light.

Backdrop

When you watch a YouTube video, the first thing you notice is the background of the video. All the attention goes to the back if your room is messy or if the background is not aesthetically pleasing. If you are making videos from home, you can buy some wallpaper and make a DIY feature wall to shoot in front of. This can easily be done even if you have a limited budget.

Laptop/PC

Video editing software occupies a lot of disk space, so you need a good computer or a laptop to edit your videos. Just make sure that the laptop is compatible to run the software and it is quick in managing the editing tasks. To be on the safe side, buy a hard disk to keep a copy of your videos.

Editing Software

Editing software is used to compile your videos and make them look fun. Some editing software come with a free trial but you have to buy them in order to use them in the long run. Some popular editing software are:

  • InShot
  • Lightroom
  • Adobe Premier Pro

It is a misconception that you need to spend heaps of money to get good YouTuber equipment. You can just buy basic equipment and, as your YouTube career grows, you can start buying even better ones.  Be yourself, be creative and make awesome videos!

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