I created this resource page to easily list recommended video gear that I love and use regularly. A one place stop to help you save time and money!
Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I promise that I won't put anything on this page that I haven't verified and/or personally used. Thank you so much for your support!
Logitech Webcam : This is a great little webcam, it has a built in microphone and is amazing for Video Conferences, Webinars / Live Streams and traveling.
Lighting Kit: Affordable lighting kit that also allows me to film at night if needed.
I used to only use house lamps but once i switch to this kit, it made my lighting look so much better! See below!
Selfie ring light and tripod: great for live streaming or quick videos. I just purchased this and am trying it out but I will post a review soon! It costs under $20!!
iOS Flash Drive: this is great for getting files off of your iPhone and saving as a backup when you don’t have access to WiFi or data.
1 TB External Hard Drive* : Storing video files and backup when traveling
LogicKeyboard Adobe Premiere Pro CC For Apple Keyboard: This keyboard is AMAZING for editing inside Premiere Pro.
Palette Gear Expert Kit: I didn’t know what this was when I received it but it has been my FAVORITE editing tool, I am able to edit with my hands by using the buttons, knobs and sliders instead of just my mouse. Highly recommend this tool plus it works with A LOT of different software and is editable.
$500 and up:
Canon E0S 70D: Great for high quality YouTube Videos and Online Course Videos
iPhone 8 : great for recording quick videos, doing live videos and even for recording YouTube Videos.
iMovie is free on your mac or iPhone. I recommend starting here before moving to another platform for editing.
Adobe Premiere Pro:
I recently made the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing my videos and I LOVE it. I learned how to edit on iMovie and used Final Cut Pro in the past. When I started creating how to tutorials I used Screenflow but I kept having to hack things and hated paying for each upgrade.
With Premiere Pro, I am able to do things like:
🎬 Create video templates (so I’m not recreating the wheel each time I create a new video)
🗣 Quickly edit sound so my sound levels are even. (Nothing is worse than having to constantly turn your volume up and down when watching videos!)
✂️ Editing is a breeze especially with my logickeyboard skin and logickeyboard with all of the hot keys and this Palette Gear Expert kit! (Click here to see the photo.)
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YouTube Related Software + Gear:
TubeBuddy is a tool that I use for YouTube. It’s a google chrome extension with a lot of helpful tools. I am able to monitor my account, see how my tags are helping me rank on YouTube, find amazing royalty free background music for my videos, and so much more.
Cost: Free (paid options available)
I’m on the Pro Plan which I bought as a lifetime deal a year ago and it is definitely worth it. Click here to grab a lifetime deal for TubeBuddy Pro for $40.