My YouTube setup

Back in September, I wrote up my podcasting setup. That rig hasn’t changed since then, but since I started posting videos to YouTube, I have gotten quite a few requests to share my gear list for those projects.

I currently have two cameras in use. The first, a Sony RX 100 MKIII I tend to use just for photography, but it does a good job at shooting 1080 video as well. It’s small and compact, but does a great job. All of these images were taken with it. I shoot in RAW and edit in Photoshop on the Mac.

I also shoot with a Canon 70D. It’s been a workhorse for countless photographers and videographers for a long time. I have three main lenses I use:

The 50 is my walking-around lens. It’s dependable and fun. The 10-18 is pretty wide, and is what I used on this video.

For sound into the 70D, I use a Shure VP83 LensHopper. I don’t love this microphone, but it works for what I need.

I shoot product shots on a table with white butcher paper hanging from a stand to achieve the seamless Jony-Ive-white-room look. My lighting setup is pretty simple, with three LED fixtures on stands. It was already in the studio space I share with Operation Broken Silence, but it gets the job done just fine.

Small items like iPods are usually shot inside a Foldio 2 lightbox.

The studio is home to an assortment of tripods and sliders that I use from time to time as well.

I edit video in Final Cut Pro X, and any slides or animations are done in Keynote. If a video involves narration, I record it on my podcasting setup.