IGE #10: Camera and Bucket Pod setup 2021

I Get Email. A lot of email. Sometimes I think it would be more beneficial to respond to my entire audience instead of directly to that email. I was recently asked about my camera setup. Here it is:
Sony a6500 https://amzn.to/2XUzD6a
Sony 18-105 lens https://amzn.to/3zrXN5S
Smallrig cage https://amzn.to/3ksHGip
Dummy battery plate for NPF970 batteries https://amzn.to/3gFqNjd
NPF970 batteries https://amzn.to/2Wo79BH
Shure Lenshopper https://amzn.to/2URXan9
Rode Wireless Go lav microphone transmitter and receiver https://amzn.to/3Bm6nUe
Sennheiser lav microphone (not required with the Rode) https://amzn.to/2XXSvBf
Audio channel splitter https://amzn.to/3kvednT


  1. If you ever have reason to lighten the setup, you could use a mirror mounted above or to the side to parascopically view-find on the built in monitor

    • I thought about a mirror but the camera is routinely in weird angles. Then the mirror would have to be adjusted….unless it is mounted to the camera cage. But then we’re using a mirror to look at a small screen.

  2. Very informative and appreciative of you taking time to share this information. the links to the equipment are very helpful. Although not interesting to most of your woodworking audience, I would be interested in tips and tricks with your editing process and what software you are using for video editing these days. i keep thinking about making some YouTube videos, not really thinking about making money but information sharing because this woodworking community has been very generous with their time in teaching me over the last several years. I know at one point in time you had a video that discussed you were exploring using a different editing software that was free or less expensive than Adobe. How has that all worked out. Once again thank you for this content.

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