Sony a7s and Sony a7sii DSLR Cameras
We shoot most of our videos on the Sony a7s DSLR series. Below are the camera secs per the Sony website...
The α7S II features sensitivity up to ISO 409600 2 ; wide dynamic range; 5-axis image stabilization; internal recording of 4K movies in full-frame format featuring full pixel readout 3 and no pixel binning; extra-fast, precise AF; and compatibility with a growing line of lenses.
Sony E-mount lenses
35 mm full frame (35.6 x 23.8 mm), Exmor® CMOS sensor
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
ISO SENSITIVITY (RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE INDEX)
Still images: ISO 100-102400 (expandable to ISO 50-409600), AUTO (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-102400 equivalent (expandable to ISO 100-409600 equivalent), AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES)
Approx. 310 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 370 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
XGA OLED, 0.5" (1.3 cm) electronic viewfinder (color)
2.95 in (3.0 type) TFT drive
FREEFLY Movi M5 Camera Stabilizer
We use the Movi M5 gimbal to give our videos that perfectly stable cinematic look. These stabilizers take any rigid movement out of our shots so that our videos can have a clean, smooth, professional look.
Here is more information per the Freefly Website...
Bring big budget moves to your DSLR productions. The compact form factor and lightweight nature of the MōVI M5 3-axis stabilizer continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible with handheld camera movement. From weddings to indie features, the M5 gimbal will raise the production value on any project out there.
Single operators can intuitively control the direction of the gimbal using the MōVI’s handles without sacrificing stability. Operators can customize their settings using the Freefly Configurator to get the feel just right for different scenarios they encounter.
Our high performance stabilization offers advanced tuning settings, allowing you to tune your setup with complete flexibility. With HiPer, longer focal length lenses can be used without sacrificing stability. Just one example of how our advanced software makes MōVI the most advanced gimbal system available.
More Information: http://freeflysystems.com/movi-m5
DJI Phantom Pro 3 Aerial Drone
We use the DJI Phantom Pro 3 for all of our aerial footage. This drone shoots amazing 4k footage with a stabilizer built in. We love using this drone as it adds that "wow" factor to our video productions.
Visit the DJI site for specs and information, http://www.dji.com/phantom-3-pro/info#specs
Sennheiser G3 Wireless Microphones
Audio is one of the most important factors in creating a great video. Our primary source of capturing audio during a presentation or wedding is the Sennheiser G3 wireless lavaliere mic system. These produce crisp and clean audio while being non-intrusive in any shot.
Below is more information from the Sennheiser website...
One system for exacting demands: G3 combines analog system benefits with sophisticated third generation technology. What this gives you: Extreme ease-of-use for up to 32 channels, huge UHF bandwidth, synchronization via software (ew 300 G3 and better) or infrared, and sophisticated antenna technology to truly satisfy all stage conditions. Tried & tested features make the configuration, channel management and operation all child's play. The three G3 Series ew 100, ew 300 and ew 500 meet every expectation in these respects – by professionals for professionals.
Zoom H4n Audio Recording Device
As reliable as our wireless mic system is, we still like to use a back-up just in case. Weddings are one area where we do not mess around with capturing audio. As we like to say, we use backups for our backups. The Zoom allows us to plug directly into the PA system at any event and record directly off of the audio going into the microphones.
Every shoot is different and requires different lenses. Conditions such as lighting can change at a moments notice, so in order to be prepared we bring an arsenal of different lenses so that we may be prepared for anything. Some of our favorites are the Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8f, Sony G Master 28-135mm, and the Sony Zeiss 16-35mm.
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