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Most Useful Pieces of Video Equipment

If you’re preparing for a live broadcast, whether you’re broadcasting a news show or a church sermon, it needs to look clear and professional. If your production lacks quality, you can soon find yourself lacking an audience, too. However, if you take advantage of some of the most useful pieces of video equipment on the market, you can improve your production and sustain—or potentially even grow—your audience. 

Tripod

This is one of the most common pieces of equipment necessary for any video production. If you’re shooting a sports segment for your broadcast, you don’t want the camera shaking while the presenter speaks. That’s where a tripod can help you out. These three-pronged stands will hold the camera steady so your footage looks clear and stable at all times. 

Wireless Follow Focus

A wireless follow focus system is a camera attachment that allows a focus puller to obtain and maintain crisp, consistent image quality. By taking advantage of the benefits of a wireless follow focus system, you can produce an engaging broadcast that looks professional and, most importantly, watchable. Not only can you capture sharper images, but it also allows for more movement in front and behind the camera without compromising video quality.

Boom Pole

Shotgun mics are versatile and great for capturing quality audio in a wide range of environments. However, if you’re broadcasting a news segment, the sound guy holding a mic to your talent’s face will be quite distracting. With the help of a boom pole, your sound guy can capture high-quality audio without being a distraction during your broadcast. 

Extension Cord

Any live broadcast, whether it’s a sports segment or Sunday service, requires a lot of equipment. If any of your gear runs out of power, you’ll need a nearby power source to keep it operating. Instead of taking your equipment to the back and waiting for it to charge, bring the power source right to you. Additionally, the necessity to rearrange lights is very common. If you want to have complete freedom in choosing where to place them, use an extension cord. That way, you don’t have to choose a spot solely depending on how close it is to an outlet.

Suffice it to say, these aren’t the only pieces of equipment you’ll need for your production. However, these accessories are easily some of the most useful pieces of video equipment to have on hand. By adding this gear to your set, you can improve the quality and efficiency of your broadcast tenfold. 

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Ty Pier

I am the Co Owner/Podcast Producer here at Cerebral Overload. I have been involved in the online media since 2011 and happily get to work with two of my best friends every day. I specialize in Apple products, gaming systems and podcasts. Have any questions or would like to submit a guest post, feel free to email!

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