This Week’s Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – GH5S, Gimbals, MacBook Pro, 4K Monitor and More

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This Week’s Top 10 Deals for Filmmakers – GH5S, Gimbals, MacBook Pro, 4K Monitor and More

There are lots of interesting deals for filmmakers available. We selected the best 10 offers of filmmaking gear from our partners’ online shops for this week. Including Gimbals, Panasonic GH5S, V-Mount Battery Set, MacBook Pro, 4K Monitor and more.

Watch out – The first deal in this article expires tonight, August 14th, at 11:59 PM EST!

I went through the current deals on our partners’ websites and selected the top 10 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 a couple of deals from our European partner CVP. By shopping at our affiliate 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 10 deals for filmmakers:

B&H: IDX System Technology V-Mount Set – $218 Discount

There is a very interesting – limited time – deal regarding a set of two 14.4V 96Wh V-Mount batteries along with a 2-channel sequential desktop charger from IDX. The batteries handle up to 10A loads and they have circuit protection, two unregulated D-Tap accessory outputs, 5-LED battery life indicators and USB port. The charger supports Li-Ion and NiCd batteries and has 4-Pin XLR power output (36W).

Watch out – This deal expires tonight, August 14th, at 11:59 PM EST!

Buy link: IDX System Technology V-Mount Set Was: $657.00  Now: $439.00 (Savings: $218.00)

 

B&H: Moza Lite 2 Gimbal Stabilizer – $300 Discount

This 3-axis motorized gimbal stabilizer from Moza has a maximum load capacity of 11 lbs. It features a modular design with detachable handlebar and offers upright, underslung & briefcase modes. This particular product is the “premium” version, which includes the wireless thumb controller, bluetooth interface for configuration, power distribution box and 2800mAh battery with a charger. The “professional” version, which includes even more accessories, is also on sale. Simply click the link below and choose the “professional” bundle.

Buy link: Moza Lite 2 Gimbal Stabilizer Was: $1,099.00  Now: $799.00 (Savings: $300.00)

B&H: Feiyu SPG Plus Gimbal Rig – $20 Discount

This discounted dual-handle, 3-axis motorized gimbal is probably the cheapest one I have ever seen at the moment. With the available payload of 3.9 to 7.8 oz (110 to 220 g), it can handle most smartphones and action cameras. It has a dual handle design and five 1/4″-20 threaded accessory mounts. The remote control shutter button can be found on one handle and the gimbal can automatically switch to vertical mode. The gimbal has up to 8-hour runtime after charging it once.

Buy link: Feiyu SPG Plus Gimbal Rig Was: $99.00  Now: $79.00 (Savings: $20.00)

B&H: Panasonic GH5S Camera and Microphone Set – $200+229 Discount

The 10.28MP Panasonic GH5S is the lowlight king among MFT sensor cameras. We reviewed the camera back in January 2018 when it came out. To find out more about it head over to our hands-on video, mini documentary or lowlight comparison against the GH5. It records video up to 4K60p, Full HD up to 240fps and can record internally up to 4K/30p 4:2:2 10-bit ALL-I at 400Mbps.

The discounted set includes the Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote lyre shockmount.

Buy link: Panasonic GH5S Camera and Microphone Set Was: $2,727.99  Now: $2,297.99 (Savings: $200.00+229.00)

B&H: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016) – $1,400 Discount

Once again, there is an interesting and powerful MacBook Pro configuration with a huge discount. It has 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-core CPU, 16GB of 2133 MHz RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 460 GPU (4GB GDDR5). Furthermore, the laptop displays the MacOS Sierra on a 15.4″ 2880 x 1800 retina display and communicates through 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) ports and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Buy link: Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016) Was: $4,299.00  Now: $2,899.00 (Savings: $1,400.00)

B&H: BenQ PD3200U 32″ 16:9 4K IPS Monitor – $100 Discount

This 32″ IPS panel from BenQ has a native 3840 x 2160 (UHD) resolution at up to 60Hz, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m² brightness, 178°/178° viewing angles, 4 ms response time and 1.07 billion colors (8-Bit+FRC bit depth). It can be connected via DisplayPort, HDMI or mDP inputs.

Buy link: BenQ PD3200U 32″ 16:9 4K IPS Monitor Was: $799.99  Now: $699.99 (Savings: $100.00)

B&H: Dracast LED160 3200-5600K Variable Light – $80 Discount

The Dracast on-camera LED light has a 160W equivalent light output with 45° flood beam angle. It features 3200K and 5600K CRI 95 LEDs, a brightness dimmer, an integrated L-Series battery plate and a 4-LED battery indicator.

Buy link: Dracast LED160 3200-5600K Variable Light Was: $149.95  Now: $69.95 (Savings: $80.00)

CVP: FeiyuTech MG-V2 – over €113 Discount

I am starting the European list with a motorized stabilizer. The MG-V2 from FeiyuTech is a single-handed 3-axis motorized gimbal, which can carry cameras up to 1,630g. It features 360 motors for unlimited movements, a quick-release plate and a handful of useful functions.

Buy link: FeiyuTech MG-V2 Was: €565.96  Now: €452.77 (Savings: €113.19)

CVP: DJI Mavic Propeller Cage – over €57 Discount

Safety first – the Mavic propeller cage is used to protect people and objects from the Mavic’s 7728 quick-release folding propellers. The propeller cage improves overall flight safety and will also protect the propellers from being damaged. Included in the box is: 4x propeller cage, 2x securing lock and 3x Pair of 7728 quick-release folding propellers.

Buy link: DJI Mavic Propeller Cage Was: €179.00  Now: €121.66 (Savings: €57.35)

CVP: TV Logic VFM-055A OLED Monitor – over €118 Discount

The TV Logic VFM-055A is a 5.5-inch Full HD 1920×1080 OLED viewfinder monitor. It offers cinematic image quality with deep blacks, wide-gamut colour reproduction, a very wide viewing angle, and support for multiple video formats via 3G-SDI and HDMI 1.4 inputs. Useful functions include cinema camera log-to-linear LUT conversion, HDMI-SDI cross-converted output, waveform and vector scope, markers, focus assist, audio level meters, among others.

There is even an extra gift included – with the purchase of the VFM-055A monitor you can get a 5 inch Monitor Guard for free. More informations and conditions are available on the CVP product page.

Buy link: TV Logic VFM-055A OLED Monitor Was: €1,187.72  Now: €1,069.23 (Savings: €118.49)

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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Mark Shirley
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August 15th, 2018

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