What’s in my tech backpack [2020] – Beginner Vlogger Travel Gear – Makai’s World

What’s in my tech backpack [2020] – Beginner Vlogger Travel Gear – Makai’s World


Today we’re gonna tell you our top five
beginner vlog or travel essentials so stay tuned. hey guys welcome to Makai’s
world okay hey what’s going on so we are usually a Travel Channel travel family
we are travel vloggers we have a family Travel Channel and we
like to go out and go on adventures and do all these kind of things so that’s
what we usually make our videos about but a lot of times people ask us what’s
in our like what are we travel with what’s our gear what do we use while
we’re doing our videos and so today we’re going to show you what we use for
our travel gear as a beginner vlogger so here we go okay so usually we’re giving
travel tips travel hacks mainly down in Costa Rica and then some of our other
travels in Europe in Mexico you can check out some of those videos on a
Travel Channel but today we’re going to talk about the gear that it takes to
make these videos we are only about one year in on on making this Travel Channel
this travel vlog this YouTube channel but really only taking it seriously for
the past three to four months since we finished our last business project we’ve
been really diving in deep to this so right now we basically just have the
essentials just enough to get these videos out and do some editing and keep
on running keep on learning until we have a chance to level up so today we’re
gonna show it to you share with you share with you share with you we’re
gonna share with you what we’re using what’s in our bag basically so if you’re
just getting started with blogging or just making travel videos which is
making videos for your family this is what we use so hopefully it’ll help you
out when you’re making decisions on what the essential gear is and we’re not out
there spending thousands and thousands of dollars to the top gear maybe at some
point but we try to only stick with the
essentials until we learn as much as we can from them and then we level up based
on what we feel our needs are so I’ve got some ideas for things that I would
like I would love that I would need I think in the near future but for right
now this is what we’re dealing with so number one a laptop so whatever used to
whatever you’re using if you have one already start with that there’s plenty
of editing software out there there’s a few free ones but right now the some of
the main options if you’re rolling with the Mac you can just go ahead and dive
into iMovie I used iMovie for years and years because I have always needed
to create and use GarageBand and all these different things so I just don’t
find the iMovie because it was there and I was able to make promo and everything
for our businesses or for our bands or whatever it was at the time but I also
use Adobe Premiere which seems like it’s one as the industry standard and it has
biggest expandability from what I understand I could be wrong about that
let me let us know in the comments that that is not true or what you found is
best for you but we can get into that some other time but mainly let’s talk
about the travel gear so number one is computer I’ve been rocking MacBook Pro
right here this has been a beast okay I’ve had this for at least five six
years maybe this went through us having a toddler and I mean literally just like
stepping literally cracking the trackpad cracking the top of the screen all these
things but it’s been a powerhouse it’s been a horse so I’ve been using that
it’s been great for me I suggest if you want to get into filming editing and you
have the budget for it go ahead and invest in a MacBook Pro it’s it’s gonna
be helpful especially if you’re dealing with like 4k pill and all these kind of
things in 8k and whatever else is out there
next you’re gonna need some power and actually I’m going
need more power than this pretty soon so I’ll probably be leveling up but I’ll
let you know as that happens but for now this has been this has been an essential
so number two you’re gonna need a camera if you’re gonna be filming obviously
camera is gonna be an essential so we are right now we’ve been using the GoPro
Hero 7 as you you’ve seen any of our other videos I always tell you guys that
we have been using the GoPro Hero 7 black for most of our recording like 90
probably 99% of our filming that’s because for us it’s a all-in-one it’s
it’s I can it’s very portable I literally just stick it in my pocket
and if something comes up and I want to record or need to record then I’m there
the stabilization in the in the 7 Series the GoPro Hero 7 black is amazing so you
know you don’t have to try with the gimbal and all these kind of things so
it makes it very practical for what we’ve been doing and and what we we like
to do we also live very close to the ocean so that we’re always going to the
beach and we’re a lot of times we travel to places with the beach or a pool or
things like that and obviously the GoPros are king at that kind of thing
okay so obviously if you’re gonna be filming you’re gonna be capturing video
now out there is a GoPro Hero 8 black which sounds like they’ve done some
changes and some specs for vlogging in particular so it sounds like a pretty
good option I’d love to check it out soon and then there’s also the GoPro Max
which looks ridiculous I don’t even know what it means quite yet so I’m gonna
look into that a bit also and maybe at some point will will level up to that
but we’ll see so anyways we’ve been rockin the hero 7 black we’re gonna put
a link to that down description also we’re gonna put a link to the two newer
models so you can have a look at those and decided which one is best for you
when I’m rockin when I’m not filming on the GoPro is my phone and a lot of you
that’s a really good option to get started with it’s just your phone most
of the phones have the capabilities of shooting at least HD a lot of them 4k I
have a assets or ASIS I don’t know how to say
it but anyways I have the zenfone zenfone 3 or something and what I did
was I did a little research saying what it’s the best budget phone for for the
best budget camera phone she’s the best video of all these kind of things and
that has actually been awesome for me the only downfall with that it does
shoot 4k the only downfall with that is with the video it has a stabilization
system inside of it but with when it does his own stabilization it gets a
little warp II so I had to deactivate it and when you deactivate it that’s very
shaky so you have to use some sort of gimbal with it so anyways when we when
we got the GoPro Hero seven black that kind of took that out of the equation
except for when I’m doing some filming like this I don’t want to show you the
camera I set that and on a tripod and that’s no problem one of the main things
about the GoPro that I don’t like is the fact that the batteries don’t last so
long so it’s always good to have battery backup I bought something off Amazon here
and as it’s not GoPro brand but it’s worked out for us so far so I have like
three batteries that are always just there and ready if you’ve got a battery
backup you can actually charge these batteries in your bag while you are
filming with the other one and then you always have a fresh battery ready but
it’s better to have an extra battery and an extra charger because if you’re on
the road and you’re in the middle of something I’ve had it happen a couple of
times the events halfway over battery’s dead what do you do
alright so that is to go along with the GoPro extra batteries battery charger
check so you’re going to need storage okay you’re shooting 4k I’ve got I think
a hundred I don’t know 128 something like that gig SD card in the GoPro right
now and you wouldn’t believe how fast that goes with shooting 4k so if you’re
on the road and you don’t have access to a whole bunch
of SD cards then you’re going to need some sort of backup so we do a
combination just because sometimes I don’t have time to go and dump
everything on to the external hard drive I carry a case that we fill up with our
SD cards and I just got an SD card for Christmas and an extra one thank you Tim
and Rachel so I’ll have one ready if I need one and I can always just like pop
that out of the GoPro throw into the next one and put that in the storage
case here and then when I get time to dump I can dump and go through the
footage so that’s always good to have a couple different options but the main
thing I use is a external hard drive and I actually have a couple of them same
thing just because I tend to I don’t like to spend a lot at a time especially
when I’m not making a lot at the time so anyways I instead of buying like a five
or whatever I don’t even know how many terabytes you can get up to I did it I
think it’s two terabyte LaCie and that goes pretty fast also its LaCie
rugged this is what I’ve been using it’s great I’ve got a couple of them and I’ve
just basically used one for you know one of my projects another one for the rest
of the projects and family videos and all those kind of things but my
suggestion to you is to go ahead and get the whatever size you need you think you
need go ahead and get the next size up and then just organize within that hard
drive so you’re not lugging around to and plugging and unplugging and all
these kind of things so that’s my suggestion of you but storage number
three storage next on my list is headphones alright I am using the Aventree I think it’s like ANC032 something like that but I’m using these
these are bluetooth wireless noise cancelling headphones they are the best
of the budget which is what I do for pretty much
everything right now because like I said we’ve just been kind of getting started
so I don’t like to drop a whole bunch of money on something and find out that I
don’t even like it so these are okay they’re they’re solid for
noise-canceling they give a good even sound they’re not like super super
dynamic but they definitely do the job and they’re definitely helpful on a
plane and things like that kind of cancel out some sound and get into
editing but what I always suggest is to have wired and wireless headphones so
these have an option of having being wired at the same time for one you can
use a little plane to plug into the if they’re hat films or whatever you want
to watch something on the plane you can do that but also what I found with when
I’m doing editing the Bluetooth it kind of throws everything off there might be
a slight delay granted I’m sure if I had the top-of-the-line Bluetooth headphones
that might not happen as much but there’ll be a lag or when I’m editing it
freezes up the editing process a bit and slows things down so I always edit with
the audio cable so I suggest a nice pair of noise-isolating headphones
noise-cancelling headphones but I would like I think that you should go with the
wired or wireless option well like I said before we’ll put links to all these
things down below in the description you go through and kind of choose what works
best for you and what doesn’t work for you and let’s get into number five which
is a tripod and once again with the tripod the main tripod that we’re using
it is a budget tripod but it works for now and I will try to put that link in
the description also but whatever you decide to go with you are gonna most
likely want to have a tripod so that you don’t have to you know do the whole hand
thing that’s that’s definitely a style that I’ve done myself and that I’m not
opposed to but it’s also nice to have a tripod set up especially if you’re doing
you know filming or night photography or something like that where you want to
get a good angle with very little to no movement so I’ve got
the main tripod there and that wasn’t going to carry on and you can stuff it
in the pocket of the backpack and I also have just a little guy here that I can
literally have with me at all times and I can just like set it up I need to get
just some sort of shadow or something something little or something from a
lower perspective or I can set it on the tree stump or one of those kind of
things it’s good to have a little guy there with you that you can set up and
this is just the little phone phone adapter so if I’m filling with the phone
or I can swivel on the GoPro adapter and use that so those are the main things
that I’m using and the one other thing that a little bonus that I guess you’re
probably gonna need is and we can get into this later because I might level up
on that or switch that up pretty soon but you’re gonna need something to put
it in and we’ll get into this on a different episode but what I’ve been
using is the Marsbro Marsbro almost looks like Marlboro but Marsbro
backpack it’s made specifically for you know for traveling with equipment I
haven’t a different one before this I loved it and when I went to reorder it
because somebody decided that they wanted my whole backpack more than I did
and took it out of our car at the beach one of our traveling trips with
everything in it just getting back from that anyways I have a different one
loved it I’ll put a link to that one down there this one’s okay it just lacks
a little bit of space but it’s definitely helpful it’s got the USB
charging cable and here stuff everything in there I like it but there’s there’s
some better options out there so look into that and we’ll maybe do one of
those specials later as we’re leveling up the backpack so anyways that is what
we have for you today for the top five essential travel gear especially for the
big beginner vlogger just getting started don’t have a lot of cash or if you do
have a lot of cash and you’re just cheap you can start with this and then as you
figure out what you’re gonna need for your niche for for just what you like
better then you can go from there do your
research look at as many videos like this as possible before making the
decisions but at the same time make a nice educated decision but just go for
it so whatever you have use it and just start and just get in there and learn
and you go from there okay so get it going get out there get a few things
borrow a couple things just don’t break them and get this thing going so anyways
this is our travel gear segment of Makai’s world family travel so thank you
very much for hanging in there don’t forget to subscribe comment share all of
those things check out the links in the description and we’ll see you next time
on Makai’s world Pura Vida and Peace

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