Studio Equipment

 

Camera

sony rx10I use a Sony DSC-RX10 Bridge Camera for my video recording.  The RX10 not only records Full HD movies in the AVCHD Progressive, 1920 x 1080 format – it also lets you select between 60p and 24p shooting modes, for supremely smooth-looking or cinematically expressive movies, respectively. Microphone input, headphone and HDMI output jacks facilitate full-fledged movie shooting.

I purchased the Sony to mainly film the videos for the YouTube channel and if has worked so well.  I have included a list of specifications for the camera below.

LENS- Lens Type Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T*, 14 elements in 11 groups (7 aspheric elements including AA lens)
F Number F2.8 constant


Audio

rode_smartlav-plus_micThe RODE smartLav+ lavalier is a broadcast-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever broadcast quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment. I used the original Rode smarLav for a while but found that it had a lot of background noise, not like this new improved model.

The smartLav+ is an omni-directional microphone.

Wireless

RodeLinkRØDELink represents the next generation of digital wireless systems. Using a series II 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption, it is able to constantly monitor and hop between frequencies to maintain the strongest possible signal level at a range of up to 100 metres* (over 100 yards).

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