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What's in Our Bags... Essential Videography Equipment

 

Our Gear (For the Geeks)

Nikon D7000 and D5100 setup on Manfrotto fluid-head tripods along with an indiSliderMini.

Our cameras setup for reception/guest well-wishes. They are both sitting atop Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 monopods with Rode VideoMics attached. The D7000 has the SIMA LED light attached as well. Below you see our indiSLIDERMini on its occasionally-used tripod. This photo's quality isn't great since we had to take it on Kyle's iPhone (all our good stuff is the subject of the photo!).

We get asked all the time what kind of gear we use so we decided to just compile it all into a somewhat-comprehensive list—some call this the "What's in my bag?" section... unfortunately we have so much stuff we have to bring like 5 bags, but, yeah... here it is:


  • Cameras
    • Sony a7s
    • 2x Nikon D600 HDSLR
    • Nikon D7000 HDSLR
  • Lenses
    • Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D (Push-Pull)
    • Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM
    • Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 VR II
    • Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AF-D
    • Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
    • Nikon 55mm f/2.8 Micro Ai-S
    • Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI-S
    • Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF-D
    • Bower 35mm f/1.4
    • Nikon 28mm f/2 Ai
    • Bower 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
    • Bower 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
    • Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 Fish-eye (always a fun lens for goofy moments!)
  • Audio Gear
    • 2x Rode VideoMic (shotgun mic)
    • Shure VP83 LensHopper (shotgun mic)
    • Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavaliere System
    • Countryman B3 (B3W4FF05WSN) (groom mic for Sony wireless)
    • Sony UWP-V2 Wireless Handheld Mic System
    • Azden Wireless Lavaliere System (backup wireless mic)
    • Countryman B6 (B6W4FF05WSR) (bride mic)
    • Tascam DR-100mkII (digital audio recording device)
    • Zoom H1 (digital audio recording device)
    • Sony ICDUX523 (digital audio recording device)
    • Senal SMH-1000 Studio Monitor Headphones
    • GLS Audio 25 foot XLR M -> XLR Female cable (black)
    • 2x Rode ROVXLR VXLR - Mono Mini-Jack to XLR Converter
    • Whirlwind WHHATN35DB Line-to-Microphone Attenuator
    • Pearstone Fuzzy Windbuster (lav)
  • Stability
    • Manfrotto 501HDV on Manfrotto 055XPROB Sticks
    • Manfrotto 502HD on Manfrotto 055XPROB Sticks
    • ProMaster Fluid-Head Tripod
    • ProMaster 3-way Heavy Duty Tripod
    • 2x Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 Fluid Video Monopod
    • Glidecam HD-4000
    • Cinevate Atlas 10 LTS 30" + Manfrotto 701HD
    • Manfrotto MH054M0-Q5 054 Magnesium Ball Head w/ Q5 Quick Release
    • Manfrotto 438 Compact Leveling Head
    • Cowboy Studios "Shoulder Rig" (for long non-static shots)
  • Grip
    • Pearstone Boom Pole Holder
    • Impact Grip Head - 2.5" (Chrome)
    • Impact Umbrella Bracket with Adjustable Shoe
    • K-Tek KE-89CC Aluminum Boompole w/Internal XLR Cable
    • 2x PBL 7'6" Aluminum lightstands
    • Allstar Performance ALL14253 Black 2" x 180' Gaffer's Tape
  • Bags
    • Pelican 1564 (black) w/Dividers (mostly camera gear) + Pelican 1519 Lid Organizer
    • Lowepro S&F Audio Utility Bag 100 (mostly audio gear)
    • Interfit INT435 Large 3 Head Roller Bag (Tripods, monopods, etc...)
    • Impact Light Kit Bag (large LED Lights)
    • JoTotes Rose Pewter (Kim's girly camera bag)
    • Manfrotto Veloce V Backpack (small shoot bag)
    • Canon Deluxe Backpack 200 EG (small travel bag)
  • Lighting
    • 2x Fotodiox Pro LED100WA-56 Daylight-Balanced LEDs Studio Lights
    • 2x Fotodiox Pro 70" Octagon Softbox with Bowens speedring
    • Lowell GO Pro-Visions Light Kit
      • 2x Pro Light (P1-10)
      • 2x Pro Light 4way Barndoor (iP-20)
      • 2x 250W, 120V Lamp (GCA)
      • 2x Unistands (UN-33)
      • Tota Brella (T1-25)
      • Pro & i Gel Frame (iP-40)
      • iP Gels (iP-78)
      • Vip Lampak (Vip-61)
      • Soft Case (LB-30)
    • 2x Lowel Snoot for Pro and i-Light (iP-53)
    • 2x Lowel Dichroic Filter with Holder for Pro, i-Light (iP-51H)
    • Nikon SB-700 Speedlight
    • SIMA SL-200LXI variable power & temperature LED light
  • Computer Stuff
    • Mid-2011 27" iMac
      • Upgrades: 3.4Ghz i7, 16 GBs RAM, 2 GB VRAM
    • Mid-2012 15" Retina Macbook Pro
      • Upgrades: 2.6Ghz i7, 16 GBs RAM, 512 GB SSD
      • Accessories: TBolt -> Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    • Netgear ReadyNAS ULTRA 4 with 4x2TB Seagate HDDs
      • Total Storage (RAID 5): ~5.67 TBs
    • Netgear ReadyNAS 300 Series 316 6-Bay with 5x4TB WD Red HDDs
      • Total Storage (RAID 6): ~12 TBs
    • Lacie 2Big Thunderbolt 4TB RAID 0
    • ORICO 3TB USB 3.0 + eSata Hard Drive
    • Western Digital 2TB USB 2.0 Hard Drive
    • Pioneer External FW800 Bluray Burner
    • Lexmark C543dn Color Laser Printer
    • D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Router
    • D-Link DIR-855 Wireless N Router
    • APC SMT750 Smart-UPS 750VA Battery Backup
    • APC BE750G Back-UPS 750VA Battery Backup
    • 4-Port 10/100/1000 Netgear Switch
  • Software:
    • OSX Yosemite
    • Final Cut Pro X 10.1.3
    • Motion 5
    • Adobe Encore CS5
    • Adobe Photoshop CS5
    • Adobe Acrobat Professional 10
    • Adobe Lightroom 5.6
  • Other Miscellaneous Gear
    • Metabones Nikon G-Mount to E-Mount Adapter (to use our Nikon glass on the Sony a7s)
    • Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter
    • Vello VESE10 SE-10 Cold Shoe Extension
    • 2x LCDVF DSLR View Finders
    • Kamerar QV-1 LCD VIEW FINDER
    • 2x 64GB Lexar Pro 600x SDXC memory card
    • 3x 32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC memory cards
    • 3x 32GB Lexar Platinum II SDHC memory cards
    • 2x 16GB SDHC memory cards
    • 4x Nikon EN-EL15 Batteries (D7000 + D600)
    • 4x Sony NPFW50 Batteies (A7s)
    • 2x Dot Line AA Battery Case
    • 4x Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radios
    • 4x Midland AVPH3 Transparent Security Headsets with PTT/VOX (for discreet verbal coordination)