My Video Equipment

Here is a list of what I use to film, live stream, edit and more

My Video Cameras

greate DSLRs for video

I use a Sony a7iii for my front full frame camera Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) and two Sony a6400 for my overhead and side shots (amazing continual autofocus) Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) front shot – Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 – Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens side shots – Sony Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4 lens Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens overhead shots – Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm f/4 lens Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens continual power cord Micro USB charger a more affordable point and shoot option is the Sony ZV-1. I doesn’t do interchangeable lens so it’s a little limited but it’s a great place to start that’s better than a phone. Sony ZV-1

My Travel Cameras

I use a mix of 3 different cameras depending on what I’m trying to get shots of Playing in water, on the beach or anything super active – I use a GoPro GoPro HERO8 For when I don’t want to carry a lot of stuff but get some good movement shots I use the DJI pocket gimbal. It’s super small and the gimbal is great for smooth shots. DJI pocket 2 Gimbal And when I got good pictures and better quality video I bring the sony mirrorless point and shoot.  Sony ZV-1 Travel Microphone – I use this shotgun mount compact Rode microphone Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone For a quick lighting solution I use this Spiffy Gear Lumiee bicolor light bracelet And to hold it all I love my LowePro backpack. I have two, one for smaller trips and one for when I bring more gear! Here is a great small one Lowepro flipside 200



Easy to manuver compact side tripod Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod (Black) Boom Arm overhead tripod Manfrotto 420B Combi Boom Stand (Black) Full height front tripod Robus RC-5570 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Ball head tripod attachments Oben BC-166 Ball Head Tabletop Dolly YELANGU Motorized DSLR Dolly with Remote (Silver)


3 point lighting

Starter Light kit – affordable F5 Three-Head Fluorescent Lighting Kit with Boom Arm LED lighting system Genaray PortaSun 20″ Round Flexible Bi-Color LED 3-Light Kit

Audio options

audio options for video

IMO camera audio is terrible so I recommend using a separate recorder record on your phone – I started with – Rode mic with app – record on your phone Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones separate recorder I wish I’d started with – Zoom h1 recorder – for one person Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Gray) with a lav mic attached Senal CL6 Miniature 4mm Omni Lavalier Mic with 3.5mm Connector for Sennheiser ew or AWS-2000 Transmitters BETTER recorder – and can have multiple mic’s Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule With multiple XLR lav mics Senal AWS-2000 Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System Kit (A: 522 to 554 MHz) or I now use two XLR boom mics NTG2 Complete Shotgun Microphone HDSLR Kit Desktop mic for voice overs Blue Yeti USB Microphone (Silver)

Multi Camera Recording and Live streaming equipment

Best priced option Sling Studio Hub Hub with CameraLink Kit Sling Studio Transmitter (one for each camera) SlingStudio CameraLink You’ll need cords to connect the cameras to the transmitter so it’s different depending on your camera as well as something for audio and lighting – see above micro to micro cord (what I use with my sony’s) Micro to Micro USB cord audio cord to plug recorder into sling studio 3.5 mm audio cord


video extras

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Adobe Premiere Pro CC sand bags Impact Saddle Sandbag -15 lb (Orange Cordura, Set of 6) Monitor for seeing your screens Acer V277U bmiipx 27″ 16:9 IPS Monitor Monitor stand Gator Cases Frameworks Standard Tripod LCD/LED Stand hdmi cord to connect sling studio to monitor Pearstone HDA-115 High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet (Black, 15′) laptop stand for controlling slight studio Samson LTS50 Laptop Stand Simple Tabletop (grey or wood) ikea Fancier I use Erickson Woodworks boards when I can – 34×34 or other large photography backdrops