Ways To Make Creating Video Oh-So-Much Easier

I cannot live without so many clever pieces of video kit to create good quality content, without a lot of faffing or limitations.

Here are some quick links for you to take a look at what I use in my business.  I only share links to the things I have tried and tested and then implemented into the way we do things here at Peary HQ. Full disclosure, these links are affiliate links.

What you see here are my favourite pieces of video kit.  I can wholeheartedly recommend them all.

Mixable Sound

NEEWER RED NW-1500 Desktop Broadcast & Recording Condenser Microphone

I have to confess I bought this purely based on style! I thought it would be cute to have a brand-matching microphone.

It took me a bit of time to buy the right compatible cables and sound interface to get this working but I am over the moon with the final result of sound. If I could go back in time I would have bought the full sound recording kit in a bulk buy.

BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UM2 48kHz 2-channel USB Audio Interface with XENYX Mic Preamplifier

I use this clever gadget to process the sound from the phantom-power condenser microphone.

Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand with Microphone Clip Holder

This is how to stop that annoying echo effect that happens when recording sound with a microphone sitting on your desktop. I like to have my desk as free from clutter as possible.

I love that I can swing in a microphone when I need it and simply push it out of my way when I don't.

I personally feel that having this up and off from my desktop results in a better quality of sound. You don't pick up any knocks on the desk that can affect a recording.

Simple Sound

USB Microphone UHURU Cardioid Condenser

This is a full kit that achieves all of the above in one step.

Tiger MCA68-BK Microphone Boom Stand, Mic Stand with Free Mic Clip - Black

I love having this set up in my YouTube space. I can position it just right so that better quality sound does not affect the shot.

Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel Microphone Kit

When my BOYA Lav Mic died on me (without warning) I was on the hunt for something that just plugged straight in. Whilst this doesn't come with an adaptor to plug directly into my laptop (link to that in this kit folder too) I still really like the quality of sound and the array of adaptors that came as standard.

Headphone Jack Splitter

After trying TONNES of different headphone jack splitters to be able to record sound directly onto my MacBook pro this was the only one to work.

Comica CVM-D03 Dual Lavalier Lapel Microphone with Mono/Stereo Sound

Perfect for a quick post-shoot interview with my clients which usually happens down the pub.

Sephia SP9090VC Earphones Headphones In-Ear Design Strong Bass Built-In Microphone

I need to check the sound quality when I'm out on location recording a quick testimonial after I've shot a headshots session. I'm often in a loud place, or we have a noisy crew on set. I can keep this nifty lil pack in my kitbag and pull it out to check sound recording levels are right on a microphone with a great cancelling out the effect of the rest of the noise on set.

This is perfect and I really love the cute little bag. I also have tiny earholes. The selection of attachments to get 100% noise-cancelling was perfect for me!

Soundcore by Anker Life Q30 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Headphones with Multiple Modes

I have such a rude next-door neighbour. She thinks caterwauling into a cheap tinny-sounding karaoke machine is a great idea in the middle of the afternoon.

So I don't tear my hair out I invested in these to cancel her out. They work a charm.

Inmei X1 Teleprompter

This fits so well on my SONY when filming. Cuts out all that time to print out my scripts for Mwah TV.


Logitech Brio Stream Webcam, Ultra HD 4K Streaming Edition

There is a reason this webcam is a real favourite among content creators. Whilst I don't find the sound to be overly reliable, I do think that the quality of the image it creates is incredible.

SONY A6000

This is such a handy piece of lightweight kit. It hooks straight up to my OBS Studio system so I can get an accurate preview of any footage I'm recording instantaneously.

Zhiyun Smooth 4 3 Axis Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

I got this to help me capture smooth video footage with my phone whilst out on photography sessions. This makes it really easy to pass over to a crew member to catch me capturing the session.


Neewer Dimmable 176 LED Video Light 5600K on Camera Light Panel

When it comes to lighting video having something that is easy to gel and dial-up and down according to daylight is key. I have a few of these nifty lighting blocks. With the adapter I can switch out my flash heads with my photography lighting stands with ease.

UGREEN DC Power Supply Adapter 12V 2A, AC 100-240V to DC 12V Power Cable

This ensures my light cubes stay on and stay strong even if I have to do a million takes over and over again.

Neewer 12-inch Inner/14-inch Outer LED Ring Light and Light Stand 36W 5500K Lighting Kit

This adds an extra splash of precision and highlight to my recordings. I really like the height on the stand too. The slight pivot feature really helps too.


APPLE MACBOOK PRO 15" Core i7 2.5GHz Retina

Such an incredible laptop for so many reasons. I prefer to shoot all video directly into my laptop to cut out the drawn-out transfer of files via memory card. This laptop can handle this process with ease.

Portable Tripod K&F Concept 70"/17

This is such a handy piece of lightweight kit. It hooks straight up to my OBS Studio system so I can get an accurate preview of any footage I'm recording instantaneously.

TARION H-Shape 2-Part Swivel Tilt

I'm a BIG believer in getting the most out of the kit you already have. With a collection of solid lighting stands, its better value (and better for the environment) to get familiar with the right adaptors. I have these to go on my flash head lighting stands to hold my LED continuous lighting I use for filming.

High Speed Mini HDMI Cable

The HDMI cable I use to tether my video recording to the laptop.

Buqiuy USB 3.0 Audio Video Capture Card

I use this to tether my SONY to my laptop with an HDMI cable. This makes it much easier to capture good quality sound.

General Photography Equipment

WEX - Warehouse Express UK

The first place I go to when hunting for new equipment is Warehouse Express, a really friendly company based in Norwich. They have such a nice team, they do trade in's and you can buy a wealth of good quality second hand too.

This takes you to my Mention Me account with WEX so you can get £20 off your next order.

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