This week in filmmaking deals: Panasonic's "indie friendly" cinema camera, the VariCam LT, is now over $6K cheaper, the price of Red Giant Universe gets a big discount for new users, and Sony is offering big savings on its most popular mirrorless cameras.
Touted as the "indie-friendly" 4K Super 35 cinema camera, Panasonic's VariCam LT proved to be a worthy adversary to shooters like the ARRI Alexa Mini and RED Weapon, especially with features like 14+ stops of dynamic range, dual 800 and 5000 ISO, and ProRes recording. It was already one of the most inexpensive cameras in its class, but Panasonic has decided to drop the price to $9,995 USD, which is almost half of what it originally retailed for. It comes with the camera body with top handle, EF lens mount, as well as the control panel which doubles as an LCD monitor.
Red Giant Universe is an innovative online post-production platform/community with a potentially endless library of free tools, plugins, transitions, and effects for editors. And guess what...you can save 50% on your first year. That means a whole year of Universe for $99, or $49 if you're a student. This offer only applies to first-time Red Giant Universe Annual customers. Use the code UNIVERSE50 to save. Sale ends Friday, 5/31/19 at 10 AM PDT.
Save $270 on the Core SWX Nano Battery Brick, which features an upright design, lightweight plastic housing, simultaneous 2A charging, as well as "Fleet Rapid Charge" technology that can take care of a 98wh pack in under 2.5 hours. The Nano usually retails for $719, but you can get it now through Adorama for $449.