The beautiful Audrey Scherer and I show you what is in our thinkTANK and spider holster event camera gear carry system.
Equipment carried: Sony NEX-VG10; Sony NEX-7 with Zeiss 24mm f1.8 e-mount lens; thinkTANK padded belt for 32" waist includes the following pouches: 1) Skin 75 Drop Down; 2) MM Mic Drop Down; 3) Skin Chimp Cage; 4) Bum Bag - I also carry a flashlight, my iPhone 5s and a wireless mic system plus a ZOOM H1 and two Giant Squid mics. See reviews of all of this gear on my channel!
The RAVPower Model RP-BP08 is a 3000mAh portable and nicely compact flashlight that will also charge your andriod or iPhone when you're out and about without an A/C or car charger available. It's solid and nice looking especially in the gold color.
There is a charge indicator that shows when the unit is fully charged and it charges via a micro-usb. EDC this item all the time so you will have it when you need it! buy yours at: amazon.com/gp/product/B00APFQ5VS - also see: ravpower.com - review by CraigShipp.com
In this Giant Squid Lavlier Mic vs the Rode smartLav shootout we look at what is the best solution for times when you're traveling light but still want decent audio into your videos that are taken with an iPhone. Both mic systems work but you be the judge which is the better solution. The smartLav is lighter weight but the Giant Squid comes with a longer cord and I believe better construction. I also give the edge to the Squid in sound quality. Please share your thoughts.
Here are the links to the gear I reviewed:
Giant Squid Omnidirectional Mono Microphone - giantsquidaudiolab.com/gs/gs-mono.html
Adaptor cable for Squid: CablesOnline 3.5mm Stereo TRRS 4-Pole M to TS Jack Hi End/Powered Microphone to iPhone Adapter, (IP-MIC4) - amazon.com/dp/B00EOY4YMS/
Also see CraigShipp.com for more audio/video tips and tricks!
Giant Squid Lavalier Mic Test direct into Sony NEX-7
The Giant Squid Audio Labs Omnidirectional Mono Microphone - a great lavalier mic. In this test I plugged it direct into my Sony NEX-7 and it worked. Naturally it's better to use a high quality recorder like a Zoom H4n but in a pinch you can plug this mic in direct into the mic input jack on a Sony NEX-7 or NEX-VG10. The newer Sony cameras should even work better as you can adjust the level on them. For the NEX-7 the level is hot so I adjusted it in Final Cut Pro X. giantsquidaudiolab.com/ - CraigShipp.com
I test the Zoom H1 Handy Recorder with my new Giant Squid Audio lavalier mic. I like the results. Let me know your thoughts. The combo of the mic and the H1 is compact. I've already added it to my field kit which includes: Sony NEX-VG10; NEX-7; Shure SM57; Nikon D700; ZOOM H1; ZOOM H4n; Sennheiser EW100G3 wireless mics; Giant Squid mono and stereo lavalier mics and other odds and ends.