Cameras: Webcams

Cameras: Webcams

Getting a webcam is the easiest and cheapest way to get into making YouTube videos. Getting one is a really great option if you’re planning on doing most of your videos in front of your computer. First, I’ll show you a few great options for getting into creating YouTube videos, and then tell you how you can set up your webcam.

Recommended Size: Any

  • Logitech HD Pro C920

It can record at 1080p 30fps, which is great for a webcam. One of its biggest features that separates it from other webcams is the fact that it can be mounted onto a tripod, so you don’t have to hang it over your monitor.

  • HP HD 4310

This is also a good camera on the cheaper side for YouTube videos. It doesn’t have auto-focus, but the manual focus can be good for when you’re just sitting in front of your computer. This can also do 1080p, and comes in cheaper than the C920.

  • Logitech HD Webcam C270

This webcam can only do 720p, but that’s still HD, and is the cheapest webcam out of these three. For the price, and for just starting a YouTube career, this is one of the best options for a camera to record with. If you really don’t mind not having 1080p, then this is the webcam for you.

Now, onto setting up your webcam so that you can begin to shoot those awesome YouTube videos!

  1. Installing the Webcam

  2. Plug the webcam into a USB port on your computer

  3. Wait for the webcam to be installed automatically

    1. You may be prompted to search for the webcam drivers. Your operating system can usually search online automatically
  4. Install the software on the disc that came packaged with the webcam

  5. Open a program that will use your webcam (Skype, Facetime, etc.)

  6. Open the Video Settings menu

  7. Test the webcam and position it so it captures your face