YouTube Gaming Equipment For Beginners

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YouTube Gaming Equipment For Beginners

So you've decided to start a YouTube gaming channel and unsure about what sort of equipment you should get for your beginner setup?

No problem, we've got you covered regardless of what your choice of gaming device you plan to use.

These products will last you through your entire YouTube gaming channel journey, from beginner to professional.

Webcam For YouTube Gaming Channels

If you want to show your face or to record your face to add to gaming clips then you can't look past the Logitech C920 webcam. It is the most popular selection when it comes to the game recording and streaming world.

There are many other options for recording cameras, but the C920 is by far the most widely used by streamers and content creators.

Best Microphone For Streaming & Recording YouTube Gaming Videos

Audio is probably the most important and vital part of any video clip. Bad audio can easily send your viewers far away from your YouTube gaming channel. It is really hard starting out on YouTube, so you do want to give yourself the best chance at it.

We would recommend getting a decent mic for your YouTube channel. The Blue Yeti Mic is the best candidate for any aspiring YouTube gamer.

If price is a factor, you could also choose not to have audio at all. Sometimes having no audio at all, is better than having a bad microphone.

Game Recording Capture Cards For Your Channel

If you're looking to stream your content from your console to your YouTube channel, you will need to invest in game capture cards.

You can't go wrong with Elgato's capture cards. You can choose which one is right for your setup from their website. We recommend going for the HD60 s, but you can also pick this up for cheaper by looking at eBay or Amazon.

Free recording setup, no costs involved

If you play on console you can easily just use your game record function and transfer the recorded clip via USB to your PC or you can just upload the clip straight to your YouTube channel.

If you play on PC, there is a number of free screen recorders out there such as the Xbox Game Bar for Windows.

You can then easily grab the clip and upload it to your YouTube channel.

Editing videos for beginner YouTube channels

Starting out, you can use the free editing software that comes with your computer. Mac's have iMovie and Windows has Video Editor which both are very capable for a beginner YouTube channel.

Once you start to build your channel and are looking for more ways to improve you can start to look at Adobe's range of powerful editing software.

Thumbnails for YouTube Gaming Channels

Once you get past the beginner YouTuber phase, you can look at paying for new editing software for both your YouTube thumbnails and videos.

For free thumbnails you can use Canva, which is a free picture editing software. Grab a screenshot of your game and then slap some attractive text over the top, download the thumbnail and then upload it as your YouTube gaming thumbnail.

It's Not Easy Starting A YouTube Channel

It will be a long grind to get the views and subscribers you want. A lot of people upload a few videos and don't get any views and give up.

A lot goes into it such as quality content, the right title, description and tags to use. 

Need More Help Starting Out Your YouTube Channel?

Check out our other YouTube guides to help grow your YouTube channels and help you get a head start on the competition:

 

 


3 comments

  • Carolyn

    so hard starting out thanks for giving me some ideas on good equipment for my youtube gaming channel

  • Paul Ngagee

    Very informative thank you guys expecting my new mic in the mail any day now

  • Tim Palaris

    Some really helpful stuff in this guide thank you I was looking at starting up a youtube channel but didnt know where to begin!

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