A lot of people ask me what equipment I use to create my videos on YouTube videos and live streams. I’m a very minimal person. I try not to own much equipment, or possessions in general. The more stuff I have, the more I have to lug around, it’s a pain.
I still use my first GoPro camera as my primary camera, and it’s what I’ve filmed 99% of my content on – just the camera, no external microphone or anything else. In the beginning, I was even borrowing my friend’s computer to edit. I literally only had a GoPro.
I tell you this because the equipment you use does not matter. I made videos with millions of views with just an idea, my GoPro, and a borrowed computer!
The story you’re telling is what matters the most! I’ve seen travel vloggers make stunningly beautiful vlogs… but there was no personality or story in the video, so they only had a few hundred views. A story is everything, not equipment.
Recently, I’ve begun to buy more equipment to increase the quality of my live streams and social media posts. But still, the GoPro is my go-to camera for most of my work.
YouTube Video Equipment
- GoPro Hero5 Session Camera
- Bag strap and selfie stick for GoPro
- 3D Printed Mount Plate for GoPro Hero Session for DJI Gimbal
- Mi 10000mAH Li-Polymer Power Bank 2i
- Acer Nitro AN515-51 15.6-inch Laptop
- Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition
- 1MORE MK801 Over-Ear Headphones
- Transcend StoreJet 25H3P 2.5-inch 2TB external HD (I bought a shockproof HD when I dropped my first HD and lost all my data)
YouTube Live Stream Equipment
- Samsung Galaxy S9+ Phone
- DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer (this is used to film some YouTube videos too)