Equipment

While I regularly hire cameras and crew from Alexa’s to XDCam’s, I also have my own private stash of kit that can be brought onto shoots.

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My own camera

Panasonic HPX 250 EJ – handheld P2 Full HD camera

“The AG-HPX250 is a P2 HD handheld camera recorder with 10 bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame full 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording.”
***BBC HD approved***

Link to camera review by Definition Magazine

 

Hague mini jib – that creates lovely jib & slider style moves.

Sachtler DV12 tripod (plus hard carry case for air freight)
1 x 64 Gig & 2 x 32Gig P2 cards
(100megs/sec MXF AVC-Intra = 32 mins per card)
Portabrace camera bag – sized for aircraft overhead lockers
Steadybag
Raincover
1 x Panasonic battery, 1 x Swit battery with output power socket for on-camera light
USB Card reader
3 x 500Gig Lacie Rugged drives

 

 

 

NB – The picture is Panasonic’s official advert. And, no, that’s not me carrying an expensive camera unprotected up a mountain on my back!

Lights

1 x Photoflex StarLite OctoDome 3’, 1000W/500W, SoftBoxGrid, gels (think cheap kinoflo)
3 x Sachtler 300W tungsten lights & dimmers
1 x On-camera DedoLight LEDzilla

Sound

1 x Radio mic: Sony ECM 77 line mic / radio mic WRT- 805 (either cable or radio)
1 x Radio mic: Sennheiser EW100 G3 radio mic
1 x Rode NTG-1 Shotgun mic & fluffy (can be used on or off camera)
1 x boom
Rycote undercovers in black, white, grey

Stills

Nikon D200 (incl timelapse intervalometer)

Editing

AVID Media Composer V6.0.5 (on a laptop & imac)
– with Boris Continuum Complete 8.1, Magic Bullet Looks 2
Apple Final Cut Pro 7

Self-drive cameras

Canon C300
Sony XDcam F800
Canon 5D II & III
Canon XF305