Equipment Advice Needed :)

Posted March 21, 2022 in
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Hi! Just starting out with video doing case studies of financial advisors who use our start-up planning software in their offices and wondering what the minimum you all think I need is in terms of equipment. I like the idea of two cameras for different views, but also want to be cost conscious as we are just experimenting so far.

I've only ever used point-and-shoot digital cameras and phones in my personal video experience, but of course want this to be high enough quality to not look too amateur.

Also I'm not sure where to start with sound equipment, but I know it's important.
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Connor DeLaney
Alex Winter   Devon McCarty   Rolando Vega   Chris Wager   Gordon B. Coyle   Tom Fruehsamer Megan Lang  uniting the gear nerds! What do y'all recommend for Erin Faherty as they're getting started?
Alex Winter
Hi Erin. Great question! There are a lot of different options and ways to tackle this question. It truly comes down to your budget. Knowing that will greatly help in figuring out the best equipment mix possible. Here is a link to a slide deck I created about selecting equipment and getting started with video production:

docs.google.com

Let me know if this is helpful. I'm more than happy to connect directly to answer any specific questions or talk gear options. :)
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Erin Faherty
Thank you, Alex! Super helpful!
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Matt Robinson
Hi Erin. Much like Alex I agree that choice of equipment is very tailored to whatever your needs are for the projects you're shooting. As a videographer myself I can make my own personal recommendations of where you could perhaps start looking, however I would advise looking into equipment yourself to see what you would find helpful or essential to your projects.

If you're on a budget and are new to video overall something like the 'Canon M50' would be a good place to start looking. For audio personally I'd recommend the 'Rode Wireless Go 2' for both convenience & quality.

These may help give you a starting point of where to look in terms of both budget & quality, though certainly take it with a grain of salt as everyone has different equipment preferences. Plus id certainly advise taking a look at Alex's linked presentation for more pointers :) 
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Erin Faherty
Thanks, Matt!
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Lindsey Auten
Hey  Erin Faherty ! I'd recommend checking out this kit: https://kit.co/zbasner/video-creator-beginner-s-kit
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Erin Faherty
Thank you!!!

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