About our equipment

We pride ourselves on using high quality, modern equipment for creating video, photo and audio content for our clients. We are also pleased to own all of the equipment we use on a regular basis, giving us complete freedom and flexibility with how and when we can use it.

While the vast majority of our customers don’t need to know specific details about our equipment, this page provides information for the benefit of customers with specific technical requirements.

Please note that we do not hire out equipment for external use.

Filming for Care Friends
Creative Promotional Videos for Business

Creative Video Equipment

We use Canon EOS C200 cinema cameras as the primary camera for most projects that we work on. We usually film in 4K 25p (internally) and have a selection of lenses that give us range from 11mm to 300mm.

For projects with HD delivery we have Canon EOS C100 cameras which we use with Atomos Ninja 2 external video recorders for recording in ProRes.

We may also use a variety of specialist cameras for capturing “B Roll” material. These include camera models such as the Panasonic DMC-GH4, GoPro Hero 5, and DJI Osmo Pocket.

We will always record and deliver in 4K 25p unless requested otherwise, the project requires a fast turnaround (where the higher file sizes makes 4K impractical), or we need to film in specialist modes such as slow motion which may only be available at lower resolutions.

Technical Video Equipment

We have a selection of Sony PMW-EX1 and Sony PMW-EX3 cameras that we use for technical projects like live streaming.

These XDCAM cameras record in 1080 HD in either progressive or interlaced formats, and have SDI output for use with multi-camera switchers.

For live multicam projects, we have a “flyaway” kit comprised of a Blackmagic ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio, and two Blackmagic rack-mounted monitors. We control this from a laptop using ATEM Software Control.

We also have audio mixers with up to 8 channels of audio, Blackmagic and AJA devices for taking a feed into a computer, and high performance Apple MacBook Pro laptops that we can easily run a HD live stream from using Wirecast.

Portsmouth Video Production
360° VR video and photography

Specialist Video Equipment

We have a range of cameras that we use for specialist techniques.

For 360° VR video and photos we have an Insta360 Pro which can record video at 8K monoscopic or 6K stereoscopic resolutions, and can take 360 photos at 12K resolution.

For aerial video and photos we have several DJI Mavic Pro drones which can record in 4K 25p.

For very long time-lapse projects we have multiple Brinno TLC-200 cameras which can record time-lapse video in 720p for weeks at a time without being monitored.

Additionally, we have supporting equipment such as gimbals, sliders, dollies, jibs and teleprompters which we use for enhancing the video we capture with our cameras.

Photography Equipment

For photography we use Nikon Z6 and D500 cameras with a selection of prime and zoom lenses that range from 7mm to 600mm.

These cameras allow us to capture still photos at 24.5 MP in RAW and JPG formats.

If we’re primarily shooting video, we may instead use Panasonic DMC-GH4 cameras for capturing supplementary stills. This camera takes 16 MP photos in RAW and JPG formats.

We also have a selection of flashes for darker environments.

Taking photographs at VWP Waste Processing
audio mixer

Audio Equipment

When it comes to capturing audio we have a wide selection of microphones, including RØDE shotgun microphones and Sennheiser dynamic microphones.

For studio and location work we typically use our Sennheiser G3 and G4 RF radio kits with lavalier microphones. We also have RØDE Filmmaker Kits that we may use in our studio.

For live streaming and events we have 12 channel Mackie audio mixers, as well as Focusrite audio interfaces that can support up to 8 channels.

In our voice-over booth we use a RØDE condenser microphone which we typically run into a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 for recording in Ferrite or Logic Pro X.

Lighting Equipment

We have a range of portable bi-colour LED lights from brands such as Aperture, Lishuai, and Neewer that we use in our studio and on location.

All of our lights have the option to run on battery power, although we will often use them on mains to prevent unexpected cut-outs. All mains-powered electronics have been PAT tested.

Southpoint Films Studio Southampton
1912 Edit Suite 1

Post-Production Equipment

Our team edits using high specification Apple MacBook Pros and iMacs for delivery in 4K.

Most videos are edited with Final Cut Pro X and Motion, although we also have Adobe Creative Cloud.

In our edit suite we monitor audio using Mackie HR824 studio monitors. We use Sennheiser HD-25 headphones for portable editing. We “flatten” these using specialist software for greater accuracy when editing audio.