These days, practically anyone can start a Vlog. That’s why it’s important to stand out of the crowd. Plus, you’re going to need quite a bit of gear. We’ve put together a few products that are great for starting your first Vlog.
Entertaining Vlogging requires know-how and practice. You need to master the art of telling stories without your audience nodding off. Then there’s collecting and cutting material, figuring out which camera settings are best for different situations and, last but not least, there’s the sound – a science in itself. YouTube features countless helpful videos on the subject (kind of obvious). Here’s one for starters:
But this article is focussed on product recommendations, i.e. equipment.
First, you’re going to need a camera that is suitable for video recordings. Sure, you can also use your smartphone to shoot videos but it will probably only provide you with a wide-angle lens. This limits your possibilities quite drastically. Having said that, a wide-angle lens can prove very handy because it shows the environment you’re in. However, it’s no good for filming your face. Unless you get really close but then everything just distorts.
It’s up to you to decide which camera is for you. Plus, you’ll probably also be using it to take photos. Just ask yourself how often and what you’ll be taking pictures of. Do you already have lenses and a system? These questions are decisive when it comes to buying a camera. The Vlogger Kai Wong compared the Canon EOS 80D and the Sony A6500 in terms of Vlogging.
The pros of the Canon EOS 80D in a nutshell: Headphone and mic jack, 50/60 fps at Full HD and a swivel screen so you can see yourself whilst filming. According to Kai, the camera delivers high-quality images straight out of the box. That’s great for all of you who do not fancy dealing with colour grading or any other time-consuming post-production. This Vlogger kit includes a wide-angle lens. For more variation, Canon offers numerous good-quality lenses with different focal lengths.
EOS 80D Vlogger Kit (10 - 18 mm, 24.20MP, 7FPS, Wi-Fi)
The 80D is perfect for Vlogging in combination with the 10-18mm wide-angle lens. With the wide angle and flip screen, you can easily take pictures of yourself.
A tripod has two functions: On the one hand, it stabilises the camera for sturdy, shake-free recordings. What’s even more important when you’re Vlogging: There’s no way of positioning your camera (i.e. filming yourself) properly without a tripod.
The rig turns the Joby 5K (included in this kit) into the ultimate Vlogging Kit. Easily attach LED lights, action cameras or microphones directly to your Joby Rig.
Drones always make for an interesting change of perspective and add a bit of excitement to your video. The same applies to cameras that can be mounted in unusual places. The following gadgets could even be for you if you’re not planning on making action-packed Vlogs.
Mavic Pro Fly More Bundle (12MP, 4K)
Pocket-sized drone that's easy to control. Up to 27 minutes of flight time, stabilised 4K videos, active sensing and avoiding of obstacles and many more functions that make your flying experience fun.
The Hero 6 Black automatically copies the latest footage from your camera to your phone and turns it into awesome QuikStories. With the latest GP1-Chip, next level video stabilisation and twice the power, looking good has never been so easy.
The fusion takes 360° videos and photos. It captures everything so you can choose the best shots later. Play your recordings in VR or use OverCapture to create traditional videos and photos that you can share directly with your smartphone.
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Nun gut, wenn man 'das Blog' tatsächlich verwenden möchte und argumentiert, dass 'Vlog' (nicht im Duden vorhanden) das (die) gleiche(n) grammatikalische(n) Geschlecht(er) hat wie 'Blog', dann konntest du dich nochmal retten. ;)
Jop. Am besten man beginnt mit dem Handy, nimmt evtl. noch ein zweites mit, mit dem B-Roll filmt. Dann gibt man kein Geld aus, für etwas was man vllt. nicht mag oder nicht konstant machen kann weil man keine Zuschauer hat
An sich wirklich guter Artikel. Jedoch werden hier viel zu viele Sachen angeboten. Smartphone, Selfie stick und mehr brauchts nicht! Nehmt euch kein Beispiel an den YouTube Videos. Die haben Hardware von über 10'000 Dollar bei sich stehen ;). Die Vlogs von den beiden Herren sind allerdings erste sahne
Hey Malibukoko, thank you for your Feedback. That's a fair point and we've updated our promotion accordingly. Also we're open to suggestions ;)
And you are right this article is not primarily content driven but to showcase our current offers in the video production section. Luckily it's not the only content we offer. If you feel like digging deeper into the topic of videography have a look at this article: