Black Friday – Our Ultimate Special Deals Selection: Part 1

November 25th, 2022 Jump to Comment Section 2
Black Friday – Our Ultimate Special Deals Selection: Part 1

The long-awaited Black Friday weekend is finally here! This time, we have decided to handpick some of the best deals from a selection of manufacturers to help you save your precious time (and money!) while upgrading your kit.

While our MZed Black Friday Sale has been in full swing since the beginning of the week, with discounts on MZed Pro and individual courses as well as freebies and gear giveaways (worth $7,000!), the market is literally exploding with offers from an endless list of manufacturers.

If you’re in the market for new equipment, then this might be the perfect time to invest your well-deserved money. So without further ado, let’s dive into the best deals of this Black Friday season, from cameras and lights to accessories and softwares!

Aputure, amaran, and Deity

If you’ve been waiting impatiently to upgrade your lighting or audio kit, here’s your chance! Indeed, starting today, Aputure and its sibling companies amaran and Deity are running a Black Friday sale on a selection of over 50 products, including lights, modifiers, and microphones, with tasty discounts of up to 45%.

Source: Aputure / amaran / Deity

The sale is live until Sunday, November 27th at 11:59pm PST. Here’s a selection of their finest deals, but you can find a complete list of affected products on the Aputure Store.


  • LS 600D Pro (our review here) – $1,499 (savings: $391)
  • LS 600x Pro (our review here) – $1,599 (savings: $391)
  • Nova P300c (our review here) – $1,499 (savings: $200)
  • Nova P300c Kit – $1,699 (savings: $200)


  • P60c 3-Light Kit – $840 (savings: $150)
  • P60c – $296 (savings: $53)
  • 200x – $307 (savings: $42)


  • Timecode Box Kit – $439 (savings: $110)
  • VO-7U USB Podcast Kit – $159 (savings: $40)

Link: Aputure Store

Canon: huge savings on EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon’s Black Sale offers are particularly succulent on their DSLR camera bodies and lenses, but you can you also save some money on a selection of their recent RF-mount mirrorless cameras and glass. Here are some of the hottest deals:

DSLR bodies & lenses

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Source: Canon
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body (with Canon Log) – £ 2,539.99 (savings: £ 690)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body – £ 2,179.99 (savings: £ 690)
  • Canon 1DX Mark III Body – £ 6,749.99 (savings: £ 250)
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM – £ 999.99 (savings: £ 100)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM – £ 2,099.99 (savings: £ 100)

Mirrorless bodies & lenses

  • Canon EOS R5 Body – £ 4,164.99 (savings: £ 135)
  • Canon EOS R6 Body – £ 2,309.99 (savings: £ 90)
  • Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM –  £ 2,289.99 (savings: £ 100)
  • Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM –  £ 2,629.99 (savings: £ 100)

Link: Canon’s website

FilmConvert: up to 50% off on Nitrate and CineMatch

FilmConvert’s Nitrate and CineMatch are some of the most popular film emulation and camera matching plugins on the market. Compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and Final Cut Pro, they are updated periodically to support footage coming from the latest camera models.

Image credit: FilmConvert

Normally, an individual FilmConvert or CineMatch license would cost you around $179, with the price of the all-in-one bundle usually set at $249. However, the company’s running a Black Friday sale with discounts ranging between 40 and 50% on the entire product range.

Link: FilmConvert’s website.

Hedge: post-production workflow tools – up to 50% off

Hedge’s mission is that of making your life easy when going through the complexity of today’s post-production workflows. For example, their softwares include intuitive tools to can create multiple backups of your valuable media (Hedge) or transcode original footage into proxy files (EditReady). More recently, the company integrated Mimiq into their offering to help out Avid Media Composer editors working collaboratively.

Hedge EditReady. Source: Hedge

Hedge’s Black Friday offers apply to a vast range of their products, including single-app purchases, special bundles, upgrades, and even lifetime licenses. Discount can reach up to 50% and here are some of the highlights:

  • Hedge – $109 (22% off)
  • Hedge Lifetime – $799 (45% off)
  • Extend Edge (2-year updates) – $99 (29% off)
  • EditReady – $59 (29% off)
  • Scopebox – $99 (34% off)
  • The Full Monty (includes 7 apps) – $499 (39% off)
  • The Hedge Fund – spend $500, get a $500 voucher (50% off)

Link: Hedge’s website

SHAPE: 25% off on all products

SHAPE’s Black Friday sale is pretty straightforward. Indeed, the company is offering a flat 25% off on their entire lineup of products, spanning through all sorts of camera rigs and accessories.

Image credit: SHAPE

What’s cool is that affected products include some of their latest releases, such as their LWAKS Single Filter 4×5.65” Matte Box (usually $329, now $246) or their HSMDV ARRI Dovetail shoulder mount system (usually $889, now $667). So if you’re interested in upgrading your camera rig, hurry up and head over to their website to find the perfect piece for your kit.

Link: SHAPE’s website

Tilta: daily Flash Sale and more

When it comes to rigging accessories and wireless follow focus systems, Tilta’s name is undoubtedly one of the first that comes to mind. Until November 30th, the company will run a daily Flash Sale with up to 37% discounts on very limited quantities (about 20-30 pieces) of their most popular products. These include their Mirage Matte Box and Nucleus-M lens control system.

Image credit: Tilta

Other Black Friday offers from Tilta include:

  • 33% off on their Nucleus Nano (which will soon get an update) – $299 $199
  • Up to 40% off on camera rigs
  • 20% off on their DJI ecosystem
  • Free Tilta Mini Articulating Arm for orders over $299
  • Free shipping for orders over $299 (US) or $399 (Europe, Asia, Canada, and Mexico)

Link: Tilta’s website


Ulanzi is a Chinese manufacturer whose main focus is on the development and production of camera supports and rigging accessories. Back at IBC 2022, we had the chance to take a closer look at their newly-released Zero Y Lightweight Travel Tripod.

Ulanzi & COMAN Zero Y Lightweight Travel Tripod. Image credit: CineD

The company’s Black Friday 2022 discounts and gifts are scaled depending on the size of your order. Here are the relative details and promo codes:

  • $9.9 off for $99+ (Code: BF99)
  • $29.9 off for $199+ (Code: BF299) – Gift: CL15 Cube Light
  • $53.9 off for $299+ (Code: BF539) – Gift: CL15 Cube Light + CL08 Video Light
  • $79.9 off for $399+ (Code: BF799) – Gift: CL15 Cube Light + CL08 Video Light + Oreo Tripod

Link: Ulanzi’s website

Featured image credit: photo by gryffyn m on Unsplash / Edited by CineD

Are you going to take advantage of these deals? What piece of gear are you going to upgrade first? Let us know in the comment section below!


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