My Video Toolkit

 

I have a had a few requests lately about the type of equipment that I use for creating my videos and the vlog.

Ask and you shall receive!

This blog lists my video toolkit with links to all products on Amazon for you!*

(Yes, the links are affiliate links so I will receive a small bonus from Amazon if you would like to purchase via these links)

 

 

My Video Toolkit

 

Canon 70D with 18-55mm lens

The Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm STM Lens is a fantastic starting point and entry level camera. 

It gets the job done really well while not breaking the bank!

Here are it’s specifications:

  • 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
  • 19 point cross-type AF System
  • Up to 7 fps shooting
  • ISO 100-12800, expandable to 25600
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast focus in live view and video
  • 3″ articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
  • Built-in flash with integrated speedlite transmitter and hot shoe
  • Intelligent viewfinder with electronic overlay
  • 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (H.264/MPEG-4/MOV)
  • Instant sharing and remote control with built-in Wi-Fi and EOS Remote app
  • GPS compatible (sold separately)
  • Full manual mode in video
  • Built-in stereo or external microphone terminal
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card

 

RODE Smart Lva mic

The RODE smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone for iPhone and Smartphones is the perfect way for you to achieve REALLY good quality audio! 

Simply plug this little beauty into the 3.5m jack on your phone and you are good to go!

At a super affordable price, you don’t need a big DSLR camera to get started, use your smartphone and this mic and your ready to roll!

 

RODE smartLav

RODE GO Shotgun mic

We all like nice audio in our videos and this is hands down the perfect shotgun mic to pair up with your Canon 70D DSLR.

This version is lightweight, doesn’t need a battery and simply plugs into the mic port on your camera.

It produces high-quality audio for a low price!

 

RODE GO

RODE GO Shotgun Mic deadcat

Don’t forget to purchase one of these with your RODE GO in order keep that audio top knotch in windy conditions.

The deadcat helps to block out that harsh wind crashing against your mic and reducing your audio quality.

A must-have for shooting outdoors!

RODE GO deadcat

BOYA Wireless Transmitter

If you are looking for an entry-level wireless lapel mic and transmitter, this is my go to!

The BOYA works via 2 x AAA batteries in the transmitter and receiver and plugs directly into the mic port on your DSLR.

At the flick of a button, you then have a wireless mic for high-quality audio with a range of up to 50 meters!

I’ve been very impressed with this product!

 

BOYA wireless transmitter

 

Joby GorillaPod

Yes, I know, it looks a little suspect at first but as far as versatile tripods go, it doesn’t get any better than the Joby Gorillapod.

With a range of styles and sizes to choose from, you will be able to shoot in any location and at any angle with your Gorillapod.

I do suggest you get the larger versions when looking to pair with the likes of a DSLR to cope with the weight of the camera!

 

joby gorillapod

 

Tripod

An affordable way to complete your home office or on the go video toolkit!

This tripod has never let me down and is perfect when you need the stability and height that with tripod offers!

 

tripod stand

 

Smartphone tripod holder

Not all footage has to be shot with a large camera.

With the technology involved in today’s smartphones, you can now shoot in 4k (4000 pixels) with the latest models.

Having a sturdy holder to mount your smartphone makes the job quick and easy!

 

iphone holder

 

Softboxes – Lighting

While it’s not the ‘be all and end all’ for getting started with video, lighting does make a big difference in my cases.

Using these softbox lights are a super affordable way of ensuring you have nice crisp whites before you press record on your next masterpiece.

I have had my original set for over 12 months and an yet to replace a bulb! *Touch wood.

 

softbox lighting

 

Adobe Premier Pro

And lastly, you will need some video editing software to create your next viral video.

I am know using Adobe Premier Pro and this is one of the very best option on the market.

It does have a very steep learning curve if you are a video editing rookie, but its worth putting in the time and effort.

If you would like to get started with something more straight forward, I suggest the following:

 

Lights, Camera, Action!

So there you have my current video toolkit!

It is by no means a professional’s setup of choice but if you are creating video for yourself and or working to a budget then this will help you in right direction.

If you have any questions or suggestions on video or vlogging equipment, please let me know! I would love to hear from you.

 

Further Content…

If you would like more information on video click here to check out one of my most popular blogs to date: How to leverage the power of video in your business!

 

Have you already created and published some video?

Drop your Youtube or other platform details in the comments below!

I’d love to take a look and give you some love!

As always, thanks for reading.

Talk soon!

 

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