ESSENTIAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT

Interested in creating your own video production and not sure where to start with key video equipment? Below is a list of useful video links and discounts on products to help get your started.

Lighting

Suitable for starting out on a budget

Newer 160 LED CN-160

Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital

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Rotolight Interview Kit

Great for interview set-ups, close-range portraiture, close-up and macro photography

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Emgreat® Aputure Amaran Led

Wide Angle Led Video Light Panel Led Studio Lighting Kit with Rechargeable Batteries Pack

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GET YOUR AUDIO RIGHT WHEN USING A SMARTPHONE

Suitable for starting out on a budget

Professional mics with no compromise

RØDE Smartlav Plus- Accessory to shoot video using a smartphone

RØDE SMARTLAV+

Rode SmartLav+ (Plus) is a new and improved lavalier mic for smartphones. For iOS, Android, Windows OS devices

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RØDE SC6 - Dual trrs input and headphone output for smartphones

RØDE SC6 iPhone Accessory

Allows one or two smartlav microphones to be connected to a smartphone. Compatible with RØDE SMARTLAV+

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iphone ClipMic digital made by Apogee

ClipMic digital

A clip-on microphone for professional mobile recording using iOS devices. Connects via the lightening adapter.

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iphone MKE 2 digital made by Apogee

MKE2 digital

Professional microphone for iOS devices offerring only the best quality. Connects via the lightening adapter.

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RØDE SC4 - Accessory to shoot video using a smartphone

RØDE SC4 phone Accessory

3.5mm trs to trrs adaptor. Ideal for connecting external mics to smartphones. Compatible with RØDE SMARTLAV+

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StarTech Extension cable for recording video on a smartphone

Extenstion Cable – StarTech

2M Male to Female Headset Extension Cable. This will come in handy if the lavalier mic is not long enough. Compatible with RØDE SMARTLAV+

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Rycote covers

Rycote 065505 Overcover for Lavalier Microphone

If you are planning on filming outdoors one of these covers can drastically reduce wind noise which may ruin a video production.

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BASIC COSMETICS – COVER UP THAT SHINE

shine blotting papers for video productions

Skin Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets

Boots Skin Clear Oil-Absorbing Sheets instantly remove excess oil from the skin. These are great for reducing shine on skin.

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BUDGET TRIPODS

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2 in 1 Universal Tripod Mount

2 in 1 Universal Tripod Mount

Smartphone adapter and tablet holder in one

Joby GripTight GorillaPod

Joby GripTight GorillaPod

Adjustable grip fits most iPhones, Android and Windows smartphones with or without a case.

Arkon MG2TRI Flexible Tripod Mount

Arkon MG2TRI Flexible Tripod Mount

Mobile Grip 2 Holder for all iOS, Android, and Windows Smartphones

Ex-Pro Spirit Level Travel Tripod

Lightweight tripod Suitable for attaching a Rotolights or one of the portable tripods listed above

LIGHTING STANDS – ALSO SUITABLE FOR ATTACHING LIGHT CAMERAS

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One Professional Kit Stand Lighting

Portability and easy to set-up. This stand is lightweight and great to use to mount a single light.

7.2ft Professional Kit Stand Lighting

Portability and easy to set-up. These stands are lightweight and great to use to mount a pair of lights.

Mini Tripod Ball Head Bracket

This locking ball head makes adjusting your lights to nearly any position quick and easy. Great if you want to angle your lights making it easy to illuminate the subject of your filming or photography. They are great to use with the lighting stands.

ROYALTY FREE MUSIC

Music can make a huge emotional difference to a video production. Choosing the right music can help connect your audience to the videos intended message. Make sure you check out one of the royalty music sites below. Just make sure you check the fine print on the different licence types available for the music.

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Jukedeck - Where to get the right music
premium beat - royalty free music for your video production
beatsuite - royalty free music for your video production
ricall express - music for your video production

MOBILE EDITING APPS

If you are thinking of editing footage directly on your smartphone consider one of the following apps.

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iPhone iOS

iMovie

apple imovie - online video editing app

iPhone iOS

Pinnacle Studio

PINNACLE STUDIO FOR MOBILE ONLINE VIDEOs

iPhone iOS

Cameo

CAMEO-FOR-MOBILE-ONLINE-VIDEOs

Windows OS

Movie Maker 8.1

windows phone - online video editing app

Windows OS

Nokia Video Director

nokia-video-director-windows-phone

Android OS

KineMaster Pro

android- online video editing app

STOCK VIDEO FOOTAGE – GREAT RESOURCE FOR B-ROLL

A resource for downloading stock footage. A trial subscription is available.

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STOCK IMAGES – PERFECT FOR ANY VIDEO PRODUCTION

If you need great quality photos, make sure you check out one of the royalty image sites below. Just make sure you check the fine print on the different licence types you can acquire for your photos.

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dreamstime-images for video production
shutterstock images for video production
istock images for video production

CAMERA REVIEWS

Video camera reviews

Interested in picking up a new camera and want an expert opinion? Make sure you check out one of the sites below.

Pocket Camera Reviews

CNET Camera Reviews

Top 5: Best DSLR Cameras for Shooting Video

Top 10 Camcorders 2015 (Stuff Magazine)

VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES

Video streaming services are on the rise and people are looking to share content out very quickly.

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Instagram

Periscope

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