Top 4 Tech Must-Haves
‘Always use the right tool, for the right job, in the right way.’
That’s one of our guiding principles here at Diamond View. Video production is more of an art than a science. Just like a paintbrush and canvas, our tools make all the difference. So, today we’re breaking down our current “must-haves” and how they’ve transformed our productions.
- Bolt Cinebot: If you’ve been following us for a while, you know one of our biggest investments this year was the Bolt Cinebot. This has been a true game changer for table-top product work, sports videos, and in providing a contactless solution during the pandemic. The Bolt allows for precision motion control in a way that can’t be replicated any other way. To read more about it check out 4 Reasons A Robot Should Create Your Next Marketing Content.
- Aputure Nova P300c: The new Aputure Nova is their most versatile RGB panel to date, and we can’t get over how creative it allows us to get with lighting and effects. It is fully DMX controllable which allows it to be controlled remotely and digitally synced with video playback on the LED screen. The color controls allow up to 1 billion color combinations, and one of our favorite parts is that this light comes with an extendable hand-held control box.
- RED Komodo: The RED Komodo is by far the most light-weight and portable cinema camera we’ve ever owned. We were concerned that reducing the size may mean sacrificing quality, but we’re happy to report that it quickly became one of our all-time favorite cameras. It’s especially handy for hand-held shooting because of its size.
- The Batt Handle: This nifty invention seems simple, but is extremelypractical and protects your expensive camera battery. The hand-made wooden handle mounts behind the camera’s battery, and allows you to grip and maneuver with the same behind-the-lens control, making it perfect for shooting with an easy-rig.
One of our favorite aspects of the film industry is that the technology and equipment are always evolving. We love to keep our ears to the ground for revolutionary products that take our productions to the next level, as well as hunt for those hidden gems that make our crew’s life easier. Shoot us your tech questions below and subscribe to make sure you never miss an update!