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Travel/ Video Production Equipment List

posted by Nigel D. March 15, 2017 0 comments

ESSENTIALS
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Sony RX10 II ($1,398)

I used to have the Canon 6D as my main camera but it was heavy which made me not bring it out often while traveling. This camera is a lot lighter, I don’t have to worry about changing the lens and it has a great zoom(24-200mm). Other advantages are, it has a slow motion feature, can shoot time-lapses and can shoot in 4K. The upgraded version is the Sony RX 10 III and it is now for sale as well.

Sony RX 100 III ($698)

This is the perfect camera for vlogging. The screen flips up so you can record yourself and watch what you are recording at the same time. It is great at low light photography with a 1.8 aperture and you can bring it to various venues that wouldn’t allow a big camera such as concerts and clubs. It can also shoot time-lapses. The upgraded versions are the IV and V.


SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I Memory Card ($21.95)

Always have high quality memory cards available. You don’t want to ever be stuck shooting and run out of space. Pay attention to the write/read speeds and make sure it is class 10. Some cameras won’t let you shoot video if the memory card is not class 10.

MeFOTO Aluminum Daytrip Travel Tripod ($90)

I use a MeFoto Tripod. The exact version I bought is no longer on Amazon. This may be the updated version. A strong and sturdy tripod is very important for producing high quality video and time-lapses.

Delsey Helium Aero 25″ Expandable Spinner Trolley ($116)

When I’ll be away for a long time I pack all my stuff in this suitcase. I haven’t had any issues thus far and I’ve been around the world with it.

EasyAcc 20000mAh Power Bank ($30)

Always having power is important when traveling the world. This portable charger can keep your phone and camera charged. It features 4 USB ports powered by a 20000mAh high capacity battery. The charger reportedly charges an iPhone 7 six times, a Samsung S7 five times. It also has fast charging with a 4.8 output.

Philips Norelco Shaver 4100 ($60)

Keeping your head and face groomed while traveling can be tough. Finding a barber can be an issue and there may be be a language barrier. This allows for you to shave your head and face any time. It is wireless and can be used while showering. Don’t try using hair trimmers that plug into U.S. outlets. They will not work with the different voltage overseas.


The Fitzroy Backpack ($245)

When traveling on a plane never put your laptop and cameras in checked in luggage. The airline will not be responsible for them if they are lost. So you need a high quality bag to carry them in. This bag is made of very strong material, waterproof fabrics, has various pockets and comes with a lifetime warranty. It can expand to fit a lot as well. I’ve been around the world and back with it.

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones ($350)

I never imaged spending over $300 on headphones but these are worth it to me. I had huge wired headphones before and while they produced good sound they became a hassle. They also were not comfortable to wear for long periods of time. These headphones are wireless and very light. I could wear them for hours with no issue. A big feature that makes them stand out is noise cancelling abilities. You don’t realize how loud the world around you is until you wear some noise canceling headphones. This makes travel for me a much more peaceful experience. Also it is good for your hearing since you won’t have to raise the volume to drown out background noise. The headphones also have a built in mic.


FosPower All-In-One International Power Adapter ($13)

It always important to have a power adapter when traveling the world. This is small and compact and along with a plug outlet has two USB ports.


DASH 4-Wheeled Expandable Carry-On Luggage ($100)

I usually travel with this carry on luggage and a book bag. Fits in the overhead bin and you can pack a lot in it.


SoundPEATS Bluetooth Headphones ($19)

These are affordable wireless headphone that are great for workouts. You can connect two devices simultaneously and it has a built in mic.

Wekin 4200mah Galaxy S7 Battery Charging Case ($13)

This is convenient case that charges your a Samsung Galaxy phone. It also hands a stand which is helpful when watching videos on a plane.


SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive ($32)

When capturing photos and video around the world it is important to back up footage and be able to share it with others. This device can help you with both. It is tiny and stores 128 GBs. It uses USB 3.0 technology and has a read spead of 150MB/s.

AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries ($16)

Always need to have batteries ready and charged to keep devices running.


iClever BoostCube+ 36W Dual USB Wall Charger ($17)

Save space and time by charging two devices with one outlet. Very helpful when you are traveling and have limited access to outlets. Also makes charging items easier at home.

Sonos PLAY:1 ($200)

While the speaker is small it gives off powerful sound. This is the best speaker I’ve ever had and it is wireless.


Packing Cubes ($24)
This set of packing cubes feature different size cubes along with a shoe bag and laundry bag. These help you keep things organized when on the road.


AmazonBasics Universal Travel Case ($11)

This is great for organizing small electronics and wires. I use it for my external hard drives, roku, portable chargers, USB cables, batteries, memory cards, etc.

Galaxy S7 Wallet Case ($17)

This is the case I use on my Galaxy 7 when I’m not using the charger case. The wallet feature is helpful for storing, ID, a credit card, hotel room key and extra money. Of course you must be careful to not let anything fall out.


Luggage Tags Business Card Holder ($14)

For those that use luggage tags this is effective. The tags are made with reinforced aluminum and come with steel cables. Luggage tags are you used to help people identify who owns lost luggage.

Belkin Headphone Splitter ($10)

This is great for when you want to share your music with someone while traveling.

Luggage Scale ($10)

It is important to weigh your bags before you get to the airport to avoid delays and extra fees. This is not the exact one I have but it has good reviews.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Zhiyun Crane 3 Axis Brushless Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer ($649)

This is a costly item currently priced at $650 on Amazon. I got it for under $500 during a flash sale. This makes your video shots look smoother. When just walking around holding the camera your shots look shaky and not professional. This will improve that. You can check reviews on youtube.

TASCAM DR-70D 4-Channel DSLR Audio Recorder ($296)

I use this to record audio for interviews. There are 4 separate channels so you can connect 4 different mics. This is great for separating audio from conversations. You can also record to your camera directly while having a back up recorded to the recorder.

RODE VideoMic Studio Boom Kit ($200)

The best audio will be recorded off camera and not using the camera’s internal recorder. This set up gives you flexibility to get optimal audio.

StudioPRO 600 S-600B Photography Lighting Panel ($200)

Lighting is important for both photos and videos. This can be used to improve photo shoots and video shoots.

JOBY GorillaPod Focus ($71)

Flexible tripod that can be used to get some interesting shots. Best used with the Ballhead X.

Albinar 2 in 1 4″ Hand Pistol Grip Mini Tripod ($7)

This comes in handy when you are in situations where you can’t use a tripod. Also makes holding a small camera easier with the pistol grip design.

Mini Lapel Microphone ($7)

Cheap lapel mic you can use to get better audio of someone talking.


WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive ($113)

All those amazing photos and videos you have taken will need to be stored somewhere. This small hard drive stores a huge 4 TBs. It uses USB 3.0 technology and has password protection with hardware encryption.

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone ($66)

This is the microphone I use to record voice overs. Being able to connect to the computer via a USB connection makes recording an easy process. You should get a mic stand with a pop filter to go with it.

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