Essential Equipment for Every Video Production


We use only professional video equipment on our shoots.

We use only professional video equipment on our shoots.




In the world of video production, having the right equipment is crucial to creating high-quality videos that stand out. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a beginner just starting out, having a good understanding of the essential equipment needed for video production can help you achieve your creative vision.


Filming the first scene with the Covenants outside of Budapest

Filming the first scene of the Halo franchise with the Covenants outside of Budapest, Hungary.



The most fundamental piece of equipment in video production is, of course, the camera. There are a variety of cameras available on the market, ranging from professional cinema cameras to more affordable DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The key is to choose a camera that fits your needs and budget while still delivering high-quality video output. Factors to consider when selecting a camera include resolution, frame rate, sensor size, and lens compatibility. We use digital cinema cameras on our shoots. Here is a short list of our camera equipment: Sony FX9, Sony FX6, Sony FX3, Canon C300Mark II. & III. These cameras we offer with cinema lenses. We dot not use cheap photo lenses for video production. Here is why:




A stable shot is essential for professional-looking videos, and a tripod is the best tool for achieving this. Tripods come in various sizes and designs, but the most important thing is to choose one that is sturdy and can support the weight of your camera. Look for a tripod with adjustable height and pan/tilt capabilities for added versatility in your shots. We use Sachtler and Libec tripods.


Sachtler FlowTech100



Good lighting can make all the difference in the quality of your videos. While natural lighting can work in some situations, having a set of professional lights can give you greater control over the look and feel of your videos. Key lighting setups to consider include key lights for primary illumination, fill lights to reduce shadows, and backlights for depth and separation. Our light kit includes the following lights: Aputure COB 300D II LS C300d II LED kits (2x) with fresnel lenses and 150cm soft boxes, Aputure Light Storm 60x Bi-color LED light kit (2x) with barn doors / flood-spot, Dracast 1500 S bi-color led lights, Dracast DRSL-R-600B super soft round bi-color led lights, Gobo sets, Flags


Aputure Light Storm soft boxes



Clear audio is just as important as crisp visuals in video production. Invest in a quality microphone or microphone setup to capture clean and professional sound. Options include shotgun microphones for directional audio, lavalier microphones for hands-free recording, and studio microphones for voiceovers and narration. Our choices are as follows: Schoeps CMIT-5U shotgun microphone, Sennheiser MKH 416 boom microphone with Rycote wind-screen, Sennheiser AVX wireless kits, Coles Electroacustics for voice over, Deity TC-1 timecode generators


Schoeps CMIT-5U shotgun microphone and Sennheiser MKH 416 boom microphone with Rycote wind-screens

Schoeps CMIT-5U shotgun microphone and Sennheiser MKH 416 boom microphone with Rycote wind-screens.


Audio Recorder / Mixer

In addition to a good microphone, an audio recorder is essential for capturing high-quality sound. While many cameras have built-in microphones, dedicated audio recorders offer superior sound quality and more control over audio settings. Look for recorders with features like adjustable gain, multiple input channels, and external mic compatibility. We use Sound Devices products on our shoots. 


Sound Devices633 field mixer


Memory Cards

Storage is a critical consideration in video production, as you don’t want to run out of space in the middle of a shoot. Invest in high-capacity memory cards with fast read/write speeds to ensure smooth recording and playback of your footage. Consider having multiple cards on hand for longer shoots or backups.

Camera Stabilizer

When shooting on the move or capturing dynamic shots, a camera stabilizer can help eliminate shaky footage and create smooth, professional-looking sequences. Options include handheld gimbals, steadicams, and shoulder rigs, each offering different levels of stability and control.

External Monitor

An external monitor is a valuable tool for framing shots, monitoring exposure levels, and ensuring focus accuracy. Look for a monitor with features like high resolution, touchscreen controls, and customizable display settings to enhance your workflow and overall production quality. We use wireless 5″ small director monitors from Hollyland or wired 23,5″ 4K big ones depending on what are clients want.


Mars 1 4K wireless monitor system

Mars 1 4K wireless monitor system.


Editing Software

Once you’ve captured your footage, editing is where the magic happens. Invest in professional video editing software that offers a wide range of tools and effects for crafting your final product. Popular options include Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve, each offering unique features to suit different editing styles.

Equipment Bags / Gear trollies

Lastly, don’t forget about storage and protection for your valuable equipment. Invest in a durable equipment bag or case to keep your gear organized, secure, and easy to transport between locations. Look for bags with padded compartments, adjustable dividers, and weather-resistant materials for added peace of mind.




Having the right equipment is essential for every video production team looking to create high-quality videos that engage and captivate audiences. By investing in the key pieces of equipment mentioned above, you can enhance your production value, streamline your workflow, and elevate the overall quality of your video content. Remember, it’s not just about having the latest and greatest gear but knowing how to use it effectively to bring your creative vision to life. So, lights, camera, action – equip yourself for success in the world of video production.