Lights, Camera, Tripods!
We have been getting a lot of questions about what equipment we use to film our instructional videos, so we did a live cast! Here is a re-play of the live cast, below the video you will find a list with links to every product we mention. We are not being endorsed by any of these manufacturers (although we probably should be!).
NOTE: We apologize for the poor audio quality- all of our primary, high quality equipment was on display in this video, so was not being used for the livecast. Instead we were stuck with the quality of our laptop's web cam and microphone, and accompanying laptop fans.
Lighting GVM RGB LED Video Lights https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZCYMS3V/ "Neewer"(brand name) BiColor LED Panels https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075DB3DQK/ In general, get something that is rated 90+ CRI (Color Reproduction Index) Cameras Panasonic HC-V770K https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1109405-REG/panasonic_hc_v770_full_hd_camcorder.html Panasonic GH5S Body https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1411851-REG/panasonic_lumix_dc_gh5s_mirrorless_micro.html Panasonic Leica 12-60mm https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1304867-REG/panasonic_h_es12060_leica_dg_vario_elmarit_12_60mm.html Panasonic GH5S Body + Lens Kit https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1434034-REG/panasonic_lumix_dc_gh5s_mirrorless_micro.html Mic to mount on top of camera
Rode VideoMic Pro https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1152351-REG/rode_videomic_pro_r_videomic_pro_with_lyre.html Tripods Manfrotto 990x with 502 heads: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1247856-REG/manfrotto_mvk502055xpro3_502hd_pro_video_head.html Manfrotto Magic Arm (Sadie's Window Mount Cam Rig (can be clamped to other things too) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/553825-REG/Manfrotto_244_244_Variable_Friction_Magic.html Manfrotto Super Clamp https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546356-REG/Manfrotto_035RL_035RL_Super_Clamp_with.html Voiceover mics Shure SM7B Sennheiser MKH 416 AKG 414 XLII Computer Software Both currently have 90-day free trials running Premiere Pro (Adobe Creative Cloud) Cockos Reaper (DAW) Computers Nowell's Custom Windows 10 Workstation 64GB Ram, 2TB SSD, i7 processor Sadie's Laptop: Dell XPS 13- i7, 16gb RAM Nowell MacBook Pro (mid 2014)- i7, 16gb RAM Storage Server Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) 1813+, loaded with eight 4TB Seagate IronWolf drives in a RAID 5 configuration, for a total of 27 TB usable storage space - 2013-era storage, likely be retired in the next two years. HDDs (platter spinning hard drives) will start to fail after 4 years, SSDs (solid state drives, no moving parts) are faster and far more resilient Cloud Data Backup to Amazon Glacier storage via ARQ software- approx $100/mo for all of SVA's data from the last 7 years. Planning move to Amazon Deep Glacier when available through ARQ which will cut the price significantly