Portable, powerful, and price-conscious video gear for 2020

woman using Moment lens portable video gear
Credit: Moment

The rise of TikTok, YouTube, Instagram influencers, and more, is quickly making quality video more desirable. As companies and influencers are starting out, a quality video presence can make or break their success. As start-up companies are born, it is vitally important that they have a quality set up without spending thousands of dollars.

portable video gear Moment lens
Credit: Moment

Lens

Moment | Wide 18mm Lens & M-Series Lens Mount ($120)

Moment has brought modular updates to the devices we have in our pockets and backpacks every day. With a simple detachable lens, you can add a wide array of camera upgrades to an iPhone, Android, iPad, and so on. These camera upgrades range from wide-angle lenses to macro lenses, fisheye lenses…the list goes on and on. You can even add these lenses to a laptop or other front-facing camera for video calls.

Blu mic
Credit: Blu

Mic

Blu Mic ($130)

Musicians, podcasters, videographers alike have used and raved about this mic. As a USB mic, the Blu Mic has unparalleled portability as compared with other mics with the same ability. Blu Mic allows for fantastic audio recording with multi-directional settings and even the ability to plug in reference monitors or headphones. The higher-end versions of this mic also include the ability to route audio out via XLR.

Lighting

Lume Cube ($90)

The Lume Cube is one of the smallest adjustable LED lights I have found. Battery-powered, and rechargeable by USB-C, this light cube is incredibly powerful, and portable. In the box is a shoe mount, modification frame, warming gel, softening diffuser and the Lume Cube 2.0. To add to the portability, the Lume Cube is incredibly durable and waterproof to 30 feet.

Stand

Adonit V-Grip ($35)

Regardless of all the expensive equipment possible, if the video is shaky when it should be still, the quality drops. That’s where Adonit’s V-Grip comes in. With portability and price that are hard to beat, this product will be a favorite of anyone who owns it. Featuring seven different ways to utilize this grip, a standard size screw to mount to other attachments and a Bluetooth shutter button.

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