Guides Equipment Videography

Guides: Equipment

At Aviation in Action we love to help and guide anyone and everyone to take photographs and videos to show aviation at its best!

So in this section we want to help by showing you the equipment we use to get that perfect shot! From entry level to professional grade there is something for everyone.

Live Streaming & Videography

Camera: Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camcorder

The Panasonic AG-CX350 is a Fantastic camera, I personally believe the Panasonic wins hands down on so many levels, The choice of codecs, the live streaming capability, It looks the part, feels the part and produces some amazing video footage.

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Powerbank: POWEROAK Portable Power Station

POWEROAK – The Portable Power Station 500Wh AC50S Solar Generator Portable Camping Power Pack come with  a Wireless Charging LED. It allows us to bring over 7 hours of continuous live streams to our viewers.

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Microphones: Blue Microphones Yeti Professional USB

The Blue Microphone Yeti is perfect for our Streaming, the sound quality is amazing allowing our viewers the sound quality they deserve. The Blue Yeti is also good for Podcasting, Broadcasting, Gaming, VOICE overs, and More.

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Microphone: RODE NTG2 Short Shotgun Microphone

The RØDE NTG2 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, Its designed for the  professional camera within the film, video, television and production . Its full frequency response, low noise and audio transparency make it an ideal film, video, and voice over microphone. We use this Microphone for videos only, not livestreams and the quality has never let us down.

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Stream Deck: Stream Deck Elgeto

I’m sure there’s is loads of things you can do with this, but the Stream Deck certainly provides a lot of great utilitys to your streams. I use it to turn on/off the live streams,  and switch scenes seamlessly without having touch the keyboard.
Elgato offer  larger versions but this little gem certainly helps with what we use it for.

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CamLink 4k : Elgato Cam Link 4K

The Cam Link 4K, easily connects your DSLR, camcorder or action cam to your PC or Mac and use it as a webcam in your favourite apps. Superb quality at 1080p 60 or even up to 4K at 30 frames per second keeps your stream professional. Without the Cam Link 4k we wouldnt be able to bring high quality streams to our viewers.

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HDMI Cable: 4K HDMI Cable

To make everything work we use 4K HDMI Cable 2M HDMI Lead-Snowkids Ultra High Speed 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 Cable 4K@60Hz Compatible Fire TV, 3D Support, Ethernet Function, Video 4K UHD 2160p.

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Field Monitor: Feelworld T7 7 Inch On Camera Monitor

The Feelworld T7 7 Inch On Camera DSLR Field Monitor with HD Focus allows me to keep focused on the subject without having to use the on camera screen. Its connected with HDMI cables and the picture quality is brilliant.

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Power Tower: Tower Extension with 8 Outlets

The main issue is power when on location. With power banks you need a good reliable Tower Extension Lead. This item comes with 8 Outlets and  5 USB Power Strip Tower with Surge Protected Multi Gang Switched Charging Station.

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Memory Cards: Tough 128GB Memory Card

You need a really good memory card to save the video footage. I was recomended these cards and they have never let me down.

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Small Rig Arm: SMALLRIG Magic Arm

The SMALLRIG Magic Arm 5.5 Inches Flexible Articulating Arm with 1/4 Thread for Monitor EVF Video Camera Rig-2065t allows me to connect the external monitor to the main frame of my tripod.

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Tripod: CAYER Video Tripod 72 inch- Professional

The CAYER Video Tripod System, BV30L 72 inch- Professional Heavy Duty Aluminum Twin Tube Tripod. This Tripod is very sterdy and has a smooth tripod head allowing for our viewers to enjoy smooth footage.

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Laptop: Dell G3 15 3000 15.6 Inch FHD Gaming Laptop

To Help run our software ( StreamLabs) we needed a Laptop that could run very fast. we chose the  Dell G3 15 3000 15.6 Inch FHD Gaming Laptop (Black) Intel Core i7-8750H Processor, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB GDDR5.

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Camera Bag : Lowepro BP 250 AW II

This Camera bag allows your photography and video adventure to begin with the next generation of the Photo Hatchback. This lightweight, flexible and sporty daypack strikes the ideal balance of carrying photo gear along with your other essentials including scanner, spare batterys and memory cards.

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