This is the recipe video equipment I use to make high-quality, Tasty-style recipe videos for my website, social media channels, and client videos.
High-quality equipment makes it easier to film and edit recipe videos. These are the tools I use when filming videos.
There are other options available for each piece of equipment, so you may be able to use equipment you already own for photography. If you want to upgrade any part of your video set-up, this list is a great place to start.
Recipe Video Equipment
My camera is the Sony a6300 mirrorless camera. I use it with the 16-55 mm kit lens for process shots, and the 35mm/1.8 lens for finish shots.
I have two tripods that I use to easily move from top-down shots to front-facing shots. I use the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 for both tripods.
For my finish shots, I use natural lighting by filming next to a window. For process shots, I use the Savage studio light kit to minimize changes in natural lighting that take place from minute to minute while I’m filming.
To see what I’m doing while I film my videos, I use an old iPad as a portable monitor. It syncs to my camera via wifi, making it easier to see the images in my video.
When using this portable burner to cook while filming, I also use this fan to keep the steam away from my camera lens.
For my filming surface, I use a Wilsonart 8 foot by 4 foot laminate countertop sheet from Home Depot.
I have backup memory cards and batteries to keep things moving while filming, and all my film clips are stored on a portable hard drive.
For editing, I recommend Final Cut Pro and Wondershare Filmora.
And for stirring together ingredients, I recommend using glass bowls, such as this Kitchenaid bowl.