Good quality equipment is essential for recording professional quality music and performance art videos. You only have to go onto YouTube and watch a few of the videos posted onto the site to appreciate the impression that a high quality, professionally shot and edited video gives of an artist compared to the poor quality, short, shaky clips with awful sound quality that most people settle for.
Here is a short overview of just some of the recording equipment that we use here at Create 1st to ensure that our artists take home high quality videos and photographs that really sell their talents.
Canon XA30 Professional Camcorder
Create 1st film in HD using broadcast quality Canon XA30 cameras to give professional high quality footage even under low light conditions.
Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera
Regular video cameras shoot limited dynamic range, which is why their pictures look like video. The Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera has a much wider dynamic range of 13 stops, which gives its footage the beautiful cinematic film look of high end television commercials and feature films. Although it’s incredibly small and light, the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera has the same sensor and the same astounding image quality as its larger industry revered siblings, which is why Create 1st have just added this amazing camera to our armoury.
Canon EOS 5Ds
Still photos are shot using the professional Canon EOS 5Ds camera with a whopping 50.6 Megapixal resolution to give amazing images even in low light and when scaled up to poster size
All video sound is recorded separately onto professional sound recording equipment and synchronised with the video during editing. Forget the poor quality muffled sound that most live music videos suffer. Your sound will be coming straight from the microphones and recorded directly onto professional multi-track recorders in high definition audio.
Zoom F8 Field Recorder
The Zoom F8 is a compact 8-input, 10-track professional field recorder capable of recording audio up to a staggering 24bit, 192 kHz resolution.
Allen & Heath Qu-Pac Ultra Compact Mixer
The Allen & Heath Qu-Pac mixer has 32 mono plus 3 stereo channels with 16 on-board Mic/ Line Inputs, 16 AnalogIQ total recall preamps and high class, low latency 24bit analogue to digital converters. Not only is the Qu-Pac a fully equipped mixer, controllable either from the front touch screen or wirelessly via the iPad Qu-Pad App, but it is also able to multi-track record 16 channels directly to USB hard-drive at 24bit, 48kHz quality, or direct to a computer via the 32×32 USB Audio interface.
Create 1st use a range of professional studio quality microphones, including large diaphragm condenser, small diaphragm condenser and dynamic microphones from industry standard names such as Rode, Sure, DPA, AMT and AKG.
Create 1st have a wide range of professional studio lighting including Bowens flash heads, continuous lighting, and an assortment of softboxes, reflectors and other lighting modifiers.
We have a number of professional high powered Quad and Hex LED Par lights with DMX control available for hire.
If you would like to find out more about how Create 1st can help you present yourself at your best then please contact us at