(dramatic music) (snoring) – Oh, it was a dream. Oh crap. Well, the day’s finally here, I’m officially really really really old. I’m 30! And I’m not one for partying, I’m now way too old to party. Instead what I’d rather do is make a video for you guys about my
favorite 360 camera gear. Now it’s no secret that
I’ve got a lot of gear, but I don’t use most of it. There’s only a few
things I use on a regular basis, every time I go out shooting 360, that are my favorite things. So in this video, I’m going to share them with you one by one. Is that a gray? Nevermind. The first thing in my camera kit, your camera kit and everyone’s camera kit is a 360 camera, and at the moment, my 360 camera of choice
is the Insta360 ONE X. I’m not gonna ramble
on here about how much I love it, I think you
guys know that by now. Check out my other videos about it if you haven’t already, but this is my camera of choice in early 2019. No doubt this is going to change by the end of the year, but for now this is the only camera
I take out with me, except when I’m going in the water. Using an underwater housing with thing is too much of a pain in the *** so instead I still use my GoPro Fusion, which is a reliable 360 camera for using in the water, the quality is amazing, the workflow sucks but it gives you an exceptional result for
both photos and videos. For everything else,
the ONE X is my go-to. Next, no matter what camera you own, you’re going to need an SD card. And my favorite SD in early 2019 is the SanDisk Extreme PRO. How close can I get? Ooh. They come in 64GB 128GB and up, but consistently, I’ve found this to be the fastest card across all 360 cameras for dealing with 5K and up 360 footage. Always check your camera’s website before buying an SD card to make
sure it’s compatible, if there’s no info there,
ask in the Facebook group. Next is my favorite 360 camera monopod. And still the Bushman is my
number one go-to monopod. This thing is awesome because not only is it a well made selfie
stick with quite a bit of distance on it, but
it also comes with an awesome base with a counter
weight on the bottom meaning you can attach the selfie stick to the base, set up your
camera and walk away, and not have to worry about
your camera blowing over. Learn from me and
countless people who have smashed their 360 camera lenses that I see in the Facebook groups,
it’s better to have a good monopod or some kind of stand than use nothing and have
the wind kill your camera. I used to use a small
Manfrotto light stand for this same purpose,
but that light stand is the very same light
stand I had my Garmin VIRB attached to when the wind blew it over that one fateful day. This is why having a weight at the top of the legs is essential if you plan on extending the selfie stick all the way. Also doubles as a walking stick, I’ll be needing that now. But to be honest with
you, I don’t use that one in every single
situation, because it’s a little bit pricey, I don’t like taking risks with it, so I’ll only
use it in safe situations. This is where my Insta360
selfie stick saves the day. If I’m out shooting at
the beach, where there’s sand and water, which
can and will get into your camera gear, it’s good to have a cheap selfie stick you can use, so if it gets totaled, it was only
$10 or $15 to begin with. It’s also shorter than
the Bushman selfie stick so if space is an issue for you, you’ve only got a limited amount, then you’ll really want to
consider the Insta360 stick. It is significantly
shorter than the Bushman selfie stick when fully
extended, so that’s something to be mindful of too. You can actually get one of these free with every Insta360 ONE X
purchased from the Insta360 store. I’ll put a link to it down there. Whoo. I like free stuff! But I’m pretty sure you can also buy it separately too if you want to use it with other cameras. The next thing in my 360
camera bag in 2019 is… This little thing, yeah, bet you didn’t even see it. This is the JOBY Micro Tripod. Can you believe how tiny this thing is? It blows my mind. And when it folds up, look at that. You can barely even see it. This is one of my favorite
things in my 360 camera kit because it keeps my camera stable, it has almost no presence
when I’m taking it around, and it seems to last forever. I’ve had it for about a year now. I just think it’s incredible that 360 technology has evolved to a point that we have tripods this
perfect for 360 cameras. And by 360 technology, I
mean tripod technology. This, this tripod here used to be my former JOBY Micro Tripod. I thought this was amazing. I remember I made a video about this thing two years ago when I was in New Zealand, and I was talking about how
small and compact it is. But look at that, compared to this. I’ll put this back on the
shelf now to collect dust. Yes, this thing’s awesome, get one. The next thing you’ll need if you’re going out shooting for a while is a power bank. Now I’ve tried lots of power banks over the years, they’ve been
really hit and miss but one brand I’ve found to be consistently really
really good is Cygnett. And this is the power bank I’m using right now, it’s 4,400 mAh, and it charges my phone or 360 camera
at least twice over. 360 camera batteries last for an hour max, which is why sometimes you just need to take a coffee break,
put your camera on charge, and start shooting again fully caffeinated with a fully charged battery. Next, we’re going to need something to store all these gadgets,
and my favorite brand for camera bags is Think Tank, and this is my favorite Think Tank bag, it’s the Cable Management 10 Version 2. Think Tank make quality bags, the materials really strong, it’s got a window on the front, so you can see exactly what’s in it. I love this thing. And there’s space for
business card in the back. Every time I’m traveling and shooting, I always have this thing in my backpack with my most essential
bits of 360 camera gear. Should you buy a different case for your 360 camera, I hear you asking? Well, it depends on the camera, but most of them make their
cases pretty darn good. I think the Insta360 neoprene pouch is basically perfect for this camera. Neoprene is good because it not only protects the lenses, but it cleans them as you put the camera in and take it out. I don’t see the need to get another case for a camera like this, because it’s going to double if not triple the size of the overall camera. Plus it fits so nicely
in my Think Tank bag. Now let’s move forward in the workflow and think about things we might need for post-production of your 360s. And you might be expecting me to recommend computers and laptops, well, no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. One awesome thing about 360 content, and 360 as a whole is it’s one of the only styles of photography that you can do basically everything you
need to do on your phone. Not only can you change
your camera settings and take full control of your 360 camera with your phone, but in 2019, the smartphone is the computer
for 360 photographers. Not only is it easy to edit and reframe 360 photos on mobile, but you can also do it with 360 videos. The apps are getting so good now that you can do everything you need to do without leaving your phone. I mean, yeah, there are some advanced things that you will
need to go computer for, but for 99% of things, I use my phone. Which is why your phone should be your biggest investment
in your 360 camera kit. It’s super important that you have a phone of the last two to three
years at the oldest. Especially if you have a camera
that shoots 5K plus video. There’s no way an old
outdated phone is going to be able to do that. However, if you invest
in a new fast phone, it’s like having a mini
computer in your pocket. I’ve noticed phones are
adopting all the best things about computers
and simplifying them. Turning computer programs into mobile apps and making them touch friendly. This is usually why I
buy the latest iPhone when it comes out, because with every new release, they make the
phone faster and better and it means I can do more stuff on mobile that I was once only
able to do on computer. And seriously, who wants to sit in front of a desk all day long
staring at a screen. I’d much rather be
sitting in a coffee shop with a long black in one hand, my iPhone X in the other, and going. I know a smartphones a big expense, but if you think of it like that, like it’s a computer, it makes the purchase slightly less painful. The final item in my 360 camera bag that I use the most in
2019 is my Oculus Go. This is one of the most, if not the most popular VR headset in 2019. And there’s no wires,
it’s relatively cheap and easy to use, and this is the first VR headset that I actually use, and I don’t just leave sitting
on a shelf collecting dust. It’s one thing to view your 360 photos and videos on your phone, but when you can fully immerse yourself in them, you can look around like you’re actually standing there in the moment once again, it’s a completely different experience. There’s no doubt at all, this is the best way to view 360 content. However, nobody does it. Why is that? Firstly in the past, headsets have been expensive, like several hundred dollars. The Oculus Go is the cheapest
good quality headset so far. Next, they’re big and bulky, it’s not really easy to put one of these things in your pocket and walk around so you can show your friends
when you see them, no, it’s just, it’s massive,
what do you do with it? Where do you put it? This makes it hard to
use anywhere but home. Finally the workflow’s way longer than viewing on your phone, you have to set up the Oculus app, and you have to send your content to the Oculus Go, and it’s just more steps than what we’re use
to, but you know what? If you can get past that, if you’re a hardcore 360 nerd that wants to see your 360 content, and
in the best way possible that it can be displayed, watched back and experienced, then no
question, using a headset like the Oculus Go is going
to be the best way to do it. It’s hard for me to
describe the experience I’m experiencing when I’m viewing this, because I can’t share it with you here through YouTube, because you’re not the one with the headset, I am, I get that. But if you do get the chance to view your 360 content properly in a headset like the Oculus Go, it will be a life changing experience. And if you can’t afford the Go, try and get your hands
on something like this. This is a foldaway headset made by VEER. When you spot your smartphone into here, you can go into VR mode
in your cameras app, and you use it just like
you would the Oculus Go headset, and it will appear as an immersive 360 photo or video. If you want a pair of these, join the VEER Facebook group and bug them there, they may even give you a free pair. Alright, well that’s it for this video, and that’s what’s in Ben’s
360 camera bag in early 2019. Now I want to continue
sharing my favorite things, which is why I had the idea to start an email newsletter, where once a month I email you guys all my favorite things. My favorite gadgets, favorite cameras as well as 360 camera deals and giveaways so I’m officially starting the Ben Claremont Newsletter, I will give it a better name when I think of it, so I’ll put a link if
you want to subscribe to that down there, and I will email you once a month with all my best 360 stuff. And as usual, hit that subscribe button for more 360 tutorials coming in 2019. I’m an old man now, the clock is ticking, I’ll be in a retirement home soon, which is why in 2019, I’m going to push to get out as much content as I can, so you won’t want to miss that. So hey, I wanna say thank you to all of you guys who have supported me over the years since I was a young man all the way through to me being an old 30 year old man, your
support means the world to me, and I want to thank you very much for supporting me on my journey. To all of you legends who have liked, commented, shared words of support encouragement, I really appreciate it, so thank you very much. Now, I’m gonna go get myself a haircut and get rid of that one gray hair, so I hope you have a good day, and I’ll see you in the next video. (clippers buzzing)

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  • What's your favourite 360 camera accessory and why?

  • HBD ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ

  • Happy birthday ben

  • welcome to the 3series community mate haha. Not getting old but sexier LOL

  • Happy B-day ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’

  • excellent video ben! insta 360 selfie for one x is really good but i want to know how good is one x bulet time handle which double as tripod as im looking forward to get it as for tripod stand because bushman doesnt deliver at my place and that joby micropod is so cute!

  • What about the Vuze XR??

  • Happy birthday Ben,,,, Happy birthday,,Happy birthday,,,,,Ben,,,,, oh yeah and I have subscribed.

  • Dude, I'm older than you.

  • HBD! Wszystkiego najlepszego!

  • Nice to see you back Mr Ben. old fella.

  • Happy Birthday, Ben ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“ท

  • Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday ๐ŸŽ‚

  • So, have you tried something like this? http://www.z-cam.com/360-vr-camera-s1/

  • Great Video and also a big fan of the Oculus Go. Keep on supporting this headset, not only it is great for the hobbyist but also an amazing tool for customers to use in Sales or Marketing.

  • 5:00
    I guess they never miss huh

  • Potresti fare un video tutorial su insta 360x e drift shot? Grazie

  • Your only 30……had a hard life…

  • With the exception of the Fusion, a different power bank and phone, that is my exact same setup! Glad my kit is Claremont approved ๐Ÿ˜ Hope you had a great start to your 30s!

  • Belated Happy Birthday Ben – 30 is the new 20! Thanks for letting us look into your 360 Camera Bag, good to know what we should have in there.

  • Congrats on your 30th birthday!

    Old? Haha! You're not even close to that.
    I'm 57 and I feel really young. And 360 photography/video is a brand new world ahead.

    Take care, kid. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Hey, let's post a Happy B-day for Ben, in everyone's native language! Mine is Romanian, so, "La multi ani, Ben!"

  • My one X , power bank , mini tripod , Zoom audio recorder, and wireless lav mic and of course my Huawei p20 pro ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Happy birthday Ben ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • Thirty? You're just a baby! ๐ŸŽ‚
    But belated happy returns, and thanks for the updated loadout listing.


    In my 360 camera bag I presently have… a big money-shaped hole where my Wunder360 should be (and early reviews suggest that it's garbage anyway) and a not-so-smart phone.

  • Good video. Happy Birthday, Ben!!!

  • VR is awesome

  • Hey old man…I turn 70 in March. I have the One X. I have a Windows Mixed Reality headset. I have a laptop with a 1060 in it. I bought my iPad 2018 just after I got my One X. However, I still use a flip phone. LOL Don't worry about the gray hairs, I lived on "Just For Men" for years to get me through interviews. WORRY ABOUT THAT RECEDING HAIRLINE. ๐ŸŽฑ lol BTW can you nudge Insta into making more Venture Cases???

  • Good afternoon. I have been a Portuguese and a follower of your channel on YouTube for some time. Fascinate me with 360 technology and learn a lot from your videos. Not long ago I was presented with a TethaS and I have done some experiments with it. My question is, as I do motovlog liked to use the 360 โ€‹โ€‹camera and record audio through it and from what I know the TethaV has input jack for microphone. By your knowledge is this the only 360 camera with this possibility or is there any other? Thank

  • Thank you, Ben. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

  • Is that the Vuze 360 3D camera in the background? Anyway, I may do a video on my Adventure Gear bag.

    Insta360 One
    GoPro Hero 5 Black
    IPad Mini 4
    Smatree extendable selfie stick
    Rode VideoMic
    Magnetic mount with 90-degree adapter
    Smatree large GoPro carrying case

  • Hi Ben, first congratulations for your very good job.
    I would like to ask you which 360 can u recomend to buy just know? I like the timelapse staff u did changing the point of interest, and I see is a specific app for a espacific camera, but is this possible with others like Xiaomi? I don't want to spend more than 200. Thanks

  • Bonne fรชte Ben ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

  • How do u keep your bulgy camera lenses safe in that bag? I always have to keep my Gear360 in a cushioned plastic box!

  • Happy Birthday Ben! Thanks for your videos.

  • My One X doesn't connect via cable to my One Plus 6 or my computer. iPad is flawless.

  • Happy birthday! Thanks for your videos!

  • Happy Birthday, Ben! You made me feel really old. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Happy 360 Birthday mate! Hope you had a good one!

  • You're a very talented guy, Ben. Your videos are educational and funny too. Regarding the Oculus, presumably you can view photos too? So, you could set up a slide show on it? I just got my One X and happy playing with it.

  • Hi Ben can you use the oculus goggles to edit your video – overcapture? Happy Birthday

  • Many happy returns of the day Ben.. ๐ŸŽ‰ And very nice intro… all the add ons suggested are super useful… ๐Ÿ‘

  • Belated happy birthday! Great vid! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

  • Happy birthday boss

  • If the legs on your mini tripod were rotated by 90 degrees each, they would be virtually invisible. This configuration is used in a lot of other systems (like my camping stove) and Levi Allen is pushing something similar (but way way larger!)

  • What do you think about future 360 cameras. I don't wanna invest and something blows the insta out the water a month later

  • "Newsletter in 360"

  • Happy birthday buddy!

  • Great video mate, looks like there was more than one grey hair or a very stubborn one – your barber was struggling to remove it. Welcome to the salt and pepper years. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Happy Birthday Ben! One thing you forgot to mention is what bag you use! I have a GoPro Seeker 2 that I like, but not sure if I love. I tried the Thule, liked it less. Curious what you use!

    Thanks for all the videos and help.

  • Alles Gute nachtrรคglich zum Geburtstag. 30 is not so bad. I'm 68 and made 360s since 20 years.

  • sorry if i missed your birthday i am so forgetful love a couple of things in your bag and was great to see what yo cart arround anyway thanks for all the help over the year and hope that 2019 will be great for us both still love that backing wall awesome stay safe and enjoy being a 30 year old

  • i love your wall of tinyplanets… My favorite acc. is Insta360 3m extended selfiestick.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Crazy shots…

  • Many happy returns of the day Ben. Belated birthday wishes.

  • happy belated 30 th birthday Ben . ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I've got 4-5 of those little Joby tripods. Also great for LumeCube lights. Have 3 of the Think Tank 10's and a 30. Will probably add a 20 when some other gear shows up. Great for little kits in the bigger bag so you can pack up and head out with just what you need for a shoot.

  • BEN! Dude, have you seen the new SwitchPod? its so slick. It leaves just a tiny footprint on a 360 video I would belive. Can you pls reach out to the makers and have a sample sent for testing with that kickass Clearmont monopod? That would have been something for the 2020 camerabag!

  • Woot! Woot! My favourite 360 guru is back!

  • 30 urgh! Try being 37!!๐Ÿ˜‚
    2 questions if I may….
    1. Will you film and show your work flow for this? I have the Fusion, but honestly, the workflow sucks ass as I can only manage a 3min or less video without wanting to die!

    2. If I wanted to film a 10-15min vlog with this, will the work flow kill my macpro as much as the Fusion does? Donโ€™t know whether to sell the Fusion and buy this, simply due to the workflow issues with the Fusion and literally not being able to make videos longer than 3 mins.
    Great video as usual and TIA ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Great video

  • Although I don't share your views that 30 is old this video was great and thank you for sharing! Off to amazon I go…

  • Hoping to help people not make the same mistake I did. After your recommendation on the Joby Micro Tripod, I went to buy it via your link, but would not ship to Australia (I know, despite also being Aussie you need to cater for bigger US audience). Ended up buying off eBay not realising that there is also a Micro HYBRID Tripod that is a bit larger. Seems I need the Joby Micro 250!

  • Why put up a go pro fusion link being Australian when the link you provided doesnโ€™t allow Australians to get it delivered??? No shipping. Mind you Iโ€™m Australian too

  • hello ben eh been looking to buy another camera 360, I have the gear 360 2016 and take good pictures, however as soon as video I want to see something between the gopro fusion and the insta360 one x. but seeing comments from other youtubers I found this one that differs a lot from your reviews. Could you give me advice on which one to buy? https://youtu.be/lte8Q-upHc8 thanks hi from Mexico

  • Hi, I bought the new Samsung Evo Select UHS 3 micro SD card 90mb write speed, which is not tested by many yet. But it is working amazingly.
    Another question, I know it has 128gb limit for the memory card but, did you try the 256gb card in the Insta360 One X?

  • How can i join ur facebook group?

  • Hey Ben. Been following you since theta s released. I had theta v and dropped it and now have cracked lens. I was going to grab a used one for 270$cad to replace mine but it's on your do not buy list lol. Now you got me thinking to wait for the next ricoh theta.

  • Hi Ben, I was just wondering if you'd share how your Insta360 One X batteries are holding up after a few months of use? I am seriously looking to purchase one to use for our travel vlogs and wondering how many batteries I might need. Also, what would be the one accessory besides an invisible selfie stick, you would say a 360 noob should seriously consider getting?

  • Ben,
    Just starting out , going to start doing 360 tours for real estate would you recommend Insta 360 1x or the xiaomi Mijia Miย ?

  • This is again a cool video. Since you mention the Oculus Go, I would be curious what you think about the 360 photo quality on the headset. I bought a Gear 360 and was quite disappointed looking at the pictures on my Oculus Go. Quite blurry actually. How is it with the ONE X?

  • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • Hey Ben, love the videos. I've got a few questions. If you transfer videos or pictures from your Insta 360 One X to the app, does it take them off the SD card? Also, is 64gb enough for a day/half-day of shooting on a vacation?

  • The only thing I have in common is iPhone X and one x lol

  • That's a compact bag, nice! Love it Ben.

  • Love your content keep it up!

  • Wow ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Great video thanks!

  • Itโ€™s oculus worth it in 2019?

  • This helped me a lot more than expected haha

  • I rather sit in a coffee shop with my laptop editing 360 than on my phone.

  • Loving the vids. Will the lil Joby tripod support the 3601x selfie stick and camera if not extended?

  • Need to be more realistic in that coffee drinking moment at 5:20. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  • in your feb whats in my bag you say the insta 360 one isn't your love? is the Mi 360 better?

  • samsung evo plus UHS-1 U3 is one a lot of alternative micro sd card,, will i get same quality video/photo like i using sandisk extreme pro? will you recommended it?. my 360 camera is yi 360 vr

  • Ben, great video. Actually, ALL you videos are awesome! Question do you or someone have a workflow to go from Insta360 to the Oculus Go?

  • Is the bushman stick invisible using the insta 360 One X ?

  • Hey Ben, you guy are fantastic 360photos fanboy, it is amazing. Could you please give me discount code for Bushman monopod? thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What kind of computer are you using? The iMac link In The description isn't working.

  • You sucked… I just turned 50… Thank you for your content info.

  • I like how in bed your blanket covers your BOOBS like how girls do it in a movie

  • There are a lot of good headsets coming out right now Ben. I'm thinking it would likely make a really good thing to cover. And some of them are much more portable because quad racers rely on them and it's becoming really big right now as a hobby. Anyway just a thought. Hope you might consider doing one of your presentations on a selection of headsets. All the best and appreciate what you covered here thanks.

  • I am happy with QooCam, I can create so many variety of videos clips.

  • The funny things is… age doesn't count anymore. You see.. the coolest persons that still walk this planet like The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Mรถtley Crรผe and all the ones we dig at Hard Rock Cafรฉ..they just gave the shit about their age, and just continued cick ass.

  • Love that wall of tiny planet. Do you print them yourself or have them done.??? Iโ€™d love to start a wall like that. And how do you print them if u do it yourself..!!!!

  • Great videos ๐Ÿ‘ Did you just worry about a grey hair? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I would rather have grey hair then being bald ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

  • I got my first grey hair at age 30, that was 14 years ago, now i have no hair haha

  • Still use this Bushman Monopod?
    I saw that you have "Manfrotto Compact Extreme 2-in-1" in your kit.com.

  • just subscribed to your video courses ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • The Start of the video is amazing, can you pls guide us, how to do that ?

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