The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (9.19.19)
Headlining our Deals of the Week, Apple is offering a big $250 discount on the 13" MacBook Pro.
This week in filmmaking deals: Atomos has dropped the price of the Shinobi 4K Monitor to $299, while Apple is offering big savings on the 13" MacBook Pro. Also, save 30% on a Gitzo Traveler Tripod and get a travel backpack and camera strap for free. Quasar Science has extended their Summer Sale, so you have until the end of the year to save big on their best lighting gear, including a Rainbow Q50R Quad Kit. And for this week's deal from Adorama, save a massive 40% on a Sennheiser XSW-D Wireless Interview Set.
If you're looking for a lightweight, high-quality monitor, you can't really beat the Atomos Shinobi 4K Monitor...especially at its low price point. The Shinobi features a 5" screen, 4K HDMI support, multiple mounting options, and a design that weighs in at just 7oz, meaning you can mount this thing pretty much anywhere, even your camera without it becoming cumbersome. You can get the Shinobi now for 25% off of its retail price, making it just $299.
For video editors that work solely on laptops, 15" monitors are usually the standard screen size. However, if the smaller 13" models don't bother you, you can save some big money on the newest 13" Apple MacBook Pro right now. This model features a 13" Retina Display, Touch Bar, 2.4GHz 8th-Gen quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. You can get this 13" MacBook Pro for $1549, giving you $250 worth of savings.
In need of a compact travel tripod? Then you might want to check out the Gitzo Traveler Tripod. It's made of carbon fiber, weighs just 2lbs, can hold up to 23lbs., and features a 180-degree leg folding system that allows users to fold it down to just 16.5". And not only can you get the Gitzo Traveler Tripod for 30% off its retail price, but you can also get a couple of freebies: a Gitzo Century leather camera hand strap and a Gitzo Traveler Backpack that can store your DSLR, up to 3 lenses, and a 15" laptop.
The Quasar Summer Sale has been extended through December 31st, which means you have a lot more time to shop and save on some great lighting gear. One item that's really worth taking a look at is the Rainbow Q50R Quad Kit, which includes 4 Q50R Rainbow LEDs, as well as 4 Power1 adapters, 1 Power4 Multibank adapter, 4 Single Quasar plates with Baby Pin and Myway receiver, 1 Quad Quasar plate receiver, cables, DMX adapter, and a custom travel case with wheels. You can get that kit for $3,550, which is $225 off retail.
The Sennheiser XSW-D Wireless Interview Set is an entry-level wireless audio system that has a ton of interesting things going on. The XSW-D was built to be a "plug and play" system that takes little time to set up, so it features one-touch ease-of-use, 2.4 GHz digital transmission (so you don't have to worry about setting frequencies), a 250' range, and 5-hour battery life. You can switch between multiple transmitters that are linked to one receiver and configure any T/R combo you like. It's also equipped with an XLR transmitter and a 3.5 (1/8") receiver. Adorama is offering an instant rebate of $120, making the Sennheiser XSW-D Wireless Interview Set just $179.95.