Video Production Starter Kit

Viewing 15 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #38809
      Avatarfreeman
      Participant

      For anyone interested I put together a list of inexpensive video production equipment for those getting started in video production.

      Video Production Starter Kit

      Possible Vendors Include:
      FullCompass
      Industrial Video
      B & H Photo

      DV Cameras

      (Canon) GL2 Camera

      (Canon) XL2 Camera Kit (The camera kit comes with several accessories such as batteries, AC Cable, Video Cable etc.)

      Note: Purchase the CanonMA100XLR Mic Adapter / Shoulder Pad for professional XLR connections and shoulder mounted shooting.

      Wireless Microphones

      (Azden) WLX-Pro System which Includes:
      (1) WL/T-Pro Bodypack transmitter (WM-Pro) for talent
      (1) EX-503 lavalier microphone (this attaches to the bodyback transmitter)
      (1) WR22-Pro 2 channel VHF Receiver (to mount onto camera). This receiver allows you to connect two wireless mics.

      Note: If you need two lavalier mics you will need to purchase an additional WL/T-Pro which is not included in the WLX-Pro system package.

      Lights

      (Lowel) Go Tube Kit Light Kit With LB-35 Soft Case Code: T1-90LBZ
      This Kit contains:
      2 Tota-lights (T1-10)
      2 750w, 120v lamps (EMD)
      2 Omni-stands (01-33)
      1 Tota-brella (T1-25)
      1 Tota-frame (T1-20)
      1 Assorted Gels (T1-7
      1 Tota Lampak (T1-61)
      1 Tube Case (T1-82)

      Tripod
      (Manfrotto) Tripod Kit No:501,525PKIT

      For cameras/DVCams weighing up to 13.2 lbs.

      Tripod Head
      501 PRO VIDEO HEAD

      Tripod Legs
      525MVB PRO VIDEO TRIPOD

      Kit includes:
      525MVB Tripod
      501 Pro Video Head
      3284 Half Ball
      3138 Spreader
      3282S Padded Bag

      Note:
      I purposely did not include pricing on the items I listed because it will date the information plus prices are different depending on who you contact or which company’s website you visit . I did however include vendors that you can get the information from. That way you can get the lastest pricing on video equipment. For quick pricing go to http://www.fullcompass.com to view an on-line catalog with prices or visit http://www.bhphotovideo.com for pricing. If you can’t find what you are looking for visit http://www.bogenimaging.us for Tripod information and http://www.lowel.com for light kit information. If you are really interested and have time call a rep because they can sometimes give you lower pricing than what you see on-line. Hope that helps.

    • #168601
      Avatarfreeman
      Participant

      You are welcome to put together another list as a video production starter kit for recommendation to new folks. The more perspectives the better. The list that I put together is from my perspective and from my experience. Some of the items you suggested I would never recommend not that they can’t work.

      No, I don’t have any recommendations for an on camera light/battery combination. Do you have any?

    • #168602
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      I couldn’t find the Tripod kit you recomended on B&H but I did find this one
      Bogen / Manfrotto 3001BD Deluxe Tripod Legs (Black) with 3433 (501) Pro Video Head – Supports 7.7 lbs

      Do you think this will work for shooting wedding video with the Canon GL2?

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=353284&is=REG

    • #168603
      Avatarfreeman
      Participant

      That tripod will work fine. The tripod head appears to be hard enough. Plus the tripod supports about 7 lbs while the camera weighs roughly 2.5 lbs. Good choice.

    • #168604
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Thanks, I really needed help with this one and appreciate the help

    • #168605
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Lights

      (Lowel) Go Tube Kit Light Kit With LB-35 Soft Case Code: T1-90LBZ
      This Kit contains:
      2 Tota-lights (T1-10)
      2 750w, 120v lamps (EMD)
      2 Omni-stands (01-33)
      1 Tota-brella (T1-25)
      1 Tota-frame (T1-20)
      1 Assorted Gels (T1-7
      1 Tota Lampak (T1-61)
      1 Tube Case (T1-82)

      ============

      Do you have a suggestion for an on board or hand held light source? Do you set these lights up around the reception hall? Have you ever come across a complaint from a bride for setting this equipment up? Can you tell lighting is a mystery to me

    • #168606
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      compusolver Wrote:

      Also, I’d caution newbies away from used camcorders. Electronics in these things are notorious for going bad after three years or more. Out of my four used camcorder purchases, not a single one was worth the money.

      Agreed. A word to the wise.

    • #168607
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      bump

    • #168608
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      I get most of my goods from Edgewise Media. They always seemed priced right and it seems like they carry everything.

      http://www.edgewise-media.com

    • #168609
      Avatarfaqvideo
      Participant

      Adding to your equipment list some advice on videotaping the wedding.

      I put together some guide addressed to video enthusiasts as well as to professionals new to wedding business: FAQ Video.

      Enjoy!

    • #168610
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Hi!

      At the recommendation of this thread (thanks!), which of these mic sets should I buy, and why? 😯

    • #168611
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      oops!

      here is the link:

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?ci=1&sb=ps&pn=1&sq=desc&InitialSearch=yes&O=RootPage.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t&shs=%28Azden%29+WLX-Pro+System

      also, do the wireless mics plug into the external mic socket? πŸ˜•
      if not, where do I plug it into?

    • #168612
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Compusolver,
      which bescor do you use?

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?ci=1&sb=ps&pn=1&sq=desc&InitialSearch=yes&O=RootPage.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t&shs=Bescor+50+watt&image.x=6&image.y=12

    • #168613
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Ok, I have about $1200.00 left to spend on a production room for a brand new elementary school, I have already purchased 3 video cameras, lighting, wirless and wired mics, two tripods, a steady cam, a still Nikon digital SLR camera with lenses and speedlight, Final Cut Studio 5.1, Omega Desktop Studio (audio recording), an 88 key MIDI keyboard, and 6 mics. Since it is a new school, if I don’t spend it, I will never see the opportunity to spend it again.

      Since my qualifications for setting up and running this production room for the school are – I can use a computer and I can run a video camera I need suggestions on what else to purchase????? πŸ˜€

    • #206319
      AvatarZaxxon
      Member

      Is there any chance that someone could take a stab at updating this list for 2013? Or point me in the direction of a similar list or article. Thanks in advance.

    • #206341
      AvatarBrian
      Participant

      It really depends what you anticipate producing.  

       

      The first thing is that with today's cameras, all the Lowell lights can be taken off you're list.  For headshots, one or two small flourecents from CoolLights.biz if your on a budget or KinoFlo if you can aford it are a great start. Although LEDs are very popular (and I own several) the flouros are more flattering given the wider spectrum of light they produce.

       

      I personally can't live without my flexfill or Matthews Road Rags.

       

Viewing 15 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Best Products

homicide-bootstrap