Gear-Prep for #MSIgnite

The Microsoft Ignite Community Reporter squad have been sharing details and recommendations on the technical gear we’ll be bringing to the event in just over a week, and I’d love to hear from readers any other recommendations. I just live streamed via Facebook as I walked through my gear, and mentioned that i am already looking at how i can cut back. For example, I had planned to bring my Canon VIXIA HF R80 Camcorder as a secondary video shot, allowing me to capture dual views — but I’m now thinking it might be overkill. Even my heavy tripod will likely stay in my room after Monday, and I’ll stick with the monopod for most recording. Let me know if you’ve come across a particular tool that you think would add to what is outlined below. I would love to hear some feedback.

My media kit for MSIgnite 2017

 

Here’s my gear:

Ulanzi iPhone Filmmaking Recording Vlogging Rig Case
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0BGUY8

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Unlocked Phone 256 GB – US Version (Black)
https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Plus-Unlocked-256-GB/dp/B01LWJ8YUE

Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardioid
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GQDORA4

Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Handy Recorder Kit with Deadcat Windscreen, Shockmount, Camera Mount and Mic Grip
https://www.amazon.com/Six-Track-Portable-Recorder-Windscreen-Shockmount/dp/B01CDOBRRA

PYLE-PRO PLMC15 Lavalier Electret Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone (4 of them, for panel discussions)
https://www.amazon.com/PYLE-PRO-PLMC15-Omnidirectional-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B005UJQ2TY

Canon VIXIA HF R80 Camcorder
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-VIXIA-HF-R80-Camcorder-Black/dp/B01N1YETIX

Godox LED 64 Continuous On Camera LED Panel light,Portable Dimmable Camera Camcorder Led Panel Video Lighting
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SWIRORE

AUKEY Ora iPhone Camera Lens, 0.45x 140° Wide Angle + 10x Macro Clip-on iPhone Lens Kit for iPhones
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D8KOAWM

2 in 1 Lightning Adapter for iPhone 7/7 Plus, Steanum Lightning to 3.5mm AUX Headphone Jack Splitter Cable (Audio + Charge)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074C5P9VK

UPWADE Portable Universal 100V-240V 2 Outlets Surge Protector Travel Power Strip with 4 Smart USB Charger Ports (Max 5V 4.2A) 1200W and 5ft Long Extension Cord Multi-Port Wall Charger Station-Black
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073NYQ6N3

ZOMEi Z818 Hiking Tripod For DSLR Cameras Canon Nikon Sony ( Blue )
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013UES6NK

Azden i-Coustics PRO-XD Digital Wireless Microphone System
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0148V8A8K

(Not shown) Anker PowerCore+ 26800, Premium Portable Charger, High Capacity 26800mAh External Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K6TA748

SMOVE Smartphone Stabilizer (gimball)
http://smovestabilizer.com/

While I am generally happy with all of the gear above, in particular I would HIGHLY recommend the Anker PowerCore+ recharger (can fully recharge an iPhone 7 plus 8 or 9 times), the UPWADE power strip and surge protector, and the heavy-duty ZOMEi tripod. VERY happy with these purchases, wish I had purchased them sooner.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP, the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and fractional-CMO for revealit.io, tyGraph, and Extranet User Manager.