Youtube setup for beginners

Youtube setup for beginners includes equipment you need to setup a good quality video production facility for youtube videos at cheaper price.

Youtube setup for beginners

If  you are a one man army like me who wants to  shoot and edit videos for Youtube channel related to guitar lesson or covers without any external help then this post with detailed video will help you get started with the video equipment.


Youtube setup for beginners full video in Hindi

We will divide this into three important components

1. Video recording equipment (Camera -Tripod – Memory card )


Camera with flip screen LCD display (DSLR or point and shoot camera)

  1. Nikon D5100 is what I use but old now Click here –
  2. Nikon D5600 is a current version Click here –
  3. Nikon Coolpix A900 is a cheap solution for low budget Click here –

Visit Nikon official website here.

Yunteng Aluminium Tripod With Carry Case For DSLR

Tripod is a must for video recording however we are going to use it indoors thus a basic one will serve the purpose.This is a cheap tripod which I am using for more than 6 years now. Used both indoors and outdoors and it’s rock solid. Click here –

Memory card – SanDisk Ultra 64GB

A high speed SD card speeds up the work flow and also you should make sure you don’t run out of memory while recording thus a 64 GB SD card is what you should use. Click here –


2. Audio recording ( Portable Audio recorder or Using Computer PC/Mac)

I use two methods to record my audio for youtube guitar lessons and cover videos.

  •  Audio recorder ( I use Zoom Audio recorder)

  • Zoom H1 Click here –
  • Zoom H2n Click here –
  • Zoom H4n Click here –

Visit Zoom official website here.

Rechargeable Batteries

Godrej GP Rechargeable AA Battery + ChargerClick here -

  • Using Computer PC/Mac)

If you want to use a computer then you need a couple of things listed below

  • Audio Interface (I use Focusrite Audio interface)

  • Focusrite scarlett 2i2 – Click here –

  • Focusrite scarlett solo with recording bundle – Click here –


Visit Focusrite website here.

  • Microphones
  • Shure SM 58 (dynamic) – Click here -
  • Audio technica  AT 20 – 20 (Condenser)
  • Samson C01 condenser mic (a cheap solution) – Click here -

Mic stands

Kadence Microphone Stand – click here –

Please note if you buy the Focusrite solo with recording bundle then you won’t have to buy the microphones separately.


  • Headphones

  • Sennheiser HD 205 – Click here –
  • Sennheiser HD 206 – Click here –


3. Lighting and Backdrop


If you watched the video then you understood the importance of  an artificial light (if you are not using sunlight which is the best light source) and the backdrop makes the video more focused since there is no distraction.

  • Porta Lights

  1. Porta Video Light 4 Still Video Photography Portable Studio Kit 2 light setClick here –

2. Porta Light single with assembled components

  • Backdrop


Sound editing software ( DAW – Digital Audio Workstation ) I use

Cubase for PC

Logic X pro for Mac

Video Editing Software

Adobe premiere pro CS6 for PC

Final Cut Pro X for mac


For basic editing if you want to use a mac then the following macbook.

Apple MacBook Air MQD32HN/A 13.3-inch Laptop 2017 (Core i5/8GB/128GB/MacOS Sierra/Integrated Graphics) – click here –

please note 128 GB will easily run out of memory so you should use external HDD for backing up the projects
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