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DJI RSC 2 Camera Stabilizer
Empower the content creator on your list with the DJI RSC 2 Camera Stabilizer. Optimized for capturing shots with a single hand, the RSC 2 is also designed to be a professional filmmaking solution. This foldable, compact stabilizer is easy to transport, store and use. Folding down to just 7 x 7.5 inches, the RSC 2 can go just about anywhere. A full-color LCD touchscreen allows you go quickly adjust parameters and use all the features available in the Ronin app. The mount is compatible with most popular camera brands and an improved battery runs for 14 hours before needing a charge. Available alone or as part of a pro combo kit, the RSC 2 will make any videographer’s holiday happy.
Aputure MC RGB Portable Light
Portable and powerful, the Aputure MC RGB Portable Light will provide a huge range of lighting and color options to a wide variety of video content. Like any other Aputure light, the MC RGB Portable prides itself in its color rendition, with CRI and TLCI scores of 96+, and SSI scores of 84 in tungsten and 74 in daylight. Aputure’s first RGBWW film light also features full hue, saturation and intensity color control, as well as a CCT range of 3200K-6500K. With a footprint only slightly larger than that of a credit card, this light is also only 17mm (11/16 inch) thick, making it extremely versatile—use as an on-camera light, or hide it off-screen as an accent or fill light, controlled remotely via an app. The MC RGB Portable is also compatible with the Qi wireless charging protocol, so it can be charged wirelessly using virtually any brand of charger currently on the market.
Syrp Variable ND Filters
A must-have for every filmmaker, Syrp Variable ND Filters help achieve creative shots that are otherwise impossible in-camera. Limit the amount of light entering the lens by 1-8.5 stops and easily shoot in bright, sunny conditions with low apertures and slower shutter speeds. Achieve perfect footage with shallow focus so subjects really stand out from blurred backgrounds. Available in small (67mm) and large (82mm), this ND filter includes two step-up rings (58-67mm and 52-67) and a premium genuine leather case with lens cloth.
ProGrade Digital Memory Cards
You can bet that the videographer in your life has “more memory” at the top of their wish list. ProGrade Digital Memory cards make the perfect little present for content creators of every kind. Featuring a high storage capacity of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, these cards take advantage of the UHS-II bus to support maximum read speeds of 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of 250 MB/s. Compatible with camcorders and digital cinema cameras that produce rich data streams, including 6K, 5K, 4K, UHD 4K, and high bit rate MPEG-4 video. These cards are also UHS-II/V90 compatible, but may be used in devices that don’t support that interface, albeit at slightly diminished speeds. Built for extreme conditions, these cards from ProGrade withstand temperatures from -13°F to 185°F, are shockproof and x-ray proof, and a built-in write protect switch helps safeguard content from being erased.
G-Technology 2TB ArmorLock NVMe SSD Hard Drive
For the gift that keeps on giving, think “storage space.” And nothing will keep your files more secure than the G-Technology 2TB ArmorLock NVMe SSD Hard Drive. Built with a heat dispersing, cool aluminum core designed to pull heat away from the internal drive, this drive boasts pro-grade data transfer speeds up to 1000MB/s read and 1000MB/s. Using the ultra-secure ArmorLock app, it’s easy to unlock your drive using your phone, securely share files with other authorized users—and even locate your drive if you manage to misplace it. The drive arrives completely locked out of the box until you unlock it with the app, and it automatically locks again when you eject it after use. It’s built with 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption and NIST P-256 elliptic curve-based key management for powerful data protection without compromising on speed. And it’s not just powerful on the inside—featuring 3-meter drop protection, 1,000-pound crush resistance, and IP67 dust and water resistance, this external storage space is sure to delight the content creator in your life.
Sennheiser XSW-D Portable Lavalier Set
Using a digital transmission to seamlessly link audio sources, this one-touch wireless audio set is sure to be on every videographer’s list. Equipped with an ME2-II lavalier microphone, this elegant solution makes capturing dialogue easier than ever before while maintaining a reliable connection. With up to a 75m (250ft) range and up to five hours of battery life on a single charge, this set allows you to configure any combination of transmitters and receivers, as well as switch between multiple transmitters linked to one receiver. This kit contains everything you need to record professional-grade sound, including a transmitter, receiver, clip-on lavalier microphone, 3.5mm (1/8 inch) cable, cold shoe mount, belt clip, and USB-A to USB-C charging cable.
If your favorite filmmaker is always hitting the road, consider giving from this short list of gifts, designed with travelers and adventure-seekers in mind.
DJI Mavic Mini 2 Drone
Designed for beginners and professional fliers alike, the DJI Mavic Mini 2 Drone is built for adventure. Weighing in at only about half a pound (249 g), this small but mighty drone is a true travel companion, fitting in the palm of your hand. Even though it’s pint-sized, this powerful little drone has a battery life of up to 31 minutes, can resist level-5 winds, and take off at a maximum altitude of 4,000 meters. The on-board 12MP camera delivers impressive 4K/30fps video, and a 3-axis motorized gimbal ensures content stays smooth. DJI Mini 2 supports up to 10 km of HD video transmission and features awesome anti-interference capabilities, giving you the ability to fly farther and see clearer, even when using the 4x digital zoom. Now available in a “Fly More” combo kit that includes everything needed to get your vision off the ground.
DJI Pocket 2
This tiny little compact camera is designed to go anywhere to record the most memorable moments with ease. Equipped to stabilize movement while shooting smooth videos, the DJI Pocket 2 is ready whenever you are. From 180° panoramas to time-lapse, motion-lapse and hyper-lapse modes, there’s no limit to creative image-capture with this camera. The DJI Pocket 2 features a 1/1.7" sensor, 64MP photos, video recording up to 4K60, and Hybrid AF 2.0, as well as up to 4x zoom on 1080p video, and up to 2x zoom on 4K video. Record precision audio with DJI Matrix Stereo in three distinct sound patterns to suit the scene. Available for purchase solo or in a kit with all kinds of extra goodies.
GoPro HERO9 Black 5K Action Camera Bundle
What’s better than a GoPro HERO9? How about a GoPro HERO9 with every conceivable accessory needed to shoot 5K video and stunning 20MP photos? Built with a 23.6MP sensor, this GoPro features a new front display that delivers a live preview for easy framing, and a large rear touch-screen with touch-zoom that provides fast, intuitive control. A powerful new feature suite, including HindSight, support for live streaming and Webcam7 mode, only add to the crazy list of features in this little camera. Also equipped with HyperSmooth 3.0, built-in mounting and 30% more battery life—thanks to a larger 1720mAh battery—the HERO9 boasts GoPro’s most advanced video stabilization ever, including in-camera horizon leveling and boost in all settings. There’s no one on your list who wouldn’t love this gift!
And for the videographer who has everything, a pictureline gift card in any amount will be the perfect stocking stuffer.