How to Set Up a Television Studio in Five Minutes

In this jazzy timelapse video, Philip Nelson of NewTek sets up a television studio kit in 5 minutes that you can take anywhere to produce high-definition, multi-camera video with full graphics, live streaming and virtual set capabilities.  The key to the kit is the TriCaster Mini, which packs all the power of the full-size TriCasters into a box you can hold in one hand.

Below is the list for the rest of the kit we put together. For your own portable kit, we recommend that you work with your regular reseller to put together a kit they can support. If you need to find your nearest reseller, here’s our Reseller Locator.

Quantity Item
1 Logitech Mk360 Wireless Combo (920-003376) Keyboard and Mouse
1 GeChic 2501B 15.6″ LCD Portable Monitor with Built-In Battery, HDMI & VGA input, Built in Speaker
1 Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro and 32GB Internal Flash Memory
1 Manfrotto MKC3-H01M Compact Photo-Movie Kit (Black) (Tripod)
1 Cable Matters® High Speed Mini-HDMI (Type C) to HDMI (Type A) Cable with Ethernet – 25 Feet
1 GoPro HERO3: White Edition – 131’/ 40m Waterproof Housing
1 Moonshuttle Standard Frame Mount(Wide Side Open) for Gopro 3 3+ + Tripod Mount + Lens Cap Bundle
1 Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod, Black
1 BlueRigger High Speed Micro HDMI to HDMI cable with Ethernet (6 Feet)
1 Acer Aspire E 11 11.6-Inch Laptop 2GB 320GB With HDMI Bluetooth Webcam / E3-111-C0WA (for LiveText, iVGA input)
1 Cable Matters® 5-Pack, Cat6 Snagless Ethernet Patch Cable in Black 5 Feet
1 Westcott 579K X-Drop Kit with 5 x 7 Feet Green Screen Backdrop (Green/Silver)
1 Ikan iLED312-SB-2PT-KIT Lighting Kit with 2 X iLED312-SB Spot/Bi-Color Lights (Black)
2 Manfrotto 5001B 74-Inch Nano Stand – Black (Note: sturdier replacements for the Ikan kit light stands)
2 Professional Mini Ball Head Camera Mount (for the new light stands)
2 Manfrotto 014- 38 Rapid Adapter Converts 5/8-Inch Light Stand Tip to 17mm 3/8-Inch M Thread (for the new light stands)
1 Ogio Squadron Pack backpack
1 StudioPRO SP60-005 All-In-One Photography Photo Studio On Location Carrying Bag Lighting Equipment (Black)
1 SKB Compact Stand Case 36-1/2 x 11-7/8 x 8-1/4 with Wheels & Straps, TSA Latches, Over molded Handle
1 Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Dual Charger for GoPro Hero3
1 Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Canon BP-827

Production Tip: The TriCaster Mini does perfect keying with this kit, as we’ve demonstrated dozens of times now in our press and reseller tours with the kit.  That said, a reasonable addition to this kit would be one or two lights to provide even backlighting on the green screen, behind the talent and any foreground furniture or props.

For another look at this setup and how it can be used: Geekbeat and TriCaster Mini

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