What is the BEST Travel Video Gear Money Can Buy?!

by birtanpublished on April 14, 2021

What is the best travel camera gear that money can buy let's find out what's up everyone on the everyday dad and if I can figure it out you can figure it out so I am getting ready to head on a big camera trip I'm heading to Sony cando in just a couple of weeks and I want to show you what is in my camera bag that I think is the best video production equipment that money can buy and no this is not necessarily the most expensive because just because something is expensive doesn't mean it's the best so let's get into it this is my same some of this stuff you will have seen before if you've seen my other what's in my

Camera bag videos but a lot of this stuff is new and I've been refining this over the last few weeks and I'm very very excited about it so let's just check the outside compartment which has nothing in it because I didn't put anything in there I forgot there's a little thing in there the first thing that I'm bringing with me is not necessarily why you might think I'm bringing it with me it's the Apple iPad I use an iPad pro 11 now what I use this for is I edit a lot of my thumbnails on here and I have been dabbling with video editing on this I'm using luma fusion

Which is a fantastic paid app you can get that gives you almost desktop level editing features inside of an iPad but I haven't been using it as much recently I updated to the iPad OS beta but it's been giving me some problems there's just some like little things that they'll need to fix before they do the actual release and then maybe I can use this as my full-time thing but this is gonna be like watching YouTube videos or like chilling out my downtime we're playing that Altos skating game I play that game all the time I love it what else is in this top flap that is it for

The top flap so I sometimes I put moment that's not all for the top flap this is my favorite light of all time you may notice that there's no colored light behind me today because my colored light is this one now this is the lux Lee viola now they don't actually make this specific model anymore they haven't updated 2.0 version that I've never used but this light is expensive it was like 200 bucks but it's full RGB it's very bright but what's really nice if you start getting into like product photography or you start doing stuff that you don't need a lot of

Light for it also can go really dim like this light that I've got right here that is a cheapo just like LED light it doesn't like it never goes like that dim so if you don't need very much like this is great plus it has this little like this man this diffuser is just beating the heck up because I bring this thing with me everywhere but this diffuser combined with this light can give you very nice soft light of any color I highly highly recommend this life like this is my favorite light of all time and I'm seriously considering buying another one even though it's really

Expensive they have the cello too which is like the bigger version but it's even more expensive but when I originally bought this they didn't have like the diffuser for the cello they do now so that might be my next purchase I love this like so I take this with me everywhere that's why it's all scratched up and beaten to all heck plus my bag the Lowepro you guys asked me what this is all the time it's a low pro Tahoe something I don't remember I bought this like on sale from Best Buy like two years ago and it's just been my bag it's nice it's durable it works so let's talk

About what my actual editing rig is gonna be as my ancient 2015 MacBook Pro 13-inch this thing is like the base model it's the lowest model you could get because when I started the YouTube channel this was like something that I had to pay for like out of my own personal bank account so I had to get the cheapest and actually I've got it upgraded to like the newest OS system and with some of these other additions it's actually pretty good at editing 4k so I don't actually anticipate doing that when I'm traveling I just shoot in 1080p to make it as easy as possible

Because this thing also only has like 128 gigabyte hard drive which is nothing nothing so yeah I like it it's got the older keyboard so you don't have to worry about the keyboard failing I've also brought this with me everywhere it just works it lets me edit with Final Cut Pro 10 just like I do on the desktop bagger it's wonderful I might upgrade this at some point but I don't see a need to upgrade from it yet so let's talk some of these smaller things first so again you always need memory you can never have enough battery

Life for memory so this will be my memory card container you see all my microSD cards although my main SD cards are currently in use right now hmm fancy that so you need something like this it's a little case that you just put all your cards and lets you organize and keep them safe I don't know that I would throw this in any water but this gasket does keep it clean ish even though it's gross and they're all my stuff like I beat Mike Wigan up quite a lot and I'm all taking it thrown in this bag moving it around and all that so this stuff gets

Beaten up so this gear works to help out with the editing I'll be using this lesea drive so I'll take everything I'll shoot with the cameras I will put it onto this hard drive for like my long-term storage and then I've got a solid-state drive that we'll see here in a second which is what I will use to actually edit from the computer and these little things they're relatively cheap that they're durable enough it's really just a big brick of extra storage which is why I keep this around we will need sony batteries for the light that we just saw the lux leave viola does

Take the sony the bigger sony batteries the f-550 this is a smaller one I'll also have a couple of the bigger ones nd I'm only gonna bring a few lenses with me so I will bring enough nd for each of the lenses I have them all labeled my philosophy is not to buy one nice nd might follow my philosophies to buy as many nd filters as possible and not you step rings I know I'm not in the popular opinion on that one let's talk audio though so audio is the most important part if you're gonna be making video so I like XLR microphones and so I will be using this this is the

Panasonic DMW XLR one so what this does and we'll see it in a second this goes on my Panasonic gh4 and it gives me two XLR adapters that just plug straight into the camera it doesn't need a battery it doesn't need anything else additional it just works to give you very very good audio isn't as good as like a specialized preamp like a mix pre three no but it is fantastic and it is convenient and that's what matters and when it comes to like audio devices I will be using my standards tried and true eighty-eight seventy five are now this is a shotgun microphone that I have

Been using free over a year like this is when you normally hear audio inside of my videos it's from this microphone if you've ever listened to the podcast I did for a couple of weeks it was done on this this is one of the most versatile budget-friendly best microphones you can buy if you are trying to dabble in XLR microphones get the audio technica 88 75 are like it is fan tap I can't say enough good things about this when it comes to well let's keep looking for small stuff when it comes to audio if I'm trying to be like off camera or something I'm not in like a studio where

I can have this hook the cameras for me the g85 is a studio camera because the autofocus is just not there and I prefer having a camera that has good autofocus when I'm out and about so the audio solution I will be using on the camera if I'm not gonna be if I'm gonna be out and about is the rode wireless go which is a really tiny really powerful lavell ear microphone system but the way that I use it you can see right here there's a microphone built right into the thing I just clip this right to my it's easier when it's cold in a jacket which I will be

Bringing a jacket with me hopefully will be cold enough for it I just clip it right here or I'll clip it on jacket and it works is it the best audio no but it gets really usable audio with almost no effort I mean it is I think that these are better than using like a shotgun microphone on the DSLR like the YouTube standard is anymore I really like these just because they're so easy to use I know people have had problems with these I've never once had a problem these I bought these myselves road did not give these to me and these are fantastic if you want good audio on

The go if I'm an emergency situation though I will also be bringing what is my favorite audio recorder of all time I've done plenty of videos about this one if you want to see it this is the zoom h1 n now what is so fantastic about this thing is it's a few fold right so it is a great microphone if you want to use it by yourself just like as an interview thing like bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla works great for that a couple other things you can do is you can plug a lavell ear mic straight into this thing and use this as a lavalier system I've done this on plenty of

Videos in the past but the coolest thing I don't have the problem with it right now but if you have a camera that has a microphone in port but doesn't necessarily have the greatest preamps you can use this to be the preamp for the camera and this is awesome because it's got like actual physical gain control it's got all sorts of great settings inside here and this is a good audio preamp so you can use this to fix the audio in just about any camera I highly recommend this like if you don't buy anything else in this kit buy one of these it's amazing for tripods I've got

A couple tripods that I'm going to be bringing with me one is gonna be this monopod this is the I footage Cobra 2 I've been using this monopod for another year like this a lot of my gear I've been using for a long time and this thing's great because as you can see it's just a quick twist and it goes up and down I've also got the comodo fluid head on the top of it which you don't necessarily need but if you want to use something get like nice smooth pans until it's stuff like that you can use this but a new addition to you guys I don't think I've seen before and I

Don't know that I've talked about is I bought a whole bunch of these little adapters right here where you just screw these onto all your cameras and you use these as quick release plates and then you can just quickly adapt all of your gear to all of your stability like your tripods your slider stuff like that I have six of these right now and all of these all my cameras have these on them right now except they're in here I love this little connector right here it was cheap I bought it very cheap on Amazon my other no big surprise here my favorite most used tripod of all time

That's the original Manfrotto pixie I also had the new Manfrotto pixie but I don't like it as much um this is just a staple of what I do I've also brought this thing with me everywhere it's just it's easy to use you put the camera on there you can use it as a vlogging tool you can use it as a tabletop thing if I'm going anywhere I'm bringing this with me we've also got another battery another backup audio cable because you can never have enough backup audio cables I was at a conference last year speaking and I was trying to hook up but was actually filming on one of these

These sixes um and I was trying to film myself like with my wireless system at the time my microphone cord broke and I was kind of screwed so I always bring extra microphone connection cables so that I don't lose anything when it comes to audio but you guys like I whatever everyday dad you talked about all your support equipment what cameras are you bring and that's what we're excited about so I'm bringing my two favorite cameras of all time I love these two cameras these are the two best cameras you could buy today the first one is the sony a6000 you've made so many videos

About this and i'm probably gonna make another one just because i darn love this thing this has the best autofocus i've ever used I've used Nikon cameras I've used Canon cameras have you Sony everything this a 6400 has hands-down the best video autofocus ever it's amazing I never have to worry about being in focus and the benefit of this because the a7 3 has pretty much the same system but the a7 3 needs up monitor this has a flip up screen so you'll need a monitor it is its own monitor and it just works I'm also trying out this new lens I've never

Used before but this is the 10 to 18 this have been like a 15 to 30 equivalent lens so it's nice wide angle for vlogging so it's got OSS or optical steadyshot built into it basically it's got stabilization built into it so these two combined together actually will be my vlogging rig from now on if I'm gonna do any like vlogging will be this with the road Wireless go plugged into it and it just like it works like this is one of the best camera platforms I've ever used I love the H 6400 anytime people ask me what camera they should get to do like talking hit YouTube videos it is

The age 6400 I think it's better than the a 730 I think it's better than just about everything else except except hello I'm also bringing the kit lens I really like this kit lens I know a lot of people don't like it it's not the most optically sound lens in the world but it works and it works very well and it's so small and it gives me 16 250 equivalent which I mean you don't really need much more than that if you're gonna be just doing like out and about by yourself vlogging or doing camera stuff but let's talk about my favorite camera of all

Time this is the panasonic lumix ugh 5 this is the best camera ever made hands down this is the best camera I have ever used this can do everything it has one negative and that's autofocus and you don't even need to necessarily worry about it if you've got a cell phone there you go you can use the Panasonic app you can control everything about this camera from the app that I put it in here oh I'm bringing along the 12 260 not that good like a lens this is the kit lens I got on the gx9 that's been doing all of my b-roll but I'm gonna bring this along if I do need like a 12

260 or 24 to 120 equivalent zoom if I need some more zoom this will be the can this will be the lens to do it for me or my main lens that I've been doing with all of my studio work is the Sigma 16 millimeter 1.4 now this gets a lot of like people talk about this a lot for these Sony cameras because it's a fantastic lens it ends up being a 24 millimeter equivalent but I use this in the gh 5 because it becomes a 35 millimeter equivalent which is what we're using right now 35 millimeters has quickly become like my favorite focal length for talking head video stuff

Because it's wider it gives you a more sense of like what's going on in the video as opposed to like 50 or I think 24 is a little too wide I think 50 is a little too tight I like 35 and so combine this together and then you combine that with this and there you go this is a professional level video package the stabilization inside of the gh 5 makes this prime lens easy to handhold this gives you fantastic audio quality and I bought all of these used so this was let this package right here is less than 2 grand yeah a pro level camera for less than 2

Grand it's got a flip-out screen works really well I like taking pictures in the gh 5 I know people are like microphone fairies it doesn't take good pictures false this thing takes fantastic pictures it's got a lot of really great modes in the side of it like post focus which lets you take a picture at 1.4 and then it takes lots of pictures along the way of the entire gamut of the focus range and then you can combine them all in post and then make it one photo that's perfectly in focus with the sharpness of the lens as you go along this camera is the best you

I've said it so much I made a lot of videos about this too because it's so get crazy Sable ization great colors great audio you the audio focus is terrible autofocus is terrible but you don't use the autofocus I love this camera add those two cameras I used this for pretty much everything that I can and then if I need good autofocus I use the Sony a 6400 with these two cameras you can do everything everything is within reach and is doable because you can do it but yeah this is all of the gear that I am taking to Sony condo with me much like when I went to CES I

Brought a whole bunch of camera gear I don't actually anticipate carrying all of this stuff the only camera I anticipate carrying around with me is the a6 form because it's a Sony event I don't want Sony to like I think they beat you up if you bring a Panasonic camera we're gonna this is just gonna hide out in my room with me we got what gear do you guys use when you go traveling or when you go to events let me know in the comments below I would love to have a conversation about what kind of camera gear we are all using because I love talking about it I love

Finding out more gear that I could go buy because I buy an awful lot of camera gear if you didn't know that thanks for watching

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