TUBERS RECOMMENDED KIT
At Tubers we introduce our members to professional video production kit. If you’re looking to start building up your own equipment list, check out our official recommendations below.
We train with Canon 700D DSLR’s here at Tubers and would recommend them as an entry level camera. A 700D is versatile and allows members to learn the ropes through automatic settings as well as manual.
AUDIO & MICROPHONES
RODE VIDEO-MIC GO
If you are looking for great microphone but on smaller budget, the Rode Video-Mic GO is a another option we use here at Tubers. It’s a hassle free, directional top mic that screws on-top of most DSLR cameras making it the perfect fit for vlogging.
RODE VIDEO-MIC PRO
The Rode Video-Mic is a staple here at Tubers! It’s a hassle free, directional top mic that screws on-top of most DSLR cameras making it the perfect fit for vlogging.
The Blue Snowball is perfect for gamers. It’s a USB microphone that plugs straight into your laptop or desktop PC. It’s great for gaming videos and live streams, plus it’s super simple to set up.
BLUE YETI MIC
A more advanced version of the Blue Snowball, a more versatile USB microphone used by pro streamers. The Yeti comes with gain adjustment, volume and different mode settings allowing for podcasts and more!
PORTABLE TOP LIGHT
This battery powered LED light from NEEWER is a powerful and compact light that’s perfect for a bedroom studio. The lights brightness is adjustable and can screw on top of most DSLR cameras meaning you can even take it out with you vlogging!
Softbox lights are larger lights that sit on top of an adjustable stand and powered by 135W bulbs. They’re great for fully lighting a scene and giving a softer light than an LED.
TRIPODS AND STANDS
A tripod is a three legged, adjustable camera stand. It’s perfect for use to get smooth and steady shots of an environment or object and also if you’re going to be presenting and need something to hold the camera!
A gorilla pod is a small, flexible (and more portable) tripod. It can be used as a simple, quick stand and it’s legs are flexible meaning it can be used to grip on to a variety of surfaces and even squeezed together as a stabilising handle.
HARD DRIVES AND DATA STORAGE
32GB SD CARD
At Tubers we require every Academy Member (Not Mini-Tubers) to purchase and bring their own SD Card for sessions. This is so that they can take their projects home at the end of each session and be responsible for their work. This can also be purchased from us at reception.
Video files can take up a lot of digital storage space and so it’s always handy to have a hard drive on stand by! A 1TB hard drive should be enough to store 500 hours of video and will allow you to look after your own projects.
GAMING AND LIVE STREAMING
Logitech C920 HD Pro
The Logitech C920 HD Pro webcam is a fantastic, high quality, full 1080p camera that we use for our gaming livestreams. With great features such as auto low-light correction and more, no streamer should be without one!
Elgato Game Capture HD60 S
We use an Elgato Game Capture HD60 S to capture our gaming footage at Tubers. This handy tool is great for live streaming and comes with free software to help you produce professional quality gaming videos and streams, straight out of the box!
Elgato Stream Deck
You can use the awesome Elgato Stream Deck to switch between multiple input feeds (cameras, windows, games etc.) as well as a mixing desk to bring in custom gifs, graphics and sounds to your live stream at the touch of a button!
VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE
iMovie is Apple’s free video editing software application for MacOSX operating system. iMovie is also available as a free app on iPhone and iPad for editing video captured on the device.
iMovie can be downloaded for free via the Apple App Store.
FINAL CUT PRO X
Final Cut Pro, also made by Apple, is a professional video editing application designed for MACOSX and the software that we teach our members how to use during their sessions.
Final Cut Pro X can be purchased for £299.
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