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We get asked a lot by aspiring creators and influencers how we got started on YouTube – what equipment we use to create the MU YouTube channel.

Below we’ve listed the key pieces of essential kit that we use to shoot, design and produce high resolution videos. Click on the links for more information and to purchase through Amazon.

Both Andy and Ben own one of these laptops – rated by many review sites as the best video editing laptop on the market for spec. The 4k screen is essential for producing high resolution graphics capable of being played in a video on the audience’s modern monitors and TVs, while the processing spec is just high enough to comfortably run powerful video editing softwares such as Power Director and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Basic laptops in the range of sub-£1,000 are just not up to the task. The Dell XPS13 is by far the best asset we have purchased, and Money Unshackled would struggle to exist without such a powerful computing tool.

The basic specs:

  • Brand name: Dell
  • Item Weight: 1.23 Kg
  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 30.2 x 1.2 cm
  • Series: XPS 13 9380
  • Colour: Silver
  • Screen Size: 13.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Processor: Intel Core i7
  • Processor Speed: 4.6 GHz
  • Processor Count: 4
  • RAM Size: 16 GB

For full spec and to buy, check out the XPS13 on Amazon here.

This little Canon video camera has all the firepower we need to shoot a high res video, as well as crystal clear still shots – handheld size, we mount it on a tripod and attach a Rode Videomic to the top (see below). With wifi and bluetooth capabilities, we link to a smartphone which we use as our remote control using a free Canon app.

The basic specs:

  • Removable Memory: SD Card
  • Display Size: 3 inches
  • Effective Still Resolution: 24.2 megapixels
  • Image Stabilization: Optical
  • Item Dimensions: 13.1 x 10 x 7.6 cm
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required (included)
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 25.8 megapixels

For full spec and to buy, check out the Canon EOS 800D on Amazon here.

This microphone mounts onto the top of the Canon EOS 800D with its universal screw fitting, for easy attach and remove. A very sensitive mic, this piece of kit easily picks up our voices from across the room and gives the crystal clarity of sound you hear in the MU videos. Just make sure there are no ticking clocks in the background!

For full spec and to buy, check out the Rode VIDEOMICPRO on Amazon here.