5 Things I Use To Shoot & Edit My Travel Videos
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

5 Things I Use to Shoot & Edit My Travel Videos

The Ultimate Guide to Shooting and Editing Travel Videos.

63
https://pxhere.com/hu/photo/1444769
PX Here

My love affair with travel began at a very young age and while it was novels that introduced me to the idea, it is blogging and editing travel videos that helped me live the dream.

But none of those things came easy. From finding the right laptop, camera to even the editing software, there's been a lot of trial and error and learning that's involved. So in case you're aspiring to be one too, here's travel vlogger starter-kit you need.

MacBook Pro

This one's going to chew off a large chunk off your budget but is it worth it? Well, absolutely. That's because very few laptops can take the rigor of high-end video editing and the MacBook Pro is that beast. With 2TB of space, 16 GB RAM, i7 Processor, and AMD Radeon Pro Graphics Card, it's got everything you would want in a top-notch laptop.

But in case you can't afford the big bucks yet, I recently came across this buyer's guide on laptops for video editing at laptopverge.com where you can find some top budget laptops as well.


DSLR (Nikon D3300)

While a Go Pro is quite handy, it doesn't match the quality of a DSLR especially if you love getting clicked out on the beaches and hilltops. I chose the Nikon D3300 since it offers the best value for money. Its super lightweight and compact which makes moving about with it hanging around your neck or shoulders relatively comfortable.

Secondly, its got a 24.2-megapixel lens which practically guarantees you crystal clear images of those mesmerizing sunsets and beaches. If you're new to travel photography, check some tips here to kick-start the right way.

Tripod

With a camera, you will also need to carry a set of lenses and a tripod. A tripod makes clicking your own pics or getting a time lapse a whole lot easier. I use the Photron Tripod Stedy 450 and it cost me a mere $15. While not the best, it's a great starter tripod and comes with all the basic features you would want in a tripod.

Its lightweight (weighs just around 1 Kg), comes with non-slip grip and foam that ensures your camera never slips and can also be easily adjusted for utmost comfort and easy clicks.

GoPro Hero 5

You cannot be recording your hikes, bungee jumps or even that skydive you always wanted to do with your big bulky DSLR now, right? Well, that's why a Go Pro is simply, indispensable.

They are compact and lightweight (small enough to fit into a backpack or even your pocket), come with multiple attachments that help shoot in numerous circumstances, work even underwater and to top all that, they shoot full HD videos.

Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere (Editing Software)

One of the most time-consuming things was learning how to edit videos. Since I had a MacBook Pro my preferred software was Final Cut Pro (FCP). If you're a windows user, then Adobe Premiere is the professionals choice as FCP isn't available for Windows Laptops.

Learning either FCP or Premiere should take you no more than 10-15 days. You can sign-up for an online course or just check out tutorials on YouTube or even sites like Larry Jordan that provide free tutorials.

Other Gadgets

Apart from that, a good microphone should be useful. Yes, the camera and GoPro do a great job of recording the audios but won't cut it during extreme winds or other background noises especially if you're going to be talking a lot.

A mobile tripod is another very useful gadget to carry. It's sleek, lightweight and if you have a phone with a good camera (well, who doesn't these days) you won't be always needing the DSLR.

To keep your GoPro from sinking in case of any trouble during your underwater adventures you can also carry with you a floatation device.


Well, that's my list of devices and if you're about to edit your first travel video, you this guide should help you out big time. In case you feel I am missing out on something or want to share the devices you use for your travel videos, do let me know. Till then, keep traveling!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

45572
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

119096
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments