1. xzibitt_demon

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    Before my grandmother who was also my best friend sadly passed away, she wanted me put in more effort in continuing with my youtube channel of promoting lowkey destinations around the world. Currently channel is suscribed with 220k people.

    I would like to fulfill the wish and take it to the next level. My purpose is to mainly take pictures and videos. Budget is £1000 and I am keen on a bundle if possible. Currently on the list:


    - Canon 80D
    - Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80

    Please help me, I am eager to start this new chapter. I would like to adopt with hobby with emotion and passion and learn so I become like many of you on here; a expert.

    Thank you.
     
  2. xzibitt_demon

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    Any suggestions guys?
     
  3. MidnightUK

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    Strangely perhaps, I would suggest a YouTube search for advice. Most of this forum will be photographers rather than bloggers etc and thats a different skill/interest set. You could also try looking around for film making forums on the internet or for 'filmmaking' on YouTube itself

    Either search for something like 'what equipment do you need to make a youtube video' which brings up quite a bit on youtube, or seek some travel or landscape photographers blogs or maybe photographers review sites on YouTube. You will find many people will at some point have mentioned their filming and audio equipment or done a review of it.

    Your camera could do with a twisty back screen so you can see from the front of the camera your own image while being filmed, if you intend to film yourself in the blog, plus lot of spare batteries and a microphone input.

    If anyone does not want to commit to a camera at an early stage (not applicable to the OP), some people start filming with
    - a high quality mobile phone
    - adaptor for a tripod
    - a tripod
    - a microphone setup
    as most of this can still be used when they move on to a full camera set up if you buy with that intention in mind. Note that microphones for phones and cameras have different ends, but can be adapted and often adaptors are included.


    OTHER THINGS TO BUDGET FOR OR ACQUIRE

    As if you are on a budget, you need to balance paying out for stuff other than the camera.

    2 backup hard drives - so if something crashes you will still have copies of all your hard work. Store them in different places so they dont both get wiped out if there is a theft or a fire.

    Audio kit - recorder, microphones (lapel / lav - wired or radio transmitted and / or a camera top mike, wind muffs for all of them) as the sound quality from a camera microphone is poor and most YouTubers do not use the internal mike.
    - this also means any camera you buy will absolutely need a microphone input.

    You will also need one or more Tripods for filming smoothly or for holding the camera / audio equipment when filming yourself. If you are going to unusual places, get one with independently adustable leg angles (not just leg length) so you can use it in all outdoor environments.

    For sound info, this guy does reviews, but there are loads of others too
    https://www.youtube.com/user/curtisjudd/videos

    You will also need a computer and software to edit with. I have seen recommended DaVinci Resolve for film and Audacity for audio - these can both be downloaded and used for free - check their terms. Download them from their home sites to make sure they are virus free. Loads of videos etc on how to use these.

    Hope this is of some kind of help and I am sorry if I am repeating anything you already know or have. I am hoping my reply will also help others with YouTube related questions.

    Good luck. I am sorry you lost your Grandmother, she sounds a great person for being such a supportive and encouraging friend.

    Potentially useful links in no particular order:


    7 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Microphone

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D85HmR825wM


    Audio Tips for Filmmaking

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ3sS5si1vw


    The Truth About YouTube Sponsorships
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Iwhb0U5RA

    10 Tips for Beginner Filmmakers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njeCxUspmHk

    5 inexpensive tools that improved my videos in 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVua1MjHx7U

    Best Free Audio Editing Software 2017-2018 | Free Audio Recorder
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u05v5gxx6EQ

    Better Sound for Your Videos: Basics for Sound Newbies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIFEjl_m_RM

    HOW TO FILM YOURSELF
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEfwjZZeBC4

    How To Mix Dialogue with Music for Film and Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvUn8l30VLc&feature=youtu.be

    How to Start a YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VEOcqd59qs

    Videomaker
    https://www.youtube.com/user/videomaker/videos

    Why Filmmakers Should Learn Sound Design
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tfaoflel9U
     
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  4. MidnightUK

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    You may also get a better response if you retitle your post something like

    'Which camera - Canon 80D or Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 ? '

    as people who can answer will be more engaged with the post. Headings done clickbait style which work well on YouTube will be less effective here. No offence intended.
     
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  5. xzibitt_demon

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    Thank you so much for your detailed response and advice. I really appreciate it, will take that on board. Cheers. :)
     
  6. Slyelessar

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    The Panasonic GH5 is top notch for video, and the M43 system is handy for travel and making videos.

    A lot of people will point you in the direction of Sony, but I have found the batteries to be rubbish in comparison to other brands.

    I now use Olympus EM1 Mkii for my videos. Mainly because of the image stabilisation, as my videos are very run and gun.

    My suggestion would be something with good battery life, that does 4K, and has good stabilisation. The GH5 fits that mould well, and is one of the most popular cameras for vlogging.

    As an example of what I mean. A tripod wasn't used for this vid, which is clear, but the stabilisation makes it watchable imo

    View: https://youtu.be/1F4e0wXAato
     
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