7 Most Useful Video Shooting Accessories In 2021

Updated on September 24, 2021

The video industry is growing, and technology is advancing with it! It is important to know the best accessories for shooting video. Use this blog post as a guide and learn about the 7 most useful video shooting accessories to capture high-quality shots. This blog post will help videographers find what they need for their work, such as camera mounts, tripods, lenses, and more! Read on to find out how you can get started with your own business! There is an abundance of ways that you can capture your shots: go pro, mount on a tripod, or even shoot from behind the screen of your computer!

1) Tripod or Monopod

A tripod or monopod is the best way to stabilize your shots. Tripods are more stable than monopods because they have three legs on each side of the mount. Monopods only have one leg per side. However, monopods are more compact and good for traveling. It is also way quicker to set up, instead of adjusting three legs - you just extend the monopod. This gives you a steady shot and an easy way to keep your camera pointed in one direction. Tripods, on the other hand, are more stable and more reliable. So, when choosing between a tripod and monopod, the main thing to consider is portability vs. stability.

2) ND Filters

ND filters are used to dim the brightness of your shots. This will help produce a more professional look and avoid overexposure to the sun. ND filters come in different strengths (usually either 1, 2, 4 or 8). You can pick which one you'd like to use, depending on the amount of brightness that is needed for your shot!

3) Spare Batteries

You'll always want to have a spare battery for your camera. This will ensure that you have enough battery power to get all the shots you want. Sometimes, you can also use a power bank to charge your camera, if the camera model allows you to do so. If you can't charge your camera straight from the power bank, it's also a good idea to have a compact third-party battery charger with you, so you can connect your power bank to it, and recharge your batteries whenever you are.

4) External Microphone

It doesn't matter if it is a shotgun on-camera mic or lavalier mic, make sure to always have a good enough external microphone if you want great quality audio. The external mic will always improve the quality of your audio and at the same time impression of the video overall.

5) Memory Cards

You'll possibly want plenty of space for your footage. Memory cards come in different sizes, and different types, so you can choose the best one considering your camera specifications, and depending on how much space do you need. The more memory space that an SD card has, the more high-quality shots you can take at once!

6) Lens Cleaner

Clean lenses will always produce better shots. Make sure to have plenty of lens cleaner with you and/or cleaning cloths, to keep your lenses spotless during all the shoots. I was much time in situations when I need to shoot something unplanned and in post-production, I notice that some of the shots have spots. It doesn't matter if it is for wiping off dust or smudges on your camera lenses, cleaning cloths are always very useful when capturing shots. Having a variety of clothes will cover all the needs that you may have.

7) Camera Stabilizer/Gimbal

This is a very useful gear to have, especially if you shoot videos regularly and professionally. It helps to minimize camera movements, shakiness of your video. While this tool will give you more stable shots, you have to keep in mind, that it takes time to learn how to use this tool correctly. So, seek a professional's help if you want to use it right from the start. If you, however, want to shoot handheld, you can consider getting a cage or camera battery grip. It will act as a stabilizer, by minimizing small jitters that you normally would get without stabilization equipment.

So if you want to have a professional look at your videos, you should take into consideration having that equipment at hand. You don't have to have all of the stuff mentioned here, but keep in mind their importance and how useful they can be during a shoot. What do you think is the most important when it comes to video equipment? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below!

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