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YouTube Conventions 2018

YouTube, gaming, and video conferences are a great way to learn and network with other creators. They’re also a great way to meet and see your favorite creators in-person. Here is our list of some of the top conferences for YouTubers in 2018.

What is a Vlog?

A vlog, which is short for “video blog,” is a video uploaded to a video sharing site, such as YouTube, on a regular basis by an individual or small group. While the term “vlogger” is often used to describe the primary personality or creator behind a video, a vlog may be supported by a small team of producers, writers, and editors. Multiple Meanings More recently, the term vlog has developed into two slightly different meanings: A specific style of personal

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Microphone Polar Patterns Explained

When you first start learning about microphones, or begin looking for a microphone to purchase, you’ll quickly run into what is called a microphone polar pattern. What is a Microphone Polar Pattern? A microphone polar pattern, which is also called a pickup pattern, describes a microphone’s sensitivity and rejection of sound in different directions around the microphone. These patterns are represented on 360-degree radius charts, which map out the directions in which a microphone best picks up sounds and rejects noise. In the

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Best Tripods for Vlogging in 2018

Using a tripod for your vlog is one of the best things you can do to improve its production value. However, picking out your first tripod can be a daunting endeavor. We’ve listed our favorite tripods below, which should help you find one that fits the unique needs of your vlog. Our picks for the best vlogging tripods of 2018 are broken down into five categories: Photo: Lightweight tripods that are best for static shots. Video: Fluid-head tripods meant for

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Best Cameras for YouTube in 2018

There is no one kind of YouTuber, so there is no single “best” camera for YouTube. Content creators on YouTube range from daily, on-the-go vloggers to high production value indie filmmakers. A good camera for YouTube provides a balance of image quality, features, and availability, while also addressing the unique needs of different types of YouTube creators. Our picks for the best YouTube cameras of 2018 are broken down into five categories: Best Vlogging Cameras: Best for portability, ease of use,

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Best Vlogging Cameras of 2018

Vlogging cameras are critical to your success as a vlogger. A good vlogging camera provides a balance of image quality, features, and availability. The best camera to use is the camera you have, so it’s important to find a camera you’ll use often. Vlogging your life on-the-go, especially when you’re traveling, may require a more compact and more comfortable to carry a camera than vlogging from your bedroom, so keep these needs in mind. Our picks for the best vlogging

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105 YouTube Video Ideas

What should you vlog about next? Here are our top video ideas for your YouTube channel. (It’s a long list, so you can click on your favorite category below to jump the section that’s most relevant to you.) In this Post: Video Ideas for Everyone Food & Recipe Ideas Tech Ideas Political Ideas Beauty Ideas Business & Career Ideas Friendship & Relationship Ideas Movie & TV Ideas Travel Ideas Tutorial Ideas Lifestyle Ideas Holiday Ideas Nostalgia & Childhood Ideas Cinematography

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YouTube Banner Size

The optimal YouTube banner image size is 2560 x 1440 pixels, but you should keep your important text and images within a safe space of 1546 x 423 px at the center of the image. This is because YouTube crops the image based on the device where it is displayed. Once you upload your banner, YouTube shows you how it will be cropped on various devices. In This Post: YouTube Banner Template How to Upload a YouTube Banner How to

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