Do you know any YouTube vlogger? Or maybe some aspiring to become one? Well, I’ll be happy to share with you some of the best gifts for them. I’m pretty sure you want to give them some useful gifts, or maybe something on the cheaper side (those cameras are getting expensive!) – so I’ll try to offer you suggestions that cover a range of different price points and equipment that they would find valuable. Without further ado, let’s get into the list of the best Vlogging Starter Kits for Aspiring Vloggers:
1. Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit
Do you know what is awesome about the Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit? You can utilize it in so many different ways: as a vlogging kit, wrapped around something, or as a tripod. You can also use it to hold lights, microphones, strobes and more.
Jody GorillaPod 3K kit comes with a ball head that will help you in making sure your camera is level is good and gives more flexibility in your shot angles.
2. The Tripod Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 055 Aluminium 3-Section with Horizontal Column
I know these are pretty expensive, but anyone that does anything for their camera would love one (or more) of these.
The durability and expandability of Manfrotto tripods are very extreme– people use these for so long that makes the cost more than worth it.
1. Samsung 128GB U3 MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card
YouTubers would love to receive an SD Cards gift.
I prefer to recommend this brand name here as you are less likely to run into issues with this.
Last year I bought this Samsung 128GB EVO for only $44.99 and now it appears to be almost half that price.
Might as well grab some while you can!
2. Samsung T5 Portable SSD
SSD (vs a traditional HDD) means transferring large files (like video) much faster.
My favorite is the 1TB Samsung T5. But you can choose lower than 1TB as there are other sizes that might better fit your budget, but I wouldn’t go below 500GB.
512 GB SD Memory Card, SanDisk Extreme PRO – $299 USD
SanDisk is also one of the trusted and great SD cards. This card has 512 GB that will last for years.
Using this card, DSLR or HD video camera enables it to deliver high resolution, real-world color, and stutter-free video because of its write speeds up to 90 MB/s and recording at the UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) rating.
The transfer speeds are up to 95 MB/s which ensures that your data moves fast for more efficient post-production workflow.
1. GoPro Hero8
The latest model for the 2019 holidays is GoPro Hero8 Black that is a waterproof 4K video camera.
Many vloggers use several of these in addition to their main camera.
2. Sony FDR-AX100 4K Ultra HD Camcorder – $1399 USD
This is the 4k cam recorder option. Sony FDR-AX100 Full HD Camcorder brings to the palm of your hands a 4K Ultra HD video, delivering resolution four times that of Full HD. The media is recorded to Memory Stick Duo memory cards or SD. Its sensor that is called 1″ Exmor R CMOS allows videographers to capture cinematic images with shallow depth-of-field for the defocused background because it has approximately 8x larger than any of the typical cam recorders. The camcorder has 12x optical zoom plus 24x Clear Image digital zoom features a wide-angle. This also has Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode that delivers smooth video, and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results.
3. Rode VideoMic Pro+
Adding Rode VideoMic Pro+, an on-camera shotgun mic, which greatly increases audio quality in vlogging.
There is more important than video quality, and that is audio quality. That’s why a gift like this will go a long way to increase YouTubers’ engagement and audience satisfaction.
There are lots of different lavalier mics, so we’ll just highlight a few:
1. Rode RodeLink FM Wireless Filmmaker System
This is an amazing wireless kit that lets a video creator record without worrying about how far away he or she is from the camera.
2. Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit For Lightning iOS
SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit is another option for iPhone users.
This comes with a couple of microphones and a Lightning adapter, which makes it very easy to record interviews no matter where you are.
On top of that, this can also be connected to a camera with a little adapter.
3. Voiceover Mic
Depending on the style of filming, the videographer might want to record a voice after a video was shot. Voiceovers work best with the best dedicated studio-style microphone.
The solid choice here is Rode NT-USB. I also recommend to you Audio-Technica AT2020USB+.
A cheap way to get professional-level video quality is by adding a camera lens to your smartphone.
This Moment Wide Lens is highly rated which is very great for vlogging.
Note: This requires a Moment Case to use.
Hot Shoe Light
Lighting is a very essential vlogging starter kits in capturing videos of good quality.
This lighting, dimmable LED light, received a ton of positive reviews on its brightness and color.
This makes a marvelous addition for any camera setup – for under $30.