My VLOGGING SETUP for YOUTUBE! Canon M50, Zhiyun Crane & More

ever since I got my Canon m50 you guys have been asking for me to show you some more of my vlogging setup more behind the scenes how I make these videos for you so that’s what I’m going to do today I’m going to show you my vlogging setup the gear I use the camera I use and just run you through how I put together a vlog and obviously that starts with the camera itself so I’m gonna just run you through my vlogging setup piece by piece and obviously the first thing is the camera I vlog all the time on the Canon m50 now it’s pretty much my only vlogging camera sometimes I will use a GoPro for underwater shots I will also use some drone shots and if I’m going out at night I might take the g7x ii instead but otherwise I am always filming on the Canon m50 and I’m just using the 15-45mm kit lens that came with the camera at the moment I’m probably gonna get a wider angle soon but this is all I’ve been using so far quite a few people have asked me what settings I use for the m50 and I will go through that in another video but a lot of the time I just have it on basic video mode but automatic mode and I don’t really do anything with it the only time I ever do anything different is when I’m doing time-lapse and I just have that in a quick custom menu like I can just click straight on to it when I need it the next thing I have in my vlogging setup is this little furry thing this is my microphone this is one of the main reasons why I switched to the Canon m50 so that I could have an external microphone and it makes such a difference I did touch on this quickly very very quickly in my video where I compared the Canon m50 and the g7X mark ii but this is what the m50 sounds like with the microphone and then this is what it sounds like without the microphone and I’m sure you can hear a massive difference in the audio quality there this is the rode videomicro microphone and it’s probably the most affordable vlogging microphone there is but it’s just so so good and I’m gonna put a link to everything I talked about in this video down below so that’ll be down there if you do want to go see it properly and find out more about it I don’t often hand hold my camera unless I want to kind of move around or show things that are going on behind me like this wall and talk about it most of the time I’m vlogging on this strange-looking device this is a gimbal this is and I don’t know if I’m pronouncing this correctly this is the Zhiyun crane you basically put the camera on here and when you switch it on it just stabilizes the gimbal balances it so that you can have really super smooth footage when it’s on the gimbal and it’s switched off it looks like this and isn’t very useful and then you just switch it on with a button balance stable smooth footage the gimbal is pretty hard to use at first to be honest but once you get used to it just kind of twists with your hand you can control it with the buttons on the back I have broken mine so it doesn’t normally look all battered like this and this has been the biggest game-changer in my vlogging I think I can get such smooth shots you just can’t get the same kind of shots without it so this is basically my full setup that I carry around with me and now I’m thinking about it it does look kind of weird and I can see why people give me funny looks sometimes but this is all I pretty much use most of the time to make the videos that you see on this channel the final thing I use for vlogging is obviously my laptop obviously I don’t film with the laptop but sometimes I might include screen grabs or something but apart from that I’m not filming with the laptop but it’s still the part of the vlogging process that I spend the most time with it’s the vlogging tool that I use the most I guess and I edit all of my videos in Premiere Pro this laptop is the HP Spectre x360 I got it at the start of this year when it came out and it has completely changed my editing process even though I was using Premiere Pro on my previous laptop this one is just so much faster it makes it so much quicker to edit so much quicker to export but it is still a very time-consuming process and I will spend most of my vlogging time sat here editing here in Premiere Pro so that is my entire vlogging setup that’s pretty much everything I use to vlog and make videos for YouTube I will put a full list of all the gear I use for vlogging and for blogging down in the description below and if there’s anything else you’d like to see my vlogging process how I edit what I use in Premiere Pro then just leave a comment and let me know below as always thank you for watching I hope you found this interesting or useful my next video will be up on Wednesday and I hope I’ll see you there

65 comments on “My VLOGGING SETUP for YOUTUBE! Canon M50, Zhiyun Crane & More”

  1. Jodie Dewberry says:

    Hereโ€™s a list of all the exactly gear mentioned in this video (along with all my other blogging gear):

  2. The Holistic Trainer says:

    Nice setup ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  3. Clide says:

    Amazing Video Jodie! โ˜บ

  4. Ed Peters says:

    Very informative vid.
    Thanks a lot.

  5. CellRazor1440p60fps says:

    happy belated birthday jodie, how you had wonderfull day filled with wonders

  6. Hotel Spotter says:

    Great vid! Do you color grade the footage or something like that or is it just straigth from the camera? ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. tjsinva says:

    Very efficient! The better to make food videos, eh? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  8. Tim Hartson says:

    Thanks for sharing Jodie!! Haven't gotten the M50 yet but working on it.

  9. Scottman895 Travel says:

    Well done! I really liked how you not only talked about what you use but also showed some quick demonstrations with the gimbal and the camera. When I film with my cameras, I also typically use the automatic feature although I should try to use some different features sometime.

  10. HairObsess Club says:

    Yes it was interesting. I thought you were going to show some super setting on the Camera but it was very basic and simple and I appreciate that. Thanks for responding. I went a head and got this camera so I will definitely see it goes.

  11. Eric Johnston says:

    Time to upgrade to a red raven setup. 100 grand. Just kidding.

  12. Sheard Photography says:

    Great vid Jodie! Iโ€™m loving the M50, I decided to buy it for my vlog setup after Brendan nicked yours haha

  13. Michael Kelley The Irish Charmer says:

    Very well done! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒˆ

  14. bluenapoleon says:


  15. Outback Images says:

    Nice gear Jodie… I use a gimbal with my Hero 5, I need one for my G7 now after watching this lol

  16. Bill Hiskett says:

    Another interesting vlog Jodie, quick question, once you have put together a vlog do you keep all the old footage or just the edited vlog ? thanks.

  17. ShinJuku says:

    Her british accent is sooo sexy……

  18. Travelwithchris says:

    I love my rode mic! But wow didnt know that the M50 had such good audio! Im also thinking about changing my vlog setup! Thanks for the tip

  19. Vatsek says:

    Jodie, as long as you don't use Brendan's filters that destroy reality around you so much, everything else should be just fine.

  20. max million says:

    I'm still romancing over those pretty blue eyes…..!!! Your Vloggs are lookin' really good Jodie…!!

  21. Seeking Nature says:

    Lovely simple video thanks so much, you mention a video with the settings you use, can you link to it I can't seem to find it. Would love to also see a basic premiere pro settings and work flow that you use for editing – thanks again ๐Ÿ˜Š

  22. Mix Vedios says:


  23. Photo Gear Fun says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! The M50 is doing a great job for you. Have you considered an adapter and the 10-18 EF-S lens for your setup? Keep up the great work.

  24. Andrew Pham says:

    Gorgeous Jodie!
    What did brendan get you for your bday?? ๐Ÿ˜†

  25. Chance Seiler says:

    ๐Ÿ‘ Be safe

  26. Jennifer O'Brien says:

    Love this camera I tested it out for a week in my Jamaica video and loved it! Thanks for sharing this helpful video!

  27. Mark says:

    Nice one Jodie ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  28. Russ Lee says:

    I like how you transitioned to the laptop in video

  29. Ijaz Movies says:

    Great video! I have the canon m50 and video micro as well. I bought the same gimbal and returned it since it was too heavy to hold selfie style and walk. If you are doing that I have mad respect for you

  30. Rob's Travel and Adventure says:

    Thanks for walking us through your blogging set-up. I am at the point of smaller is better with the camera so I use APS-C mirrorless. I find it so much more comfortable to cary around and take it more places and the video footage is still great.

  31. SamuelDaram says:

    Hi Jodie! Really love this video about the equipment you use for vlogging. Really tempted to buy the Canon M50. Do I have to buy lens separately?

  32. MariNate says:

    I also use the M50โ€™s, last two videos on my channel were shot on it. Gets shit on a lot but for the price and the set up itโ€™s the best camera on the market IMO. I donโ€™t think the EOS R is going to be worth the money. Whatโ€™s your picture style/lighting set up?

  33. MyLittleUnboxing says:

    Nice set up ma'am Jodie

  34. MyLittleUnboxing says:

    Hi ma'am Jodie, do you use manual or auto in Sound Recording?

  35. CreativeJ28 says:

    Is that the Zhiyun Crane M? How do you utilise the camera functions on the crane so you don't have to keep pressing the buttons on the camera? Thanks๐Ÿ˜€

  36. Herson Amorim says:

    Amazing video. I was in doubt about my next vlog camera but now I'm decided. Thank you!

  37. SnakeBitesTattoo says:

    Little furry thing that's cute

  38. Sites4sight Multimedia says:

    how much functionality comes with the crane 2? I have a m50 canon can you zoom in? on objects? can you use software app for a follow focus? is there an app?

  39. erix4erix says:

    why does it seem like most vloggers use the joby gorillapod rather than gimbal? I would think a gimbal would be more common esp with less camera shake when walking. Thanks for the great informative content!

  40. Sohan Vlogs says:

    I learn editing with you..
    Plz learn me…
    I already subscribe you

  41. Crimefile News says:

    The vloggers are making visually better videos that local TV and even the networks! Keep up the great work!

  42. opwave79 says:

    Thank you for sharing your setup! The footage and audio are great. I'm thinking about replacing my M5 with the M50. A lot of the real world reviews have been good so far. Looking forward to more videos from you and your setup!

  43. Roy Loi says:

    Great video. New sub!

  44. HAT says:

    Ouuu…we have the same set up…laptop included

  45. Danessa Ashley says:

    What is your rode mic set up on your canon? I have one but donโ€™t know if I should keep it at automatic or manual and what setting to set the audio at.

  46. It's My Life Daralynn says:

    I'm having issues with plugging my Rode Mic Go into it.

  47. Soraya4U says:

    Hi!! I just bought the M50 for vlogging and I'd love to know what settings you use and also how you edit your videos and get words up on the screen!! Hugs xx

  48. office golden crown says:

    Dear tell me, Which lens are you using in this video.

  49. Earthling says:

    Which lens are you using in this video

  50. TOO SUSHI says:

    Very helpful thank you !

  51. ironmei 66ch says:

    i love my canon m50!

  52. Paul Miguel Photography says:

    That was great Jodie. Really useful as Iโ€™m considering the M50. That gimbal is sweet..! Thank you for making this video.

  53. Gil Carvalho Pro says:

    How do you edit your audio? Make a vรญdeo explaing it to us, pleeease!!!

  54. Yana Kondrateva says:

    What is this microphone ?

  55. It's Hayat says:

    3:33 what about the background??

  56. Ron says:

    I would love if you could vid some of the post with some tricks in the editing if possible. Thank you for your videos especially this one. I have the m50 myself but cant film with it that easy. So I bought the dji osmo its nice but its a bit glitchy. I also would rather use my m50 on the crane instead of it sitting in my bag intil the battery goes dead in 45 min. Awesome videos Thank you

  57. Weekend News says:

    Awesome video jodie, keep going ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  58. Joblesstvsisters says:

    Omg thank you thank you! Your videos are very helpful!

  59. Tiffany Brook says:

    Great video. Thanks for sharing. Iโ€™m looking into purchasing a gimbal and researching a new camera for YouTube/ Instagram vlogging. Will check out your canon m50 vs g7x review. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ„๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

  60. Plan_With _BlackDogDesigns says:

    Great tutorial, thank you for sharing๐ŸŒบ

  61. Donna and Richard Hicklin says:

    Hi Jodie, thanks for the info & good vlog. can i ask what settings you use on your M50 with Rode mic. Thanks

  62. bambabobofun says:

    Hi! Just need some help. So i also have the canon m50….but I'm looking at getting the mic also. The thing is i keep reading reviews everywhere saying it produces a hiss sound when used in Auto? Could you let me know if you have this issue? I prefer my camera on auto. But they say if you change to manual it wont hiss.

  63. ๆ‘ฉๆ นMo says:

    Good job!!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Leon and Miek says:

    Thanks for the info and clear explanation! We just purchased the Canon M50 today and we're looking for a good microphone. You convinced us to get this one. Great video, and new sub as well ๐Ÿ’š

  65. Ray & Sue's Travel Channel says:

    Hey Jodie. Nice video and setup. We are just about to have our M50 delivered so I was looking for a good gimbal to pair it with. Did you consider any other gimbals before going with the Zhiyun Crane? We have a Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal for use with a smartphone and we are happy with it. The crane looks about the same size so I wanted your thoughts on what led you to choose the Crane? Also, did you construct your website yourself and who hosts it for you?
    Many thanks from Ray and Sue's Travel Channel.

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