Recommended Easy Lite Recording Kit – SPANdotCOM & NASCompares

What is my lite/travel Recording Setup?

Although I record in three separate locations regularly for my tutorials and guides, I always need to travel light. Here is my recording kit for a light setup that weighs in at less than 2-3KG (more if you factor tablets or laptops) and is designed with value in mind.

If you plan on buying your equipment from Amazon, please support this website by clicking the button below to take you there. This costs you nothing and we will earn a small commission on anything you buy, and that will help keep this site up and running. It just costs you a click and ensures I can keep helping more users with their data storage needs. Thank you for helping me keep the lights on!

RECOMMENDED TRIPOD – AmazonBasics Lightweight Camera Mount Tripod Stand With Bag – 16.5 – 50 Inches

  • Adjustable-height tripod made of lightweight aluminium; weighs just over a pound
  • 3-way head allows for tilt and swivel motion; portrait or landscape options
  • Quick-release plate helps ensure fast transitions between shots
  • 3-section, lever-lock legs for easy height adjustments; zippered storage bag included
  • Measures 16.5 inches (collapsed); extends up to 50 inches
  • Not recommended for use with heavy, high-end DSLR cameras


 

RECOMMENDED PHONE RIG – ULANZI U Rig Pro Smartphone Video Rig, Filmmaking Case, Phone Video Stabilizer Grip Tripod Mount for Videomaking

  • Ulanzi NEW Version U Rig Pro with 3 Cold Shoe Mounts, Best Seller on Amazon, Best Smartphone Video Rig for Your Smartphone.
  • 【GET LIGHTING and MICROPHONE ATTACHMENTS】: New U Rig Pro with 3 Standard Shoe Mounts and 2 Universal 1/4″-20 threads, You can Mount LED Lights and Video Microphone on the Rig.A Fantastic tool for mobile videomakers,iPhone filmmakers.
  • 【FILMING ON THE GO WITH YOUR PHONE】: Great Design for Filming on the Go with your smartphone. Get a Smooth Video and take steady shots and capture unique life’s experiences.
  • 【PROFESSIONAL VIDEO RIG CAGE】: With the Universal 1/4″-20 tripod thread at the bottom,You can Mount it on the Video Tripod, Slider, Jib and Stabilizer,it is a must-have Smartphone Video Rig for Professional VideoMakers like you .
  • 【UNIVERSAL and MOST SECURE PHONE CLIP】: Compatible with iphone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR 8 plus iPhone x Samsung Huawei Most smartphone with or without a case from 2in to 3.5in wide. Not only the Spring Clip ,but also with a secure screw to screw your phone . Safest Rig for your phone.


 

RECOMMENDED LIGHTS – ULANZI VL49 2000mAh LED Video Light w 3 Cold Shoe, Rechargeable Soft Light Panel

  • Brighter and Softer Light — The portable camera lighting Upgrade soft light board based on old models, make supplement light softer and brighter, not dazzling, perfect for vlogging videography or photography.
  • With 2000mAh Battery — The mini light is built-in 2000mAh rechargeable lithium battery, charging time is 2 hours, maximum brightness output up to 120 minutes, minimum brightness output up to 300 minutes.
  • 5500K & CRI 95+ — Dimmable Light offers 5500K Color Temperature which Shows The Beauty of Natural Light; A essential of 49 LED beads, CRI up to 95+, to reduce post-grading work
  • 3 Cold Shoe Mounts — LED Video Light is Designed with 3 cold shoe mounts (1 on the top, 2 on the sides) to connect multiple light panel together to strengthen lighting brightness and to get better lighting effects
  • Type C Charging Port — This Pocket LED video light upgraded with type c charging port, more convenient to use.


 

COST-EFFECTIVE ALT LIGHTS – ULANZI VL49 Pocket Led Video Light, Camera Hot Shoe Video Light Battery Powered 2000mAh

  • New Upgrade, Lighter and Softer Led video Light—–Upgrade soft light board 2000mAh lithium battery type-c charge 49 light beads 5500K colour temperature CRI95+ multi-light joint
  • Upgrade the Soft Light Board to Make the Supplement Light Softer—– Upgrade soft light board based on old models, make supplement light softer and lither, not dazzling more smooth, Five-levels brightness adjustment, simply check battery level
  • Recharge Led Video Light—–Built-in 2000mAh large-capacity lithium battery, charging time is 2 hours, maximum brightness output up to 120 minutes, minimum brightness output up to 300 minutes
  • High Color Rendering Index Led Video Light—–A essential of 49 LED beads, CRI up to 95+, to reduce post-grading work,5500K Color Temperature Shows The Beauty of Natural Light
  • A Multifunction And Multi-Compatible Supplement LED Light—–Compatible with all type cameras with a hot shoe on the market, sony a6400/a6300/a6500/a6600, Various tripods can also be spliced with multiple lights

 


 

RECOMMENDED MIC – Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount

  • Ensure you buy genuine RØDE products! Products from sellers which say ‘fulfilled by amazon’ under the price are not authorized resellers, and may not be selling genuine product.
  • Buy ONLY FROM AMAZON.Com (labelled ‘shipped and sold by Amazon.Com’)
  • Compact microphone designed to improve The Audio quality of your videos – only 80mm (3″) long and 42gm (1.5oz)
  • No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power – min 3V)
  • Includes rycote lyre shock mount and Deluxe furry windshield

 

 

 


 

COST-EFFECTIVE ALT MIC – Moukey MCM-1 DSLR Camera Microphone, External Video Mic Shotgun for Phone, Smartphone, Vlogging

  • Universal Compatibility – Fit most of the DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, Audio Recorders, iPhone and Android Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops( N.B. the devices should have a 3.5mm mic jack).
  • Built-in high-class cardioid condenser capsule achieves supreme audio recording when used with various DSLR cameras.
  • Unidirectional microphone, primarily sensitive to sounds in front of the camera and can reduce in background noise, suitable for interview, vlogging, etc.
  • Aluminium-made body, protecting the sound recording quality from the interference by a high level of radiofrequency.
  • Features a shock-absorption shock mount, effective at minimizing unwanted vibrational, handling noise.(N.B. Paired with our stand, letting you pick up the audio on different occasions.Search “B07QH58XK5 ” if you are interested in.)

 

 

 


 

 

Visit the NASCompares Deal Finder to find the best place to buy this device in your region, based on Service, Support and Reputation - Just Search for your NAS Drive in the Box Below

 

SEARCH IN THE BOX BELOW FOR NAS DEALS

Need Advice on Data Storage from an Expert?

We want to keep the free advice on NASCompares FREE for as long as we can. Since this service started back in Jan '18, We have helped hundreds of users every month solve their storage woes, but we can only continue to do this with your support. So please do choose to buy at SPAN, use links to Amazon on the articles when buying to provide advert revenue support or to donate/support the site below. Finally, for free advice about your setup, just leave a message in the comments below here at NASCompares.com and we will get back to you. Need Help? Where possible (and where appropriate) please provide as much information about your requirements, as then I can arrange the best answer and solution to your needs. Do not worry about your e-mail address being required, it will NOT be used in a mailing list and will NOT be used in any way other than to respond to your enquiry.

I am sending this data and accepting this Privacy Policy.

Terms and Conditions Alternatively, why not ask me on the ASK NASCompares forum, by clicking the button below. This is a community hub that serves as a place that I can answer your question, chew the fat, share new release information and even get corrections posted. I will always get around to answering ALL queries, but as a one-man operation, I cannot promise speed! So by sharing your query in the ASK NASCompares section below, you can get a better range of solutions and suggestions, alongside my own.