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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.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Give the gift of creativity.
Adobe Creative Cloud is the complete software toolkit for all the creative people on your list. The Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps membership includes Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop and lots more so you (and your loved ones) can create videos for online and the big screen, podcasts and VFX, or animations and epic movie posters. Make 2018 the most creative year ever. Adobe.com
HP ZBook x2
Unleash the power of Adobe Creative Cloud with the world’s most powerful detachable PC. Easily work with high resolution files and switch between applications like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Create effortlessly with quad-core Intel® Core™ processors, 32GB memory and NVIDIA® 3D Graphics. Transition from laptop to tablet mode with the flexibility of a Bluetooth® keyboard that keeps working, even when detached. Dock the ZBook x2 to dual 4K displays for a desktop experience. Create without interruption using the battery-less Wacom EMR pen that responds instantly to every nuance of your hand movements with 4,096 pressure sensitive levels and natural tilt capabilities. Learn More: www.hp.com
Beachtek DXA-MICRO PRO
Little audio miracle!
Capture pro audio directly to your camcorder, DSLR or mirrorless camera with the amazing Beachtek DXA-MICRO PRO. Powerful, low-noise preamplifiers ensure clean, hiss free audio. Super easy to setup and use. Works with virtually any microphones. From the makers of the worlds most popular audio adapters. $149
FILMPAC 4K Stock Footage Bundle
Tell better stories with FILMPAC stock footage.
Add personality and emotion to your videos this season with stock footage you can finally be excited to use. Filmpac entered the stock footage scene this year with an all-4K library of videos that are packaged into themes of clips that actually go together. They make it easy to tell stories with footage so powerful, you can feel the emotion in it. And with an average starting price of $1/clip you can finally feel like the Grinch didn’t steal your wallet this year. Better yet, use code SANTA50 to save $50 on your Filmpac order through December 15th. filmpac.com
Audio-Technica AT2020USBi Plug-and-Play Microphone
The AT2020USBi cardioid condenser, digital output microphone delivers high-resolution audio (24-bit/96 kHz) and works with both USB and Lightning cables (included). Now you can record professional-grade digital audio on your choice of PC, Mac or iOS device. The cardioid pattern minimizes pickup from the rear and sides to help block background noise, while the condenser element provides exceptional articulation to ensure your viewers hear you clearly. Perfect for making videos at home or on the go. Includes a tripod desk stand. audio-technica.com
Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3
Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 is the extreme performance portable SSD that works as fast as you do. Super fast, portable, bus-powered and bootable, all at the phenomenal speed of Thunderbolt 3 - — up to 40 Gbps. Rugged, stylish, and compact, Envoy Pro EX Thunderbolt 3 delivers professional-grade portable SSD performance, wherever you are. And with an integrated cable, it’s the perfect package to match your Thunderbolt 3 workflow on site, on set or in the wilderness. Now you can work in real-time with the most I/O heavy transfer tasks like working directly with multi-stream video. www.macsales.com
Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L
Peak Design’s new Everyday Sling 5L is an ultralight weatherproof sling/waist bag specifically designed to fit the DJI Mavic/Spark kits, mirrorless kits, or even small DSLR kits. The Sling’s convertible strap features a quick-adjuster that you can loosen when accessing gear and tighten when actively hiking or biking. A weatherproof zip provides quick inner access without removing the bag from your body. A padded tablet sleeve holds most tablets up to 11 inches and inner flap compartment contains 4 small stretchy pockets for batteries and cards. Weatherproof 400D nylon canvas shell.
Use the code: “ Videomaker “ and save extra 10% on the largest stock footage subscription plans online. Access 150,000 HD and 4K professional stock video clips for lowest annual price points in the industry.
Enhance production value of your Youtube projects with the unlimited downloads on aerial, time lapse, sports, wildlife, slow motion and other types of video content.
The discount code is valid through 12/31/2017.
Ricoh Theta V
Never miss an angle with this cutting edge 360-degree camera. While capable of shooting 4K video at 30 frames per second, you can also record audio from all directions, allowing you to immerse your audience in an engaging 360-degree viewing experience. Great for capturing any experience, the Theta V can even live stream your 4K video for all your friends and family to see. It’s also great for shooting in dark places because it is able to shoot at an ISO up to 6400. And to top it off, you can watch everything you record in 360 degrees on your TV using the Theta V as a remote. You can get the Theta V for the retail price of $439. theta360.com
Samson Go Mic Mobile
The Samson Go Mic Mobile is the first ever professional wireless microphone that can directly connect to your smartphone without any need for adaptors or interfaces. You read that right; no extra wires. Operating at distances up to 100 feet (30 meters), this little guy will automatically select the clearest operating channel for you, and its uncompressed, low latency audio transmission will save you from any audio sync issues. You can attach it directly to your smartphone, tablet or camera and it can also operate with up to two transmitters at the same time. The Samson Go Mic Mobile retails for $249. www.samsontech.com
The Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD Lens provides the ultimate in functionality and operation.The lens is compatible with full-frame DSLR cameras and offers a fast aperture and versatile focal length. And it can be used with APS-C format cameras, as well. Choose from the three options available for Canon, Nikon and Sony cameras. Buy yours from Adorama today and pay only $399 — that’s $200 off!
Multi-camera, wireless livestreaming solution
The industry’s first portable, wireless multi-camera broadcasting platform. Monitor, record, switch, edit and stream live HD-quality video wirelessly to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, Livestream, Ustream, Restream.io and other RTMP destinations. Get started with the SlingStudio Hub, CameraLink and Battery for under $1,500. It’s portable, affordable and easy to use. myslingstudio.com
The New Sony FDR-AX700 is full of great features for content creators, offering 4K HDR video recording with its one inch stacked CMOS sensor and Bionz X image processor. Get 273-point phase detection autofocus with its Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Lens. The AX700 has a 12 times optical zoom and optical steadyshot image stabilization. Lastly, the AX700 offers 120fps high speed recording and S-log and S-gamut picture profiles. The perfect choice for a video shooter who needs great options. sony.com
A membership to Storyblocks will give you access to millions of stock videos, audio tracks and photos. With video resolutions ranging from HD to 4K and emerging video formats like 360-degree video, you will have a wide variety of stock videos to choose from to help you build the story you want to tell. And if you want to punch up that story with a few sound effects or still photos, you can browse Storyblocks’ vast audio and photo libraries. You can also download from Storyblocks’ stock marketplace, which gives 100% commission to contributors. Monthly memberships start at $50 and everything you download is yours to keep, royalty-free. storyblocks.com
This powerful daylight LED is designed for both convenience and professional performance without a massive price tag. The Solix features an integrated rotatable speedring, umbrella mount, light stand receptacle and tilter. Its energy-efficient 60-watt draw produces a remarkable 97 TLCI, 2100+ lux output that can be powered by AC outlets or D-tap batteries. Additionally, this light features a magnetic mounting system for instant attachment of the Solix diffusion cap and adjustable barndoors. This entire system weighs in at less than 4 pounds and can be protected and stored in the included travel case. fjwestcott.com
Need an Arsenal for your arsenal?
If you need an intro for your video and you don’t want to deal with annoying things like learning to be a motion graphics designer, then click right over to tubearsenal.com. Tube Arsenal is a website with live graphics, intros and outros that can be customized online and delivered to your laptop in just a few minutes. Starting at $9, they feature a professional look and an easy to use interface. tubearsenal.com