Fitting an Entire Youtube Studio in a Backpack!

Tips & Advice
Travel Photography

Pierce Codina

Sep 22, 2022

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Starting a Youtube studio and channel can be a challenge. As a content creator on the go, that becomes even more challenging. I am constantly looking for ways to improve what I am doing and as part of that, changing and altering the gear I am using. Since GearFocus is a company that is focused around gear and content creation, I figured now would be a good time to show what I am using to make our Youtube content on the road! And yes I can fit a Youtube Studio in a Backpack! 



The best place to start would be the backpack itself, which is the F-Stop Gear Tilopia 50L Duradiamond Backpack. I purchased this unit about a year ago when I was making hunting content for a local company, but a lot of the reasons why I purchased the bag still hold over with what I'm doing today. First of all, this bag offers great protection both inside and out. It has a metal rod frame inside to support the weight of the back, and the Internal Camera Units, or ICUs, that organize and protect your gear on the inside. [caption id="attachment_4744" align="alignnone" width="500"]f-stop Tilopa Backpack The f-stop gear Tilopa backpack in green[/caption] The Duradiamond variant of this bag adds some additional protection, such as ruggedized zippers, a strengthened material on the outside, as well as additional metal components for protection. Overall, this bag has been fantastic. It has held and protected my gear extremely well on the road and also gives me plenty of space to store my camera kit! [caption id="attachment_4745" align="alignnone" width="500"]Duradiamond f-stop Close up of the Duradiamond mesh[/caption]


The main section of this bag is dedicated to my camera kit. My most recent addition to the kit was the Canon EOS R7 mirrorless camera. The whole reason I got the R7 was to shrink the kit down and replace my cinema camera for mobile content creation. The features on the video side of this camera are worth the price tag alone but the R7 also shares the same processor as the R3. This makes it an extremely capable photo camera as well. If you want to know more about the R7, check out our video on that here. [caption id="attachment_4747" align="alignnone" width="500"]Canon R7 Top View Top-down view of the Canon EOS R7[/caption] The next camera in the kit is the reliable Canon EOS R. This camera was preordered in 2018, and has been used daily ever since. With a 30MP Full-frame sensor, 10-bit color, and the RF mount, the EOS R is a very capable camera in the right hands. Its been my main photo camera for the last 2 years and it also functions as my vlog rig on the road. It doesn't matter what camera I use, I seem to always come back to the EOS R. [caption id="attachment_4748" align="alignnone" width="500"]Canon EOS R w/ 14-35 F4 Canon EOS R w/ 14-35 F4[/caption] The final camera in the kit of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. If you have been around our Youtube channel for any amount of time, you'll know that the Pocket 6K is one of my favorite cameras out there right now. It just looks good, no matter what you point it at. It's also a very capable camera with the ability to shoot 6K RAW video, as well as 2.7K anamorphic and ProRes. It is easy to use for beginners but can also be a high end video camera in the right hands. If you're interested in learning more about the Pocket 6K, we have several videos on our channel which you can check out here.  


For the rest of the gear, head on over to our Youtube channel and watch our video on the content creation on the go! 


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