Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Are you looking for an affordable and easier wireless monitoring solution that doesn’t require an RS unit or monitor? We all know video wireless transmission isn’t novel anymore in the production industry. Wireless video transmission is commonly shouted about within almost every professional video production agency. The director has their own director monitor to check/control the ending result during the filming process. You get the drill. But what about a system that doesn’t lead you down a $4000 investment rabbit hole, as well as finding a good monitor to receive video signals? That’s where we come in.

Come 2020, and Hollyland released the Hollyland Mars X- a product that changes this expensive method forever. Customers are now able to receive high quality but at a much more affordable price. The only downside is the 2-hour battery life, which can be circumvented through being technologically organised. Bring your chargers everywhere! 

The perks of the marvellous Mars X include:

  • Simple application. Only one transmitter in the package needed by a phone or tablet, which acts as a receiver monitor, connecting through to the Hollyland application

  • Maximise your phone or tablet investment, as display technology on phones/tablets are set to become even more superior for the future

  • Easy to set up: you only need to connect the Mars X to your camera through a HDMI port, then the video signal will be transmitted to your phone/tablet application by using an external wifi signal

  • LED display clearly shows battery and signal strength 

  • It’s lightweight and compact

  • Experience flexible mounting with the ¼-20 thread and magnets

  • It’s well built - mostly aluminium

  • Great value for money (AUD $99)

  • Device Casting

Get on board, be part of a rapidly changing market, and make your digital experience affordable and exciting. 

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Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Calling all media producers! Has the pandemic induced lockdown got you feeling like you’re in the dark? We’re here to bring you a little light. If you’re an avid photographer or a fierce video-maker and are on the hunt for a practical lighting solution, we’ve sourced an offer to help you produce irresistible digital art. Maximise your creativity and productivity with Nanlite Pavotube 6c- lighting equipment designed to transform your media-making experience at home during lockdown. 

A little background before we get underway:

The lighting company, whose inception began in 1992, specialises in LED lighting. Well known for the Forza LED series, during 2010 Nalite produced their first RGB product line called Pavotube, which came in the form of a 15C and 30C model. The only drawback was these products were expensive, warding off potential consumers. 

But in 2020 the company fought for producing a more affordable solution to close the gap in the current market and released the Pavotube 6C II. 

Key Features?

  • Only AUD 159

  • It comes with all the main functions found in the 15C and 30C models

  • Flexible mounting with the ¼-20 thread and magnets

  • It’s a lightweight device measuring 25cm long, only weighing 260 grams 

  • Practical for versatile small production purposes 

  • Easily accessible control panel for mode and brightness adjustments

  • Sufficient battery life with the possibility of on-the-go charging

  • Multiple modes for multiple uses

What to do with this media-making magician? 

  1. Perfect for product photography using your phone

  2. Create a dramatic virtual backdrop

  3. Bring home decoration to life 

You’ll get a bang for your buck, although keep in mind you may need a third-party device for wireless control and an additional selection button for better ergonomics. Enjoy! 

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Investing in a top microphone is a no brainer. Sure, technology has sprouted mirrorless cameras and smartphones, generating quality video content. But what about when it comes to sound recording excellence you can execute anywhere at any time?

Mobile device microphones are limited to only capturing sound clarity from a close distance. It surely doesn’t beat professional microphone quality. Professional mics are bigger, use AA batteries and come with a fat price tag. Regardless of the obvious jump in recording quality, the market price of professional microphones is a deterrent.

Executing superior sound recording quality is the Rode Wireless Go. It's one of the smallest wireless microphones on the market. Surviving off Li-Po batteries is what makes it minuscule. Its condenser microphone offering high sensitivity, integrating an omnidirectional polar pattern system, means the sound is recorded from every direction. The result? High quality sounds that can be caught by simply securing the microphone on a talent’s shirt. No extra work required. Easy. 

You’ll get 2 wind shields with your Rodes microphone. Keep in mind, these little gadgets can get easily lost. You should consider using stickers to securely fix your shields on your microphone if you’re considering recording action scenes. 

You’ll enjoy the perks that come with the RX receiver, including the small LCD screen displaying user information. Track your battery life, signal strength, and manual gain function at a glance. 

And...we’ve saved the best feature, till last. You’ll love the hot shoe stick design on both transmitter and receiver. This feature enables easy mount access to any modern camera. 

So, folks, we’ve summed up the rewards of this superior invention:

  • It’s lightweight and portable

  • Offers outstanding sound quality

  • Has sufficient battery life with the possibility of on-the-go charging and 4-6 hours recording life

  • And it's great value for money (only $289)

For this price range, we don’t think anything needs improving.

So whether you’re a vlogger, or budding filmmaker, go and get your Rode and make some noise. 

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