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 camera: Panasonic GH5. Overkill? Maybe.
Backup cameras: Two Panasonic G7 <- IMO still the best affordable camera for video out there!
A-Roll lens #1: Samyang/Rokinon 12mm F2.0
A-Roll lens #2: Samyang/Rokinon 16mm F2.0 (with Canon EF to Micro 4/3 adapter)
B-Roll lens: Panasonic 25mm F1.7 <- love that lens! and
Additional lenses: Samyang/Rokinon 7.5mm F3.5 Fisheye and Panasonic 14-140mm F3.5
Memory Cards: Samsung 64GB SD UHS-3 and Transcend 64GB SD UHS-3

Camera accessories/mounts

Tripod head: Manfrotto MVH502A
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
DIY teleprompter using a Laptop screen and a controller like this one
Showfloor rig: Same as this one, but obviously pimped out with 3D printed mounts etc.

Audio

Main lavalier microphone: Rode SmartLav+
Wireless lavalier microphone: Rode Filmmaker kit
Secondary microphone: cheap EM-320E
Recorder & live microphone: Zoom H4nSP
Showfloor microphone: Superlux PRA D1
“Reference”, open-back headphones: Superlux HD-681 Evo
Showfloor, closed-back headphones: Superlux HD-660
Casual headset: Logitech G230

Live gear

Laptop: Lenovo 700
HDMI capture cards: Avermedia Live Gamer Portable USB
Software: OBS Studio (highly recommended)
Otherwise, i’m using the same camers and microphone as listed above

Lights

Softboxes: Various Elinchrom types
E27 lights: Philips 23W 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: Intel i7 5960X (8C/16T), overclocked, watercooled
RAM: 64GB GEIL DDR4-2400
GPU: Asus GTX970-DCMOC-4GD5 (hacked-on waterblock, similar to this one)
Mainboard: Asus X-99A
Soundcard: Asus DGX (although the audio on the X99-A is very decent already)
SSD: Crucial MX100 512GB -> successor MX200 500GB
Bulk storage: Many Toshiba 3TB and 4TB drives <- RAID-like with Windows Storage Spaces, works great!
Power supply: Cooler Master V650
Case: Cooler Master CM-690 II
OS: Genuine Windows 10 Pro

Screens: Two Dell U2414H
Mouse: Roccat Tyon <- gimme all those programmable buttons!
Keyboard: Gigabyte Aorus Thunder K7 (same as the compact K3, but with a detachable numpad / programmable macro pad)
Mousepad: Roccat Taito control mid-size and Steelseries QcK XXL
Card reader: Transcend TS-RDF8K