Tired of wires? Use These 3 Cordless Moviemaking Tools to Join the Cord Cutter Revolution
Sending video, focusing a lens or even using Camera to Cloud – our deals of the week have everything you need to join the cord cutter revolution.
Rigging your camera can lead to a mess of cables. Some of them may even have to run to other gear, and that’s just not safe. Getting wireless accessories hasn’t always been the most affordable, but a few companies have taken over to provide filmmakers on a budget with all the solutions they need.
Check out everything we found below!
This improved model of Hollyland Mars 300 PRO HDMI Wireless Video Transmitter/Receiver Combo has two external antennas on the transmitter and one spare. The transmitter provides a single HDMI input plus an HDMI loop-through output for viewing on an integrated monitor, and the receiver provides two HDMI outputs. The transmitter offers line-of-sight transmission up to 400′ to the receiver and up to 300′ to a Wi-Fi application. It can be powered via an L-series battery or USB Type-C input and simultaneously transmit to a receiver and two apps.
For the price, Hollyland offers an attractive alternative to budget rigs that require wireless video.
While the Atomos Ninja V is initially not capable of anything wireless, the inclusion of the CONNECT module expands your monitor/recorder with a Camera to Cloud workflow that lets you upload proxy files to Frame.io or drop box. The monitor itself Records and playbacks up to DCI 4K and records to specially designed mini-SSDs. It also records Apple ProRes RAW up to DCI 4K60 directly from the sensor of select cameras. Display features include a 10-bit display with 1000 cd/m² brightness, AtomHDR technology for precise monitoring of your log gamma footage, and support for popular log formats from Sony, ARRI, Canon , JVC, Panasonic, Nikon, RED, Sony, and Z CAM cameras.
The entire kit is also under $1,000! It’s an absolute steal.
The ikan Remote Air Pro Wireless Single Motor Focus Follower Kit is designed to create a FIZ control unit based on your iOS device. This allows your mobile device, along with the downloadable app, to control the motors and display lens information on your mobile device. Your iOS smartphone is fixed in the holder which includes the focus button. The app provides playback and lets you control the iris and zoom motors using your phone’s touchscreen.
The kit supports 20 user-selectable channels, so you can find a clean channel to control your motors on. Kit includes inline remote, three glow-in-the-dark marker rings, three antennas, 15/19mm adapter ring, 6-pin D-Tap power cable, Lightning to USB connector cable, PD Movie cord, receiver /master motor, a USB charger, a 4-pin USB charging cable, an iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus clamp and an iPod Touch clamp. Although not the most affordable device on the market, it is definitely unique and versatile.