Equipment

I am routinely asked what kind of equipment I use to create my TTM videos for YouTube, so I thought I would my gear list up as a resource for everybody to refer to. If you have any questions about video or podcasting gear, please send me an email or use the contact form and I will do my best to answer them.

Video Gear

Camera – Canon T7i

Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm is STM Lens with Altura Photo Advanced Accessory and Travel Bundle
  • INCLUDES: Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens + AirBag Packable Bag and Camera Insert + SanDisk 64GB C10 Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Card + Altura Photo Mini Tripod with Pistol Grip + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Wrist Strap + Altura Photo Hard-Shell Case + Altura Photo Accessory Kit + 3 Sizes MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Pouch
  • FEATURING a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor, the T7i is capable of producing high-resolution imagery with notable clarity and minimal noise.
  • FULL HD 1080p Video Recording, 45-Point All Cross-Type AF and Dual Pixel CMOS AF Systems, Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi, NFC and bluetooth.
  • CANON brand accessories included: Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera + EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens + LP-E17 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + LC-E17 Charger for LP-E17 Battery Pack + Eyecup Ef + RF-3 Body Cap + EW-400D Wide Strap + Canon Limited 1-Year Warranty

I use a Canon T7i for all of the video where it is me on camera. I love it because it has a flip out screen, which makes it easy to compose the shot while I am sitting behind the desk. It has served me very well.

SD Cards

I use a variety of flash cards for the camera, but have had the best luck with PNY cards specifically designed for HD camera.

Microphone

rode_videomicI have a microphone mounted to the flash mount on top of the T3i. The microphone I chose is the Rode VideoMic Pro. It has a great sound and is something I can use for other projects as well. When using the Mic, I set the gain switch to be in the middle. It took a bit of experimenting to find the correct settings, but once I did, it was a lot easier than messing with a lapel mic.

Lights

Light KitFor lights I use a simple 2-point light system rather than a traditional 3. The light kit I chose is called the PBL STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEO LIGHT KIT CONTINUOUS LIGHTING KIT VIDEO LIGHTING EZ 24″ x 24″ SOFTBOX. ┬áIt does remarkable well for such an inexpensive kit. The bulbs are 5500K daylight bulbs, which helps me adjust the settings for the camera, making everything look like natural light.

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