What to Pack to Record Great Videos on a Trip

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Do you want to record some great videos when you go on your next trip? If you do you need to pack the right equipment – as it will go a long way towards making that happen.

While there are lots of different items that you could pack, some of the more essential gear to record great videos are:

  • Video camera

Any decent video camera that can record high resolution video should do, and you should just pack whatever camera you own. If you have a range of options, try to go with one that is light and portable and can record at up to 60 frames per second.

 

  • Travel camera stands or holders

Keeping your camera steady is important, and a good travel camera stand or holder can make a world of difference. Normally you should be able to choose a tripod or monopod– depending on your preference.

If you want an option that gives you mobility you can use a camera holder or mount of some kind – but it will keep your camera a lot less steady.

 

  • Spare batteries

It helps to have at least one spare battery, just in case you run dry at an inopportune moment. If you feel that you aren’t going to be able to recharge your batteries for long periods you may even want to bring more spares.

 

  • Extra storage

Videos take up a storage space, and if you’re recording at high frame rates or capturing RAW video– you’ll likely run into storage issues. Carrying around a few extra microSD cards could help you out a lot, and they’re not exactly heavy.

 

  • International adapter

Assuming your trip is to a different country, they may use a different plug or type of power supply. Be sure to look it up and make sure you have an international adapter that can work – otherwise you may need to detour to a hardware store when you arrive.

 

  • Optional external microphone

If (and only if) you’re going to be recording audio, a good external microphone can make a world of difference. The main factor to consider is the directionality, and whether you want to record the surrounding sounds or commentary from yourself.

On the other hand if you aren’t that interested in the audio you don’t have to worry, and can always strip out the audio and replace it with background music in post-production. For example you could use Movavi Video Editor and the steps athttps://www.movavi.com/support/how-to/how-to-add-audio-to-video.html.

 

  • Optional external lighting

Another optional item that you could consider is external lighting. It isn’t ideal, but if you’re going to be recording a lot of nighttime footage it can help to have a decent external light as the flash on your camera isn’t going to cut it.

If you pack all the gear listed above you should be covered. As you can see the optional items listed above are essential as well – but only in certain situations.

The final item on your list of items should be a durable and waterproof bag to carry your equipment. It should be large enough to fit your camera and all your gear, padded, and built to withstand the elements. The last thing you want is to have any difficulty with it while you’re on a trip – or get your gear drenched.

 

 

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