A WHOLE Lightweight Video Rig
I’ve been tinkering with attempting to shoot shorter videos for the website, and just put this little rig together! Continue reading for more information about everything I used.
First, hats off to Caleb Pike from dslrvideoshooter.com for discovering this rig. It’s a fairly effective usage of some basic gear. Note: Caleb has links to numerous the rig in this article here, in the event that you’re likely to purchase anything take action through his links.
Here’s everything you’re considering:
Here’s a wider go through the whole thing:
The tripod is rated for 6lbs. The complete rig as shown in the photo (like the tripod, camera, lens, monitor, etc) weighs about exactly 6lbs. So that it’s close! I wouldn’t describe the rigidity of it as confidence inspiring, nonetheless it seems solid enough. Like I mentioned, I would remove the battery grip, since it’s unnecessary.
What’s great in regards to a setup such as this is that it’s an all-in-one unit. It will allow us more flexibility in shooting around our studio, and much more quickly doing videos. With the Fuji X-T2 we’re in a position to shoot in 4K, and the autofocus on the camera is pretty great!
One more thing I like concerning this rig is the usage of the magic arm and the mic. I positioned it close up to the camera in order that I could photograph everything in one shot, however the magic arm could be easily repositioned so the mic is really as close as possible without having to be in the shot.
When you have any questions i want to know, and be sure to have a look at Caleb’s post at dslrvideoshooter.com here.
P.S. In the event that you’re thinking about learning more about shooting video you can even check out our HOW EXACTLY TO Shoot Awesome Video tutorial here.