Pro Moviemaker Spring 2019


ACCESSORIES Sure, cameras and lenses get all the attention, but as any experienced filmmaker will tell you, accessories are the mortar that holds Drone WINNERS case or bag is invaluable. The two picked by ProMM readers stand out for good reason. The Peli 1615 Air case continues the US brand’s

IMAGES Accessories are the finishing touches that can protect your kit and make your life easier

DJI Mavic Pro 2 Bags and cases: Roller/ Hardcase Peli 1615 Air case Bags and cases: Backpack/ Holdall Manfrotto ProLight Cinematic Backpack Expand Monitors SmallHD Focus OLED Lighting: Light Panels Litepanels Gemini Lighting: Fresnel FiilexMatrix II Lighting: Innovation Rotolight Anova Pro 2 Memory cards SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB 300Mb/s SDXC II External hard drive LaCie Rugged RAID Pro 4TB Editing software Adobe Premiere Pro CC

everything together. That said, the Accessories section of our awards also includes the Drone category, therefore it’s the first place many aspiring filmmakers will look. It’s with the Drone section we’ll start, and no real surprise that the awesome DJI Mavic Pro 2 has picked up this year’s top prize. DJI has long been the leader in the market for filmmakers and shows no signs of giving up its crown. The Mavic Pro 2 builds on that success with voters cheering its Hasselblad-made f/2.8 28mm equivalent lens, 1in CMOS sensor and three-axis gimbal combo, producing super-smooth 30fps 4K video. Even more importantly, it supports a 10-bit Dlog-M colour profile for higher dynamic range and improved grading, and you can change aperture on the lens. They might not have the draw of other gear, but as any working cameraman will tell you, a good

fine pedigree with a light and roomy but superbly strong and watertight model, sized to fit most airlines’ carry on restrictions. Top of the backpacks came Manfrotto’s ProLight Cinematic. Specifically designed for videographers on the go, there’s plenty of scope for adjusting its innards to a whatever kit you’re using, whether it’s a mirrorless set-up, camcorder or drone. But maybe best of all is, however much you load it up, how comfortable the ProLight Cinematic is to carry with plenty of padding and relief from its well-designed shoulder and sternum straps. All pros know the value of a field monitor. It’ll give a clearer and more accurate view than the camera’s LCD or viewfinder can. Coming out top in this year’s awards was the SmallHD Focus OLED, a five-inch touchscreen with tilt arm that connects via



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