GEAR BUYERS’ GUIDE: ONTHEMOVE
1. BAG: PORTABRACE BK-HIVE/LENS BACKPACK £284/$285 www.portabrace.com
Being able to store all your camera bodies and lenses in one place and conveniently carry them hands-free is simply a necessity if you’re a travelling filmmaker, and Portabrace fully understands this. Their BK- HIVE/LENS backpack has enough space for at least six lenses and a body, with a unique honeycomb system that allows you to remove and rearrange the padded lens cups to customise the space and minimise loss. The lens cups can either hold lenses, flashes or accessories or simply be used for additional support and to stabilise the equipment. Or for ultimate adaptability they can even be removed and worn on a belt. Alongside this innovative use of space, the bag can be worn in multiple ways. It has an extra pouch for a laptop or tablet, can externally carry a tripod and is built from high-quality comfortable fabrics.
This tiny camera is perfect for travel and adventure. And it’s more capable than you may think as it can shoot 4K at a frame rate of 60fps. The YI 4K+ Action Camera has the added bonus of voice control which allows hands-free use, while the integrated Electronic Image Stabilization produces shake-free footage. Its USB-C connector provides even more opportunities for audio and connectivity, with live streaming features and a data transfer rate of 40MB/s. It even has the ability to shoot RAW photographs. Compact, ultra lightweight and ridiculously simple to use, you’ll barely notice the addition of this action camera to your kit. And you’ll be getting some pretty professional footage for not that much money. 2. ACCESSORY: YI 4K+ ACTION CAMERA £299/$169 www.yitechnology.com
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3. STORAGE: LACIE RUGGED RAID £319/349 www.lacie.com
LaCie never fails to impress with its hard-wearing, practically indestructible hard drives; and their Rugged series definitely falls in line with this, particularly their RAID drive. With a maximum capacity of 4TB and interface transfer rate of 240Mbs, this drive is dependable and has the safety of backed-up data via its in-built RAID. In case of accidents on your travels it can also handily withstand a 5ft drop, being crushed by a car and has an IP54 rating for protection fromwater and dust. Although it does require a bit more of an investment, it really is worth every penny. This reliable drive with excellent data protection is a practical and efficient solution to the ever-growing struggle of data management and storage.
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