PinnacleStudioPro YouTube Video Equipment

This is my list of the best YouTube gear or products and services that I use and recommend for creating high quality YouTube videos. In reality this equipment can be used for making any kind of videos and I often have used this equipment on projects outside of YouTube. It took me years of use, experience, trial and error to come up with the mix of equipment that I use today.

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Cameras


Canon 70D

  • 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+

  • 19 point cross-type AF System

  • Up to 7 fps shooting

  • ISO 100-12800, expandable to 25600

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast focus in live view and video

 

GoPro Hero 4 Black

  • Video: 4K30, 2.7K60, 1440p80, 1080p120, 960p120, 720p240 (super slow motion capture)

  • Photo: 12MP, 30 fps Burst, Time-Lapse

  • Built-in Wi-Fi + Bluetooth connectivity for the GoPro App (free download) and Smart Remote (sold separately)

  • Time-Lapse Video, Night Photo/Night Laps

 

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver

  • 15% smaller and lighter housing (waterproof to 131'/40m)

  • 2x faster image processor enables 1080p60 and 720p120 fps video

  • Enhanced low-light performance

  • 30% longer battery life

 

Logitech C920 Pro Webcam

  • Full HD 1080p video calling with Skype for Windows

  • 720p HD video calling with supported clients

  • Full HD video recording (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels)

  • H.264 video compression, Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction

  • Automatic low-light correction, Tripod-ready universal clip fits laptops, LCD or monitors

  • Video and photo capture, Face tracking, Motion detection

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Lenses


Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Lens

  • 18-35mm focal length

  • 27-52.5mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras

  • F1.8 maximum aperture; F16 minimum

  • Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing

  • 72mm filter size

  • 0.28 m / 11.02" minimum focus

 

Sigma 24-105mm F4.0 DG OS HSM Lens

  • Offers stable and fine image quality from wide to mid-telephoto range

  • This lens has a combination of fixed aperture and a good zoom ratio that is kept as high as possible

  • Minimum focusing distance of 45cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.6. great for close up photography

 

 

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

  • Focal length and maximum aperture: 18-135mm, 1:3.5-5.6

  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups

  • Diagonal angle of view: 11 Degree 30 ft. - 74 Degree 20 ft.

  • Inner focusing system

  • Closest focusing distance: 0.39 m/1.3 ft.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

  • 18-55mm focal length, f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens

  • 28.8-88mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras

  • F3.5-5.6 maximum aperture, F22-38 minimum

  • Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing

  • Optical Image Stabilizer system, offering the equivalent of four stops of compensation

 

Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

  • EF-S ultra wide zoom lens

  • Stepping motor for noise-free video shooting

  • Optical image stabilizer

 

 

Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM Lens

  • 50mm focal length, Lens not zoomable

  • 80mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras

  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F22 minimum

  • Ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing

  • 58mm filters

  • 0.45m/17.72" minimum focus

  • This large aperture standard prime lens has superior peripheral brightness even at the maximum aperture

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Audio


Tascam DR-70D 4-Channel DSLR Audio Recorder

  • Four-channel recorder and mixer

  • Compact case with tripod mounts designed for use with cameras

  • Four XLR microphone inputs with phantom power

  • Mic preamps feature 64dB of gain with individual controls per channel

Audio-Technica AT875R Condenser Microphone

  • Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition

  • Extremely short length (under 7") ideal for use with compact digital cameras

  • Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound picku

  • Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic

 

Audio-Technica AT803 Condenser Lavalier Microphone

  • Windscreen

  • Clothing Clip

  • (AT8531) Detachable Power Module

  • (AA) Battery

  • Protective Carrying Case

 

Audio-Technica AT899 Condenser Lavalier Microphone

  • Windscreen

  • Clothing Clip

  • (AT8531) Detachable Power Module

  • (AA) Battery

  • Protective Carrying Case

 

 

Shure SM58-CN Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

  • Frequency response tailored for vocals, cardioid pickup pattern isolates the main sound source, while minimizing unwanted background noise

  • Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise. Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter.

  • Supplied with break-resistant stand adapter which rotates 180 degrees. 

  • Integrated spherical filter minimizes wind and breath pop noise

 

Shure PG42-LC Microphone

  • Large diaphragm capsule provides wider dynamic range for clear highs and strong lows

  • Voice-tailored frequency response specifically engineered to reproduce the subtle nuances lead vocal performances

  • High-pass filter for additional control of unwanted low-end signal

  • 15dB switchable attenuator for additional SPL versatility

  • Shock mount included for additional set-up stability

 

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

  • High quality mic preamps

  • Excellent digital performance

  • Rugged metal unibody case

  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, truly portable interface

  • Includes an authorization code for Ableton Live Lite

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

  • Cutting-edge engineering and robust construction

  • 40 mm drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils

  • Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments

  • 90° swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring

  • Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort.

  • Removable cable

KRK Rokit 5 Generation 3 Studio Monitors

  • Bi-amped, class A/B amplifier offering large headroom and low distortion

  • Proprietary waveguide optimized for superior imaging

  • 1 Soft-dome tweeter provides pristine clarity and extended response up to 35kHz

  • High-frequency adjustment tailors the system to personal taste

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Stabilizers


Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 055 Aluminium Tripod

  • Unprecidented Strength

  • Redesigned Q90 center column with quick one finger operation

  • Easy Link connection for adding accessories

  • Redesigned upper disk with rotating bubble level

 

 

 

 

 

Manfrotto MVT502AM Video Tripod

  • 3 Telescopic-twin section legs

  • 75mm Bowl with 60mm adapter

  • Ellipse profile aluminum tubes for rigidity and stability

 

 

 

 

Manfrotto MVH502A Video Head with 75mm Half Ball

  • Pan fluid drag system

  • Easy Link connectors for easy attachment of accessories

  • Wider and longer top plate for extra stability

  • built in counterbalance system

  • Ball-bearing drag for precise, smooth movements

 

Manfrotto 502 Video Head MVH502AH

  • Pan fluid drag system

  • Easy Link connectors for easy attachment of accessories

  • Wider and longer top plate for extra stability

  • Built in counterbalance system

 

Benro A48FDS4 Monopod

  • 8.8lb payload capacity

  • 3 leg locking base with ball joint

  • Independent pan lock for smooth panning motion

  • Tilt Lock

  • QR Plate

  • Illuminated Bubble Level

 

 

Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod

  • Lightweight and portable design

  • Rapid push button lock system for head adjustment

  • Solid construction

 

 

 

Joby Gorillapod Flexible w/Universal Smartphone Mount

  • Attach Your Compact Digital Camera Anywhere Wrappable Legs and Rubber Foot Grips Easily Secure to Any Surface

  • Travel Ready - Compact and Lightweight, this Tripod is Perfect to Throw in Your Bag, Backpack or Pocket

  • Frame the Perfect Shot Twist the Tripod to Position your Camera for Creative Perspectives and Timed Group Shots

 

Shoulderpod S1 Smartphone Rig

  • S1 is the first Professional Smartphone Rig made for avid smartphone photographers, filmmakers, journalists, sporters and travelers

  • Features three functions: use it as a Tripod Mount, Filmmaker Grip, and Traveler Stand: the ultimate tool for serious smartphone photography

  • Compatible with virtually any smartphone model - Holds your device tightly thanks to its adjustable pressure-screw and its wide rubber pads

  • Engineered and industrially crafted in Europe using the highest quality standards and materials built to last

  • Works with iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, any other iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Nokia Lumia, Nexus and any other device with a width between 48 mm and 93 mm

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Sliders


Konova Camera Slider Dolly K2 60cm

  • K2 is our low price model. But the quality is same as K3 & K5. The stable and smooth takes are the basic elements of the film art. Photos took accurately facilitate perception of content correctly and improve values of ultimate version of the movie.

  • The Slide Cam it is a system that enable taking film photos with moving camera.

  • It can be mounted in a variety of ways including vertically, horizontally, diagonally, sideways as it has steel roller bearings that ride on a steel track

Edelkrone SliderPLUS Pro Medium

  • 19.2" Sliding Range when Tripod Mounted

  • 9.8" Sliding Range on Flat Surfaces

  • 30 lb Load Capacity

  • Compact at Only 17.2" Long

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Cages


Walimex Pro Aptaris Universal XL Adjustable Cage

  • Designed with the highest accuracy in workmanship, outstanding material properties and well thought-out engineering

  • Its Adjustable Height makes this Cage suitable for a vast range of Cameras

  • Many 1/4 inch Threads on all sides and the 3/8 inch Thread 

  • Black Anodizing made of extremely light aircraft aluminum and stainless steel

 

PNC DSLR Camera Gearbox GB-2 Cage

  • The new GearBox can support a full size Canon 5D Mark II inside of the cage without using the included extension adapters.

  • Metal bottom bracket has (5) 1/4-20 threaded mounts available underneath to attach a quick release plate

  • The top black anodized metal bracket carries (14) 1/4-20 threaded holes and (9) 1/4" pass through holes for mounting a variety of hot shoe adapters, mini ball heads, or P&C Friction Arms.

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Field Monitors


SmallHD AC7 OLED on Camera Monitor

  • Rich-Color 7.7" OLED Gorilla Glass Screen Display

  • 1280 x 800 Resolution, HDMI, Component, Composite Inputs

  • Focus, Exposure, and Framing Tools

  • Push-In Scroll Wheel Menu Control andTwo Assignable Function Buttons

Ikan VL5 Kit 5" Monitor

  • HDMI Input

  • Peaking (red)

  • Under Scan

  • DSLR Scaling Aspect Ratio Guides

  • 100-240V AC Adapter Battery Adapter Plate For Sony, Canon Or Panasonic Sun Hood for VL5 (SHL5) Shoe mount Sun Visor VL5 Monitor

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Lighting


CowboyStudio 1000 LED 5500K Professional Lighting

  • 1000 LEDs

  • Adjustable dimming knob, 4 separate switching banks

  • Dimensions: 14" x 14" x 5"

  • Attaches to standard 5/8" light stand pegs

  • Built in barndoors

 

 

Fancierstudio 500 LED Light Panel

  • Ultra Bright 500 LED 5500K panel

  • 4 Bank adjustable output

  • Mounting: vertical or Horizontal

  • Uses: 50 watt and it is Equivalent: 500 watts

  • Size: 14"W x 7"H x 2.5"D Voltage: 110V Weight: 6.5lb

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Computers


HP e9270t Desktop PC

  • Windows 10

  • Core-i7-870 2.80GH

  • 16 GB Ram Corsair XMS3 4 GB x 4

  • 2GB EVGA GeForce GTX670 video card

  • 512 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD

  • 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA 3G

  • Blu-ray player

  • SuperMulti DVD burner

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Storage


WD 4TB My Book External Hard Drive

  • Included easy to use WD Backup software 

  • Downloadable version of AcronisTrue Image WD Edition software offers system-level backup for complete protection

  • Compatible with Windows(R) File History, included on Windows 8 and Windows 10

  • Password protection with hardware encryption keep your private stuff private

  • USB 3.0 for fast data transfer rates

 

WD My Passport 2TB Portable External Hard Drive 

  • Sleek compact design with plenty of storage

  • Ultra-fast data transfers with USB 3.0 interface

  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility

  • Automatic backup software

  • Password protection and hardware encryption

  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility

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DVD Burners


LG External Blu-ray Disc Rewriter

  • Max 14x BD-R Writing Speed

  • Supports BDXL (128GB) Discs

  • 3D Blu-ray Title Playback & M-Disc Support

  • USB 3.0 Interface

  • Superior data protection with M-DISC Support

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Monitors


HP x20LED 20-Inch Monitor

  • 20-inch Wide-Aspect Active Matrix Thin Film Transistor

  • 50.8 cm (20.0 in) widescreen; diagnolly measured

  • 44.28 x 24.9 cm (17.4 x 9.8 in)

  • TN with white LED backlight

  • USB 3.0 Interface

  • Up to 170 degree horizontal/160 degree vertical 10:1 minimum contrast ratio

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Accessories


Contour Design ShuttlePRO V.2

  • Nine of the programmable buttons have removable keycaps for easy labeling

  • Inner Ring (jog) - rotates through 360 degrees and provides frame by frame control

  • Outer Ring (shuttle) - rubberized and spring-loaded for fast forward & rewind functions

  • Jog & Shuttle can also be used for scrolling, volume control, sequencing & more!

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Software


Camtasia Studio 8

  • Edit your screen recordings and camera video by cutting, splicing, and combining clips with the powerful, yet easy to use, video editor

  • Import camera video, music, photos, and more to truly enhance your screen recordings

  • Customize your screen recordings and videos with ready-to-use media themes, animated backgrounds, graphics, callouts, and more

  • Easily share videos that your viewers can watch anywhere, on nearly any device

Adobe After Effects CC

  • Adobe After Effects CC is industry-leading animation and compositing software

  • Membership includes the full version of After Effects CC to download, install, and run on your computer

  • Immediate access to all the latest updates and new features as soon as they're released

  • A growing library of expert video tutorials to help you get up to speed quickly and master new skills

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC is powerful, customizable, and high-performance editing software for video professionals

  • Membership includes the full version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC to download, install, and run on your computer

  • Immediate access to all the latest updates and new features as soon as they're released

  • A growing library of expert video tutorials to help you get up to speed quickly and master new skills

Final Cut Pro X

  • Revolutionary video editing

  • Powerful media organization

  • Incredible performance and compelling customizable effects

  • Integrated audio editing and intuitive color grading

  • One step optimized output

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate

  • Multi-camera editing - View and edit footage from up to 6 cameras

  • Audio Ducking balances dialog and background sound

  • Optimized for the latest technologies and formats

  • Additional effects from industry leader New Blue FX

  • Timeline editing on unlimited tracks

 

PowerDirector Ultimate

  • Over 500 effects, including animated themes, title effects, transitions, animated particles and PiP objects

  • PowerDirector supports plug-ins from leading designers NewBlue, Pixelan and proDAD

  • TrueVelocity 5 leverages hardware and software technologies to speed up video processing

  • The Action Camera Center can stabilize shaky action video, correct fish-eye distortion, and fix color problems.

  • PowerDirector Ultimate offers a combination of high-end performance and features found in pro-level software

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