– [Stephen] Hey, everybody.
How you guys doing today? This year, we want to do alot more sit down videos.
Chatting about the topics that you guys have been asking us to do videos on for ages.
And to kickstart this, we're going to do yourmost requested video.
What camera do we use.
And what backpacks do we use.
So we want to talk about topics like: how to safely travel, what are the top places werecommend you travel to.
So if there's any videoideas you want us to do, make sure you leave them inthe comment section below.
So this video's going to talkabout all the tech and gear that we use to film our travel vlogs.
So first up, is how we travel all our gear and what backpacks do we use.
Now for the last couple of years, we picked up these Wanrd backbacks, and they have been the best thing.
It's the ultimate photography backpack, and we've loved it ever since.
Now, usually we travel with two of these.
Jess has one, but as she's currentlyin her second trimester, we've just decided to switch it out for a little wheelie bag.
Because we don't want hercarrying too much stuff.
So if you're a photographeror videographer, we cannot recommendthese backpacks enough.
We've been using themfor the last two years, and absolutely love them.
We've taken them camping.
We use it pretty much every single day, while we're traveling full-time.
And thought I'd just share with you just some of my favorite features.
So this is the backpack right here.
And it's quite unique because you can easily just open it, and access everything that you want.
Because it's cabin approved, when you're going through security, you can just open this up, access your laptop back there.
Then if you need to grab any camera gear.
This all just opens up.
You can pretty much accessthe back compartment.
And you can access thiscompartment, as well.
Plus, just hidden here, now this goes on your back.
There's a little secret zipper that we keep passports, flight tickets.
So this is always on your back, so it's quite secure and safe.
In case say you getpick-pocketed or anything.
This is always right on your back.
Secondly, if you're on the road, on the right hand side of the backpack is another convenient zipper.
So just say, we'rewalking down the street, and I really want to film something, I can either grab itmyself or ask Jess to.
And you can open up the zipper, which opens up inside the backpack and you can take your camera out.
It's super convenient, and really easy to get what you need.
Something else we like aboutthe backpack is in top here you can just easily just open this up.
So we went camping, in thePhilippines for three days.
And we were not going totake our main luggage.
But we still also neededto take our camera gear.
You can just unlock this.
(velcro ripping) As you can see, it's massive in here.
We just stored spareclothes, our toothbrush .
Everything in here.
Thenyou can just close it up.
And you can pretty much fillthis with a lot of stuff.
So you can still travelwith your camera gear, and also with some clothes as well.
Also here on the side, you can store your water bottle.
And if you guys are wantingto know what we use, we have a reusable LifeStraw water bottle.
So these little things are really cool.
Especially, for travel.
These LifeStraws can get up to, I think, 99% bacteria.
So if you're worried aboutgetting sick overseas, and someone gives you aglass of water, in Bali, you can just pour it in here.
And you can drink it quite safely.
So we use this all the time.
Especially on flights.
We like to just top offour water just using a tap, before we jump on the flight.
And it easily just storesjust in the side here.
This case can get some rain on it.
But if it really starts to downpour, just in the bottom here, it has a nice little raincoat, which I can just put over the front.
And this has saved us so many times, when we're out shootingin the middle of nowhere.
Very quickly because I knowsomebody's going to ask.
This is Jess' little wheelie bag.
It's a FLYLITE.
It does the job.
But the minute that this baby comes out, we're both switching back to backpacks.
And then our final backpack is actually something we only picked up maybe two months ago, and I've fallen in lovewith it ever since.
It's another Wandrd backpack.
And this one is their Veer Daypack.
You're probably looking at this and wondering what it is.
It's actually a littleinflatable or blowup backpack that we use on our day trips, when we're walking aroundthe city or going hiking.
The main one is a fantastic backpack for when you're walking around the day, your shoulders really get a workout.
And that's when this thing comes in handy.
It's eighteen liters.
It comes with a little blowup camera cube so you can keep your camera safe.
A blowup back support.
There's plenty of space in here, if you wanted to pop yourwater bottle for your day trip.
And we pretty much usethis as our main day bag, when we're going out and filming.
I can fit my drone inhere, GoPro, everything.
So one of the most important things that I carry in my backpack, besides my camera, is actually my laptop.
Which I do all my editing on.
It's the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo.
And ASUS were actually kind enough to partner up with us, on this video.
So this is the ASUSZenBook Pro Duo 15-inch.
And this is a beast of an editing laptop.
Being on the road, and shooting in 4k footagefrom my drone and GoPro.
It is so important to have a machine that is fully maxedout to get my work done as easily and as quickly as possible.
So shooting in 4k footagefor my drone and my GoPro, I need a machine thatcan slice through that as quickly and easily as possible.
And I can do all of that becausethe i9 processor built in, a g-force 2060 graphics card, 32 gigabytes of RAM And one terabyte of storage.
All built in to this tiny laptop.
On top of that, thislaptop is a 4k touchscreen, and wow.
I wish we could just have a movie night, where you guys can come and watch the vlogs on this machine rather than on YouTube because it just looks so beautiful when you see it on this screen.
So besides having a fully spec laptop, one of the main reasons Iactually wanted to pick this out is because it has a second screen nestled just above thefull-sized keyboard.
So when we're at home between trips, I absolutely love connecting my laptopup to a second screen.
That way I can have myediting software up, as well as my audio editing software, and Google Chrome while I'mstill looking for new music.
And now thanks to this laptop, I don't have to worry abouthaving a second screen, because I'm able to still multitask while still on the road.
You honestly don't realize how much you appreciate somethinguntil you have it.
Being able to multitaskwith the second screens saves me so much time.
And also the Intel i9 processor and 32 gigabytes RAM means I'm able to edit my vlogs so much quicker.
Also when I go to export them it just takes several minutes, I can easily start uploading the vlog.
Just to put into perspective, five years ago, when we're editing vlogsfor 'Fly in the Nest' sometimes it would take mebetween 45 minutes and an hour to export the footage.
Now it happens in just minutes.
Speaking of video editing software, that's probably anotherquestion I'm gonna get.
I use Adobe Premiere Pro.
And I've been using it since about 2005, when my high school teacherof media introduced it to me.
I then used it in film school all the way through 'Fly in the Nest'.
I think it's now up to 15years of using this program.
For audio, I use Adobe Audition.
And, also another most asked question, 'Where do I get all theamazing music for our vlogs?' I use MusicBed, which is like a subscriptionbased license website where you can just downloadall this incredible music.
I use this probably $15 HP like wired mouse.
I've used it for five years.
Don't know if it's any good, but it's done me wellfor the last five years.
Probably should upgrade it, but it's still here today.
What you've all been waiting for one of our most asked questions, on this entire channel is what cameras do weuse to film our vlogs? Well, technically, one vlog, we could use up to fivecameras to film it, but we're going to talkabout our main one, which is the Sony A7 III.
Now the image that you'reprobably most use to seeing on our vlogs comesthrough one camera set up.
And there's the Sony A7 III paired with a Sony 16-35G Master f/2.
As well as a Polar Pro ND8 filter.
Now this is pretty much everything that we have used tofilm all of our vlogs, and take all our photographs (camera snapping) For probably the last two years.
Now you're probably wonderingdo I recommend this setup? Yes and no.
If you're just startingup making travel videos and you want to do what we do on YouTube, this setup is a massive investment.
I think for our first 400 vlogs, we shot it on a little point-and-shoot.
And it wasn't up until 800 vlogs that we started using this camera setup.
Where we'll able to afford investing in some very high end gear.
So our main driver is the Sony A7 III, Which we're pretty muchfilming this video on.
And all our other vlogs.
It shoots in 4K 30.
And then 1080p and 60 frames per second.
So that allows us to do slow motion.
It's also super light.
Has inbuilt image stabilization.
And all our photographs wecan actually shoot in RAW.
So when Jess edits all our photographs, for our Instagram, She's able to adjust andmanipulate all the colors to get the look that we want.
So the Sony 16-35 f2.
8 wide lens is perfect for travel video because when you'rewatching a travel video you want to see the landscape, you want to see as much as possible.
And the wide lens allows you to do that.
I think we picked it up just before our Turkey series.
So when I started seeing the footage that we were getting with that lens, I was so impressed.
And of course the f2.
8 allows you to get the blurry image, but to get that, I shoot in manual video and I need to pair that with an ND filter.
So I use the Polar Pro ND8.
And using all of those three things pretty much allows us to shoot just about every vlog thatwe do on this channel.
Also, a lot of you ask, if we use a microphone.
I do have a microphone on the camera.
But we rarely use it.
Probably only in very noisy situations.
Otherwise, we just usethe cameras as it is.
And we have these like little micro muffs.
Or koala ears, I like to call them.
And that allows us to be in a windy place, and you don't get that (imitating wind) like muffle noise on it.
So our second camera, which if I'm beingcompletely honest with you is a little bit of an overkill.
But it's our old main driver the A7S II paired with a Sony 70-200mil f2.
8 zoom lens.
Now, I probably don't getenough mileage out of this.
But when I do need touse it it comes in handy.
You go on Safari andneed to film some animals or even when we werefilming our India series, and I wanted to get the locallife without being intrusive the wide lens I kind of sit back and get some incredible footage with this.
When it's there, I love it.
But most of the time it doesjust sit in our backpack.
So in terms of ND filters, the ND8 Polar Pro's theone we use the most.
This is pretty much on thewide angle all the time.
We then also have anND8 for the zoom lens.
And then finally, this isprobably the one I use the least, it's an ND64 Polar Pro for the wide lens.
But we only use this if we're shooting in the middle of the day.
Which to be honest, we try to never shoot inthe middle of the day.
But if we need to this does come in handy.
So next up is my action camera.
It's thee GoPro Hero 8.
(laughing) That I just keep it in a sock so that the lens doesn't scratch.
Now, if I'm being honest with you, the main reason I picked up the Hero 8 was because the Hero 7 broke on me.
And the store we picked it up for they realized it broke, and they just gave me credit.
So I decided to use the credit towards picking up the latest one.
Now the only time we use the Hero 8 is if the main camera, theA7 III, is put in danger.
So if we want to shoot under water, Or if we're on a roller coaster.
Or hiking a mountain.
We'll pick this up.
These aren't the bestcameras but at the same time, these are the best action cameras.
And if you're wondering what this is (laughing) this is how I get my point of view shots.
It's actually a little mouth piece that you just put in here.
And then your hands are free.
(laughing) So for arial footage I usethe DJI Mavic 2 pro drone.
And wow (laughing) It's an absolutely incredible drone.
It shoots in 4k footage.
I can also shoot in manual videos.
That means I also have somefilters for that as well.
I mean literally, there's only onemanufacture I can recommend, if you want to pick up adrone, and that is DJI.
And this one is fantastic.
I pretty much just carry itin this little case here.
I used to have the Fly More package, but I find that we needto travel with less.
So it just comes inthis little storage bag.
And I also have one spare battery.
That goes in a little lightproof, fire proof safe case.
My filters and then onespare pack of propellors, in case I break it or damageit, when I'm on the road.
And then our final cameras, actually is our phone.
One of the most importantcameras that you have is the camera that you have on you.
And so many times, if we want to capturea moment for the vlog.
We either have our phoneon us all the time, and we just whip that out.
And you'll see in our vlogs like we put phone footage into our vlogs.
And it's fine.
I use the Samsung S10 plus.
And then Jess uses theApple iPhone Pro11 Max phone as well.
And we pretty much just jump between this depending on who has their phone on them.
So the end of the day, I don't care about what camera I use.
Whether it's my $5, 000 camera or whether it's our phone, a GoPro or a drone.
Honestly, one video canuse all of these elements, if it helps tell the storythat we're wanting to tell.
So in terms of tripods, up until this very trip, in Fiji, we never used tripods.
We bought one and it's justbeen sitting in my cupboard back home collecting cobwebs, but especially with our baby on the way, and me and Jess wantingto take more couple photos (camera shuttering) wedecided to finally pack it so we can get used to it using it.
And we've been loving it.
We have a little iPhone app, which connects to our Sony camera.
We set up the tripod, and we can pretty much remotely control it and see like what the camera is seeing.
Now next up is hard drives, if you're filming everysingle day like we do you go through a lot of hard drives.
And we have a lot that we travel with.
Our main one at the moment because we pretty much switch these out depending on what's the best price, But.
We have a WD4 terabyte hard drive.
We keep them in these little carry cases so that when they're in our backpack it can be super safe and secure so that nothing happens to these.
So we have a fourterabyte hard drive here.
And ever since we lost our footage, five years ago, in our firstyear of 'Fly in the Nest', we vowed to always have a backup.
So at the moment, I just have a five terabyteWD, again hard drive.
So everything we film inhere, at the end of the day, I back it up onto here as well.
So we have a backup in case we lose our footage again.
And then the next up arethese little hard drives, and I cannot wait untileverything is moved towards these.
They're little SamsungT5 and T3 hard drives.
And these things are amazing because this is one terabyte.
And I can easily plug this into my laptop.
So this is where I putall the vlog footage on.
And I just plug it in, edit at the airport, in a hotel, sitting on a bench.
But this only ever stores the vlogs that I'm currently editing.
That way I can barely use this and we only access it when we need it.
But I use this onepretty much all the time.
In terms of power banks, we have a Mophie power bank just here.
And this is their top end one because it can chargemy phone, Jess' phone.
It can even charge our headphones.
And we can charge it multiple times.
So if we have a really long flight, and we need to charge our phones, it's fantastic.
Also if we go camping for a few days, where we'll have absolutely no power, we make sure we bring this so we can keep everything juiced up.
And finally onto ourheadphones and entertainment.
Now, we are super thankful thatwe get to travel full-time.
But that means a lot oftraveling takes place.
So we have a few comfortswhich we like to use.
Most notably is our headphones.
So if you're a nervousflyer, just like Jess is, we highly recommendyou look into investing into some noise canceling headphones.
Ever since she's picked some up she's been so much more calm on flights.
So one year Jess got methe Bose over the ear noise canceling headphones for Christmas.
And then the other year, I got Jess the Sony over the ear noise canceling headphonesfor her birthday.
And if you want somemore discrete headphones, we actually have some inear headphones as well.
Cause Jess has an iPhone, shepicked up the Apple AirPods.
And then I picked up, the Sony noise canceling air pods as well.
And then finally, probablya lot of you want to know what we like to do inour down time on flights.
Jess loves watching murderdocumentaries on Netflix.
And, I love playing games.
So I have a Nintendo Switch.
And I pretty much play this all the time because I like playing games.
And I pretty much pick up just about every game that comes out.
Because we travel so much that I just go throughthese things all the time.
And that is pretty much all ourtech, camera gear, backpacks that we use whiletraveling and making vlogs.
In the description below, I'll make sure I list everything and link it to websiteswhere you can pick it up.
Also a big thanks to ASUS for partnering up with us on this video.
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