Top 10 Film Production Equipment List

We will discuss your project with you before any shoot to ensure we bring the right equipment to suit your filming needs. Our highly experienced crew are always available with the latest technology to ensure we shoot the best footage possible.


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1. Canon EOS C300 EF Professional Cine Camera

Compact, lightweight and portable, this camera produces outstanding footage designed to please even the most critic eye. Suitable for any flagship production, on location or in the studio. Chinacakes cant get enough of this beautiful piece of kit! Read more here.

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2. Canon XF305

Featured on the BBC approved HD camera list, the XF305 captures a crystal clear image. This camera is perfect for all types of filming requiring high production values. Whether observational, on location or for interview setups, this camera deserves the thumbs up!


3. Sony PMW-EX3

A particular favourite with our Director Hannah and often used in Musion holographic productions. Brilliant for it’s ability to shoot stunning colour contrasts with a beautifully clear image quality. This camera is capable of shooting 1920 x 1080 HD Recording. The ability to change lenses is a bonus, particularly if you’re looking for some gorgeous wide angles or breath-taking detail which you can capture up close with a macro lens.

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4. Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition

Lightweight and tiny the GoPro can fit almost anywhere (we’ve tried it on bikes, cars, skiers, dogs and from inside pint glasses to name a few). Perfect for capturing unique action shots. Wearable, gear mountable and totally waterproof to 197′ (60m). Capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second! Chinacakes is a big fan of this little bad boy!

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5. Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Originally designed to take beautiful still photographs the Canon 5D combines outstanding filmic resolution and superlative high ISO performance. A popular choice for its addition Full HD movie recording capabilities. Chinacakes loves the 5D’s ability to enhance colours on every shot and its beautiful ‘cinematic look’. Perfect for creating stunning imagery, we’ve used this camera to give music, performance and corporate films a classy edge.

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6. Sennheiser EW112P G3 Wireless Radio Microphone System

Perfect for contributors who like to run wild, with no cables to trip over. These mics give freedom, flexibility & stunning, clear sound recording.

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7. Sennhiser MKE 600 directional mic

Able to handle the most demanding filmic challenges, due to its high directivity, the MKE 600 picks up sounds coming from the direction in which the camera is pointing and effectively attenuates noise coming from the sides and rear. The switchable “Low Cut” filter additionally minimizes wind noise. A must have on any shoot!

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8. Datavision LED-600 Studio / Location LED Light

Portable, lightweight and quick to set up. The LED-600 uses 600 ultra bright 5400k LEDs and has the equivalent output of an 860 watt tungsten light, but draws just 36 watts. The unit also comes complete with a V-Mount battery plate and 12v AC adapter. This allows the LED-600 to be mains powered or to run for hours on industry V-Mount batteries. This light can make all the difference as to whether your shoot produces poor or great quality footage.

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9. Indie Dolly + Curved Track Kit

Works on either a straight track or curved, Chinacakes loves putting the spin on a shoot with this awesome piece of kit.

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10. PR-1 Prime Video Shoulder Rig Kit

Let the rig take the strain…or at least steady up the shots. Perfect for long shoots where a tripod just gets in the way.