Equipment

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Over the years, LoadingReadyRun has used a variety of equipment. This article contains examples of some of the equipment that has being used over the years.

Main Equipment

  • Cameras:
    • Recently a Canon C100 was purchased as a new main camera.
    • The majority of videos are shot with a Canon 60D and a 18-55mm Kit Lens, though a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 is occasionally used for close ups.
    • Sony HDR-FX1 MiniDV is used as a second camera. The videos are shot in 1080i, and edited in either 1080i or DV Widescreen
    • Some videos have also been shot with Tim's camera, a Sony SR12.
    • A Kodak Zi8 and Canon Rebel T2i have being used as backup cameras, and were used to film Phailhaüs - 27 and Hot Water at PAX.
    • Cam uses a Canon Rebel T2i for Loading Time.
  • Audio:
    • RODE VideoMic, RODE Boompole and RODE Deadcat windscreen.
    • A Zoom H4N is used for off camera recording as well as monitoring. Audio and video are later combined and synced in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Lighting:
    • Two softboxes, one rectangular, and one hexagonal.
  • Computers and Software:
    • Main video editing is done with Apple Final Cut Pro on Graham's iMac or MacBook
    • Additional videos may be edited on Apple iMovie, or (in the instance of most Loading Time videos) Adobe Premiere
    • Final video is exported in 1920x1080 .mov files using the Apple H.264 codec
  • Still Photography:
    • James uses a Nikon D40, most often with AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6
    • Graham uses a Canon Digital Rebel XTI
    • Apple iPhone pictures are commonly used as well

Streaming Equipment

Paul's Explanation

  • A/V Equipment:
    • RØDE NTG2 microphone
    • Panasonic AF100 camera
    • Audio mixing board (for both game and microphone audio)
    • XSplit to combine the video inputs and run the stream.
  • Streaming Computer:
    • Windows 7
    • Intel core i5 (Haswell) 3.4GHz
    • 8GB RAM
    • ATI Radeon HD 7770
    • Blackmagic Intensity PCI card (Connected to Gaming PC)
    • Blackmagic Intensity PCI card (Connected to Consoles through an HDMI converter/switch)
    • Blackmagic Decklink Duo PCI card (Connected to the camera)
  • Gaming PC:
    • Windows 8
    • Intel Core i7 (Haswell) 3.5GHz
    • 16GB RAM
    • GeForce GTX 760
  • Consoles:
    • XBox One
    • Playstation 4
    • WiiU
    • 3DS (modded to have video output for streaming)