If you’re considering going down the content creator path, get ready for the tech gadgets you’re about to want to pick up! Audio and video quality are very important in content creation. Investing in the right microphone, camera, and other equipment will help you create better content faster.
For the last decade, I’ve been buying, selling, and upgrading camera equipment, computer accessories, and office gadgets with a passion. It’s not just something I do as a hobby – it’s genuinely something I’m passionate about. As such, I’ve learned quite a lot about the techy tools available on the market today that can help you create stunning content.
Whether you want to record podcasts, and videos or simply take quality photographs, here are a few items you’ll likely want to consider adding to your “gear” list:
- Apple 2021 MacBook Pro (16-inch, M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray
- Sony Alpha ZV-E10 Mirrorless VLOG Camera Kit
- Sony E 11mm F1.8 APS-C Ultra-Wide-Angle Prime Lens
- Shure MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
- Rangers 56” Compact Travel Tripod, Lightweight Aluminum Camera Tripod for DSLR Camera
- LaCie Rugged USB-C 5TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD
- SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card
- Zoom H4n Pro 4-Track Portable Recorder, All Black, Stereo Microphones, 2 XLR/ ¼“ Combo Inputs, Battery Powered, for Stereo/Multitrack Recording of Music, Audio for Video, and Podcasting
- OneOdio Wired Over Ear Headphones Studio Monitor
- EMART Photography Backdrop Continuous Umbrella Studio Lighting Kit
- GVM RGB LED Video Lighting Kit
- Desview T3 Teleprompter
- Portable Laptop Charger, 31200 mAh High Capacity USB C Power Bank with 100W AC Outlet, Fast Charging External Battery Pack
- USB-C Docking Station For MacBook Pro
- Insta360 ONE RS Twin Edition – Waterproof 4K 60fps Action Camera
- DJI Ronin-SC: Camera Stabilizer, 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal
- DJI Mini 3 Pro & Fly More Kit Plus
- Dell 27" 4K UHD, IPS Ultra-Thin Bezel Monitor
- GVM Motorized Camera Slider,48" Wireless Carbon Fiber Dolly Rail Camera Slider with APP Control
The Apple 2021 MacBook Pro is the perfect laptop for real estate agents. Its M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU ensures unparalleled performance, allowing agents to manage multiple applications simultaneously easily. The 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage provide ample space for big presentations, documents, and photos.
The laptop also has a beautiful 16-inch Retina display with True Tone technology that provides crisp visuals; a Magic Keyboard equipped with the latest technologies, Touch ID security features, and an improved battery life of up to 17 hours. On top of this, its sophisticated Space Gray finish will make any agent look professional in any workspace. With this laptop, real estate agents can take their productivity anywhere!
An excellent, cheaper option camera. In fact, I've shot many of my YouTube videos on this as I've had my A7C in for repairs or waiting on a lens, etc... Honestly, most won't be able to tell the difference and it's less than half the price including my recommended lens, the Sigma 16mm 1.4. It comes in black also but it's OOS often right now.
This lens is super sharp, produces excellent bokeh (blurry background), and is extra-wide, which is great for talking head studio setups and even shooting the interior of a listing! This is the lens to buy for any crop-sensor Sony camera, including my recommendation, the ZV-E10.
Good audio separates the videos that get watched from those that get passed up. It amazes me that people will create video content but not invest in a quality microphone. This USB mic has excellent quality audio and best of all, plugs into your USB port on your computer. This is a great addition to a 1080p or 4k webcam. You can either have it sit on your desk or mount it on a mic arm (linked below). For nearly half of 2019, I rocked a webcam (linked below) and this mic for all my YouTube videos. This is the best audio quality you'll get for your video but is limited to mostly being used in a studio with a computer nearby.
The Rangers 56” Compact Travel Tripod is perfect for DSLR cameras. It is made of lightweight aluminum and has a specially designed ball-head that can rotate 360°, making it easy to get the perfect shot. The tripod fork is precision CNC machined for quality construction.
This ultra-rugged and sleek USB-C portable drive is ready to take on any challenge. From the office to the outdoors, it’s built to withstand a 6.6 ft drop onto concrete, crush resistance of 1 ton, and water resistance of IP56 (1 m for 30 min). Transfer data quickly with USB 3.0 speeds up to 130MB/s and use the reversible USB-C cable for connecting your latest computers. LaCie also includes a standard USB 3.0 adapter for legacy computers so you can easily access all your files from one device.
Perfect for shooting 4K UHD video(1) and sequential burst mode photography (1)Full HD (1920x1080) and 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video support may vary based on host device, file attributes, and other factors.
A Zoom audio recorder can be an important tool for a real estate agent looking to create high-quality podcast recordings. It allows them to establish themselves as experts in the field, build trust with potential clients and generate leads.
It also allows remote recording which is useful for guests or co-hosts who are not able to meet in person. With a Zoom audio recorder, the agent can ensure that their podcast recordings are polished and professional, helping to stand out in a crowded market.
OneOdio Studio headphones deliver powerful bass and comfort, perfect for DJing, mixing, monitoring, or listening to music. The soft padded ear cushions are designed to monitor headphones' comfort and noise isolation. At the same time, the headband is adjustable and stretchable to find the desired angle you like to fit in.
With the DJ-style coiled cord (9.8Ft Stretched) quickly reaching from the TV or stereo to your chair, both the headphone cable and plug are completely detachable.
This EMART Photography Backdrop Continuous Umbrella Studio Lighting Kit is perfect for portraits and product shots! The kit includes a backdrop stand, a muslin green screen backdrop, two light stands, two lamp holders, two umbrellas, and two 45W studio light bulbs.
The seamless and crimped-edge muslin backdrop is 6 x 9 ft and can be used with the included clamps to prevent slippage. The photography light stand is adjustable from 26.8” to 79.9”, making it easy to find the perfect height for your shot.
The GVM RGB LED Video Lighting Kit is a set of three lighting kits that have been designed to be used in conjunction with your DSLR camera. The kit includes a key light, fill light, and backlight. These lights are multi-purpose and can be used for many different situations. Whether you’re shooting an interview, taking photos of your family, or even filming the latest viral video, these lights will bring it all together! I use two of these lights to add color to my background in my videos and one as a fill light in front of me.
2021 Upgraded Teleprompter from Desview Official - Comparing with Desview T2, the new teleprompters is designed with 2 cold shoe mounts to attach video accessories, supports larger prompting devices(up to 11”) & wider-angle lens(up to 24mm), and comes with more customized shading rings for phone & dslr to prevent light from sneaking around the lens and flaring the beamsplitter glass.
A real estate agent might need a portable laptop charger to keep up with their busy schedule. They often have to be on the go, meeting clients and touring properties, so having a mobile charger will ensure that they're able to stay connected and get work done while out of the office. It also allows them to access property information and other resources without having to rely on public Wi-Fi or unsecured connection points. Having a reliable source of power can help agents save time and be more productive when working remotely or in the field.
Newer Mac laptops don’t offer a variety of ports.
One solution to this USB C Docking Station. It not only provides an answer to the port problem but can charge your laptop at the same time using a single cord.
This dock has plugs for SD cards, a headphone and microphone jack, USB plugs, USB-C plugs, ethernet cables, and even a DVI port for your monitor.
Insta360 ONE RS Twin Edition is two action cameras in one. The 4K Boost Lens delivers stunningly detailed wide-angle videos, while the 360 Lens offers endless creative possibilities. With FlowState Stabilization, you'll get buttery smooth image stabilization, no matter what lens you use.
Plus, the new sensor captures crisp 48MP photos, ultra-detailed 6K widescreen videos, and vibrant HDR action videos. The Invisible Selfie Stick makes the 360 Lens disappear from your shots for impossible drone-like footage and third-person perspective video.
Lightweight and compact, DJI Ronin-SC is the perfect camera stabilizer for filmmakers and content creators in almost any situation. With the Ronin app and Ronin-SC working together seamlessly, you can achieve smooth, precise gimbal movement at all times, allowing you to focus more on creating the shot that matches your vision. Even in action-packed scenes, Ronin-SC gives a perfectly stable shot. Continuous stabilization makes it more effective in fast follows, sudden motions, and even complete changes in direction.
The DJI Mini 3 Pro is a compact, lightweight drone that is perfect for capturing stunning aerial photos and videos. With its 3-axis gimbal and 4K camera, you can capture smooth, stable footage from up to 6 miles away. The Mini 3 Pro also boasts several advanced features, including obstacle avoidance, ActiveTrack, and QuickShots, allowing you to capture dynamic, cinematic footage easily.
The Fly More Kit includes everything you need to get started with your Mini 3 Pro, including extra batteries, propellers, and a carrying case. With the Fly More Kit, you'll be able to fly for extended periods and have everything you need to keep your drone in top condition.
Whether you're a professional photographer or videographer or want to capture amazing aerial footage, the DJI Mini 3 Pro with Fly More Kit is a perfect choice.
A stunning view: The three-sided ultrathin bezel design in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution lets you enjoy immersive viewing in incredible clarity and fine detail with 4 times the resolution of Full HD. Supports HDR content playback for a more lifelike visual experience.
Beautiful look: Modern, elegant design with a subtle textured pattern at the back of the monitor has its own unique look. It brings the feeling of a harmonious blend of great style and quality into every living space.
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A motorized camera slider can be a valuable tool for a real estate agent when making videos of properties. The device allows for smooth and precise movement of the camera, creating a professional and polished look in the final product. This can help showcase the property in the best possible light and attract potential buyers.
Additionally, a motorized slider can save time and effort, as it eliminates the need for manual adjustments and can be controlled remotely, allowing the agent to focus on other aspects of video production.