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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.