My Favorite Mobile Shooting Setup

Since posting my iKan VL35 review I have received some questions from people on what exactly am I using in this video.

Well let's get into what I was using in this video. Obviously I need the camera and the iKan VL35.

I used two different build-outs in this review, the first being the known as my barebones rig. This rig is the one I shoot with when I'm not worried about monitoring my audio (see image below).

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First is my go to HDMI cable from Monoprice. I love these cables and have ordered at least five of them ever since I've started using external monitors. The next thing I recommend for those of you using external monitors is the GyroVu QR plate. This thing has saved me so much time I can't even begin to tell you how much total. Finally the SmallHD mini ball head is a really solid option, I've found going cheap with these types of ball heads end up costing you more in the long run.

My bread and butter when it comes monitoring audio while maintaining my mobility is added to what is above. This is by far my favorite shooting rig when I need to get out and shoot. Basically I add a few pieces; a great microphone, a set of solid headphones, and a different cold shoe mount.

Well that's about it for this awesome little setup. If you have any ideas on making this setup even better, drop a comment below.