My Gear List

This is my entire gear list, both present, future and recommended (stuff I don’t need):

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Cameras


Lenses

Current:

Nikon mount:

Sony Mount:

Wish List:


Rig

Lens Adapters:

Cage: Varavon Zeus (B&H, Amazon)

Baseplates:

Follow Focus:

  • Current: Gondor, from CAME-TV (Don’t recommend it!)
  • Wish List: Arri MMF-2

Matte Box:

Rods: Generic, steel and aluminum, 15mm LWS


ND Filters

  • 4×5.65: Formatt Firecrest IRNDs (B&H, Amazon), Cavision graduated (I don’t recommend Cavision)
  • 4×4 and circular: Hoya, Haida, Lee, etc.

Battery Solutions

Batteries:

Adapters:

Chargers:

  • Sony chargers (crappy slow chargers!)
  • Panasonic and Wasabi charger
  • Knock off from Ebay – fast!

Support:


Tripod and Head

Fluid head: Cartoni FocusHD

Ball head: Arca Swiss Monoball P0 with panning system (B&H, Amazon) – a beauty but doesn’t play well with third-party plates.

Tripod: 

Dream List: OConnor 1030D with a Gitzo 5 6x Systematic 4-section carbon fiber tripod (Model: GT5542LS)


Video Recorder

Atomos Shogun  with Intel 530 240GB (B&H, Amazon) and Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD drives


External Monitor

  1. On-camera: Atomos Shogun
  2. 24″ Production: FSI DM240

Microphones

Shotgun: Sennheiser ME66/K6

Dreamlist: MKH-series, but yet to decide.

Wired Lavaliers:

Cables: MX (Indian brand)

Zepellin and Pole: K-Tek + K-GPS Kit


Audio Recorder

Current: Tascam DR-60D (I)

Wish List: Sound Devices 633

USB Adapter: Shure X2U XLR to USB Adapter (I use this to directly record into computer)


Monitoring Headphones

Sennheiser HD380 Pro


Miscellaneous

Lightmeter: Sekonic L478D (The only light meter that can read high ISOs and frame rates!)

Rechargeable AA Batteries and Charger: Eneloop Pro/XX

Cleaning Kit: Zeiss and Giottos Rocket Large

Bags:

  • Walk-around photography: Pisen (Nat Geo clone, but tough as hell)
  • Work: Thinktank Retrospective 30
  • Storage: Pinnacle (local manufacturer) hard case and custom foam
  • Backpack and for carry-on flying: Osprey Talon 44 with a locally-made custom camera enclosure for the full rig

Color Chart: DSC Labs OneShot Pocket

Intervalometer: JJC TM-F2

All kinds of lights, from LEDs to Tungsten/Halogen and DIY Fluorescent banks, photo stands, C-stands, rigging adapters and gear, and an iPad teleprompter.


Software

Editing: DaVinci Resolve 14 (Previously Adobe Premiere Pro)

Audio: Audacity. I’ll move to DaVinci Resolve once it has enough features (Previously Adobe Audition)

Effects, Grading and Finishing: DaVinci Resolve 14

Photos and Images: GIMP (Previously Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, Capture One Express)

Player: VLC and Quicktime

Online Video: Vimeo Pro and YouTube

Music: Garageband


Computer

Workstation: 1950x Threadripper Build, as shown in this video. If you would like to purchase the build guide ($7), click here.

  • Primary grading monitor: FSI DM240
  • 4K GUI Monitor: LG 32UD59 (Do not recommend)
  • 2nd GUI Monitor 1080p: Dell

Second Computer: iMac 27″ 2012 (3.5GHz i5, 16 GB RAM, 1GB Nvidia GPU)

Calibration: XRite i1Display Pro (B&H, Amazon)

Work drive: Areca 4-bay 5026 Thunderbolt (B&H, Amazon) with Seagate Barracuda 3TB drives, total 12 TB in RAID 10 (usable 6TB). I get about 1 GB/s at best, and on average about 400-500 MB/s.

Storage NAS: Synology DS1817+ (Amazon) with various 10TB Enterprise drives. No RAID or JBOD, just separate drives.

Wacom Intuos tablet (B&H, Amazon)

External disks I use (all USB 3.0):

  • Seagate 1 TB, 2TB, 4TB
  • WD 1TB
  • HGST Touro 1TB – my favorite 7200 rpm drives for editing. The others are all 5400rpm.
  • Transcend 1TB

Midi Keyboard: Korg microKey 37 (Amazon, B&H)

Current mobile phone: iPhone 8 Plus.