The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week
Sony offers a whopping $1000 discount on an a9 mirrorless camera/RØDE Mic combo to headline our Deals of the Week.
This week in filmmaking deals: Save $300 on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, as well as an astonishing $1000 on a Sony a9 mirrorless camera and RØDE Mic bundle. Also, get 40% off of Adobe Creative Cloud for a limited time, as well as 22% off of the RED Mini-Mag (480GB). Finally, Adorama is running a special on the iFootage Cobra 2 C180 Monopod that'll save you a cool $40.
If you're looking for a full-frame camera that can capture 4K, perform well in low light, and won't break the bank, then you might want to take a look at the Canon's popular EOS 5D Mark IV. This thing is not only a great for video but great for photography as well, with a 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6+ image processor. It boasts a native ISO of 100-32000, which can be expanded to 50-102400, so shooting in low-light shouldn't be a problem. You can get the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV now for $2800, which is $300 off retail.
Need a kit that takes care of both video and audio? Adorama is running a special right now that pairs a Sony full-frame mirrorless a9 camera with a RØDE VideoMic, which will give you highly sensitive 4K video with an easily-mountable shotgun mic. Not too shabby for $3500, especially considering the fact that you're saving $1000.
Now might be the best time to finally take the plunge and sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud because from now until July 19th, Adobe's entire collection of apps, from Premiere Pro to After Effects to Audition to Photoshop, is 40% off. That means first-time subscribers can sign up for just $30/mo., rather than $53/mo. The discount also applies to those who decide to prepay for the annual plan, which is $360 rather than $600.
Now that the drama between RED and competitor Jinni.Tech seems to have been quashed, at least for the time being, RED has decided to drop the price of their proprietary SSDs, the Mini-Mags. Both the 480GB and 960GB flavors have received decent discounts at 22% and 20% respectively. The 480GB now retails at $1450 (down from $1850) and the 960GB now retails at $2350 (down from $2950).
When it comes to monopods, the iFootage Cobra 2 has all the bells and whistles: it's lightweight, durable, and can be adjusted with just one hand. This monopod can also get you low to the ground for low-angle shots or extend to almost 6' for eyelines. Adorama is running a special that will save you $40 on this already affordable piece of gear, which normally retails at $179.