Latest YouTube video

Latest YouTube video now live

I’ve just uploaded my latest YouTube video to my channel.  It’s a explanation of the equipment I use to record my YouTube videos.  This gear is mainly used when shooting videos in my studio or in the edit suite. It’s not very mobile, in fact it’s not at all mobile!

Mobility is an area to investigate for the future. I’m unable to do ‘run and gun’ type VLOG videos at present. My equipment is all manual focus, too heavy and not portable. I’ve been looking at the Sony AR7 III so will let you know how that pans out.

I’m adapting my GoPro Hero6 to bring that into action. This will be a temporary measure I think. I need to improve the sound capture as the internal microphone is very poor leading to poor audio on the video. Once you’ve captured poor sound there’s no real way to fix it. 

Link to the YouTube video:

Latest YouTube video - my youtube video setup

List of gear I use

Many people like to know what gear and equipment others use. So here’s my list with relevant links to products on Amazon.  Some items are discontinued or have been replaced by newer models. Therefore I’ve only given links current items at the time of this post. 


Nikon D810 DSLR full frame sensor cameras x 2
Running at 1080p 24 FPS, F5.6 as ISO 400

Samyang T1.5 85mm

Samyang T1.5 50mm lenses, manual focus

Sennheiser MKE400 shotgun microphones on cameras x 2

Zacuto EVF, Follow Focus and Quick Release plate, flexible arm

Manfrotto video tripods and 501HDV heads x 2

Manfrotto Xpro monopod with swivel foot & video head


IKAN LED 1000 x 2
IKAN LED 500 x 1


Audio Technica AT897 shotgun microphone on overhead boom stand

ZOOM H4n audio recorder

Sound Devices MixPre-D compact field mixer