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Gear Opinion Post your setup - ask others questions about their setup


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I posted a new board request in "Feature Requests" and @Beanie Draws pointed out that there is no reason we can't do it here in the "Gear Discussions" board. The idea is for people to post what they are using. if you see someone post something you are interested in, ask them about it. I came up with a template, but feel free to do your own thing.

The template:
  • Camera (multiple allowed)
  • Lens (n/a or multiple allowed)
  • Microphone (built-in, or multiple allowed)
  • Tripod or other camera mount
  • Lights
  • Stands, extenders, booms
  • Editing software
  • Compositing software (if applicable)
  • Color Correction software (if applicable)
  • Audio software (if applicable)
  • Thumbnail creator
  • Banner creator
  • Avatar creator
  • End screen creator
  • Other recommendations (no affiliate links). For example, camera sliders, podcast syndicators, multi-stream providers, planning software, streaming software, etc.
Here are my answers:
  • Camera: Primary - Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k, Secondary - Sony A6400
  • Lens: Primary - Sigma 24mm f/1.4, Secondary - Sigma 16mm f/1.4
  • Microphone: RODE VideoMic NTG, Shure SM7B
  • Tripod or other camera mount: Old Manfroto tripod and head I've had for 15 years
  • Lights: (1) Elgato Key Light, (2) Elgato Key Light Air
  • Stands, extenders, booms: (2) Elgato Multi-Mount, various other things I've had in my grip kit forever
  • Editing software: Davinci Resolve Studio
  • Compositing software: Davinci Resolve Studio (Fusion)
  • Color Correction software: Davinci Resolve Studio (color)
  • Audio software: Davinci Resolve Studio (Fairlight)
  • Thumbnail creator: Canva
  • Banner creator: Adobe Illustrator
  • Avatar creator: Adobe Illustrator
  • End screen creator: Canva
  • Other recommendations: I syndicate an audio version via Anchor.fm. I write in MSFT Word and outline in MSFT PowerPoint. My mixer is a Zoom Livetrak L-8. I also use an Elgato Streamdeck for rapid setup changes.
Edited to add computers:
Laptop: 16" MBP I9 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM w/ 1TB HD
Desktop: Custom built - AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core 3.5GHz, 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3200MHz, Seagate FireCuda 520 (1.0 TB) x2, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
Tablet: 12" iPad Pro 3rd Gen
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Beanie Draws

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16gb ddr 4. When lockdown ends I'm looking to upgrade to 32gb ddr 4.
Ryzen 7 1700
msi b450m mortar max
500gb samsung 970 evo plus nvme m.2
Nvidia GTX 1080ti Strix.

Rode NT USB (voice over work, but it's broken)
Audio-technica atr2100 usb - Livestreaming and video calls

Logitech c920

sony fdr x3000 (still not sure how to fully use it to it's best potential)

iPad Pro 12" first gen
Wacom intuos 4

wish list
iPad Pro 12" gen 4?
RTX 2090
shure sm7b
second camera, still unsure which one though.
Gro Pro 360 or hero 8
Elgato stream deck
A few elgato lights.
Some led lights
standing desk
4k ultra wide monitor
c-stand or an overall upgraded camera mounting rig for recording.

I've still got a long way to go before I have all the ideal tech, but I'm happy with what I have currently.