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What do I use to create videos?

Updated: Apr 8

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Are you curious about what tools I use to create videos? Look no further, as I explore the answer to this month's Question of the Month, submitted via my monthly newsletter.

First and foremost, you need a video camera or a smartphone with video recording capabilities. You can find a range of cameras available in the market to suit your budget and requirements. A high-end DSLR camera will provide you with high-quality footage, but if you're just starting out, a smartphone camera will work just fine. Even though I have a DSLR, my Google Pixel smartphone is super easy to use and does the job just fine.

Next, you need video editing software to put together your footage into a cohesive and engaging video. Some popular video editing software options include Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Windows Movie Maker. I use iMovie as it was quick for to learn and get started with, plus does everything that I need at the moment. If I'm doing screen recording, or recording audio only, Quicktime is my software of choice.

In addition to video cameras and editing software, you may also need accessories such as a tripod or overhead phone mount, lighting equipment, and microphone to enhance the quality of your videos.

Desk at window with notebook, stationary, lamp and empty chair

I use a Canvas Lamp for overhead recording. It also comes with a handy selfie mode adapter so you can recording talking head videos too.

Blue snowball ICE Microphone

For a microphone, I use a Blue Snowball ICE Microphone *. It connects via USB to my iMac. I can also connect it to my phone via a USB adapter. For my android phone I use a USBC male to USB female adapter *.

Once you have all the necessary tools, it's time to get creative and start experimenting with different video formats and styles. Whether you're creating product demos, lessons, or vlogs, remember that practice makes perfect, and with time and effort, you can create engaging and visually stunning videos.

I hope this answers your question on what tools to use for creating videos. Stay tuned for the next Question of the Month, and who knows, your question may be featured next! Subscribe to my newsletter so you too can submit a question.

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