Last-Minute Gift Guide for the YouTuber in Your Life

/ Dec 20, 2013


Christmas is five days away and you still haven’t picked up anything for the digital video connoisseur in your life. Sure, you could panic and end up buying them a 12-pack of socks, but that’s a terrible gift and you would be a terrible person for getting them that. Instead, why not let VideoInk turn your white elephant into a gift that will forever shame those who purchased lesser, less thoughtful presents.

This gift guide is for the creator on the go; the YouTuber and the Vimeo arthouse director who lives and breathes vlogs, docs, and animations. It’s your one-stop shop for all things digital video. Now put that Blockbuster gift card down and buy these things instead.

1. Chromecast – $30.00

This is an easy one. At $30.00, Chromecast is the most cost-effective way to get streaming content on your HDMI-ready TV. Why does this help creators? Well, there’s no better way to watch YouTube than on a massive HD TV. Creators need to know how their content looks in the living room, Chromecast can help them do that.

2. iMovie by Apple – $4.99

With iPhone cameras becoming increasingly more high quality, creators are scrapping their expensive camera rigs for something a little more compact. iMovie is a must for the creator on the move. The very inexpensive app sports a five-star rating on iTunes and features functions like HD recording, slow motion, picture-in-picture, and the ability to add a soundtrack straight from your iTunes library.


3. Yeti USB Microphone – $94.00

Sound quality is something a lot of creators have trouble locking down. Vloggers especially must pay close attention to how they sound in relation to their video quality. You can have the best camera in the world, but if your sound is poor, you’re going to lose viewers. The Yeti is a steal at less than $100. Additionally, the mic connects straight into a USB port making recording painfully easy.

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