YouTube Equipment for Beginners

YouTube Equipment for Beginners - Multitasky
You’ve decided to get into YouTube, have you? Or maybe you’ve been doing video content for a little while, and you’ve decided to raise the bar. Sounds cool. We approve. Good video content is a great way to leave your mark, raise awareness, and more. If you want to get the job done right, though, you need good equipment. Before you sink hundreds of dollars into the stuff the professional video content creators use, though, let’s take a breath. Maybe you don’t need the most expensive solution to achieve exactly what you want from your YouTube channel. There’s some great YouTube equipment for beginners that’ll get the job done, especially if creating video content is something you do on the side.

So let’s get started. Here’s a YouTube equipment list for the YouTube content creator who’s getting started or taking the next step into upping their YouTube content game.

YouTube Equipment for Beginners

Julia recording a video with ring lights - YouTube equipment for beginners

In the age of cell phones, the best policy for YouTube creators who are just starting out is to use a phone. Phones have good enough cameras and apps for even advanced YouTube content creators. In fact, gone are the days when you can buy an affordable camcorder and achieve similar results. Cell phone cameras are THAT good! So, if you’re not ready to spend thousands of dollars on a video camera, that’s fine. Concentrate on other things to make your videos better such as lighting.

Multitasking Foldable Ring Light (3 Phone Holders)

Ring light - YouTube equipment for beginners

Creating professional-looking video content depends a lot on the quality of your lighting. This foldable ring light will give your YouTube videos that even, well-lit tone that makes a YouTube video look professional. It’s compatible with both Android and Apple devices.


Clip-On Mini Phone Selfie Ring Light

clip-on ring light - youtube equipment for beginners

Sometimes, an idea for a video will come to you when you’re away from your usual recording space. You will still want good lighting, no matter where you’re recording your video content. This ring light for phones is compact and fits in your purse, bag, or jacket pocket. So no matter where you go, you’ll be all set to record your next YouTube video. Simply attach it to your phone and voila!


Multi-Angle Extendable Desk Cell Phone Holder & iPad Stand

phone stand

One of the cheapest and most valuable tricks for giving video content a professional look is capturing a good, hands-off angle. If you can get a nice, steady video with your phone, without all the shaking and wobbling of holding it yourself, it can give the impression that you’ve got an assistant who’s filming you. That’s a perk! An extendable phone holder will not only hold your phone steady while you record, it’ll give you different angle options as you extend it.


Deluxe Foldable Cell Phone Charger Stand & iPad Holder

charging phone stand

Filming content can take a lot of time. Since that’s the case, it would be pretty darn convenient if you could charge your phone while holding it steady. And, hey, guess what? You can. This charging stand for phones is compatible with Apple and Android products, so you can hold your phone steady and charge it at the same time.


Clampy Bendy Lamp

bendy lamp

Having more lighting options is always good. If the space where you’re recording doesn’t have enough light naturally, has dark corners, or casts odd shadows, portable lamps will help. A clip-on lamp allows you to move lighting wherever you need to. With its pliable, bendy neck, you can point it anywhere.

Software, Microphones and Backdrops

In addition to good light and a steady way to hold your phone, you’ll probably find it useful to get video editing software. Video editing software can be incredibly affordable. Many softwares run in the $50-$300 range. Of course, you can always use free apps until you’re ready to splurge.

Another thing you’ll want to purchase is a good microphone. Phones all come with adequate-to-excellent cameras but they still have those tiny, not-so-professional microphones. So, you’ll probably need a decent microphone. Here are some helpful microphone reviews. You can spend under fifty bucks and get a good one, or you can spend hundreds of dollars and get an even better one. It just depends on what you feel like you need. Another option is microphone clip-ons that plug directly into your phone. You simply clip them to your clothes and you’re ready to roll.

The last thing to consider is your background. Many of the professionals might go as far as using a uniform backdrop for their YouTube content. You can get backdrops at photography studios, but you don’t NEED a backdrop. You do need to remember, however, that YouTube is a visual medium. The best YouTubers take into consideration how their background looks. You can use your background as an opportunity to express your brand. This might be as simple as rearranging your furniture. Additionally, you can also purchase affordable green screens if you want virtual background options.

The Right Equipment Always Helps

So there you have it. Some of the most essential YouTube equipment for beginners doesn't break the bank. If you’re getting started with YouTube video content, or you’ve been doing it for a while and you just want to achieve better results, get some helpful equipment. Any job is easier with the right tools. But the tools don’t have to be incredibly expensive to work well.

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