My gear


Here’s the gear i use for all the video work, as mentioned in Behind the scenes and why i got fired Most of these links are affiliate links to the international Amazon sites, so if you buy them through these links, i’ll receive a referral bonus at no cost to you. International affiliate links can be found on the support me page!

Cameras & lenses

Main cameras: Two Panasonic GH5. Overkill? Maybe.
A-Roll lens #1: Samyang/Rokinon 12mm F2.0
B-Roll lens: Panasonic 25mm F1.7 <- love that lens!
“Always on” lens: Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 II
Showfloor and travel lens: Panasonic 8-18mm F2.8-4
Interview lens: Panasonic 42.5mm F1.2 <- Best lens to make Micro 4/3 look like full-frame

Additional lenses: Samyang/Rokinon 7.5mm F3.5 Fisheye, Panasonic 14-140mm F3.5, Samyang/Rokinon 16mm F2.0 (with Canon EF to Micro 4/3 adapter)

Memory Cards: many Samsung 128GB EVO Plus (microSD + Adapter) <- Cheap and fast enough for 4K60 (unlinke some more expensive cards)!

Camera accessories/mounts

Main tripod head: Manfrotto MVH502A
Main tripod legs: Walimex FT-9901 (equiv CowboyStudio)
Slider: Openbuilds-Based (purchased from RatRig) with Hähnel BH-40 ballhead (does not fit arca-swiss plates). Motorized using Arduino!
Quick release plates: 70mm Andoer arca-swiss compatible, i use them sideways for easier operation
Quick release clamps: Various Andoer/Mengs arca-swiss compatible clamps

Travel tripod: Manfrotto Compact Action
Travel monopod: Manfrotto Xpro 5-section with a ballhead

DIY teleprompter using a Laptop screen and a controller like this one

Audio

Main lavalier microphone: Rode Filmmaker kit
Secondary microphone: Rode VideoMicro
Backup microphone: Rode Videomic Pro (get the Pro Plus instead, auto-on is so good)
Showfloor microphone: Shure SM58-LC + Rode Newsshooter Kit (the standalone TX-XLR works with the same receivers as the Filmmaker Kit)
Editing headphones: Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Livestreaming gear

CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X (8C/16T) <- 4K livestreaming needs tons of bandwidth (PCIe lanes), which no other platform can provide
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 
RAM: 64GB DDR4
GPU: Gainward Nvidia 1070Ti Phoenix
Mainboard: Asus Prime X399-A
OS: Genuine Windows 10 Pro

HDMI capture cards: 2 Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4k
Software: OBS Studio (highly recommended)
Otherwise, i’m using the same camers and wireless microphone as listed above

Lights

Softboxes: Various Elinchrom types
E27 lights or softboxes: Philips Tornado 865
Small LED panel: Yongnuo YN300 II (adjustable color temperature) -> successor YN300 III
Larger LED panel: Yongnuo YN600L (adjustable color temperature) -> successor YN600L II

Editing Workstation

CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16C/32T) + EK monoblock
RAM: 64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB
GPU: Some Nvidia 1080Ti + EK waterblock
Mainboard: Asus Prime X399-A
SSD: Samsung 960 Evo 500GB
Case: Be Quiet! Dark Base 900
Power supply: Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
OS: Genuine Windows 10 Pro

Storage: Synology DS1817, filled with Toshiba 8TB drives and SSDs for cache

Screen: LG 4K 27″ 27UD69
Mouse: Roccat Leadr <- gimme all those programmable buttons!
Keyboard: Sharkoon Purewriter TKL
Mousepad: Some no-name XXL mousemat
Card reader: Transcend TS-RDF8K