Whether for information or entertainment, more and more people are opting for the video medium. It’s no wonder that video sharing sites like YouTube are growing rapidly.
If you want to become one of the video content creators, you need various devices apart from a powerful PC and supporting accessories.
Here are 7 devices you need to shoot videos.
1. Camera (Sony A6300)
To shoot quality videos, you definitely need a camera with qualified specifications and features. In recent years, Sony’s mirrorless camera has become the mainstay of videographers.
One of the most popular series among videographers is the A6300. This camera can record 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps) and Full HD (1080p) slow-motion video at 120 fps.
Sony is also offering a retail package for the A6300 with a 16-50mm kit lens. This lens is equipped with a motor to control the zoom, so the movement of the camera remains smooth when you need to get closer or farther from the subject of the video.
This camera is also equipped with 425 autofocus points along with advanced object tracking technology. In terms of audio, Sony has equipped the A6300 with a microphone jack so you can use an external microphone.
2. Video Transmitter (Accessoon CineEye 2 Pro Wireless)
When your video content has gone professional class and involves a large production team, you need this unique tool.
This Accsoon CineEye 2 Pro Wireless Video Transmitter is useful for viewing camera video recordings on other devices in real time.
This allows you to oversee the filming process directly with the producer, cinematographer, crew, or even clients. This video stream can be viewed on four devices simultaneously, from smartphones, tablets, monitors to laptops. The production process is guaranteed to be much more efficient.
You can connect it to a monitor or even a smartphone at a distance of up to 1200 feet or about 350 meters.
This CineEye 2 Pro wireless accessory also supports dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz technology and can display video up to 1080 resolution at 60fps with a compatible h.265 codec. Not only video but also audio can be streamed through this sophisticated device.
As a wireless device, the transmission is sometimes delayed, but don’t worry, CineEye 2 Pro guarantees a latency of less than 60 ms, which is almost zero. So what you see on the screen is no different from the scene captured by the camera.
The connection is also very easy. Simply download the Accsoon Go app from the Play Store or App Store on the device that will be the monitor. There’s also an HDMI port for additional connectivity.
You can mount the transmitter to the camera on a tripod arm, rig, or even directly to the camera with Acsoon’s built-in cold shoe. So, what are you waiting for? Enhance the quality of your video production with this wireless video transmitter.
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3. Microphone (Rode VideoMicro)
Most digital cameras today have a built-in microphone. However, the resulting audio quality is often subpar, especially when recording in a crowd. All sounds around you are recorded by drowning out your own voice or that of the person you want to record.
So it’s time to put aside the expense of buying an external microphone. For these accessories, you should consider Rode products. One of their devices that we recommend is VideoMicro.
As the name suggests, VideoMicro has a small body size of just 80mm. Although this microphone is small, it is made from a durable aluminum material. Interestingly, this microphone does not require a battery to work. Simply plug the cable into the camera’s microphone jack and you’re ready to go.
Shotgun microphones like the VideoMicro only pick up sound from the front. So when recording such as vlogging, only your voice will be recorded while other sounds around you will be blocked.
Rode also includes a Rycote Lyre shock mount or mount that eliminates camera shake noise. To prevent wind noise that can disrupt recordings, the VideoMicro is also equipped with a removable furry windshield.
4. Tripod (Photopro S3)
You need a tripod not only for family and landscape photos, but also for video recording. Whether you’re filming yourself or someone else, you can use a tripod to produce a video headset, a style commonly used for presenting documentary interview sessions.
You don’t have to spend too much money to get a quality tripod. For only five hundred thousand you can get Fotopro S3.
This tripod is made of aluminum, which is quite heavy and sturdy, so it is not easy to shake and fall. This tripod also comes with a swivel arm that moves quite smoothly, so you can easily change your shots.
When you need to record an event right away, but taking the camera out of your pocket takes too much time, it’s time for you to use a smartphone. Most mobile phones today are equipped with cameras that have video recording capabilities, including the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite.
This Xiaomi Android One smartphone is equipped with a dual camera capable of recording videos in Full HD quality (1080p) at 30 fps. In fact, this camera is equipped with an electronic image stabilizer that ensures smooth recordings. You also get the same quality with the front camera.
The videos produced by Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite are not the best. However, this phone has a very attractive price and a large 4000 mAh battery. What makes it even more interesting is that this phone still uses a micro USB port, just like the Sony A6300.
6. Memory card (SD and microSD)
To save your recorded videos, you need a high-performance memory card. The Lexar Professional 633X and the SanDisk Extreme Pro are two of the best SD cards for cameras.
In the meantime, the Samsung Evo Plus microSD card can be a good option for smartphones. This memory card is not only fast, but also features a casing that is resistant to water, dust, extreme temperatures, and X-rays.
Also Read: Samsung EVO Plus Waterproof microSD Review: Rugged and Fast
7. Power Bank (Mi Pro 2 10000mAh)
Not only the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, but also the Sony A6300 are charged directly on the body via a micro USB cable. So you can use these two devices to record while connected to a power bank. You also don’t have to worry if your device’s battery dies when there’s no power outlet.
For this purpose alone, you can count on the Mi Power Bank Pro 2, which carries 10,000 mAh of power. With so much power, it can fully charge the batteries of Mi A2 Lite and Sony A6300.
Are you ready to make a video?