How to make YouTube videos without a camera

Believe it or not, there are many ways to make YouTube videos without a camera. In fact, there are many YouTubers who do just that.

You might want to avoid using a camera for various reasons, whether it’s because of cost, mobility or just not wanting to film the content you upload to YouTube.

We’ve put together a list of some great ways you can still produce great content for YouTube, without having to buy a video camera.


Use your mobile phone

Believe it or not, your phone could be a great alternative when it comes to filming your video. In fact, we rank it among the best vlogging cameras.

The quality of mobile phone video cameras increase every year, meaning that most phones can now record high quality video and audio.

One of the benefits of recording with a phone is the portability, it’s much easier to carry around, especially if you’re someone who likes to record vlogs while on the move.

Gadgets like the selfie stick and other phone mounts also help to make recording with a phone easy. If you’ve got the money to spend, why not treat yourself to an istabalizer to make your videos extra smooth.


Use your webcam to record vlogs

Much like mobile phones, the quality of webcams are continuing to improve and can offer a cheap alternative for those of you looking to record vlogs from your home.

Obviously, this option has some limitations, your limited to recording at your computer desk. But if that’s the kind of content you’re looking to produce, then this shouldn’t be a problem.

Even if your computer’s current web cam isn’t up to scratch, there are plenty of good value webcams that you can buy.


Record video game footage

Video game content on YouTube has shot up over the last few years, and has started to dominate the website.

It’s lead to the global success of YouTubers like PewDiePie and JackSepticEye, but while they may record their face along with the gameplay, not every gaming YouTuber does.

Many gamers just record their gaming footage and commentate over the top, which could be a great alternative if you’re looking to produce content without spending money on a camera or appearing on screen.

There are various options online when it comes to finding game capture software, so make sure you find the best one to suit your needs.


Produce animation

Becoming an animator on YouTube is a lot of work, they can take a long time to produce, especially if you’re a new creator.

However, it can be a very fun process and will enable you to learn a great skill. If you’re already an artistic person, animation could be a good way to use those talents in a new way.

While making animated content will mean no need for a video camera, there is the possibility that you will have to spend a bit of money on animation software like Autodesk Maya, Adobe Flash and Blender.

It’s worth starting with one cheaper ones before moving onto the more advanced tech.


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