Where do all our camera gear and memory banks etc. fit into? We use this LowerPro backpack which has handy compartments inside that you can move around, and customise to suit you. It's really handy and fits everything that we need. It is a reliable brand. which has lasted us well and when we say we have taken this thing all over... we mean it!
Editing All That Incredible Content
Travelling around and taking amazing pictures, and videos with all your kit is one thing, but how do you make it pop that little bit more to help it stand out? We use a few different editing systems, and here are our recommendations.
This is a recent upgrade for us, as we were using a more simple and free editing system (which I will go onto next). Upgrading to a much more robust editing software has helped us take our vlogs and shorter reel content to the next level. It helps you control your sound much better and has a tonne of awesome helpful shortcuts that can save you a bunch of time... once you have gotten used to using it. If you're thinking of using Final Cut Pro then you can try their 90-day free trial here.
If you are just starting out then we recommend using VN at first, as it's free and does all the basic stuff you will need. You can edit together your videos pretty well, and it's really simple to pick up for beginners. We found it very helpful to start getting our content out there, rather than spending all our time learning a more complicated system. We also didn't have the funds to invest in something else straight away.
Inshot is the free mobile app that we typically use to edit our Instagram Reels. It's really easy to use, has a tonne of helpful features and it's free! We have now started editing our Reels in Final Cut, but if we're on the move and can't get access to a laptop then this is still super helpful.
So that's all for videos, but what about when it comes to editing your pictures? We use Adobe Lightroom and find it to be the best thing around to help those pictures pop. It's very easy to use, and there is a laptop version if you want it. We use the phone app as it's easy to quickly edit things on the go when you get the chance.
This is what we both use to edit everything. We have always been big fans of Apple, and find that having devices that all work together helps us tremendously well. I use the Macbook Air, which is slightly more lightweight (but not much) and Danielle uses the Macbook Pro. Both are incredible, and we would highly recommend them.
The final thing we will mention is Epidemic Sound as this is what we use to add royalty-free music to our YouTube videos. The last thing you want is to spend all that time and money buying the gear, going somewhere, taking the content and putting it all together for YouTube to remove your content for copyright violations. You can buy the rights to mainstream and popular music but it is very, very expensive to do that regularly. With Epidemic Sound you pay a yearly subscription and it gives you access to tonnes of songs that you can use which perfectly complement your videos.
That covers our content creator kit and everything else that we use all the time to take our content and put it out on our various social channels. We hope this helps you if you're putting together your first content kit, or make any improvements if you've already been travelling and taking content along the way. We really couldn't do without a lot of this, and we hope it helps you take great quality content.