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 VIDEO EQUIPMENT

DVX200 Left Side Abstract

Panasonic AG-DVX200

This is my main camera which I try to use whenever portability isn’t so much of a concern and I want some excellent image quality. The camera shoots every type of resolution and frame rate up to 4K 60p on the internal codecs. I’m not a massive fan of H.264 though so I tend to use this camera together with an external recorder to get lovely ProRes goodness.

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Sony FDR-AX53 Camcorder

This 4K camcorder may not quite have all the options and controls that a pro camera will offer but what it does have is a great codec (X.AVC), superb image quality, the best stabilisation I have ever used, a truly stunning level of zoom and most importantly, portability. This goes everywhere with me and does all my vlog content. In short, this is a good 4K camera but an outstanding FHD camera.

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Sony FDR-AX53 Camcorder
Atomos Shogun Inferno

Atomos Shogun Inferno

Not exactly cheap (at least when I bought it) at £2000, this device is still a relatively specialist product. When it came out, no other product could touch it at this price point. ProRes HQ 10-bit 4:2:2 4K 60p recording directly onto SSD drives. When I shoot using this and begin going through the footage back at home, I am never disappointed with the results.

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PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

Canon 5D Mark III

I’ve owned the 5D since 2013. It’s let me down a few times technically with a problematic HDMI port and a complete CPU board failure but who cares. It has been used and I love using it. It’s currently as much as I need from a DSLR camera.

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Canon 5D MarkIII Body
Canon 24-105mm Lens

Canon 24-105mm f/4.o Lens

Not exactly cheap (at least when I bought it) at £2000, this device is still a relatively specialist product. When it came out, no other product could touch it at this price point. ProRes HQ 10-bit 4:2:2 4K 60p recording directly onto SSD drives. When I shoot using this and begin going through the footage back at home, I am never disappointed with the results.

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Canon 50mm f/1.4 Lens

I’ve owned the 5D since 2013. It’s let me down a few times technically with a problematic HDMI port and a complete CPU board failure but who cares. It has been used and I love using it. It’s currently as much as I need from a DSLR camera.

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Canon 50mm 1.4 Lens
Canon EF 85mm f12L II USM

Canon 85mm f/1.2 Lens

Not exactly cheap (at least when I bought it) at £2000, this device is still a relatively specialist product. When it came out, no other product could touch it at this price point. ProRes HQ 10-bit 4:2:2 4K 60p recording directly onto SSD drives. When I shoot using this and begin going through the footage back at home, I am never disappointed with the results.

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AUDIO EQUIPMENT

Rode NTG 3 Shotgun Microphone

“The RØDE NTG3 super-cardioid shotgun microphone is designed for professional use on film, television, electronic news gathering and wherever high-resolution broadcast audio is required. As RØDE’s premier directional microphone the NTG3 exhibits superlative audio quality with a rich, warm quality and a full frequency response. Its RF bias technology makes it almost completely resistant to moisture, making it the only option when recording in demanding environments where condensation is an issue.

Machined from solid brass and available in either anti-glare, nickel-plated finish or matte black, the NTG3 is incredibly robust while remaining light weight.”

I’ve owned the RØDE NTG3 shotgun mic since 2012 and, despite constant use, it looks like new. The build quality of the microphone is excellent and the sound quality is equally good.

If you’re interested to know how this microphone sounds, listen to pretty much any of my tutorial videos on YouTube between 2015 up until roughly 2 months ago when I replaced this mic with the MK 8 so it could be put to full time use on a camera. Remember, although a shotgun mic has a polar pattern designed for on camera use, the quality means this can also be used in a studio. Sure, it doesn’t look that normal to have a shotgun mic rather than a sexy condenser mic in a classic shockmount but the results are superb. In fact, for home studio use, the polar pattern of a shotgun can help minimise equipment noise that might be nearby such as your PC.

The mic has a pretty bright high frequency boost which might not be to everyone’s taste but it makes it perfect for vocal use.

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Rode NTG3 Shotgun Microphone
Sennheiser MK 8 Microphone

Sennheiser MK 8 Dual Condenser Mic

“The MK 8 offers a great solution for advanced home recording applications and project studios alike. It is the microphone for people who pour all of their passion into their audio projects. The MK 8 offers sophisticated options to sign off your sound with your own personal handwriting. The dual-diaphragm condenser microphone delivers warm and precise sound reproduction. Its five independent polar patters allow for a multitude of recording applications and sound design options.

No matter which mixing desk or recording device is used, the MK 8 matches the input sensitivity with a 3-step attenuator. Two adjustable filters compensate for the proximity effect as well as low frequency rumble or structure born noise. The MK 8 has dual one-inch diaphragms precisely spattered with 24-carat gold. The shock-mounted capsule is accommodated within a sturdy metal housing.”

The Sennheiser MK 8 microphone is the latest addition to my toy box. I wanted a decent one-inch condenser mic to allow me to use my shotgun solely for on-camera and mobile use. I’ve only been using this for a month or so but I have absolutely no buyer remorse. It sounds exactly as I wanted it to. Clean, crisp, low noise, detailed. This is my main mic now for any voice over and tutorial content and can be heard on all my YouTube videos from March 2017 onwards.

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Sennheiser EW112 G3 Lavalier Mics

I’ve owned the 5D since 2013. It’s let me down a few times technically with a problematic HDMI port and a complete CPU board failure but who cares. It has been used and I love using it. It’s currently as much as I need from a DSLR camera.

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Canon 50mm 1.4 Lens

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