This page lists what I’m using to make YouTube videos.
GorillaPod Pro for tablet and phone July 2019
After my first video on YouNoobing with Jim I verified I definitely wanted a better way to hold my camera—phone or iPad for now—so I ran out to Fry’s and just made my choice from their stock without any prior research. (And boy, did I overpay!)
I wanted a way to hold the phone and/or iPad steady on a table or shelf while shooting YouTube videos, and I hoped to be able to carry it around walking-vlog-style, too.
- Joby GripTight GorillaPod PRO Tablet (check price on Amazon) “for any tablet”™ (yes, they have that phrase marked as TM) – This includes a GorillaPod and a tablet mount. I intend to use it as a destkop tripod, and perhaps to wrap it around other objects to hold my iPad or phone if convenient.
- Joby GripTight Mount PRO (check price on Amazon) “for any smartphone”™ – This is just the phone holder, and I intend to use it with the GorillaPod I got bundled with the tablet holder.
It’s easy to overanalyze what gear I should have and procrastinate until I get everything “right”, but I have capable enough cameras already, so I’m using what’s on-hand.
- Google Pixel 3 – My main smartphone, and it has a 12MP camera
- Apple iPad WiFi 6th generation 128GB – I just bought this for other reasons a few days before starting the YouTube channel, and it has an 8MP camera, so it could serve as a YouTube camera, too.
- Google Nexus 6P – My old phone is still hanging around, and it has a 12MP camera, too.
- Google Nexus 7 – I have an Android tablet I bought in 2014, and it has a 5MP camera.
Come to think of it, I may need more tripods and mounts.