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 a6300 for my overhead and side shots (amazing continual autofocus) Sony Alpha a6300 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* E 16-70mm 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 Universal Home Charger with Micro USB ChargeSync Cable (10 Watt / 2.1 Amp)




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) Atomos Right-Angle Micro to Full HDMI Coiled Cable (11.8 to 17.7″)

audio cord to plug recorder into sling studio Universal Home Charger with Micro USB ChargeSync Cable (10 Watt / 2.1 Amp)



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 https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50251350/#/00240241

Fancier I use Erickson Woodworks boards when I can – 34×34 or other large photography backdrops