The TWiP Gear List
Panasonic Lumix S1
Coming back to full-frame sensors from smaller sensors was like a breath of fresh air. Just having extra pixels to work with when retouching or cropping cannot be understated. The heft of this body makes any photo mission much more intentional rather than serendipitous. This is definitely a professional's camera and it's designed for serious work.
Panasonic Lumix GH5
This is the camera I use primarily for video. It is also a highly capable stills camera, but with superpowers for video — like additional bitrates, etc. I have this camera semi-permanently attached to a DJI Ronin SC, along with a RODE Wireless GO mic. Having a camera set up for video allows for “grab and go” missions with very little pre-configuration.
Panasonic Lumix G9
This is my stills photography camera. I also use it for relatively “casual” video projects. In many ways, this is the perfect camera for me as it is lightweight while also sporting “pro” DSLR-like features. Like a LCD on the top of the camera along with microphone and headphone jacks. This camera is very much like the “little brother” to the Lumix S1.
Panasonic Lumix GH4
This is my most used camera. I have used this camera daily for extended periods for over three years, and it is STILL in daily use. With a Lumix 12-35mm lens attached, this is the primary way that I capture content for tutorials, as well as being my standard “webcam” for participating in video calls. The image quality far surpasses my needs for content production.
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f1.4
This is widely considered to be the best 50mm lens in existence as judged by speed, sharpness, and overall build quality. It's the biggest and best 50mm lens I've ever held, and when attached to the hefty Lumix S1 they form a combination that represents world-class on practically every scale. This is an intentional lens.
Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200 f2.8
The Panasonic S Pro 70-200mm F2.8 is an important lens in the L-mount system. It's got a focal range that's perfect for multi-purpose portraiture, weddings, etc. Combined with optical stabilization as well as dust and moisture resistance, it's a tentpole lens for S-series photographers. The build quality of this lens precise and tough.
Panasonic Lumix 12-35 f2.8 lens
This lens is primarily used on my desktop, connected to the Lumix GH4. This one of the best 12-35mm m43 lenses in the world and has faithfully been in service for several years. The lens is sharp and bright. The focusing mechanism is smooth and fluid, as is the zoom. After thousands of hours of use, this lens shows very little wear and still functions like new.
Peak Design Travel Bag
A monster gear hauler, the Travel Dufflepack 65L maximizes your carry capacity without compromising comfort or versatility. Ergonomic padded backpack-style shoulder and waist straps support the heaviest of loads, yet stow instantly beneath magnetically-sealed back panels. Padded grab handles on all sides of the bag give quick carrying options.
Peak Design Travel Tripod
A travel tripod that packs down to the diameter of a water bottle—without compromising height, stability, or features. It’s built for life on the road: durable, 100% serviceable. Tripod includes legs, ball-head, protective soft case, compatible Standard Plate, mobile mount, hex tool with carrying clip, and bushing removal tool for maintenance.
El Gato Keylight
The Elgato Keylight is purpose-built illumination for content creators. It's designed to attach to, or sit on your desktop and provide consistent balanced lighting for your live streaming, webinar, or video conferencing needs. The lights are controlled via an app on the Mac or mobile device. You can remotely control brightness and color balance.
For independent filmmakers, field recordists, and podcasters who need pristine audio capture of up to three microphones, the Sound Devices MixPre-3 II multitrack field recorder is an ideal tool. Record up to three tracks of external sources plus a stereo mix at up to 32-bit / 192 kHz while monitoring your audio headphones.
RODE Wireless GO Mic
Confidently and quickly run-and-gun in the world of wireless audio with the black Rode Wireless GO, an incredibly compact true wireless microphone system offering secure Series III 2.4 GHz digital transmission and easy operability for mobile journalists, videographers, and vloggers of any experience level.
RODE Wireless GO II Mic
Expanding on the original Wireless GO with updates allowing for two-person shoots, onboard recording, a greatly extended range, and flexible output options, the black Rode Wireless Go II system lets videographers, vloggers, and mobile journalists confidently and quickly incorporate wireless audio into their setups.
RODE NT-USB Mic
The NT-USB Mini is a compact, studio-quality USB microphone designed for recording directly to a computer or tablet. It features a class-compliant USB output for direct recording to a computer or tablet. No external power is required to operate. Professional-sounding audio in any application, from recording vocals to podcasting and voiceovers, and live streaming
Shure SM7B Microphone
The Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone is a dynamic microphone with a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features a cardioid polar pattern, bass roll-off, and mid-range emphasis (presence boost) controls, and shielding against broadband interference.
Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro
The ATEM Mini Pro from Blackmagic Design is a four-input live production switcher with an integrated control panel designed for multi-camera live streaming. It can stream up to HD video to the internet and broadcast applications from gaming consoles, corporate computer streams, or HD cameras. It features a built-in hardware encoder and simultaneous recording to USB drives.
Elgato Camlink 4K
Record or stream an HDMI signal via USB 3.1 Gen 1 with the Cam Link 4K from Elgato Systems. With its HDMI input, this capture device will accept resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 at 30p. If you need to stream or record at a lower resolution, the Cam Link 4K can also work at 1080p, 1080i, and 720p. The CamLink 4K utilizes a plug-and-play design with its USB Type-A connector and HDMI port.
Elgato Streamdeck XL
The Elgato Stream Deck XL can streamline your streaming setup with Elgato Game Capture, OBS, Twitch, Twitter, Streamlabs, XSplit, YouTube, Mixer, and more. The Stream Deck XL automatically detects scenes, media, and audio sources, enabling them to be controlled with the tap of a key. 32 LCD keys can be programmed to launch an array of actions, while a one-touch, tactile operation allows you to switch scenes.
Elgato Streamdeck Mini
Take control of your live video stream with the Stream Deck Mini from Elgato. Ideal for live streamers and content creators, the Stream Deck Mini features a wired USB connection and six LCD keys that can be programmed to trigger a wide variety of actions, including launching media, switching scenes, adjusting audio, and performing in-game actions.
Presonus Eris Speakers
The PreSonus Eris E3.5 is a pair of 3.5″ 2-way 25W nearfield monitors designed to provide a compact sonic reference system for musicians, producers, and audio engineers in home setups, project studios, and commercial facilities. Each monitor produces a frequency response of 80 Hz to 20 kHz via a 3.5″ Kevlar woofer and a 1″ silk dome tweeter powered by a 25W class AB amplifier.
MacBook Pro 16″
The Apple 16″ MacBook Pro features a 16″ Retina Display, a Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism, a six-speaker high-fidelity sound system, and an advanced thermal design. This MacBook Pro also features an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics card, a 7nm mobile discrete GPU designed for pro users. With 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM, pro users will be able to tackle GPU-intensive tasks with this MacBook Pro.
Mac Mini (2018)
The 8th Generation Mac mini with Intel Core processors for industrial-grade tasks, such as home automation, giant render farms, running a live concert sound engine, or testing your latest iOS or iPadOS app. Improved system and graphics performance, an all-new thermal architecture includes all-flash storage, a bigger fan, expanded vents, and a redesigned power supply, and Apple's T2 security chip.
Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people on Skype. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you – on your mobile, computer, or tablet.
Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across almost every platform.
Everything's here, including support for multiple cameras, Blackmagic HDMI capture devices, iPhone and Mac screen-sharing, and more. A live camera switcher lets you direct the show in real time. Support for saved scenes means you can compose scenes in advance, complete with on-screen titles and split screens. Advanced support for Elgato's Stream Deck.
Luminar 4 is an all-in-one photo editing and effects program that comes with its own built in Library tool for browsing, searching and organizing your photos. All its tools are ‘non-destructive', so you can go back at any time to undo the changes you've made to your pictures or try a different look completely. This is the app for people who love images, not just photography.
The world's best imaging and graphic design software is at the core of just about every creative project, from photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design. And now you can harness the power of Photoshop across desktop and iPad to create wherever inspiration strikes.
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro is Apple's professional-level, non-linear, non-destructive video editing software. Originally designed by Macromedia in the mid-90s, the software has grown to be an industry giant in its own right. Newer iterations of the app have come to rely on Apple's Metal interface, making the program faster and more reliable than previous versions.
The joy of text. The simple, award-winning design of iA Writer delivers the essential writing experience. Used by half a million people worldwide, its minimal interface is crafted to cut out the noise. It’s just you, your thoughts, and the words on the page. iA Writer is so simple, it’s easy to overlook the wealth of features packed under the hood, from Focus Mode to PDF-Preview.
Notion provides the building blocks and you can create your own layouts and toolkit to get work done. Many people refer to Notion as an “internal wiki” allowing teams and individuals to plan their projects, work, and goals. This workspace allows you to write in a beautiful clean space, build your own personal wiki (with endless layers of content), plan using a kanban view, a calendar, or a simple list view.
Access incomparable convenience with 2nd generation Apple AirPods, high-performance wireless Bluetooth earphones that use optical sensors and a motion accelerometer to detect when they're in your ears. A fresh Apple H1 chip provides a host of user benefits including increased wireless connection stability, faster device switching times, quicker call connection times, and voice-enabled Siri access. Mine are painted black.
The Williams Sound EAR 041 Single, In-Ear, Isolation Earbud is designed to provide plenty of isolation and a comfortable fit while used with Williams Sound receivers. The EAR 041 fits on the outer ear, while its 16-ohm impedance provides plenty of gain.
DJI Mavic Pro
The Mavic from DJI packs features you once thought possible only on much larger platforms into a compact quadcopter that is snappy, agile and captures high-resolution images. The drone features an advanced flight control system that draws on a host of sensors — including a ground-facing camera, ultrasound, GPS, dual redundant IMUs, and more — to keep track of where it is flying in 3D space and even avoid collisions.
DJI Mavic Mini
The Mavic Mini from DJI is a compact drone that offers professional-quality results with no restrictions. Weighing in at under 9 oz, the Mavic Mini's weight class is both lower and safer than many other drones, which may exempt it from certain regulations (always check local regulations prior to use). This freedom of flight is combined with a stabilized 3-axis gimbal and sophisticated flight modes.
DJI Mavic Ronin SC
This DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal Stabilizer Pro Combo is a complete video gimbal package that includes the three-axis Ronin-SC gimbal stabilizer with BG18 battery grip, an extended grip mini tripod, a quick-release camera plate, a camera riser, a focus motor with rod mount, a smartphone holder, control and charging cables, a focus motor with wheel and rod mount, and a storage case.
ACASIS 10-in-1 Hub
A portable USB C hub with an SSD enclosure provides various ports, a fast read & write speed of 1000Mb/s, and infinite amounts of storage for phones, laptops, etc.
ACASIS is an SSD enclosure supporting NVME and SATA M.2 SSD and a 10-in-1 Multifunctional Hub to transfer data among all your devices and expand what you want. No more limited device storage and sluggish data transfer.
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