Curated for parents by parents, our “Keep it Dead Simple” (“KIDS” for short) series of kits is specially designed for easy setup and simple use. This kit includes:
- Canon XA30
- Rode NTG-2 Shotgun
- Manfrotto MVM500A Fluid Head Monopod
- Canon BP-828 Battery
- SanDisk SDXC 128GB Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-1 U3
In this kit, you’ll find a camcorder, external mic, fluid head monopod, memory card, battery, and related accessories—every component you’ll need to start shooting. If we’ve done our job as curators, you’ll be able to unbox and assemble this kit in less than fifteen minutes, and get shooting with minimal technical expertise.
The LensRentals Advanced Monopod Kit provides a stable shooting base, but also allows you ease of mobility so you can quickly change shooting positions. The supplied fluid head monopod offers a slim form factor which makes it well-suited for shooting in confined spaces. The included shotgun microphone is designed to only pick up the audio in front of it, which will minimize the recording of distracting ambient noise and chatty parents standing around the camcorder.
The XA30 camcorder comes preset to record up to nine hours of high-quality Full HD video to the included card. The fixed 20x zoom lens lets you get close to the action, even when you’re relegated to the sidelines or the back of the room. The supplied rechargeable battery will power the camcorder for approximately two hours per charge, and you can use the AC adapter if you need to record for longer.