Beach Walk 144 – The Gear Show

At last, we have a show to show you how we make Beach Walks with Rox.

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About Today’s Show

Lots of people ask us how we make the show. Being a daily show, we have adapted a number of different tools to use, depending on the circumstances. Since most of our shows are outdoors, we have setups for rain, underwater, and now a backup video camera since our original one had a near death experience and had to go to the hospital. We’ve got more items on the wish list, a fill light would come in handy some days and a polarizing filter will give you even more of the beauty I see behind my shades.

I goofed on my part trying to film secret cameraman with his tripod and steady cam rig, so please check back tomorrow for that bonus!

Here are some links for things mentioned in the show.
Sony Digicam HDR HC1 – this is the newish camera; has line in for mic, and shoots in high def though we don’t use that yet. You can choose wide screen or 4×3 perspective.
Olympus SW 730 – This is the small handheld camera that can go 10′ underwater. It shoots still and video, and can capture sound on video.
Sony DCR PC5 – Old camera, hard to find, but works great and has mic line in. (Not to be confused with the hot shoe on many Sony cameras that only take Sony products.)
Olympus Stylus 410 – Can withstand some rain; takes 20-second video clips but no sound
LowePro Backpack – This isn’t the exact one we have, but it’s the closest I could find. Lots of great compartments for keeping mics, camera, batteries, postcards, and doggie bags. (Ours does not have the laptop pocket.)

Hawaiian words
Pono: gear

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Comments

  1. SoCalGal says:

    Great show – I like learning about the production side. What is the model # on the wireless (Sennheiser?) mic unit? The audio is great BTW along with the video. Thanks again.

  2. Roxanne,

    I loved your show today! I’m a new vlogger and am learning “by fire” the “ins and outs” of the hardware and software involved. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Catherine

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your gear with us! What is the maximum time of video that the underwater Olympus SW 730 can record?

  4. The recording time depends on the card you have in. I have recorded as long as 22 minutes non-stop on our card (a moonrise with the camera on a tripod). We have a 500MB card.