Best gear for streamers on Twitch and YouTube
Online video streaming might look super fun, but creating those videos is not an easy process. To make sure you have the best setup at home or at work, we rounded up some of the best gear for streamers. From content creation controllers to modular rigging systems, this list has some of the coolest stuff video streamers can't say no to.
There was a time when online streaming services weren’t accepted the way they are now. Watching a movie on Netflix seems way more fun than heading to an actual theater today. But over the years, there have been a few platforms that changed the game of online streaming altogether. Yes, we are talking about YouTube and Twitch. Both these platforms have not only given us a fresh take on video streaming but also made it an industry people can actually make money from.
But the journey on YouTube or Twitch is not as easy as it sounds. You need to make sure you have the correct gear to nail every video you upload. From modular rigging systems to streaming mixers and Wi-Fi 6 routers, we’ve got the best gear for streamers on Twitch and Youtube. You can never have enough of them!
Elgato Multi Mount Modular Rigging System
If you’re filming your Kickstarter video for the next big board game, this camera rig gets the perfect angle. With durable steel tubing and joints, this rig system will probably be the last one you ever need. Additionally, it’s super convenient because you can change the way you mount it. If you want to set it flat on a table, do so with the flat base. Alternatively, you can use the clamp base to attach it to the edge of your desk. By using the clamp, you’re able to clear as much workspace as possible. You can even set it on the floor if you’re filming a YouTube video from the couch.
Razer’s New Webcam with a Built-In Ring Light
Attaching to the top of your computer like a standard webcam, this device has something extra to offer. Surrounding the lens is a powerful yet flattering ring of light. In this position, it projects light evenly onto your face or anything in the center of the frame. The all-in-one system virtually eliminates harsh shadows and you can even adjust the brightness to suit the environmental lighting. In addition to lights, the Kiyo Camera also offers impeccable detail. You can choose either 720p resolution at 60fps or go for full 1080p HD at 30fps.
Roland VR-1HD AV Streaming Mixer
This device enables you to switch up to three HDMI inputs as well as stream up to 1080p30 Full HD video. Compatible with numerous video formats, the VR-1HD AV mixer contains two XLR mic inputs along with dedicated line inputs. In addition, it comes with three modes for single-operator switching, including Beat Sync Switching, Auto Scan and Video Follows Audio. Moreover, the Auto Mixing function allows you to preset audio preferences, resulting in balanced sound. It also ensures your chosen channels receive priority.
NETGEAR Nighthawk Wi-Fi 6 Router
Wi-Fi 6 is the upcoming technology, and you won’t be able to appreciate it if your router can’t keep up. This Wi-Fi router serves up gigabit internet so you won’t encounter lags with uploading, downloading, or streaming. If you have a home office and deal with glitches during your videoconferences, the Nighthawk can help. With the Nighthawk App, you’ll always know how your router is doing. Never again will you wonder if the problem is with your internet provider, router, or computer. And no matter where you need to access your super-fast internet, this gigabit router will be there.
Elgato Stream Deck XL Live Content Creation Controller
This advanced stream controller has an eight-by-four-inch grid with 32 keys that you can customize. Each LCD button is easy to see at a glance, and you can make them have static or dynamic icons. With this content controller, you can create content at a studio level—even from your basement. Because it rests on a magnetic stand with a non-slip surface, tapping the keys won’t knock it over. If you start streaming your game and want to adjust sound, light, or cameras, that’s easy to do with the Stream Deck XL.
Roland GO:LIVECAST Smartphone Production Studio
You can’t bring your entire production studio everywhere. Heck, you can’t even afford a whole production studio. That’s where the Roland GO:LIVECAST Smartphone Production Studio comes in. This compact little device is like a pocket-sized livestreaming studio. You need your smartphone to use this pocket broadcaster, and you’ll want to set up the companion app. Once you’ve done this, it’s easy to get started with smartphone livestreaming. What’s more, you can simply choose where you’re livestreaming from a list that includes FacebookLive, Twitch, YouTube, and more.
Blue Yeti X Professional USB Microphone
With its four-capsule condenser array, this professional mic truly creates broadcast-quality sound. You can choose between a different pickup pattern for streaming, recording, conference calls, and podcast interviews. Whatever your niche is, this streaming microphone has you covered. Additionally, the Yeti X gaming mic LED indicator shows you at a glance if your volume level is correct. Getting a little heated about local politics? This podcast microphone will tell you when to cool your jets.
DJI Ronin-S Motorized DSLR Gimbal
The Ronin-S Gimbal bridges the gap between mobile videography and larger cinematic cameras. With this device, you can use your trusty DSLR for seamlessly smooth footage every time. Plus, employing the cutting edge technology of DJI, the Ronin-S Gimbal offers SmoothTrack. Furthermore, you can customize your SmoothTrack settings to always have the best settings for the scene you’re capturing. In addition to this, the Ronin-S features Sport mode. This actually enhances the ability of SmoothTrack and accounts for any movements you make.
Insta360 One R Modular Action Camera
The Insta360 One R Modular Action Camera adapts to whatever you’re doing. In fact, it lets you shoot in wide angles in 4K quality and at all 360 degrees. It’s easy to alternate between the 4K and 360-degree settings depending on what you want to shoot. Plus, this update now has a full-color touchscreen that makes managing your recordings easier than ever. Furthermore, this action cam is available in the Twin Edition and One-Inch Edition. The 1-Inch Edition was created alongside Leica and offers 5.3K resolution. These cameras have USB-C ports and micro SD slots along with spots for lens attachments.
Elgato 4K60 S+ External Caption Card
The Elgato 4K60 S+ External Caption Card will make recording your gameplay much more effective. No more choppy sections when you’re running a complicated offensive. Instead, this external caption card records and streams in 4K HDR. So you’ll get extremely high-quality footage from the battlefield. Additionally, this gaming device is portable, unlike some others that would record at this quality. That means you can put this Elgato external caption card in your backpack and take it to a friend’s house with ease. And you don’t even need a computer to record because you simply pop in the SD card and start capturing footage.
Which one of these would you use as an online video streamer? Share with us in the comments below.
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