The Best Video Equipment For Beginners

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The Best Video beginner equipment

Some­times it is not real­ly easy to start if you do not know what is impor­tant. There­fore, I wrote this guide on Video begin­ner equip­ment, to help you to start your first video record­ing. In this guide you will find my equip­ment tips for video beginners.

For your start on Videos (e.g. YouTube) you are look­ing for the right begin­ner equip­ment, but are you unde­cid­ed which prod­ucts to choose? I have select­ed the most pop­u­lar Video begin­ner’s equip­ment for you and made it avail­able on this page. Get an overview and maybe your first video will be online tomorrow!

 

Cameras

The right cam­era is essen­tial for your video equip­ment. After all, you can’t make a video with­out a cam­era. Since the mar­ket feels there are end­less cam­eras, it is dif­fi­cult to choose the right mod­el. But in Video-Mak­ing cir­cles, you will always come across the same mod­els that have been suc­cess­ful due to their dif­fer­ent fea­tures. Espe­cial­ly as a begin­ner, you might not have the finan­cial means to buy a pro­fes­sion­al cam­era, such as a Sony Alpha, for thou­sands of Euros. That’s why there are also favorites among the begin­ner mod­els. I have list­ed the most pop­u­lar video cam­eras for begin­ners below.

 

Also make sure to check out my cam­era buy­ing guide. You will find a lot more infor­ma­tion and tips on how to choose the per­fect camera.

 

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Microphones

Almost more impor­tant than the image in your video is the sound. Nobody wants to lis­ten to a video with bad sound qual­i­ty. For this rea­son you should use a micro­phone. You have a huge choice here too. It depends a lit­tle on what you want to film. There are many types of micro­phones that spe­cial­ize in dif­fer­ent types of record­ings. If you are inter­est­ed in the top­ic micro­phone selec­tion, you should def­i­nite­ly have a look at my guide on the best record­ing micro­phones.
For your suc­cess­ful start in video shoot­ing, I would rec­om­mend a uni­ver­sal video-micro, which is not too expen­sive. With this you can cap­ture most record­ings with good sound and it is easy to handle.

 

Lighting

In your videos, you should pay atten­tion to the cor­rect illu­mi­na­tion, because the eye eats, as is well known. Even if the say­ing does not quite fit in this case, but also applies to videos, the more appeal­ing you or a prod­uct appears in your videos, the more inter­est­ing the video is for the view­er. Nobody likes to watch a mud­dy and dark or even the oppo­site, an over­ex­posed video. Even for small mon­ey, you can get soft­box­es that illu­mi­nate your sur­round­ings opti­mal­ly. When you sit in front of the cam­era, you should ide­al­ly be illu­mi­nat­ed from three sides: left, right and above. This type of light­ing is called 3‑point light­ing and is used by most video-makers.

 

Memory card

You should make sure that your cam­era has enough mem­o­ry to store your videos in full length. It is often worth hav­ing more than one mem­o­ry card. You can eas­i­ly find mem­o­ry cards on Ama­zon. I have sev­er­al 64GB mem­o­ry cards that I can take with me every­where and that fit into all my cameras.

 

Programs

Once you have record­ed your first video, it is the­o­ret­i­cal­ly ready to be uploaded on what­ev­er plat­form (e.g. YouTube). How­ev­er, there are many rea­sons to edit your video. Maybe you did­n’t record the video in one piece but dif­fer­ent places. Or maybe you want to add music or text to the video. Then you need to edit your video. There is pro­fes­sion­al soft­ware that is incred­i­bly expen­sive and dif­fi­cult to use for begin­ners, and there is inex­pen­sive soft­ware that you can work with pro­fes­sion­al­ly even if you are a begin­ner. If in doubt, you don’t even have to spend mon­ey, but sim­ply fall back on a free alter­na­tive that meets your needs.

Here are my rec­om­men­da­tions for a begin­ners cut­ting software:

 

Decide on the right Video beginner’s equipment

You should now have an overview of the nec­es­sary video equip­ment for your start. The video begin­ner’s equip­ment should help you get start­ed on videos and beyond and help you pro­duce pro­fes­sion­al videos. It is not always nec­es­sary to buy the most expen­sive cam­era or the most expen­sive and ulti­mate light. With cheap equip­ment, you can pro­duce just as good videos as with expen­sive pro­fes­sion­al equip­ment. And it is well known that e.g. on YouTube not only the qual­i­ty is impor­tant! Much more than the begin­ner equip­ment, you as a per­son influ­ence the qual­i­ty and range of your videos!

Are you plan­ning on YouTube videos? Check out this post on how to go viral on YouTube.

 


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