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set up a video blog studio.

A guide by SanNic44 "novelist, pilot, world traveller" (Aruba, DWI)

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Here's a list of equipment I set up for my blog casting studio. You may need more or less, depending on what you're trying to accomplish. I take some of this equipment on location to produce other segments.

Video Camera:Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder with 10x HD Video lens, Compact Flash (CF) Recording
Tripod and Head:Manfrotto 190XDB 3 Section Aluminum Tripod and Manfrotto 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mini Head
Video Camera: Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder with 10x HD Video lens, Compact Flash (CF) Recording
Lights: ePhoto Dimmable 3 x 500 LED Light Panels Video Photography 500 LED Hair Light Boom Stand Kit by ePhotoInc ULS500ABoomx3
Audio Mixing: Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Four Mono Mic/Lines with 2 Active D.I., 3 Stereo Line Inputs and Onboard Effects
Microphone: Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone
Computer: MacBook Pro
Software: Garage Band and Final Cut Pro X

You'll need some cables, a few grip stands, and lots of subject matter. However, the above list covers the major components that enable me to produce my videos for my YouTube channel "lenswork4" and my video blog cast show, "Doin' Time With Dan." I also use it to make video reviews for Amazon. To save money, you can substitute a less expensive camera because video watched over the internet is degraded. I went with the better camera because some of my productions are used on cable television. Best of luck!

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1.  Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder with 10x HD Video lens, Compact Flash (CF) Recording  by Canon
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4.  Canon XF100 Professional Camcorder with 10x HD Video lens, Compact Flash (CF) Recording  by Canon
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5.  ePhoto Dimmable 3 x 500 LED Light Panels Video Photography 500 LED Hair Light Boom Stand Kit by ePhotoInc ULS500ABoomx3  by ePhoto
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6.  Allen & Heath ZED-10FX Four Mono Mic/Lines with 2 Active D.I., 3 Stereo Line Inputs and Onboard Effects  by Allen & Heath
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7.  Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone  by Audio-Technica
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SanNic44 "novelist, pilot, world traveller" (Aruba, DWI)
Qualifications: Novelist, video blog-caster
Last updated: 10/25/11
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