This week in filmmaker deals: SmallHD gives away a valuable license, DJI will let you trade in any action camera for a discount on their new Osmo Action plus a few more!
One of the standout features of the new Cine7 from SmallHD is the ability to use them to control an ARRI Alexa camera. This creates a much more affordable alternative to the ARRI branded equipment using a monitor that is incredibly popular in the independent market. That camera control, however, normally will set you back $500; until May 19th, (this Sunday!), when you buy a Cine7 it comes with ARRI camera control for free!
If you don't need SDI or camera control, the 702 Bright line of monitors remains a popular solution to being able to see your image bigger than your viewfinder in a wide variety of shooting situations.
The DJI Osmo action is an exciting offering from the company best known for its flying drones. With a unique front-facing camera for selfie shooting and rigging, and a starting price $50 lower than the GoPro Hero7 Black, which it matches nearly spec for spec, it's already a deal. DJI offers a "trade-up" program, however, that will give you up to another 20% off the new Osmo Action and covers older action cameras, so if you have an older GoPro and are thinking of an upgrade, this can be a great way to do it.
If you are willing to get away from the big name brand GoPro and now DJI models, in the action camera space there has been some buzz with the more affordable Yi 4k models.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K's got so many impressive features, which part of why it's been in such high demand. It's got 4K, full size 3/4 sensor, and 13 stops of dynamic range, but probably the thing that most sets it apart is that it gives you RAW recording and great image quality at a fraction of the price of the other guys. Inventory has been low, but Adorama has them in stock and can ship now!
Adobe is running a sale that will save you 40% on Creative Cloud's All Apps and All Apps + Adobe Stock plans. And for new editors who have been wary of committing to paying subscription fees every month, this is a great opportunity to jump into Adobe's universe without having to drop a lot of cash, because instead of paying $52.99/mo. and $82.98/mo. respectively, you're looking at a very affordable $29.99/mo. and $59.98/mo.
That means new users get to enjoy the very impressive upgrades Adobe has made to Creative Cloud apps, including After Effects' amazing "Content-Aware Fill" feature and the Freeform View in Premiere Pro, all of which make editing your projects will be easier, quicker, and more dynamic than ever.