Remember that when most YouTubers with millions of subscribers first started out, they utilized basic video equipment. However, as your fame grows, upgrading the video and audio quality might help you reach more people. Here are some of the items that popular vloggers from all around the world prefer:
- Canon PowerShot ELPH 130
- Canon EOS Rebel T3i
- Canon EOS 70D
- Sony Alpha a7S
- Panasonic Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Camera
- Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
- Canon C100 Mark II Cinema Camera (You need to be a pro when you reach this level)
- Go Pro For lighting and audio purposes, you can use
- Stellar Photo/Video 18
- Zoom H4N Digital Multitrack Recorder
In order to eliminate excessive shaking, a tripod is also required. If you utilize cameras with built-in microphones, you’ll need to be skilled at post-production to remove the noise.
Lighting is crucial in every video, whether you’re evaluating a product or interviewing someone. You’ll need adequate lighting equipment to improve visibility in your area. You may also use natural light in a unique way! (Recall what Georges Méliès accomplished in the film Hugo (2011) by constructing a glass studio.)
You should be familiar with the following jargons to better comprehend the notion of video lighting:
- Ambient Light – This is the light that is already in the frame (Before any additional lighting is added)
- Incident Light – Light that is emitted by a source (Flash from phone, lamp, sun etc.)
- Back Light – A light put behind a subject to illuminate it from behind.
- Fill Light – A light positioned to the side of the subject to fill in shadows and balance the environment’s overall visibility.
- Key Light – The primary light in your video is known as the key light.
Now you must pick what type of lighting you require. Because you’re producing Vlogs, you’ll need consistent lighting. Here are some of the most often used items in the world: (Keep in mind that some of these are rather pricey.) As a result, pick thoughtfully and cautiously.)
- Flashpoint Cool Light 4
- Creative Light 33’’ Silver Umbrella
- Gaffers tape
- Seamless paper background
- Flashpoint Cool Light
- Westcott 750 Photo Basics 7.5-Foot Light Stand
- Creative Light 33’’ Translucent Umbrella
- 3 moonlights, at least 150 watt-seconds each If you are not interested in spending money, use an aluminum foil’s reflection on your face just in case of emergency 🙂
The final product’s appearance is mostly determined by post-production. Despite the fact that vlogging is supposed to be spontaneous, you can’t just publish a video without editing or sound optimization. You are incorrect if you believe that all well-known YouTube vloggers use experienced editors. The majority of vloggers handle it themselves!
The following are some examples of popular editing software:
- Windows Movie Maker
- Adobe Premiere Elements
- Aperture 3 – MB957Z/A