This Week’s Top Deals for Filmmakers – Apple Mac Pro, Teradek, Zhiyun Gimbals, SmallHD and More

February 20th, 2020
This Week’s Top Deals for Filmmakers – Apple Mac Pro, Teradek, Zhiyun Gimbals, SmallHD and More

There are a couple of new, interesting deals for filmmakers available. We selected the best offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week – including Apple Mac Pro, Teradek Bolt 1000, Manfrotto tripod, SmallHD monitor, underwater drone, Zhiyun-Tech gimbals and more. Watch out – first four deals expire today, on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and have selected the best offers currently available, which I think could be interesting for you. First, there are B&H offers listed for our readers based in North and South America, and then there are a couple of deals from our European partner CVP. By shopping at our partners’ stores, you are supporting cinema5D through our buy links, as we get a small affiliate commission when a purchase is completed.

Now, let’s take a look at this week’s top deals for filmmakers:

B&H: Teradek Bolt 1000 XT 3G-SDI/HDMI Wireless Set – $1,400 Discount Deal Expires on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

Teradek is one of the most reliable solutions out there for wireless video transmission. The Bolt 1000 XT offers up to 1000′ range line of sight, it supports up to 1080p60 resolution, and it has 3G-SDI/HDMI inputs/outputs with a cross conversion. This set includes both transmitter and receiver, but no battery plates.

Buy link: Teradek Bolt 1000 XT 3G-SDI/HDMI Wireless Set Was: $4,990.00  Now: $3,590.00 (Savings: $1,400.00)

Watch out – Deal expires on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

B&H: Manfrotto 504HD Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit – $300 Discount Deal Expires on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

This Manfrotto kit includes the 504HD fluid video head and 2-stage carbon fiber tripod legs with the ground spreader. The maximum load capacity is 26.45 pounds for the legs (up to 16.5 pounds for the head). Height range is from 18.5 to 68.11″. The legs feature a 100mm half ball with a removable 75mm adapter that permits the mounting of the 504HD head, which offers 3-Step plus zero counterbalance and an illuminated bubble level.

Buy link: Manfrotto 504HD Head & Carbon Fiber Twin Leg Video Tripod Kit Was: $949.88  Now: $649.88 (Savings: $300.00)

Watch out – Deal expires on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

B&H: Sachtler 4.5-7″ LCD Monitor Bag – $73 Discount – Deal Expires on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

This monitor bag from Sachtler is designed for LCD monitors between 4.5″ and 7″. It features envelope style 4-sided viewing hood, bottom docking slots for the mounting bag, and clear front panel shield for protection. The 9″ version is also available with a 50% discount.

Buy link: Sachtler 4.5-7″ LCD Monitor Bag Was: $142.50  Now: $69.50 (Savings: $73.00)

Watch out – Deal expires on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

B&H: CHASING GLADIUS MINI Underwater Drone – $600 Discount – Deal Expires on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

This underwater ROV from CHASING can capture 4K UHD video with up to 30fps and capture 12MP still photos with its 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor and f/3 lens. In Full HD resolution, video recording is available up to 120 fps. The GLADIUS MINI has two 1200-lumen dimmable LED lights and 5 thrusters for up to 4-knot top speed.

This bundle includes the GLADIUS MINI vehicle, base station, a wireless transmitter/controller, batteries, chargers, a 32GB memory card, and a 328′ tether

Buy link: CHASING GLADIUS MINI Underwater Drone Was: $1,599.00  Now: $999.00 (Savings: $600.00)

Watch out – Deal expires on February 20th, 11:59 p.m.

B&H: Rotolight RL48 Interview Kit V2 – $130 Discount

The lightweight Rotolight RL48 light offers 48 LED chips and it is powered only by 3 AA batteries. This set includes two (80W equivalent) LED ring lights, two stands for Shoe & 1/4″ stud mounting, 24 filters (temperature, ND, effects), and a belt pouch.

Buy link: Rotolight RL48 Interview Kit V2 Was: $209.99  Now: $79.99 (Savings: $130.00)

B&H: SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit – $150 Discount

This SmallHD monitor is a part of the Focus line, so it offers 5″ 1280 x 720 touchscreen display with 800 cd/m² (nits) bright 10-bit IPS LCD panel. Available signal input is 3G/HD/SD-SDI and the viewing angle is 160°. This set includes the monitor, SmallHD FOCUS 180° tilt arm mount, SmallHD UltraClear screen protector, 4 x cable clip, and SmallHD thin BNC cable (24″).

Buy link: SmallHD FOCUS SDI Monitor Kit Was: $449.00  Now: $299.00 (Savings: $150.00)

B&H: Apple Mac Pro 2019 – $500 Discount – Deal Expires on February 22nd, 11:59 p.m.

The new 2019 “Cheese-Grater” Mac Pro from Apple is the true upgradable powerhouse many professional Apple customers were waiting for. There is now a time-limited $500 discount on all configurations at B&H. The deal expires on February 22nd, so there is not much time left.

As an example, I chose the most affordable configuration with 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon W eight-core CPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, and Radeon Pro 580X (8GB GDDR5) graphics card. If you are interested in a stronger configuration, you can, of course, customize it after clicking on our buy link.

Buy link: Apple Mac Pro 2019 Was: $5,999.00  Now: $5,499.00 (Savings: $500.00)

B&H and CVP: Zhiyun-Tech LAB Gimbals – Up to $300 Discount

Zhiyun-Tech is currently offering two of its popular gimbals with a discount on B&H and CVP. The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB can carry up to 10 lbs of payload, so it should be able to support virtually any mirrorless/DSLR-body-lens combo and even some cinema cameras. Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL LAB is virtually a smaller version of the CRANE 3. It features very similar design, but it is more compact with a maximum payload of 6.6 lbs.

B&H Buy link: Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3 LAB Was: $899.00  Now: $599.00 (Savings: $300.00)

B&H Buy link: Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL LAB Was: $599.00  Now: $369.00 (Savings: $230.00)

CVP Buy link: Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL LAB Was: €317.09  Now: €296.82 (Savings: €20.26)

CVP: 8Sinn BMPCC 4K/6K Half Cage + HDMI Clamp – €32 Discount

The 8Sinn Cage for Blackmagic Pocket cameras offers a very simple and clean design. It was one of the few cages, which did not have to be redesigned when the Pocket 6K came out. I tested many BMPCC cages and I actually liked the one from 8Sinn a lot. This discounted half cage comes with the HDMI and USB-C clamp.

Buy link: 8Sinn BMPCC 4K/6K Half Cage + HDMI Clamp Was: €164.19  Now: €131.35 (Savings: €32.84)

What do you think of this week’s selection? Share with us if you know and like any of these products.

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