Video & Filmmaking Accessories We Use

These aren't the sexy or shiny pieces of gear, but without them (especially memory cards) you won't be filming anything. Invest in extras of this stuff too. You don't want to run out of batteries on a shoot. Don't be that person.




SanDisk 32GB Memory Card

I get a lot of emails asking me what SD card I like to use. My recommendations obviously change each year, but this is currently the one. Class 10. Get UHS-3 to record 4K. 

(B&H or Amazon)


Pelican 0915 Memory Card Case

At any given moment I may be carrying up to 20 SD cards. That would get messy real quick if i didn't have a good case. This is a good case. Although not recommended, I reckon you could throw this like an Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary and not break it. 

(B&H or Amazon)


Powerex Rechargeable AA Batteries

Batteries. Many pieces of equipment need AAs to run. You could buy a 20 pack once a month at the grocery store but that is going to get expensive and why not be a little more friendly to the environment?

(B&H or Amazon)


Savage Paper

Looking to have multiple backgrounds in the same place? Savage background paper is it. Get it in green for keying work.

Watch our full review and set-up tutorial »

(B&H or Amazon)


Impact Triple Hook

Sturdy and made from metal, the Impact Triple Hook is the easiest way to mount paper rolls for studio backgrounds. 

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Impact Varidrive & Chain

Built to go hand in hand with the Impact Triple Hook the Varidrive adjusts to the size of your paper roll and allows you to lower and retract the paper with ease. 

(B&H or Amazon)


Spring Clips

I leave 5 to 6 of these in the studio. I use them for everything from weighing down the paper rolls, hanging backdrops, and adjusting flags and scrims.

(B&H or Amazon)


X-Rite ColorMunki Display

I generally edit with multiple displays and laptops so it is paramount that those displays show and match color accurately. The X-Rite makes matching displays easy.

(B&H or Amazon)


ikan Elite Teleprompter Kit

I love the idea of integrating one piece of equipment with another. This iKan teleprompter allows me to use my iPad as the brains of the setup. Doing this allows me to load scripts easily since my iPad and computer are synced via Dropbox. 

(B&H or Amazon)


Canon TC-80N3 Timer Controller

If you are wanting to use a Canon camera for time lapses this is the easiest way for you to do that. You can set the timer to whatever interval you choose allowing you total creative control. Or you can just use it as a shutter remote.

(B&H or Amazon)


X-Rite ColorChecker Video

As always, the more you do in production, the better off you are going to be in post. Add the X-Rite ColorChercker into your recording process to ensure your colors are spot on in post.

(B&H or Amazon)


Canon CA-940 Compact Power Adapte

If you leave your camera in the same place while you record, use AC. This model works for my C100 Mark II camera.



Canon ACK-E6 AC Adapter

If you are filming all day, it is convenient to run your camera off AC power. This model works for Canon LP-E6 battery cameras.

(B&H or Amazon)


SmallHD 501 HDMI Monitor Kit

SmallHD makes premium monitors for the mobile video maker. At just 5" and weighing 9 oz., mounting directly on the camera is barely noticeable. The screen display is 441 pixels per inch.

(B&H or Amazon)


Blackmagic Video Assist Recorder 

This is both a monitor and recorder. Recording 1920x1080 at up to 60fps, the Video Assist boosts a 5" monitor and ProRes 10-Bit 4:2:2 encoding. 

(B&H or Amazon)


Atomos Shogun Recorder

Both recorder and monitor, the Shogun has a 7" 1920x1200 touchscreen. The Shogun can record 4k up to 30fps but can do 120fps at 1080p. The display pushes Rec.709 and the codec is being recorded at 4:2:2.

(B&H or Amazon)


Atomos Ninja Assassin Recorder

Offering the same features as the Shogun EXCEPT 12G/6G/3G-SDI connectivity, RAW recording functionality, in-built conversion, and balanced XLR audio connections. 

(B&H or Amazon)


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Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you. I will earn a commission % if you decide to buy through these links, which helps support all the free content we put out. I either own or have used every piece of equipment I recommend on my site. Also, know that no company is paying me to promote their products either. - Caleb Wojcik