The long-awaited Black Friday weekend is finally here! This time we’ve decided to select some of the best deals from a selection of manufacturers to save you precious time (and money!) while upgrading your kit.
While our MZed Black Friday Sale has been in full swing since the beginning of the week, with discounts on MZed Pro and individual courses, as well as giveaways and freebies ($7,000 worth!), the market is literally exploding with offers from an endless list of manufacturers.
If you’re looking for new gadgets, then this might be the perfect time to invest your well-earned cash. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the best deals this Black Friday season has to offer, from cameras and lights to accessories and software!
Aputure, Amaran and Deity
If you’ve been waiting impatiently to upgrade your lighting or audio kit, here’s your chance! Starting today, Aputure and its sister companies amaran and Deity are running a Black Friday Sale for a selection of over 50 products including lamps, modifiers and microphones with tasty savings of up to 45%.
The sale runs until Sunday November 27th at 11:59pm PST. Here’s a selection of the best deals, but see the Aputure Store for a full list of affected products.
- LS 600D Pro (our review here) – $1,499 (Saving: $391)
- LS 600x Pro (our review here) – $1,599 (Saving: $391)
- Nova P300c (our review here) – $1,499 (Saving: $200)
- Nova P300c Kit – $1,699 (Saving: $200)
- P60c 3 Light Kit – $840 (Saving: $150)
- P60c – $296 (Saving: $53)
- 200x – $307 (Saving: $42)
- Timecode Box Kit – $439 (Saving: $110)
- VO-7U USB Podcast Kit – $159 (Saving: $40)
Shortcut: Aputure store
Canon: Huge savings on EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon’s Black Sale deals are particularly juicy on DSLR camera bodies and lenses, but you can also save some cash on a selection of their latest RF mount mirrorless cameras and glass. Here are some of the hottest deals:
DSLR bodies and lenses
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV body (with Canon Log) – €2,539.99 (Saving: £690)
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body – €2,179.99 (Saving: £690)
- Canon 1DX Mark III Body – €6,749.99 (Saving: £250)
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM – €999.99 (Saving: £100)
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM – €2,099.99 (Saving: £100)
Mirrorless bodies and lenses
- Canon EOS R5 Body – £4,164.99 (Saving: £135)
- Canon EOS R6 body – €2,309.99 (Saving: £90)
- Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM – €2,289.99 (Saving: £100)
- Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM – €2,629.99 (Saving: £100)
Shortcut: Canon’s website
FilmConvert: Up to 50% discount on Nitrate and CineMatch
FilmConvert’s Nitrate and CineMatch are some of the most popular film emulation and camera matching plugins out there. They are compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro and are regularly updated to support capture from the latest camera models.
Typically, a single FilmConvert or CineMatch license will cost you around $179, with the all-in-one package typically priced at $249. However, the company offers a Black Friday sale with discounts between 40 and 50% on the entire range of products.
Shortcut: FilmConvert website.
Hedge: Post Production Workflow Tools – Up to 50% off
Hedge’s mission is to make your life easier as you navigate the complexities of today’s post-production workflows. For example, your software includes intuitive tools that allow you to create multiple backups of your precious media (hedge) or transcode source material into proxy files (EditReady). The company recently added Mimiq to its offering to help Avid Media Composer editors collaborate.
Hedge’s Black Friday offers apply to a wide range of their products, including single-app purchases, special bundles, upgrades, and even lifetime licenses. The discount can go up to 50% and here are some of the highlights:
- Hedge – $109 (22% discount)
- Fuse Life – $799 (45% discount)
- Extend Edge (2-year updates) – $99 (29% discount)
- EditReady – $59 (29% discount)
- Scope – $99 (34% discount)
- The Full Monty (includes 7 apps) – $499 (39% discount)
- The hedge fund – spend $500receive a $500 coupon (50% off)
Shortcut: Hedge’s website
FORM: 25% discount on all products
SHAPE’s Black Friday Sale is pretty straightforward. In fact, the company is offering an apartment 25% discount across their entire product range, which spans all types of camera rigs and accessories.
What’s cool is that affected products include some of their latest versions, such as: $246) or their HSMDV ARRI Dovetail Shoulder Mount System (usually $889, now $667). So if you are interested in upgrading your camera rig, hurry up and visit the site to find the perfect part for your kit.
Shortcut: SHAPE website
Tilta: daily flash sale and more
When it comes to rigging accessories and wireless follow focus systems, Tilta’s name is undoubtedly one of the first that springs to mind. The company runs daily until November 30th Lightning Deal with up to 37% discount on very limited quantities (about 20-30 pieces) of their most popular products. These include the Mirage Matte Box and the Nucleus-M lens control system.
Other Tilta Black Friday deals include:
- 33% off their core nano (which will be updated soon) – $299 $199
- Up to 40% discount on camera rigs
- 20% sale on their DJI ecosystem
- Free Tilta mini articulated arm for orders over $299
- Free Shipping for orders over $299 (US) or $399 (Europe, Asia, Canada and Mexico)
Shortcut: Tilta’s website
Ulanzi is a Chinese manufacturer whose main focus is the development and production of camera mounts and rigging accessories. Back at IBC 2022 we had the opportunity to take a closer look at the newly released Zero Y Lightweight Travel Tripod.
The company’s Black Friday 2022 discounts and gifts are tiered based on the size of your order. Here are the related details and promo codes:
- $9.9 off for $99+ (Code: BF99)
- $29.9 off for $199+ (Code: BF299) – Gift: CL15 Cube Light
- $53.9 off for $299+ (Code: BF539) – Gift: CL15 Cube Light + CL08 Video Light
- $79.9 off for $399+ (Code: BF799) – Gift: CL15 Cube Light + CL08 Video Light + Oreo Tripod
Shortcut: Ulanzi’s website
Featured Photo Credit: Photo by gryffyn m on Unsplash / Edited by CineD
Will you take advantage of these offers? Which piece of gear will you upgrade first? Let us know in the comment section below!