A lot of people ask me what equipment I use to create my videos on YouTube. 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 most of my viral videos 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 viral 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.
YouTube Video Equipment
- GoPro Hero5 Session
- GoPro Hero8 Black
- Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III (My previous DSLR was Panasonic G85 Mirrorless)
- Panasonic’s LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm
- Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm f/2.8-4 ASPH
- Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens
- Samyang 7.5 mm Fisheye
- Hoya ND & UV filters
- DJI Mavic Mini
- Rode VideoMic Pro & Dead Cat
- Rode LavPro
- Rode Wireless Go
- Deity V-MIC D3 PRO
- Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
- Aputure AL-MX
- Jobi Gorilla Pod 3
- Manfrotto BeFree Aluminium Travel Tripod
- Samsung Galaxy S20+ Phone
- Dell XPS 15
- Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones
- Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition
- 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
- Panasonic G85 Mirrorless DSLR
- Elgato Cam Link 4K for DSLR