Wedding Videographer Equipment – Updated November 2020
13TH FEBRUARY 2018
It is quite possibly my most frequently asked question, what equipment do you use to film weddings? I am not saying that I use every single one of these items on every wedding and there are some things I own that aren’t on the list but this is what I use to be a wedding videographer.
Wedding Videographer Equipment – Cameras
I use Sony cameras for all my weddings. In autumn 2020 Sony released the A7S Mk3. This brought about the retirement of my Mark 2 and Mark 1 cameras. As a backup, I also use the Sony A73. The A7S Mk3 is incredible and a huge upgrade on the previous cameras.
The S range of Sony cameras has always been awesome in low light. With incredible built-in stabilisation which helps me be as discrete as possible and spend most of my time handheld. I have these mounted on my hip on a belt which also helps with this!
Wedding Videographer Equipment – Lenses
In 2019 I had a switch around in the lenses I use. I used to have multiple lenses for multiple uses. It led to my wedding videographer equipment bag being a challenge to keep minimal. Whilst I probably still own too many lenses I have definitely trimmed things back.
Audio Capture for Wedding Videographers
This is so important! I use a couple of recorders my main ones being the Tascam Dr-10’s. These are tiny little recorders and when paired up with my lapel microphones, which are some of the smallest on the market, it means I can hide them so easily that you soon forget you are wearing them. I also carry some of the Sony TX650‘s in my wedding videography equipment bag.
Keeping the Camera Steady
I use Manfrotto tripods and a monopod to help keep the camera steady during the ceremony and speeches.
Wedding Videographer Equipment – Lighting
Absolutely love my fresnel lights for the dancefloor, they throw up some lovely lens flare and really help to make the dancing seem even more epic.
Big thanks to Esther Wild for the cover image.
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About the Author
Hi. I’m Mike Savory, an award-winning Wedding Videographer from the UK.He is a married dad of two who who loves spending time on his allotment, film, cricket and skiing.
Although I have to admit fear of breaking my recording finger has limited the last two to more watching than taking part nowadays!