We love giving you guys all the tips and tricks we can so that you can make the most out of your Triggertrap gear, and Triggertrap How To is where all of our video tutorials live. (Go and have a look if you haven't already!) We've been asked a few times about what we use to film our tutorials, so here is a rundown of our How To filming kit...
3 Legged Thing Dave tripod
To make sure that we get steady footage that doesn't look like it's been taken straight out of a horror movie, we obviously need a tripod. We use the 3 Legged Thing Dave tripod because it's compact and lightweight enough to use on location, while still being super tough and sturdy. If you are going abroad, Dave also fits nicely into a medium size suitcase.
The Canon 6D is an awesome bit of kit. It's a great option for us because it's small yet still packs a punch with high quality stills and video. We usually have a 50mm f/1.4 sat on the 6D.
We use a pair of 600Ds for most of the filming we do. These camera are much lighter than the 6D which is great for on location, but the compromise is that the video quality isn't quite as good and you don't get the full frame look. Our favourite feature is the flip out LCD which becomes very handy when filming at awkward angles.
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
For our close up shots where we show kit being plugged in, we use the Canon 100mm macro. It is a great focal length and focuses really close, plus it is beautifully sharp.
We use the Zoom H5 for recording high quality audio, it's especially good for voice-overs. The big advantage with using the Zoom is that you can avoid using the generally bad pre-amps that are built into the camera.
Rodelink Filmmakers Kit
This is pretty new to our kit bag, but it's been game changing for us. This is a wireless lav mic set-up. It's really simple to use, and reasonably priced.
We have learnt the hard way on more than one occasion that you can never have too many spare batteries for your equipment. They are definitely an investment you will thank yourself for later, just remember to keep them charged!
When it comes to shooting video, we recommend using the fastest memory cards you can get hold of. Again, it's always good to have a spare just in case.