YouTube was first launched on December 15, 2005, and has since revolutionised the way we consume content. Every month it has over 4 billion hours of video viewing, and an estimated 500 hours of video content is published to YouTube every minute.

So, if you were asking, Is it too late in 2022 to create a YouTube channel?

It's never too late to start. Starting a channel now will be advantageous. YouTube creators have ironed out the flaws over time, creating a more seamless user experience than before.

Creating high-quality YouTube videos is not as easy as it sounds; the most significant consideration is getting the proper tools.

Here are the top 5 types of tools you'll need to get started with your YouTube channel:

1. Camera

You may begin with what you already have, such as your phone or a webcam. You don't need to buy an expensive DSLR camera; all you need is a decent camera that can record high-quality video (at least 1080 p).

2. Excellent lighting

Poor lighting casts a negative light on your abilities. A good starting point would be an LED Ring light.

Alternatively, if you have a limited budget, you can consider purchasing softbox lights or LED panel lights online at a reasonable price.

Softbox lights are beneficial because they produce even, diffused lighting.

3. Tripods

Tripods are a necessary component in video production.

Stabilizing your camera will result in perfect photos and the ability to record from various angles. Tripods will surely come in useful if you intend on sitting in front of your camera for storytime or lessons.

Tripods are excellent for producing smooth-moving films.

4. Editing Software

Editing your videos enhances the results, attracts more views, and allows you to make the most of your YouTube videos.

YouTube has a built-in video editor that allows you to clip and chop your video, add music to it, and obscure faces and other regions. The editor is all you need for a simple video. However, if you want to add titles, effects, and other components to your work, you'll need a more powerful editor. You can buy a sophisticated video editor online. There are several free editing applications, including:

  • Lightworks
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • OpenShot

The listed software is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

5. SD Card (Secure Digital Card)

A Secure Digital (SD) card is a small flash memory card designed for high-capacity storage and portable devices. There are several SD cards available, and you should eventually select one that has adequate storage and is compatible with your camera or mobile device.

I recommend the Sandisk Extreme or Lexar Professional. These disks allow you to record in 4K resolution with ease. They are fast, reliable cards with a decent card reader, which gives very reliable performance.

Where to start looking?

These are the essential tools for launching a YouTube channel. Feel free to recommend any other types of equipment needed to start a YouTube channel.


Article by
Thabile N

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