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What I use

From casual web browsing to creating content for YouTube, here's a comprehensive list of hardware and software that I use on a daily basis to create and consume content.

I enjoy trying out new things so this list will be updated accordingly.

every day carry

These are the things that I have with me if I am going outside. Obviously not going out that often these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

hardware

Since I spend a lot of time creating content, I have invested in quite a bit of gear to help streamline my workflow.

desk setup

  • MacBook Pro 16-inch (Late 2019)
    • 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9
    • 32GB 2667MHz DDR4
    • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB GDDR6 memory
    • 2TB SSD
    • dbrand Black Camo Skin
  • Ikea BEKANT desk corner desk-right
  • Dell U2415 24-inch Monitor
  • BenQ ScreenBar Plus
  • Rain Design iLevel2
  • AmazonBasics Computer Speakers
  • Logitech MX Anywhere 3
  • Happy Hacking Keyboard (HHKB) Professional HYBRID Type-S
  • DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor
  • LTT Northern Lights Desk Pad (1000mm x 600mm)
  • Tripp Lite 10 Outlet Surge Protector
  • Anker 40W 5-port USB Wall Charger
  • BackJoy SitSmart Posture Plus Seat

youtube setup

  • Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
    • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 for Canon EF
    • Viltrox EF-M2 II
    • 128GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD Card
    • Manfrotto 200PL Quick Release Plate
  • Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
    • 64GB SanDisk Extreme SD Card
    • Rode VideoMic NTG
    • Sony MDR-7506
    • Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD
  • Manfrotto Element Traveller Tripod
    • Manfrotto XPRO Fluid Head
    • Tri-Wheel Leveling Base with Bubble Level
  • Godox VL150 LED Video Light
    • I use this as my main key light
    • Glow EZ Lock Deep Parabolic Quick Softbox (28")
  • Aputure MC RGBWW LED Light
  • GVM 480LS Bi-color LED Light
  • Elvid 9-Section Acrylic Production Slate with Color Clapper Sticks
  • X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video

storage

  • 500GB Samsung T5 SSD
  • 5TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra

camera

  • Canon AE-1 Program

lenses

  • Canon 50mm f/1.4 FD
  • Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0
  • Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO
  • Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0

audio

  • Rode VideoMicro
  • Tascam DR-10L
  • Zoom H1

camera accessories

  • Amazon Basics AAA Rechargeable Battery
  • Bongo Ties
  • Eneloop AA Rechargeable Battery
  • Giottos Rocket Air Blaster
  • Neewer 43-inch Light Reflector 5-in-1
  • Peak Design Camera Cube
  • Peak Design Slide Lite
  • Pelican SD Memory Card Case
  • Robo-Grip Pliers
  • Rycote Undercover with Stickies

software

You can't really have hardware without software. Here's a list of programs that I have installed on my devices.

common

  • Affinity Photo
  • Audacity
  • Davinci Resolve Studio
  • Dropbox
  • f.lux
  • Figma
  • FreeFileSync
  • Google Chrome
  • Logi Options
  • Malwarebytes
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft To Do
  • Notion
  • Spotify
  • Visual Studio Code
  • WhatsApp

mac

  • 1Password 7
  • Alfred 4
  • AppCleaner
  • DevSwatch
  • IINA
  • iStat Menus
  • iTerm
  • MacTeX
  • Magnet
  • Pixelmator Pro

windows

  • MiKTeX
  • PhotoScape
  • Windows Terminal

android

chrome extensions

  • 1Password X Beta
  • ClearURLs
  • Decentraleyes
  • Disconnect
  • GoFullPage - Full Page Screen Capture
  • Grammarly
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • META SEO inspector
  • React Developer Tools
  • Save to Pocket
  • The Camelizer
  • uBlock Origin
  • vidIQ Vision for YouTube
  • Wappalyzer
  • WAVE Evaluation Tool

visual studio code extensions

  • Better Comments
  • Code Spell Checker
  • GitLens
  • LaTeX Workshop
  • Live Server
  • Material Icon Theme
  • Peacock
  • Prettier
  • Rainglow
  • Todo Tree