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.
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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.
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- 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.)
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