YouTuber Gear

As a content creator, I know that creating digital contents can be challenging. If you desire to become a content creator of any sort, this list will help you get started.

My small YouTube dorm studio and gears

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When I first had this thought, I spent months researching affordable and top-notch tech gears for productivity and efficiency.¬†Luckily, you don’t have to do the same.

I’ve put together an updated list of my YouTube gears to help you kickstart your own journey of creativity and impact.¬†If you are a beginner, you definitely¬†don’t¬†need¬†all of¬†this to get started. Start small and grow from there.

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Main Camera - Sony A7C

Sony A7c camera is the main camera I am currently using. It is a full camera camera and shoots at 4k. Camera is a huge investment to consider if you want a good video quality.

Main Lens - Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

The Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Sony E) is my main lens. This love this lens because it gives you wider shot and a nice blurry background. I might invest in other zoom lens in the future but for now, this is perfect for my use.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 dDC DN Contemporary Lens (Sony E)

Mic - Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Mic

Shure SM7b is a dynamic mic that reduces external noise. I connect it directly to a Triton Audio FetHead in-Line Microphone Preamplifier and then my Zoom H6 to record both my podcast and YouTube videos. 

You can sync the audio and video during your post production stage using DaVinci Resolve. But this mic is amazing especially for podcasting.

Recording - Zoom H6

I use the professional Audio-technica ATH-M20X headphone to monitor the audio while recording and during post production phase. However, wearing headphone can be annoying so I only use it during post production stage.

Triton Audio Fethead + XLR Cable

The Triton Fethead is a high quality in-line microphone preamplifier. There are other cheaper options out there but if you are investing in an expensive dynamic mic, you might as well invest in a quality preamp. Any XLR cable should work just fine.

However, if you invest in a Lavalier mic or a condenser mic, you might not need this.

Lighting - Aputure Amaran 60D

Lighting is very importance when shooting videos. Generally, I would pair the aputure amaran 60D video light with a 85cm Godox soft box to have a nice lighting effect. 

Investing in a high quality light is worth it because it improves your video quality and you will never have to upgrade your light. Also, I love the in-built bluetooth app control system which is easy to use.

Mounting Stands - VIVO All-in-One

Shooting videos can be challenging  and time-consuming. This is why I like an organized and a simple workflow. If you are like me, having a all in one desk stand might come in handy. 

Sometimes, I use a mini tripod to mount my camera, and phone to get a different angle or for my notes. The other mounting stand is use to mount the light.

Applications -

These are essential tools that I would recommend to any digital content creator. I cannot emphasize enough how helpful they are and how they have made my workflow a lot easier.

  • Envato Elements: You can get banned or flagged for using unlicensed contents. So, you definitely want to make sure you avoid such at all costs. Envato Elements provides stock footage, music, and many other graphics. Check it out here >>
  • Website Host: If you have a website or plan on having one, make sure you choose a reliable and trustworthy host for your website. It will pay off in the long run. I would recommend Hostinger as a website host and WordPress as a website builder. Check it out here >>.
  • Podcast Host: Just like websites, I would recommend choosing a realiable podcast that would work best for you. Buzzsprout seems to be the best in my experience so far. Check it out here >>
  • Video Editor: I have explored different types of video editors, and these ones seem to be the best so far: DaVinci Resolve, Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe. Davinci Resolve has a free version. Check it out¬†here >>.

Decoration - Studio Step-up

My small YouTube dorm studio and gears

Creating a portable YouTube studio was my goal due to frequent moves. I set it up right in my dorm which is not very spacious. As you can see in the picture, I’ve kept the d√©cor simple yet effective for my work.

When shooting videos, I sometimes have a blurry background to get a nice effect. But you don’t need extravagant decorations; just align it with your personal taste. However, ensure that is  neat and nice with minimal distractions.

Here are some few decoration gear you might want to consider: 

  • RGB light – I decided to get two RGB lights for backdrop effects and a Leon sign with my signature, which also serves as a fill light.
  • Plants/flowers: Naturally plants are the best. But for me, I use artificial plants for now. In the future I would like to invest in some natural plants. I mean, why not?
  • Wall hangings/frames: Backdrops & decor are important. I have few frames –  one of my favorite bible verse  – 1 Corinthians 13:7 and some of my academic medals and awards.
  • TV/Screen: I mostly use my TV to display our “Join the Community page. I don’t usually read off from a teleport or screen. I often write my own notes. But I would encourage you to have a screen or write down bulletin points when recording. 

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