It can be hard to find the right gift for a content creator. Help out your friends and family this season and give them this guide so you get what you really want. This gift guide will give some great ideas for you or the creative in your life.
Canon EOS R
Canon may be new to the full-frame mirrorless game, but its EOS R — that’s compatible with over 60 EF lenses — is a camera to celebrate. This full-frame mirrorless gifts you a 30.1 megapixel sensor with a bundle of lenses compatible with Canon’s RF mount — the EOS R being the first to use this lens mount. Four new lenses work with the EOS R System, those being: the RF 28–70mm F2 L USM, RF 50mm F1.2 L USM, RF 24–105mm F4 L IS USM and RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM.
The EOS R camera has a DIGIC 8 image processor and shoots 4K 30 fps video with 10-bit HDMI out. Plus there’s dual pixel CMOS autofocus, 5,655 AF points, an expanded ISO range of 50–102,400, 8 fps still shooting, and dual pixel RAW. It retails for $2,299.
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With an immersive curved screen and stunning WQHD+ 3840×1600 resolution, the ViewSonic® VP3881 monitor elevates your viewing experience from flat to panoramic. Delivering incredible detail and vivid colors across wide viewing angles, this monitor is engineered to provide incredible color accuracy, while HDR10 content support delivers a wide dynamic range of vivid colors and rich contrast. Thanks to an expansive 38” frameless screen, ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, and integrated speakers, this monitor is ideal for video editing, photography, graphic design, content development, and other color-critical applications.
Transform any event into a professional live production with Mevo Plus. Stream live to every major platform including Vimeo, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Periscope and more. Don’t need to stream live? Record in stunning 4K and save for later instead. With easy-to-use live editing tools, you can say goodbye to post-production and make edits straight from your phone — it’s like having a production studio in your pocket. Whether you’re sharing a “can’t miss” moment, trying to reach more clients, hosting a town hall for global employees, or connecting with fans, take your production to the next level with Mevo Plus.
Nikon Z 7
Create your best video yet with the new FX mirrorless Nikon Z 7. Its powerful video capabilities include 4K UHD, accurate on-sensor Phase Detect Auto Focus for fast and sharp videos.
SHAPE Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K
Made in CANADA with CNC Machined Aluminum (Lifetime Warranty)
The form-fitting cage provides easy access to all the BMPC 4K camera controls and ports. It features multiple threaded holes and 1 cold shoe mount to attach accessories. A Quick Release Delta Plate with 15mm rods, a Wooden Left Side Handle and a Top Handle with our Patented Push-Button Technology can be mounted to the cage. The cage also features a full-sized HDMI cable protector lock. A removable, height adjustable Metabones® Adapter Support Bracket reduce the stress of the camera lens mount.
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SmallHD FOCUS OLED
This is the ultimate color accurate touch screen monitor for your DSLR/Mirrorless camera. Featuring a color-rich 5.5 OLED display, L-Series battery bracket for power and the ability to power your camera via the 7.2v Power Output. The FOCUS OLED was designed specifically for small run and gun setups that need the powerful SmallHD toolset in an ultra lightweight and minimal form factor. With Page-builder OS, you have quick access to tools like HD Waveform, 3DLUTs, False Color, Focus Peaking and so much more.
Wireless Multi-camera Livestreaming
SlingStudio is a wireless multi-camera broadcasting platform with 4K post-production support. Monitor, record, switch, edit and stream live HD-quality video wirelessly to Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo using smartphones, professional cameras or other video recording devices. Save hours of setup time and simplify post-production with a single storage device and time-aligned files. SlingStudio is portable, affordable and easy to use.
Saramonic UwMic9 RX9+TX9+TX9
The Saramonic UwMic9 RX9+TX9+TX9 is a dual-channel, camera-mountable, UHF wireless system enabling you to use two lavalier mics with only a single compact receiver connected to your camera. This system is perfect for DSLRs, video cameras or audio recorders for content creation. Remarkably easy to use; just plug in the mics, turn on and begin recording. UwMic9 features rugged metal construction and delivers clear, broadcast-quality sound.
Optional transmitters and output cables (sold separately) provide unrivaled flexibility, making it possible to add a handheld microphone or plug-on transmitter, as well as connect to smartphones, tablets, computers, GoPro cameras and more.
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Audio-Technica Streaming/Podcasting Packs
Each of the four Streaming/Podcasting Packs from Audio-Technica gives content creators a versatile, easy-to-use, and cost-effective boom microphone setup with an accompanying pair of monitor headphones. The packs include a 20 Series microphone (with either a USB or XLR output), stand mount, ATH-M20x professional monitor headphones, and a custom boom arm with desk mount. The boom arm features full 360-degree rotation and adjustable, spring-stabilized joints for optimal mic placement, and comes pre-threaded with the appropriate USB or XLR microphone cable for a sleek, clutter-free appearance.
The Roland V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer is an ultra-compact two-input switcher and video production problem solver for a wide range of production settings including livestreaming and presentations. The V-02HD is a ‘micro switcher’ that’s small enough to fit into equipment cases and camera bags.
The V-02HD is available in value-packed switcher/remote footswitch/cabling bundles that facilitate immediate use. Designed to integrate with typical video production workflows, the V-02HD has a screw tap for standard video mounts and its ultra-lightweight design makes it ideal for mobile video applications. V-02HD bundles are available at your nearest authorized Roland Pro AV reseller.
Premiere Rush is rushing in for the holiday season
What would be a great gift for a video editor? Premiere Rush CC is a new cross-device, editing program that combines Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition into one powerful app. Rush shares everything to the cloud, from your phone to tablet to your desktop. Video editing on the go has never been easier! With Rush, you can capture video, color-correct, edit, record, clean up audio and even post to social media. Starting at just $9 a month ($19 for teams), video editors will have everything they need no matter where they go during the holidays.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or one of your fellow creators, we hope this year’s gift guide has provided some much-needed inspiration. Now, when your grandma ambushes you with the dreaded “What’s on your wish list this year?” you’ll be prepared to ask for something that will help propel your channel to the next level.