The final piece of the puzzle. Video editing software allows you to collate your footage and create an engaging YouTube video. Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro are generally the most popular choices among YouTubers, while Blackmagic’s studio-quality DaVinci Resolve is a completely free option for those on a tight budget. Regardless of your software choice, video templates can help to speed up and streamline editing.
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Most commonly, YouTubers edit with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro or Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve. For those new to editing, Final Cut Pro has a user-friendly interface and offers a 90-day free trial. Premiere Pro, however, is a widely used, popular editing tool that offers everything a video editor would need and integrates seamlessly with other software within the Adobe Suite, including After Effects, which is most often used for motion graphics. Finally, DaVinci Resolve is completely free and offers a professional editing experience. Explore more video editing software on Envato Elements.
The type of camera YouTubers use will depend on the type of videos they’re making—so a gamer may use a different camera to someone who’s reviewing camping equipment, while a chef may use a different camera to a vlogger.
Your choice of camera will also depend on your skillset. For example, beginner YouTubers with limited video-making experience may be better suited to a camera with more auto functionality, while a highly experienced videographer may opt for a more advanced camera.
At the very least you’ll need a camera with a microphone. Depending on your goals and budget, you can start a YouTube channel with just a smartphone, but if you’re looking to compete on the platform and profit from your channel, you’ll need a video camera, microphone, and lighting setup.
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