What Gear Do I Need To Buy For High Audience Retention?

We all have this question and it is an honest one! “How much do I need to spend to look amazing on YouTube”?

The answer is, NOT MUCH AT ALL! As a matter of fact, you probably already have everything you need sitting in your phone! That doesn’t mean there isn’t equipment out there that can skyrocket the quality of videos you are producing. We have developed an awesome list that can fit in ANYONE’S budget!

This relates to the Quality VS Quantity debate. With that said, BOTH of our microphones were under $4 on AlieXpress. So, it doesn’t take much to get much!

There are a few different ways to get content to YouTube. Record on a digital camera and import the footage to your software of choice, record using a webcam and save straight to your computer then edit, or use a phone/ipad/tablet and transfer to your preferred program either via WiFi or USB cable. Unless you would rather use an app like Adobe Rush. This way you can edit on the go with at professional quality then upload.

Some techniques are easier than others but depending on your preferred method, we have a selection for you. Our preferred method is recording on a Nikon D5300 digital camera then importing to DaVinci Resolve for editing.

MORE: Affordable Quality Cameras For YouTube – 2019

In today’s society there is a term called “Prosumer“. It means professional grade quality at consumer prices. This is where Amazon comes in handy. Scouring the site for specific keywords related to a product you HOPE works. Well, we have already done it for you. Take a look at a list of products we recommend any YouTube creator can benefit from.

Affordable YouTube Webcams

Logitech C922x Pro Stream


Resolution: 1080p | Features: Background removal, Low-light correction, 720p/60fps video while streaming, Stereo audio, autofocus, auto light correction.


Razer Kiyo


Full HD 1080p 30FPS / 720p 60FPS – Built in Adjustable Ring Light – Advanced Autofocus Feature – Streaming Web Camera 


Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000


Widescreen with 720p HD video chat and recording. Noise reducing microphone. TrueColor Technology for bright and colorful video Universal attachment base works on your desktop, laptop, or notebook.




Livestreaming on the go! Resolution: 2160p | Features: 4K recording, Mobile device compatibility, Live video and audio editing, Bluetooth 4.1


Microsoft LifeCam Studio 1080p HD Webcam


A pro camera for pro people! Resolution: 1080p Features: Colour correction, hi-fi microphone, Skype


Creative Labs Senz3D


A pro camera for pro people! Resolution: 1080p Features: Colour correction, hi-fi microphone, Skype


Webcams are easy yo use and even easier to setup. Weather you are on a Mac or PC the setup process is straightforward. Just check the hardware/software requirements before purchase! It’s happened too many times to us. We find some awesome hardware only to realize it was for a different platform. 
Want some assistance finding some additional gear for your home studio? Just drop us a line and we will happily work with you!
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