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Jan 2nd 2017

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Travel Gear for Content Creation

The gear you need when traveling for content.
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Category: Help & How To

Find out what gear to bring with you while creating content on the road, but also how to transport that gear safely!

Travelling Production Gear

Pelican Travel

My Gold Standard Case: The Pelican 1650 with Foam        ~$220

  • Tounge-and-groove design with a polymer o-ring - This makes it air and water tight            
  • Has a pressure equalization valve to keep it from "vacuum locking"            
  • Interior Dimensions: 28.57" x 17.52" x 10.65"            
  • Exterior Dimensions: 31.59" x 20.47" x 12.45"            
  • 7 double-action clasps            
  • Three handles for easy cary            
  • Integrated roller wheels & Retractable rolling handle            
  • Peel and Pluck foam            
  • One thing... HEAVY (~24lbs)            


My second favorite case: Pelican 1510 Case with Padded Dividers        ~$150    

  • This is the largest case that the FAA allows on planes            
  • Air and water tight with the equalization valve            
  • Interior Dimensions: 19.75" x 11" x 7.6"            
  • Exterior Dimensions: 22" x 13.81" x 9"            
  • Two Handles            
  • Integrated roller wheels & Retractable rolling handle            
  • Padded Dividers            
  • 12lbs            


Pelican 1615        ~$280   

  • All the same features as the Pelican 1650            
  • Uses HPX Polymer            
  • Interior Dimensions: 29.59" x 15.50" x 9.38"            
  • Exterior Dimensions: 32.58" x 18.40" x 11.02"            
  • 17lbs            


Pelican 1535        ~$210    

  • All the same features as the Pelican 1510            
  • Uses HPX Polymer            
  • Interior Dimensions: 20.39" x 11.20" x 7.21"            
  • Exterior Dimensions: 21.9" x 13.97" x 8.98"            
  • 8.69lbs    

Sticks!

Manfrotto MVM500A Aluminum Fluid Monopod with 500 Head.    ~$260

  • Fluid Head        
  • Min Height 30.31"        
  • Max Height 79"        
  • Has fold out feet that can hold up the monopod and it's attached camera        
  • Supports up to 11 lbs        
  • Weight 6.1lbs        


Neewer Carbon Fiber 66" Tripod/Monopod    ~$100

  • Fluid Head (But not as nice as the MVM500A        
  • Min Length: 17.7"        
  • Max Height: 66.1"        
  • Supports 26.5lbs        
  • Weight: 3.3lbs        
  • You can detach one leg and use it as a Monopod        

        
Aaaaand... let's go CHEAP. (But still usable)        
Sony VCT-R100 Lightweight Compact Tripod w/3-way head    ~$29

  • Aluminum        
  • NOT a great head        
  • Min Height: 14"        
  • Max Height: 39"        
  • Supports: 7lbs        
  • Weight: 1.8lbs        


Neewer Shoulder Mount    ~$20   

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