Category Archives: Equipment

Canon T5i

I now own a profession DSLR camera. The canon EOS Rebel T5i. With this camera I can optimize my video quality and professionalism. I also can take on photography. This camera will open up so many opportunities for film making and my future media career.

For photography pics; Check out my VSCO

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Canon bundle I purchased: Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera

18-55mm IS STM Lens: standard lens; zoom isn’t very far, but the depth of field is amazing, and that’s what’s important. Auto focus is accurate and manual focus is easy to adjust. Live zoom is trash, but I can work around that.

58mm HD Wide Angle Lens: Just been experimenting with this, it’s actually pretty good, the standard lens has a pretty wide angle anyway

2.2x Telephoto Lens: Helps with the zoom, I can definitely zoom farther than with the standard lens

2 Pcs 32GB Commander Card: That is a lot of storage! 7 hours of HD video! I won’t have any storage problems

Battery Grip: This will be good for long shoots and stabilization! that is important

Extra Battery: really important, I don’t have to charge after every shoot, and the battery lasts really long too

Backpack Case: Great! I can carry everything… on my back. Better than the duffel cases I was looking at before

Specs and Review:

Video Mode: A whole mode designated to video. There’s “on” “off” and “video” It’s going to be great to start doing some video. The video so far is amazing quality. Movement is very difficult though in order to not get it stable. I haven’t checked out audio quality yet.

Other Modes: Auto modes like sports, landscape, and portrait. Landscape is a good auto mode for nature shots, and portraits is good for people. I’m forcing myself to use Manual mode though. I’m new, so I’m just starting to learn about shutter speed and aperture. I’m actually doing pretty good, if I do say so myself.

Shutter speed: 30″ to 1/4000 any speed I want… I got. For long exposure though, I only have 30 seconds.

Aperture: 4.5 to 29; 4.5 could be a bit of a limit in the future, but for now it works great.

Image quality: 18mp and 1080p video 24/26/30fps

9 point autofocus: I NEED THIS. When recording video, it is always in focus. It’s impossible to always to be in focus during video while on MF. But MF is good for pull focus, that’s what’s important to me haha.

Mic Jack: I NEED THIS. once I get a shotgun mic, my audio quality will be a ton better

Tilt Swivel Screen: useful to get hard angles and during filming and photo. I can also see the screen better, because I can move it to fix glare.

Touch Screen: Just like my iPhone. I can adjust the focus by touching the screen, it’s a really easy way to do it- I can do it live in video too! On auto, I can tap to auto adjust the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and WB. When I can touch the screen it is easier to manually adjust them too with sliders.

Photo Tests and Examples

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Testing how close I can get the focus

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Checking out the levels of focus

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Seeing how it reacts to light

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Checking out the saturation and color

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messing with shutter speed and aperture to get darker pictures

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Depth. Of. Field. :0

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Gotta do some long exposure

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Portraits

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For more pics: Check out my VSCO

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Lighting and green screen set up

   
    
  
  I finally got lights!!! Can’t wait to use them for movies, but mostly need them for camp. 3 point lighting system with green screen in back. Evan is just there for example. The lights are really nice, great buy. I’m not sure how I’m going to use the little one yet though. Lights and green screen together were only 70 bucks… Not bad. 

Film Equipment

FullSizeRenderAll the Film equipment I have for film making

Cameras

-Sony HDR-CX190 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder(2012 Model)

-iPhone 6th generation 16gb (not in pic–used to take pic)

-Anart SPC-04 Sports/Action camera with various mounts and cases

 

Camera equipment

-spare battery for Sony HDR-CX190

-wall charger for Sony HDR-CX190 battery

-Anker portable charger

-iPhone lightning charger cable

 

Other

-eCostConnetion 50″ Aluminum Camera Tripod with Bluetooth clicker and smartphone mount

-homemade boom pole (old tripod leg)

-Maxpro USB voice recorder flashdrive with homemade protective foam sleeve

-6×9.5 ft cotton green screen

-Universal Studios clapboard

 

Editing software

-Final Cut Pro X running on a macbook pro (2009)