Started a YouTube Channel - This is the equipment I bought
So I recently started a YouTube channel geared towards Tech, and have been looking into equipment to improve the overall quality.
The first thing I wanted to address was the lighting - I purchased a LED light over the weekend (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00V6Y ... UTF8&psc=1) and it looks great, but I have yet to record a video with it (probably will do it tonight or tomorrow). The drawback is that these use 6xAA batteries, which die fairly quick from what I've heard, so I purchased a battery pack for it as well ($20 - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00M2T ... UTF8&psc=1).
The second thing is audio - I purchased this (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00EPZ ... UTF8&psc=1) which hasn't arrived yet. I did try out the GHB Microphone (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01I2L ... UTF8&psc=1) which did have an improvement over the Nexus 6P microphone, but the cord was too short.
The final thing I purchased was a mini flexible tripod - which was about $35 (overpriced IMO, but I need a good mini-tripod...): https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00SZH ... UTF8&psc=1
All of my recording is done on my Nexus 6P at 1080p resolution, so the microphone I bought is compatible with Smartphones. I want to minimize my investment in the equipment, but still get about a 80-90% quality output for under $100.
What are your thoughts on the equipment I've listed above? Really all I need is 1 good light, 1 good microphone, and the tripod for the camera. Tried to keep costs under $100, but my total is about $105, which is acceptable. I did try a cheaper LED light ($35) but the output was slightly yellower... not sure if the $10 savings if worth the lower quality LEDs.
Also, if you would like to check out my channel, you can find it here: [removed]
Note: the audio/video quality is all from the Nexus 6P, videos that I'll be uploading towards the middle/end of this week will be with the new setup.
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