Videomaker – Learn video production and editing, camera reviews › Forums › Technique › Production Gear › New Video and Audio Studio Set-up, Looking for Thoughts and Feedback
March 1, 2016 at 6:07 AM #89288Lukeman28Member
So I have been hired as a Video Producer fresh out a college at a corporation that really wants to revamp their video department and bring it into the 21st century. I am pretty much a one man team and was asked to overview all of their equipment and make a compiled list of all the upgrades they need. For reference this gear will be used for company interviews, corporate training videos, web based content, voice-overs, travel to different sites and various other requirements on a need by need basis. Due to this I have tried to create a list of equipment that allows of for a lot of wiggle room in what we can do. In terms of budget everything listed is kinda at the point of what we want to spend for each category. I would love to hear the communities thoughts and feedback on my list. I have done a decent amount of research on everything on this list but am still new and due to this I have not had access to the higher end equipment and would therefor love to hear what people who have worked with this gear have to say. Also I know there are a lot of things that can be added to this list and we do have some lighting equipment already. This is a kind of bare bones essentials list to get us started out but with that in mind if there is anything that could be added let me know.
Panasonic AG-DVX200 $4,195.00
Misc. Equipment –
Sachtler 0475 FSB-6 Carbon-Fiber Tripod System $1,962.00
Pelican 1610 Case $199.00
Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit $143.95
ATS RAM Cradle 2 $74.95
Rode NTG-3 Location Sound Booming kit $1,049.95
Audio-Technica AT2035 Bundle $149.00
SL-VBD96 7.2V Li-Ion Battery $143.00
2X Lexar 128GB Professional $129.98
Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone $79.99
March 2, 2016 at 3:25 PM #213626ShoestoneMember
Oh boy. Other people’s money to spend on the equipment of my choice. All looks good. You shouldn’t get into any trouble with the DVX200, but if money was no object I would have gone for super 35 size sensor. Do you need 4k, and how are you going to edit it?
March 3, 2016 at 5:40 AM #213630Lukeman28Member
I did consider going for a super 35 size sensor like the FS5 with a zoom lens but the extra 2k didn’t seem worth it for our applications based on my boss’ reaction haha. The main justification for going with that upgrade that I could think of was better low lighting conditions, depth of field, and more versatility with multiple lens that could easily outlive the life of the camera with future upgrades. But I’m assuming the target budget for the camera he was shooting for was about 4000. We dont need 4K either but based on everything I read it would leave room for editing options in post and based on were the trends are going I can see 4K monitors and TV’s becoming a lot more popular in the next few years and might add to the cameras lifespan. In regards to the editing it will be done with the creative cloud, mostly premiere and after effects. Thank you for your feedback!
- The forum ‘Production Gear’ is closed to new topics and replies.