Hey, are you looking for reviews on the best cameras for YouTube? In this video, I’m going to share my top three cameras for recording videos on YouTube or for your business. Stay tuned!
Get your free Facebook Live Cheat Sheets: http://saranguyenonline.com/special/facebook-live-cheat_sheets/
Camera’s mentioned in this video:
Logitech c920: http://amzn.to/2ncXZke
iPhone 8 Plus: http://amzn.to/2jrKWys
Canon 80D: http://amzn.to/2n0iqBB
Phone mount Mefot sidekick 360 plus: http://amzn.to/2shi8sd
Polar Pro Trippler Tripod: http://amzn.to/2prFdb5
Video editing software:
———Equipment Used To Shoot This Video ——-
Camera – Canon 80D
Lens – Canon 18-55 Lens
Rode NT USB microphone
Microphone Rode Smart Lav+
Microphone adaptor – Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adaptor
Rode extension cable:
Lighting – Halo Prismatic Ring light
Tripod – Manfrotto Compact Advance
Edited using Screenflow 7: http://saranguyenonline.com/screenflow
DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. I only recommend products that I personally use and love. Thank you for the support!
Best Cameras for YouTube transcript
Hi, I’m Sara Nguyen your online marketing strategist, helping you grow your business using social media with ease.
If you’re new to this channel consider subscribing for all of the latest product reviews, social media, marketing tips and training, and at any time during this video check out the description for links to all the resources mentioned in this video.
In order to make videos for YouTube or to record business related videos such as promo videos, product videos, or sales videos, one thing that you will need is a camera, and when you’re just getting started with video one of the difficult things to figure out is what’s the best option given all of the different cameras on the market.
So I’m going to share my top 3 camera reviews so you can consider what’s best for you to help you get up and recording with video. The first camera I recommend is a webcam, and I personally use the Logitech c920.
I highly recommend webcams when you’re just starting out for a few reasons. Firstly, they’re relatively cheap. You can get one for around 50 to 100 US dollars.
A majority of webcams these days are plug and play, so you can open it from the box, plug in the USB thing into your computer and start recording straight away, using free software such as QuickTime Player or other easy to use software and relatively cheap such as ScreenFlow and Camtasia.
The Logitech c920 clips on the top of your computer easily. It also has a thread that allows you to mount it to a tripod. It delivers beautiful HD video recording and is also a great camera to use for live-streaming on Facebook as well.
Let me show you how easy it is to record my face with the camera using the Logitech c920.
So I have the Logitech c920 plugged into the USB port of my computer, then I open up QuickTime Player, go to file and new movie recording and I click on the little down arrow next to the record button just to check that it is the Logitech that it’s streaming from, and I can also choose the microphone that I want to choose as well.
I’m using a Rode NT USB microphone as opposed to the Logitech’s inbuilt microphone because I don’t find it that great, and then I click on the little record button, and this starts to record my video.
So I can easily plug in the Logitech c920 camera, open up QuickTime Player, choose the settings, choose the microphone and I can start recording directly into the camera, and it’s recording straight into my computer.
Once I’m done with the video recording, I can click on that button again, and now I have a video file that I can put into a video editing software or this into a video editor in order to cut it up and use it for my videos. The second camera I recommend for recording video is your phone’s camera.
I have an iPhone, and I prefer phones with a lighter screen because I find it easier to navigate as opposed to struggling with the smaller screen and the smaller buttons.
If you don’t have an iPhone, and I hear Android users any phone will do, ideally a phone that can record in HD, which most Android and iPhones do these days.
Recording on your phone is as easy as mounting your phone to a tripod or selfie stick and positioning the phone so that its eye level to you, then attaching an external microphone to make sure you have the best quality sound for your recording and then pressing the record button.
Once you’ve done that you can transfer the video to your computer for editing. You can also edit the video on your phone directly using apps such as Movie Pro. The quality that you get from your phone these days is phenomenal.
The benefits of using a phone camera is that it’s portable and you can record on the go, and the fact that most people these days have a phone, so use what you’ve got.
My third camera review is a DSLR camera. I recommend and use the Canon 80D. I love this camera and here’s why firstly the Canon 80D comes with the headphone and microphone socket, so you can plug in a microphone, such as a rode shotgun or the smartlav+ to get amazing quality sound.
It also has a flip screen so I can see myself when I’m recording to make sure I’m in the shot properly and not off camera. You can record beautiful quality videos without too much tinkering and effort.
It also has a lot of features and settings that I don’t use, but for recording videos, you can turn it on, switch it to video mode, check the sound settings, check the colour balance, and hit record.
I can then transfer the footage from the memory card to my computer to be edited.So there you have it, my top 3 camera recommendations for recording videos for YouTube or for your business. A webcam, your phone camera, or a DSLR camera.
If you found this video useful give me a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, and if you’re looking for more ways to grow your business using video, make sure you grab a copy of my Facebook Live cheat sheets.
It’s a super simple guide to help you get up and streaming with Facebook even if you’ve never hit record before. To get your hands on it simply click on the link in the description below and thanks for watching!
Free Facebook Live Cheat Sheets: http://saranguyenonline.com/special/facebook-live-cheat_sheets/