Equipment Review: The C-Stand and Accessories

This is one of my favorite pieces of equipment for teaching virtually. You can use it to hold "all the things!"

This stand is very compact, can be stored easily and takes up little floor space. It's sturdy and heavy, but you can add sandbags if you fully extend the cantilever arm to keep it from tipping. It is spring-loaded so that it is easy to lift heavy equipment.

Add a tablet-holder or phone mount to use as an overhead camera. Or adjust it for an "over-the-shoulder" view. Have it hold a shotgun mic for better sound capabilities. It is endlessly configurable!

Other accessories you may want to consider using with this stand include:

  • 4 Sand Bags with carabiners, $20 USD on Amazon
  • 2 Pieces Standard 1/4 to 3/8 inch Metal Male Convertor Threaded Screw Adapter Spigot Stud for Studio Light Stand, $11 USD on Amazon
  • NEEWER Multi-Functional Heavy Duty 2.5-inch for Light Stand, Extension Boom Arm and Other Photographic Equipment with 1/2,1/4,3/8,5/8-inch Mount (Silver), $22 USD on Amazon
  • ARKON Mounts TAB131 Clamp Post Universal Tablet Mount, $27 USD on Amazon
  • RALENO 19.5W LED Video Soft Light, 650Lux Studio Light Built-in 2 *4000mAh Rechargeable Batteries,$50-70 USD on Amazon
    • Light Stand Mount Articulated 1/4''-20 Mini Ball Head for Monitor/LED Light - 1952, $12 USD on Amazon
    • ULANZI ST-14 Smartphone Tripod Mount Adapter Aluminum with Cold Shoe, 360° Cell Phone Stand Holder Clamp, $40 USD on Amazon
    • Articulating Friction Magic Arm Super Clamp Mount with Phone Holder GoPro Adapter, Adjustable Camera Mount Kit, $29 USD on Amazon
    • Movo VXR10 Universal Video Microphone, $40 USD on Amazon

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C-Stand ($150 USD on Amazon in 2023)

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