How to Make Better YouTube Videos | £50 Neewer 700W Lighting Kit

In this unboxing the box, we unbox a MUST have for video making. Budget Professional Photography Lights. They were only £50, but what a difference it makes. Before these lights all our videos would be yellow and no amount of post-processing colour correction in the world would fix them.

What you get is 2 lights stands, 2 700W 5500k lights for natural white light, and softbox attachments to make the lights not burn a hole in your eyes.

We had the experience of having one of the lights fail on us after a few months. For this you can either start a RMA (return to manufacturer) request with Neewer, or if you ask the seller they’ll offer you small compensation.

Overall, it’s a great guy for only £50!

AFFILIATE SHOP | FILMING TOOLS

Neewer 700W Lighting Kit: http://amzn.to/2g34EvE

Samsung S7: http://amzn.to/2xJy2yD

FOR MORE TECH TIPS

https://youtube.com/vtudio

MUSIC

Bike Rides: https://youtu.be/urx9z2vv_ok

RØDELink ROAD TEST | Filmmaker Kit Review | Best Wireless Microphone?

This wireless microphone kit states that it can go up to 100m in range.. Well, can it.. Can it really? In this review we push the RODELink Filmmaker Kit to its limits, testing to see if it can handle high speed driving both in and out the car. Running around in a busy mall, and how well it handles walls.

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Panasonic G85 Field Test: https://youtu.be/4xcC1buDOaQ

Rode Microphone Comparison: COMING SOON

Learn Biblical Finance: COMING SOON

TESTS

How does it feel?

Can it handle driving 110km down a motorway?

Can you record the driver driving away from you?

Transmitting through the walls of a $2.2M mansion?

Find the cameraman who’s hiding 20M away

Through the glass walls of a busy Westfield cafe

300M away in a now empty Westfield Garden City mall

How it does running

How well it handles sweet piano music

AND MORE±

SUMMARY

The ROADLink is an impressive piece of kit that actually makes you feel cool and allows you to record up to and over 100M away depending on your surroundings.

In a car driving fast, there was no problems, however from the outside of the car audio would come in from around 30M away whilst driving.

In a big 35 square meter mansion, audio could be transmitted fine through walls from anywhere.

In a busy mall audio would cut off whilst running and have slight drops from around 30M, but it’s very circumstantial. Sometimes it’d work fine even through the glass walls of a cafe. I’d say it’s unreliable over 30M.

But when the mall was empty, the range was amazing going over the 100M range, while it did become clipping when running over the 100M range, when I stopped at 350M away and stopped running the audio quality would resume well.

The quality of the provided lavalier mic is excellent too, 10x better than the cheap lavalier mic I tested with. The RODE lavalier can pick up sound good enough from up to 1M away, so you can get some audio from surrounding people, however it’d best to always unhook the mic from yourself and use it as a hand mic instead.

Something to note! Not having a mic on the actual camera can be very disorientating, as you’re only getting audio from the person of interest and not necessarily what’s in the frame. For higher production value shoots, I’d recommend using the lavalier mic plugged into your smartphone, and a VideoMicro shooting the ambience of the scene, that way in post you can combine them together to get both excellent dialogue and excellent ambience. More of this in the comparison video review.

MUSIC

Chaise Lounge Short

Otis McDonald - Ever Felt pt. 2

LOUD - Thoughts: https://youtu.be/uy5pWDFq0vI

Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions - Angelic Forest

Sony FDR-3000 vs DJI Osmo Mobile | What’s Best for YouTube?

In this review we take the Sony FDR-3000R and DJI Osmo Mobile out for a London field test. Testing the cameras under various conditions to see how they cope primarily with image stabilization and secondarily for day to day vlogging and field reports. During the tests we also flip out the device audio with an external Rode VideoMicro.

Tests
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0:29 Night Time Jogging
0:42 South West London Trains
1:25 London Underground
2:00 Selfie
2:48 Running
3:20 Walking Backwards News Report
4:03 Verdict
4:27 Welcome to London

Notes for the DJI Osmo Mobile
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This was our first field test with the DJI Osmo Mobile. Since then we’ve got better at using the Osmo and its features such as run mode, slower panning and all the quirks with making sure you place the external microphone connection carefully to avoid crackling audio when the wires collide with your hand.

We paired the Osmo with a Samsung S7 and a Rode VideoMicro for the footage seen here.

Notes for the Sony FDR-X3000R
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For some strange reason the camera was recording upside down so we had to flip the footage in post production. We recorded in 4K mode which meant that we had to use the fish eye lens. The remote was a pain to connect on the field, it worked ok indoors in the city but outside it wouldn’t connect. The battery bars fluctuated from 1 bars to 2 bars to 3 bars and back. The GPS also managed to never connect so no GPS meta data was included in the videos.

Additional Notes
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In the upcoming full review we’ll break down other features of using both setups, but a very important I’d like to mention is ease of use of getting the footage. With the DJI Osmo Mobile, as I was using my phone, I could simply hook into my current arrangement of automatically uploading the footage to my peronsal NAS drive, allowing me to instantly edit on my laptop. While the Sony required me to either eject the SD card or wire it in via USB, but more importantly, the naming convention on the Sony was barbaric with files being named C00001, C00002, C00003 and so on.

Where to Buy | Affiliate Links
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DJI Osmo Mobile
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International: http://bit.ly/2mcz3J2

Sony FDR-X3000
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International: http://bit.ly/2lYCHKD

Rode VideoMicro
UK: http://amzn.to/2lkngZQ
International: http://bit.ly/2lkfFdR

Rode SC4 Connector Cable
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International: http://bit.ly/2lYwePP

Is her birthday coming up? Our subscribers Muna and Sameer (THANK YOU xx) knew mine was, and got me an amazing Jon Richard silver necklace. In this video we unbox it and try it on live together.

Where to Buy | Affiliate Links
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Simply Silver by Jon Richard: http://bit.ly/2j7HT8K

About Jon Ricard
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From the young, stylish high street customer to the more classic tailored lady, Jon Richard offer jewellery for all ages and tastes. The brands capture feminine styling and reflect the season’s key looks. Jon Richard also offer a Bridal jewellery collection suitable for Brides-to-be and their wedding parties.

Credits
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Itty Bitty 8 Bit Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/