New Home Forums Media & Technology Setup kit, help still needed please!!

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    Linda Bebbington
    Adventurer
    @lin.bebbington

    Hi there. Andy posted a kit spec, which included camera, microphone, green screen etc.  It was links to Amazon.com.  Can someone help with whole setup to order from the UK please as equivalents are not showing up on that site.  Also, the green screen kit with lighting etc had some reviews about the screen shedding green dust.  I do not like to eat green dust.  Also, the lighting rigs were apparently not that secure. Any good quality kits for screen/lighting etc suggestions?  Thanks if you can help.

    #33385

    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide
    @bradleytmorris

    Hi Linda,

    I know it was Andy’s B-day yesterday, so I think he was gone all weekend.

    Not sure about selection on Amazon UK, as I’m in Canada and Andy is in Hawaii.

    Below are a bunch of resources to do research on the best options for you. We’re definitely not audio-video specialists by any means.

    For us, we used a Canon camera and the Zoom iQ5 mic for iPhone. There are much better options than that mic though.

    Check out the links below.

    As for the green screen backgrounds, I’m not too sure. I shared a link below for best kits. Our green screen is a giant peace of cotton (I think) fabric and we had to build our own frame to put it on. So buying a kit is just a much easier way. The other thing you can do is buy green screen paint and paint your wall. Just make sure it’s the proper green screen paint though.

     

    Best review on lighting kits

    http://bestreviews.com/best-photography-lighting-sets

     

    Best cameras

    https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-cameras-for-shooting-video-roundup/

     

    How to choose your mic

    https://wistia.com/library/choosing-a-microphone

     

    3 best shotgun mics (we just got the Rode one): 

    http://www.starkinsider.com/2015/07/top-3-best-shotgun-microphones-shooting-video.html

     

    I hope this gives you a place to start so you can search for the proper things on Amazon UK.

    Good luck! Excited to see what you create in 2017

     

     

    #33398

    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide
    @andyfreist

    Thanks for the resources Brad!

    As for the camera, one thing to be sure of is that whatever camera you choose has a microphone input (so you can use an external microphone).. Of that list, Id recommend this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Camera-Photo/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ330EBK-Bridge-Camera-25-Range/B011SG00BS/

    Here’s the mic we recommend: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rode-VIDEOMICPRO-On-Camera-Microphone/dp/B00YAZHRZM/

    And a mic wind-shield for outdoor recording (if needed): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rode-Deadcat-VMPR-Windshield-Microphone-x/dp/B014WEIHKE/

    Greenscreen+lighting: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Excelvan-Continuous-Lighting-Background-Backdrops/dp/B01H73P3H2/

    #33404

    Linda Bebbington
    Adventurer
    @lin.bebbington

    Thanks Andy. We will be looking to go out and film backdrops as well so we are looking for a high quality video camera that can deal with action etc.  Is this camera up to the job? I’ve had some guidance on what to buy but it seems from people who think I’ll be standing in one place etc and obvs we want to be walking and moving about.

    #33422

    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide
    @andyfreist

    Hey Linda,

    I can’t really say much regarding how well the camera will work in action oriented situations. I can’t imagine youd have issues with the camera – what you need to consider though is camera stabilization.

    If youre putting it on a tripod, thats one thing.. But if you want to be in motion, youll need a camera stabilizer (google it, theres tons of options).. Its basically a little device that keeps your camera still, even if you are moving around, so you can get smooth shots while moving around 🙂

    #33424

    Linda Bebbington
    Adventurer
    @lin.bebbington

    Hey Andy, I already have a fabulous canon stills only camera. Is there a reason I would buy another DSLR camera that videos? Would I not be better going for a camcorder that is less fiddly with focusing etc?

    #33426

    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide
    @andyfreist

    Great question!

    This article can explain it far better than I 🙂

    Top Reasons to use a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera for Video Production

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