How to start a successful, consistent YouTube channel.

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I need some ideas on how to get a successful channel going, plus ideas for free software I could use to get me going. I mainly do games on Xbox, but I can only record 5 minutes with Game DVR. Help!
 
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See this will be challenging because most successful channels use game capture devices alongside good editing software
 

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all i can say is having an Elgato HD capture card is a must if your gaming vids are on xbox, like you say, the internal xbox DVR is only 5 mins, which is pretty S****Y, but there is loads of free editing software out there to edit your vids, i use Filmora, its free to download and use, and if you like it and start uploading clips, its only around $30 to buy the license so it removes the water mark. hope this helps[DOUBLEPOST=1469175621,1469175497][/DOUBLEPOST]ive just had an idea...don't know how useful this info is, but if you can get your xbox gameplay playing through your pc monitor, then you can record whats on your screen with OBS software, which is completely free? just a thought
 

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Yeah, definitely a good idea to get yourself a capture card. I use the Elgato HD which is super simple to set up and use, but there are cheaper brands out there which do the same thing, I just don't know much about them so may be worth having a quick google!
 

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Yeah, definitely a good idea to get yourself a capture card. I use the Elgato HD which is super simple to set up and use, but there are cheaper brands out there which do the same thing, I just don't know much about them so may be worth having a quick google!
Yeah Elgato is the best :)
 

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Elgato is good, ShadowPlay if you have a GeForce Graphics Card- Audacity is a free, Windows Movie Maker for video editing or VideoPadEditior
 

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Based on the title, I've moved this to the Strategies & Technique Advice Forum. ^^ If you are going to mainly discuss software, please let me know and I'll move it to the software forum. =)
 

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You will need to buy an elgato at least to capture the game play. from there you can use a free video editing software im pretty sure. GOOD LUCK!!!
 

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yeah you're gonna definitely need an elgato as for free ediots i don't really know i use camtasia 8 tho
 

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