The 10 best video accessories for 2021 Essential accessories to help you shoot professional videos


Professional video accessories can make your video productions stand out and help make your job a little easier. All that money you’ve been saving has to go somewhere right? So why not treat yourself to one of these essential video accessories to help you shoot like a professional videographer. 


1. RODE VideoMic Pro+ microphone

A good video isn’t just about the video but also requires high-quality audio. The RODE VideoMic Pro+ is a shotgun microphone that offers features such as a two-stage high-pass filter, and automatic turn off when the mic isn’t in use. This microphone is great for shooting in unpredictable environments and will live up to every videographer’s expectations. 


2. Rhino Essentials Slider Bundle

For advanced videographers, sliders can help a camera move in ways a tripod cannot. The Rhino slider comes with 24-inch rails and Rhino motion allows the user to pre-programme the camera motions from end to end. A must for high-level videography.


3. K&F Concept Natural Night Filter Light Pollution Filter

If you’re planning on shooting at night in a city area, this filter is an absolute godsend. It provides clarity and natural-looking colours when shooting at night, by cutting out the light pollution from artificial lighting. 


4. Neewer Film Movie Video Making System Kit

This movie-making kit includes a C-shape bracket, Top Handle Grip, 15mm Rod, Matte Box, Follow Focus, and Shoulder Rig so that you don’t fall short in your filmmaking endeavours. The shoulder rig comes in handy to give stability to your camera and provides more options when it comes to attaching accessories.


5. Hoya 77mm Variable Density Screw-in Filter

If your shutter speed is too fast your video can end up looking jittery. The Hoya 77mm Variable Density Screw-in Filter is a neutral density filter to ensure your shutter speed is constant regardless of the lighting and keeps the videography smooth.


6. Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes

Most videographers use a microfiber cloth and cleaning spray to clean their lenses but that was before Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes. These lens wipes are pre-moistened and can easily clean your lens without taking up much space in your kit bag. 


7. Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fibre Tripod

Tripods usually don’t change much apart from durability and size but the Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fibre Tripod comes with the world’s fastest tripod legs. All three legs deploy simultaneously and the locking mechanism is located handily at the top of the tripod.


8. Zhiyun Crane 3 LAB

Gimbals have grown in popularity and demand over the years thanks to their ability to capture smooth footage. Designed for professionals, the Zhiyun Crane 3 LAB can help capture butter-smooth films with a camera load of 4.58 kgs.


9. Lexar Professional CompactFlash Card

Shooting a high-resolution video requires a lot of memory space so you’re going to need to make sure you shoot with readily available space. This memory card can capture high-quality videos at professional-level speeds to facilitate your videography requirements.


10. Hahnel Modus 600RT Mk II

Lighting plays a vital role in the final cut of video production. The Hahnel Modus 600RT flashgun comes with a long-lasting lithium-ion battery and offers great value for money. The wireless Speedlight kit features a fast recycle time of 1. 5sec and up to 600 shots at full power.


If you want to try before you buy, then how about renting equipment first, before investing in it?

No matter your level of ability as a videographer; when you need a bit of extra help, these professional video accessories are perfect.