This is my video and photo creation kit. Pretty much all the tools I use and travel with.
Things in this kit are all in my travel bag. Most of it is in the PeakDesign Travel Backpack (with the Podcast Gear as well). I love this gear.
After 3 years with Sony I decided it was time to go back to my first love: Canon! The system I started with. I mention one thing: the flip out screen and supirior video codec for 1080p just got me! It's an incredible camera and I can not wait until there is a 1Dx type version of the mirrorless cameras Canon offers.
After over a decade of only shooting with prime lenes I finally decided it was time for a zoom lens and play around a little bit to see what it can offer my video making and photography. The f/4.0 is not what I would prefer but at everything else about this lens is damn impressive!
I think this is obvious. A phone, camera, computer, and overall communication device. Maybe I'll be cool enough one day to own one of those cool iPhone X line ones.
The first ND filter I ever bought and it's a game changer for film making. It also makes life a little harder (having to remember that there is another variable to take into consideration), but the results are visibly better when done correctly. This is a lovely ND filter and especially: it has stop points so no overdriving it.
Upgrade from the Røde VideoMicro, the difference is huge and I am very happy with this mic. Providing the USB-C chargeable internal battery, long battery life, supirior sound, and auto off feature, it's just unbeatable and so versatile.
When there is wind while vlogging or making videos outdoors. Just gotta have one of these. Fits the Deity V3-Mic Pro perfectly.
I have both clips - the pro and non-pro. I have to say: for almost all use cases I would recommend getting the non-pro. The pro is just not that much better (and it's even a little heavier). But that aside: I love the Capture Clip. I can use it with all the plates I use. It's great! I have one of these mounted to one of the straps of my backpack. The second is mounted to my belt.
I enjoy this little everyday pack. It's a tiny bit too small for my taste and it would be great to feature a second place for a capture clip, but for everyday carry it's nice and very usable.
These are great for organizing your stuff. I use the Charcoal for my everyday stuff. Batteries, Manfrotto Mini Tripod, Keys, Money, and a Pen. I also use this with the SlideLITE and it's a great little package. This is my cable and charger bag. It's great to organize your stuff this easily.
I put this into the Travel Backpack from Peak Design and it just stays there. It's a great organizational tool and the back and side openings make it very easy to access everything easily.
I love the system that PeakDesign build with these little attachment things. They are everywhere on my gear. Camera, Lens Carrier, Field Pouches. It's so versatile. Just great. The best part: on my camera I can have a strap and then detach it in seconds. Where that takes forever if you don't have a strap system like this.
I upgraded my previously owned Peak Design Everyday Backpack to the Travel Line version mainly because of the back opening and more room for stuff. It's a much bigger backpack but it's so much more convenient.
One amazing mic. I love this lavalier - easy to attach, and you don't have any extra bulky sender / receiver. Just easy and clear sound. Downside: you have to sync in post (or use the long cables and adapter listed as well).
Great on camera mic - small, does not need an extra battery.
I use the PowerCore litterally wherever I go. It's in my handbag and protects me against my phone ever dying.
When doing long filming sessions or even live streams a power adapter for the camera is something I can not live without. So here it is.
Going for the branded batteries. Yep. I have a total of 3.
A helpful little tripod alternative for small things (aka microphones, and stuff). I love it.
Dual charger! Always a must. I basically always leave the original charger in the box and go straight to these types to just be more versatile, especially since this one also supports USB Type C charging which is so much more common now!
This also has a tripod mounting plate attached and that way I can use my phone on all my tripods. Great for live streams and such.
I have two of these adapter mounts. One is screwed to the Gimbal / Stabilizer, the other is on the mini Manfrotto tripod. It makes switching between these so much easier.
Adapter to also be able to record the SmartLav into a audio recorder or camera.
Long cable to be able to sit in front of the camera and still use the SmartLav. Kind of defeats the purpose but this way I don't have to sync in post. Especially useful when recording courses / long video material with a lot of talking.
This is probably the best upgrade to my gear I made in 2016. This drive is (I tested it) faster in reading/writing than my internal drive (since then I upgraded to a new MacBook Pro and that has a faster internal drive, but for expansion this is still my go to drive). I love it. I can't wait till I can afford to upgrade to the 2TB version of this.
You need storage in all the devices. So now I am only using these microSD cards. Not as powerful but easier. I have one type of card that could go into all of them. I have 4 or 5 of these!
This is an amazingly light tripod. And for me - traveling a lot - having a light tripod is one key thing.
For a creative person, I guess this is a must have. Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, and Audition are the programs I use most out of this suite!
Are you using music in your videos? Have you ever had a video be claimed by the artist? Not with this service. ArtList provides a huge library of music which you can use for your own videos as well as videos that you produce for clients!
As you may have noticed, I love USB Type C things. And sometimes I need AA batteries (for the Zoom H5 for example) and this is what I charge them batteries with.
Doing some live streaming with a propper camera? This is a great solution to do so. Works nicely, only downside is that it makes the laptop fans scream for their lifes.
Mobile video editing on steroids. It's incredibly powerful and you can do a lot on the go. I still prefer to work on my MacBook and feel more productive there but if I must do it mobile, this is the tool for bigger videos.
If you just want to spice up your InstaStory, Spark is the App for you! It's easy to use and very powerful for all the basics of a nice vertical video.
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