Equipment Information

People have often asked me what I used when making my videos, so I thought it a good idea to create this simple page, complete with descriptions. I have also included links for further information and current prices.

All of the items here can be recommended without hesitation.


Camera

I usually use my trusty Logitech C270 webcam.

Although this model has been updated with the C920 webcam, it still shoots in 1280 HD at 25 FPS.

When 1280 is deemed too low for future requirements, I’ll update to something else but until then, if it does the job, why change it?


Microphone

I use a Samson Meteor USB mic, attached to a swing arm with a pop filter.

There are YouTube videos that absolutely slam USB microphones as being poor quality. However, these videos are all several years old and times have changed.

Of course, this microphone will not sound the same as a Neumann TLM 103, or a Sennheiser 416 shotgun but for the price, it’s an awesome piece of compact equipment.


Microphone Arm

The microphone arm I use is fairly standard and inexpensive.

I can push the mic to one side when I don’t need it and swing it around when recording. Simple, yet effective.


Pop Filter

Pop filters can be really expensive but don’t have to be. I know people who have made them out of a coathanger and old stockings (really).

The one I use is inexpensive and effective.


Software

All my videos are produced using Camtasia. I really love this software.

It is flexible, powerful and intuitive to use. It is also very stable, unlike other video editing software that I have used before.

Once you become familiar with its capabilities, you will be able to produce awesome videos in a short space of time.


Online Training

I have bought some excellent online courses, which are listed below. I check these things very carefully and only go for legit and worthwhile courses. A 30-day no-questions-asked refund is a minimum requirement for me and these offer that. Also, credit card details are only requested when you actually want to buy something, which is another positive aspect.


Firstly, I would like to recommend Wealthy Affiliate. There is a free course to get you started, including 2 free websites, which is awesome on its own. If you decide that you want to learn even more, there are many more training courses and you can host up to 50 websites.

The owners are engaged, motivated and motivating. The users are extremely supportive and helpful. Give it a try for free now.


The other course I would like to recommend is the Video Ranking Academy. This has helped me to get involved in YouTube and is an excellent course with many positive features and extras. If you’re uncertain about taking the plunge, there is a free masterclass. Check it out – you won’t regret it. There is also access to a closed Facebook group, with great support and help.


Summary

That’s all folks – I’ll keep this list updated. Hope you find it useful.