At NAB 2015 DJI presented their new DJI Ronin M which is a more lightweight and smaller version of their original DJI Ronin. Today they announced the shockingly low price of the device: $1,399 !!!! This makes it one of the most affordable gimbal stabilizers out there. And it looks mighty good as well. (pre-order here) The way Doug handled the Ronin M in front of our eyes when we recorded the video at NAB seemed pretty smooth. But the new Ronin-M has a few nice things to offer. On closer inspection you will see that it comes without the complications that other gimbals work with and all adjustments are tool-less (thumbscrews). Along with the quick-release system it’s apparent that some thought has gone into the ergonomics of this device, which isn’t the case for some other affordable gimbal stabilizers. The DJI Ronin-M was originally said to come at a price “lower than $2,000”. The new $1,399 price revealed today is shocking for the whole industry as it will considerable crush some of the competition and sell like hot cakes. It should start shipping within the next weeks. Get your pre-order HERE. While the DJI Ronin M is really affordable there are even cheaper gimbal stabilizers out there. Check out our recent article: 5 Affordable Gimbal Stabilizers Cheaper than the DJI Ronin M The highlights at a glance: Supports Cameras up to 8 Pounds Precision of Control: ±0.02° Transmitter for Remote Pan/Tilt Control Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System Assistant Software for iOS and Windows Bluetooth Wireless Interface for Setup Silent Mode For Quiet Operation USB and PowerTap Power OutputsRead more
The Canon C300 has just been significantly reduced in price. B&H sent out a notice announcing a $2000 pricedrop. Even though there is competition for the C300 with the introduction of the C500 and low priced C100 the C300 fills an important slot with its internal All-I codec and SDI connection possibilities. There’s more competition from Sony with their new PMW-F5 model that’s already in stock. Both the PL version as well as the EF version of the EOS C300 are now $2000 off and available at B&H with 0% financing. That makes the C300 priced at $13,999 right now.Read more
This weekend RED cut down the prices on all their camera bodies. The Scarlet-X’ price has been reduced to $7950 and the Epic now costs almost half. Is this a result of Sony’s massive camera announcement last week? RED’s Jim Jannard doesn’t seem to call Sony’s announcement the cause for their pricedops. About the F5 and F55 he says: “These two camera announcements are significant. While I do not see them as a threat to EPIC or Scarlet… I do see them as a threat to the conventional and outdated thinking of the industry that tried so hard to cling to “1080P and 2K are good enough”.” and says that they have lowered their “assembly costs, found better suppliers and fully paid off our NRE.” (…) “Since our costs are now significantly lower we are re-pricing our cameras as of now.” The timing of RED’s price drops is still an interesting one and raises some questions concerning how well RED is armed against the wave of competitive large sensor cameras that are flooding the market right now. Here are the exact price changes:Read more
Adobe is really pushing their Creative Cloud now that CS6 is out since May. Maybe they didn’t get as many subscriptions as they intended to get, maybe this whole cloud thing is just too new and complicated for people to really pick it up. Anyway, they’re now really driving the ad mill and throwing out a deal until the end of August. You’ve got to own any previous Adobe CS app (CS3 or higher) and they give you $29.95/month instead of $49.95/month for the whole first year. Adobe Creative Cloud explained (again): Basically is the whole Creative Suite (CS6 as the real apps!) with some advanced cloud sharing features (like Apple iCloud), but you’re paying on a monthly basis, just as long as you use the Suite, much like an App Store if you will. The cloud version of CS6 will set you back $600 $360 (with August deal) a year while the retail version of the whole bundle (“Master Collection“) is $2599 and the lighter, filmmaking oriented package “Production Premium CS6” is $1799. And since we can expect another next version next year anyway that’s a pretty good deal for a serious suite like that. The downside is that you cannot use the cloud on a month-by-month basis, so you cannot only use it during September while editing and save the money cause you’re out shooting during October. Maybe Adobe wants to take over the disappointed Final Cut Pro people before Final Cut Pro X really takes off (if ever). It’s a fact that you’ve got to put in more braincells to learn CS6 than any Apple product. US: Get started with Adobe Creative Cloud (yearly plan) for $29.95: LINK For Europe: Adobe Creative Cloud (yearly plan) for 36,89€ (instead of 61,49€): LINK Why is it more expensive in Europe? Because we have taxes. Here are 10 free Premiere Pro CS6 Tutorials Andrew Devis to get you started on Premiere CS6:Read more
We’ve got another nice deal for our European readers: Just like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera deal (which is only valid until today by the way!), you can save some cash by using the discount code below. Our #1 trusted European reseller A. F. Marcotec gives us an exclusive 5% discount for Sony’s new NEX-FS700 camera. A. F. Marcotec sells professional filmmaking equipment in Europe and has some of the most competitive prices on the market. They have the Sony FS700 listed for 8065,82€ (incl. VAT) (CVP sells it for 7948€) and the cinema5D discount code will give you -403,29€ off: Excluding tax & shipping it will be 6439€ (=$8010). Discount CODE: 31122012C5DFS700 SHOP link: Sony NEX-FS700E Enter the code at checkout. The camera will start shipping in July. American cinema5D readers can pre-order the camera for $7999 at B&H.Read more
As announced on April 23rd, the newest and most feature-packed version of Adobe’s design tools, Creative Suite 6, just started shipping. What’s really exciting though is the “creative cloud”: Adobe is launching their new creative cloud service in 2 days. Basically it’s the whole creative suite with some advanced cloud sharing features, but you’re paying on a monthly basis ($49.99 and $29.99 for students) to use an online version of all CS applications, much like an App Store if you will. The cloud version of CS6 will set you back $600 a year while the retail version of the whole bundle is $2599. This is how you access the 30-day free trial: Go to Adobe’s creative cloud page, click “join” and on the next screen you can choose the free trial. If you own a previous CS version you can start a creative cloud membership for a reduced price of $29/month: US LINK You can buy the Adobe CS6 products at B&H:Read more
We’ve got a very special treat for our European readers today: If you haven’t placed your orders for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera yet then you can save some cash by being a cinema5D reader. The trusted European reseller Marcotec offers a 5% discount for the camera that is sure to bring down the Canon monopole. This is an exclusive discount don’t tell. The nice thing about it is that Marcotec already has the best European price and this -134€ cinema5D discount code really gives you the ultra price: Excluding tax & shipping it will be 2137€ (=$2820). For the first time I’m glad to be shopping in Europe. Discount CODE: 30052012 SHOP link: Blackmagic Cinema Camera Enter the code at checkout. Code is valid until May 30th 2012. The camera will start shipping in July. [UPDATE]: Site was down because of too many users online ;) They’re back. American cinema5D readers can pre-order the camera here.Read more
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