If you're sad about summer drawing to a close, take heart knowing that you can at least get some savings during the many end-of-summer sales. Red Giant's 24-Hour Summer Sale kicks off on July 30th and offers 40% discounts storewide, while Full Time Filmmaker is offering NFS readers 25% off of all filmmaking courses. If you've got your eye on some gear, shop Teradek's b-stock to save on the Bolt XT 500 RX receiver, or head over to G-Technology to grab yourself a 4TB Armor ATD hard drive for $170. Adorama is also running a special on a Litepanels Astra 6X kit, which retails for $1653, but you can get it for $899.
Teradek's Bolt line of transmitters and receivers are pretty much an industry standard. They offer compatibility with 3rd gen Bolt 500, Bolt 500 LT, Sidekick II, and 703 Bolt products, 3D LUTs, 5GHz spectrum analyzer, and HDMI and Dual 3G-SDI outputs. If you don't mind shopping b-stock and need to complete your TX/RX set, the Teradek Bolt XT 500 RX receiver is $1272 right now.
Red Giant is a leader in VFX software, so when they run a sale, it'd be wise to pay attention. On July 30th, the company will be launching their Summer Sale, which offers a big 40% discount on all of their software, upgrades, and even entire suites and subscriptions. This includes everything from Trapcode, Magic Bullet, Pluraleyes, and even Universe. Remember, the Red Giant Summer Sale only lasts 24 hours, so be sure to take advantage of the savings while you can.
If you need a hard drive that can take a beating, you might want to take a look at the G-Technology 4TB ArmorATD hard drive. It has triple-layer shock resistance, has a crush resistance of 1000 lbs., transfer rates up to 140MB/s², and USB-C connectivity, as well as Thunderbolt 3 support with a USB-C to USB-A adapter. It comes in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB flavors, but we think that the big boy, the 4TB, offers the most bang for your buck.
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The Litepanels Astra 6X is a powerful bi-color 16"x17" light panel that features high CRI (Daylight 95, Tungsten 98), 0-100% dimming capabilities, DMX, and surface mount LEDs paired with custom optics. Adorama is running a special on this unit right now that offers not only the light panel but a Gold-Mount battery bracket as well. You can purchase this Litepanels Astra 6X kit for $899, saving you $754.