The Best Portable YouTube Studio YOU Can Buy!

by birtanpublished on February 8, 2021

Are you looking for a way to up your video production value especially when you're out traveling well good news that's exactly what we're talking about today so what is all this gear in front of me and how can it help you or what is the gear that I use while I've been out traveling for the last few months let's find out what's up everyone I'm the everyday dad and if I can figure it out you can figure it out so like I said in the beginning and you may have noticed over the last couple months I've been traveling for work so this corporate housing has kind of become like by Basecamp and what I was trying to do was

Find a way to have a full like video kit that lets me get the same like high level of production value that I like to give you guys but have it with me wherever I go and all of this gear that could fit in a carry-on suitcase this is all what you've seen over the last few months and so what's making this video a little more difficult is since this is all of the gear like this is literally all of the gear I use we're doing this with like mine on the stuff that I don't normally use so we don't normally use this camera we don't normally use this camera we definitely don't use this

Audio so we've had to like jerry-rigged everything and we're using a window right now so you could even do this with just a window there's a window in front of this apartment that we're using for the light instead of my light which is right right here but either way so the first thing you're gonna need right if you're making video is a video camera so my video camera of choice is the Panasonic gh4 just if you follow the channel what like last Friday I just very recently released another in Maya you know long list of why I love the gh

5 videos it does have a smaller micro 4/3 sensor but this camera does literally everything that you could ever want in a video camera does 4k 60 it's got insane stabilization it's got oh look at all these buttons and dials like I love I love this camera so much this is what I use for everything the one thing that I will say is making these videos like the one that about how much I love this camera and like this one right now it's made so much harder because I'm used to using the gh 5 for everything and now that I'm not using it it's it's tough it's tough but a camera

Body like this by itself doesn't really get me much where am I going and then put you on this chair but you've got to build a system around your camera body and the next step in that system is lenses so let's talk I have three main lenses that I use with the g-h five and each one does something a little bit different this is the Lumix eight to eighteen and this if I could only have one lens it would be this thing I love this lens this is a full-frame equivalent 16 to 35 which is super wide angle and since the gh 5 doesn't have an additional crop in 4k or

Anything you get the full like you can use the full like capabilities of this lens it's super light look how small this thing it's it's light its high-quality it does not have stabilization built into it but anytime I'm like in front of the camera outdoors I used this thing I also take all of my thumbnails with this lens because I like that super wide angle like structural look to the products that I take photos of this lens not only is it wide but it also gives you like macro photography things I don't even understand how that works but this lens is one of the best

Lenses ever made I love love love this lens my next lens that we would call the talking head lens is the Sigma 16 millimeter 1.4 now this lens is quite popular you could get this for like your Sony camera or you can get this for the Canon M mount now but on those cameras it's more like a 24 millimeter equivalent or on the gh 5 since again it has that 2 x crop this is more like a thirty two millimeter or more like a 35 millimeter and that's my favorite focal length for talking head video and this lens is insane it's crazy sharp the colors tend to be a little more red than

On other lenses I use but I really it's it's super high quality you could probably like you can fight a dude with this lens like this thing is a this thing is a huge heavy but beautiful like this also does not have stabilization built into it but I only ever use this as the talking head lens because this is 1.4 and then my third and final lens is the Lumix 12 260 this is not the nice kit lens that comes with the g-h 5 this is the kit lens that I actually got with my gx9 um but it works perfectly well it's a 24 to 120 millimeter equivalent full-frame and it is a little bit slower

So what I use this for is like all of the bureau when I use the 4k live crop on the gh 5 this is the lens I'm using because it is also really sharp it's really small look at that 24 to 120 millimeter and look how small this thing is like I've seen no real reason I've got a generic cap on it I've seen no real reason to upgrade it from this to the 12 260 nice one so this lens does have stabilization built into it and when I combine it with the gh 5 it unlocks the Panasonic dual is technology giving insane insane levels of stabilization like the gh 5 and the

Panasonic system mmm there's a reason why I talk about it all the time and say how great it is but ok so we've got the camera we've talked about the lenses audio is more important than visuals in you know the online sphere and in general so let's talk about how I capture my audio so this is how I get all of the audio in because I can't travel my audio internal to the camera this is the Panasonic it's what the DMW XLR one so what this does is this gives you two XLR ports two powered XLR ports on the GH five I believe it also works with the s1 maybe the s-1 R and the s-1

Age so what this does is you just plug it in boom and now you get like pro level audio straight into the gh 5 no additional batteries are needed no additional anything is needed like you get the manual controls here and it overrides everything in the camera so there's a setting that will say XLR on everything goes through this and then I plug my microphone straight in here and it works you don't need an additional battery it just works off v1 battery inside of the g h5 and these batteries are gigantic and they last a long time I get like 2 to 3 videos like 2 to 3 whole

Videos talking head and b-roll out of one g h5 batteries it is the best and look at that look at that but let's say I'm out and about and I don't want to bring the XLR cables and I don't want to bring the XLR microphone what microphone do I use when it's just the camera me and like I'm out and about so I very recently started using the rode videomicro again a long time viewers will know that this used to be my only microphone way back in the day when I had to g7 and Lewis g7 this was my only microphone and this thing is fantastic for a couple of reasons one it has

Good audio – look how small it is look how small the thing is weighs nothing and three it doesn't need a battery it's passively powered from your camera which means I don't need to worry about charging it I don't need to worry about whether it's on or not I was using and what we're using up here is the rode videomic pro plus which is a fine microphone but you'll see here in a second when I talk about my camera bag and I talked about how I've actually been carrying all this stuff it doesn't work as well I need something that's lighter and I need something that

Doesn't weigh like doesn't weigh the bag down and look at that it comes with a dead cat with one there's a lot of wind outside this cuts down on it and it's just great look how light this thing is you can you doesn't add anything to the camera but it does enough to give you good audio when you're out and about it just plugs right in a 3.5 millimeter audio jack on the camera so this is my travel microphone rode videomicro but the microphone that I do use in studio we haven't talked about it yet I use the audio technica the 88 7-5 R this is an XLR microphone the plugs and that

Adapter I was talking about you do need phantom power to get this thing to work so if you just plug this into a camera or like your computer something you don't have phantom power this is not gonna work but this is more of a budget this is more of a budget microphone but it sounds so darn good like I've considered upgrading to like one of the deity s mics or one of the road XLR mics but this thing is so good and it's so light and it's so compact I just haven't I haven't felt a need to upgrade from this I really really like this microphone it comes with this little

Holder and the XLR cable I use is just like a cheap amazonbasics one i don't really invest that much in cables there's look you should invest in good stuff but like the cables i don't work with that kind of like requirement I don't need good cables the Amazon basic cables have been working fine for me put you over there I think we've talked now everything about the camera will put you down my beloved g5 you can go over here for a second so how have I been carrying the camera well frankly I've just been carrying the camera by the lens so the last few

Videos I've kind of gotten away I've got the switch pod I've got the Joby I've got a Manfrotto pixie I don't use any of them anymore I just hold the lens I keep the camera like I hold the camera in front of me because I'm just sick of always having to set the bag down pick it up get going speaking of camera bags so just you're where I bought all this stuff nobody gave it to me so what I've been this is my camera bag that you guys have seen forever I've been using this camera bag for years but the new thing is hey we get to mess with the g5 some more

I bought this peak design clip so like I was saying I get really sick of carrying the camera bag having to set the camera bag down open it up bring the camera blah blah blah it sucks so what I've started to do is I've got this little thing on here you just do this you just carry the camera then you're getting ready to vlog for a second pull the camera out yakety yakety yak then you're done put it back in oh I love this I should've bought one of these a long time ago because what I like camera bag I'm sorry we've talked about you plenty of times

Before but what I like so much about this is this is my tripod oh it's so heavy this is the KNF I don't remember the exact model of this I bought this because my normal tripod the Manfrotto be free that the a7 three is on right now that used to be my travel tripod but the legs have started to give out and I can only raise it up to like sitting height like it is right now before the legs will start swaying so I bought this thing to make up for that and I don't mind this but this is heavy so I am cannot like what I'm gonna stick with I do like it cuz it's very stable hold to

The camera it's got a neat little head thing it also extends out so you can use it for like overhead shots if you really want to which i think is a pretty neat keep breaking it right on camera it does this which is a pretty neat little feature to have but it's heavy I'm looking for a carbon fiber tripod that'll probably be the peak design tripod is the next tripod I really want to buy it just has to be in stock but the reason I use that peak design clip and then this tripod is the heads all work together so I can switch very quickly between the tripod and the clip

On my bag so that's the I love it because all these you know all these plates work together it's like a system it all you know it's making sense right there's a there's a madness there's a reason behind all of the madness and then another couple miscellaneous cameras I've been using is I've been using this this is the GoPro Hero 8 black eye it still has the problem of not having a replaceable lens cover on it but the colors that I get out of this the image quality that I get out of this the audio I get out of this is crazy this is it's a fantastic camera if

You're if you don't need it for action it's really been using this all the time this is the IV I bought the GoPro el Grande this has been like what I've been keeping it on it's like a selfie stick like a monopod that's really big but it's very robust I've used this in the rain together I've used all of this stuff this is a great combination the El Grande and the GoPro Hero II black if you need like a running camera or you need a camera that just has great stabilization these two together why I love it I love it and then the camera that has really kind of changed like

What I recommend to people as like their starter camera or where I recommend people like buy cameras the iPhone 11 has changed so much about what I recommend this camera is out of control good and I know I kind of missed the mark on that I didn't really when this first scan I was like yeah we talked about cell phones all the time yes cell phones are great but this is phenomenal the front camera does 4k 60 has great little light performance on the rear camera they've got like an ultra wide they've got a standard wide this thing it's changed it's changed a lot and I'm

Gonna probably have to make a video and process like what this does to the lower-end camera market cuz this thing is crazy good I don't even like my family camera I don't even bring any of these cameras anymore I just use this because it's it's really really good so we've talked about the camera system right we've got the camera the lens is the audio the thing that matters most to a camera that's like outside of it is the lighting right so like right now I do not control the lighting if it's getting kind of dark so hopefully the camera's still looking

Good but I don't control this in any way shape or form so I normally use artificial lighting and this has changed this right here this is the Falcon eyes rx we'll hold on let me move this this is the Falcon eyes rx 18 t which is just it's an LED Matt that's all it is it's a mat of LEDs I love this light I I almost cursed there I love this is the best light I've ever I've never used an LED panel before I was like wow they seem kind of weird this thing is so great because it's not only is it like a big panel it gets very bright but look it like it folds down to nothing the light

I use in my normal studio and the light that I started off using here was the aperture 120 d2 which is fantastic light but when you set it up and they need the light dome it takes up so much space even with the light dome in E it takes up so much space love the lights but I needed something that doesn't take up my whole room look at that look at that and then it even comes with you see this this is the diffuser it's got nice diffusion material it pushes out from the light a little bit just got this layer but also is a honeycomb so you can

Direct the light oh I love this I love this and it folds up Tunney nothing it folds up look at this look at this I've said that five times now and that's for real this is crazy I will continue using this light I'm shocked I you I like I cannot even right now this place fantastic if you've never used an LED panel I highly recommend them so you've captured all of that video what do you captured on oh look it's this thing we've talked about a whole bunch – which is what I keep my SD cards in boring nobody cares so what I've been using to edit my video yes

Like I said in the video the other day I've been using the MacBook Pro 16 and it's right over there but what I use the majority of the time here and what I want to talk about is the MacBook Pro 13 which fits in this handsome this handsome case we'll talk about this case in a second but I've been using the MacBook Pro 13 for most of my time here and this computer this is the 2019 base model so it's not upgraded or anything this is a fantastic editing computer especially if you use something like Final Cut Pro X which I do you can edit pretty reliably with for I do all my

Stuff in 4k this handles the 4k you do have to use any like the performance mode and not the best quality mode but I love this computer it's super lightweight it travels just so well the big negative about it is it's only got two USB C port so you will need a dongle this is my dongle I think I bought this at Best Buy I don't even I don't know the brand j5 something you just plug it in gives you HDMI gives you USB gives you either net gives you power through but I would never use this because this thing gets hot even when I just have it plugged into a next

Monitor that I've been using and this thing gets hot even if that's all that you do it also has SD card ports and a micro SD card port something that I've been using to edit the videos when I'm traveling I've been using the air pod Pro I just put them in my ears pair them with the laptop they've got great noise cancellation and these are awesome for editing editing audio is very important especially when you've made mistakes in the past like one of us not naming names every day dad how dare you and you find yourself not having a channel of audio always edit audio with headphones and

These headphones are phenomenal there's so much better than the air pod ones I really really like these and then I've been doing all my editing since this is the base model it's got a 256 gigabyte hard drive which is mostly taken up with the operating system so I have this Samsung t5 this is a 500 gigabyte I just put everything on this and then render through the computer it is like right now it's Black Friday so I might upgrade this to a one terabyte today I don't know well so this has been working perfectly fine and then I keep all of this stuff I don't remember what

Britain ativ Union I bought this at the Apple store I don't exactly remember what brand this is but it just it keeps everything together so your cables go here your mouse goes here your power brick goes here your ear pods go here just keeps everything together in this little bag and then I've got this thing and I definitely don't remember all it is getting dark we had to bump the ISO up because again I don't control the light and it's getting dark in case this is the in case so this is just the case I've been using the sleeve that has kept my MacBook Pro 13 works perfectly well

Works perfectly well the thing that that's not as exciting what is exciting though is this this is my iPad Mini and you're like wow I've had minis are kind of boring but the new Catalina OS gives you this thing called sidecar which check this out I didn't mean to put this away yet but these together these two things together which easily fit in a backpack look at that this gives you dual screen capabilities for editing that's in sane dual screens are just so much easier to use you just click on the thing you connect it to the iPad and it works so this is all the gear that I use

It fits in the carry-on easily gives you like high quality video production value you've seen in the last like two months of videos this is the stuff that works I love every bit of this there will be links in the description below and if you liked this video I bet you would like that video where I talk about the gh 5 as the perfect camera to this the perfect system click here to watch it click click click click click it and click click click click click thanks for watching

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