Gear used in Video Production
For those of you who are interested in technical stuff, here is the equipment I'm currently using in my video production. Please feel free to skip this page and just watch the videos!
I have two identical cameras - the Panasonic DVX100B Mini DV Camera.
(From the manufacturer) Already used for film and TV program production as well as news gathering, Panasonic's DVX100 series has now evolved further with the AG-DVX100B. Panasonic designed the AG-DVX100B to deliver the highest sensitivity and picture quality in its class. At its heart is a 3CCD RGB system comprising three 1/3-inch, 410,000-pixel progressive CCDs developed especially for broadcast and professional applications.
It's great to have two identical cameras live concerts and theater - one camera for close-ups and one camera for the wide angle shots from the back of the room.
Lowel DV Creator Light Kit
This light kit includes a 500w max. focusable Omni-light, a 250w focusable Pro-light, & a 750w max. broad throw Tota-light, with Uni-stands, as well as some nice gels.
This kit has everything I need to light interviews or house tours.
Final Cut Studio 2
Final Cut Studio 2 delivers an integrated post-production solution that lets you move effortlessly from editing to color grading to creating motion graphics to sculpting audio to multiformat encoding and DVD authoring. This powerful new version features Final Cut Pro 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Compressor 3, DVD Studio Pro 4, and Color, the newest member of the suite.
Sennheiser EW112-p G3 Camera Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME2 Lavalier Mic
Fast, flexible and professional: these characteristics make the ew 112-p G3 the perfect fit for every ambitious reporting team seeking both portability and great sound quality. The nearly invisible clip-on omni-directional microphone transmits its signal via a bodypack transmitter with mute function and a portable, battery-powered adaptive-diversity receiver. The receiver and transmitter are lightweight and easy to operate, yet rugged and packed with features.
The professional standard wireless mic for interviews, weddings and any time the audio source wants to be untethered.
Tascam DR-100 Portable Field Recorder
Portable SD Recorder with 4 Built-in Electret Condenser Microphones, 2 XLR Inputs, Rechargeable Battery, 1/8" Line Inputs and Outputs, Preview Speaker, USB File Transfer, and 2GB SD Card
This recorder is great for recording music videos, whether it's taking a feed off the board, or an intimate recording of a singer/songwriter.
Rode Lavalier Microphone for interviews.
The RØDE Lavalier Microphone is a quality lavalier with an omnidirectional polar pattern and condenser element, well suited for general speech pickup in sermons, presentations, instruction, interviews, etc. The microphone's detachable cable is easily replaceable in the event of a short or break, and its proprietary MiCon connection allows you to select from a number of optional adapters, for use with virtually any wireless bodypack transmitter.
Manfrotto 700RC@ Mini Video Tripod Head.
Smooth and constant movements on both axis are assured by a fixed system of fluid cartridge.