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Canon Cameras, Final Cut Pro, Swiss Army Knives and Other Equipment Documentary Filmmakers Can't Live Without

Photo of Paula Bernstein By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire November 16, 2013 at 6:25PM

POV recently surveyed 147 documentary filmmakers (directors, producers, cinematographers and editors) to find out what equipment and documentary tools filmmakers find indispensable in the field.
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POV recently surveyed 147 documentary filmmakers (directors, producers, cinematographers and editors) to find out what equipment and documentary tools filmmakers find indispensable in the field.

"Whether you're a novice or a veteran, this unique resource will help you make some big decisions," POV writes on its web site.

Only 8% of the filmmakers surveyed selected a film camera as their top choice for "specialty camera." The vast majority of respondents (76%) use FinalCutPro as their editing tool while 69% of respondents rely on Adobe After Effects for their animation/special effects software. 

As for other "equipment" documentary filmmakers love, Swiss Army knives rank high, along with Canon lenses and cameras.

You can see the full infographic of POV's findings below and visit their site here.

This article is related to: POV, Filmmaker Toolkit: Documentaries, Documentary, Documentaries