New Year, New Gear!

Out with the old and in with the new…

Happy New Year, filmmakers! As 2017 finally comes to an end, it’s time to start planning for the year ahead. Some of you are charging into 2018 with plans for rewarding resolutions, or maybe just some much needed change. If your new year goals include amping up your video production game, get a fresh start with fresh gear — we’ve got some suggestions right here!

Smartphones & Tablets

You no longer need to spend thousands on heavy, traditional cameras and other videography equipment to produce polished, professional video. With mobile-native software like Cinamaker, you can upgrade your film gear just by upgrading your everyday tech devices. Just download the Cinamaker apps, Director Pad and Cinamaker Capture, to begin recording, streaming, editing, and switching from multiple phones by using your tablet as the control center.

Want the latest and greatest tech this new year? Check out the links below:

Tech Advisor: Best New Phones Coming In 2018

CNET: Best Tablets For 2018

Smartphone Accessories

Even with the most recent phone, there’s room for improvement. But no worries, you can easily enhance your phone’s performance as a camera or audio assistant with a few choice accessories.

Find out which accessories can transform your smartphone into a director’s camera in Cinamaker’s 10 best accessories article  that was shared earlier this year.

Want a second opinion? Read up on more essential smartphone filmmaking accessories in this blog by Shutterstock.

Lighting Equipment

There can’t be any “camera” or “action” without “lights!” Start your production year off right with some best value lighting. Our blog on the best budget studio lights is the perfect guide to help you round out your at-home or in-house production studio, so you can start live streaming and sharing high quality video content as soon as possible.

Cables, Dongles, and More

If you find that your mobile studio could benefit from some hard-wired connection options, get yourself setup with a secure router, ethernet cables, and the right adapters.

Find out which gizmos to buy and how to use them in Cinamaker’s wired ethernet configuration blog. Still have questions? Take a look at the Cinamaker helpshift page or submit a support ticket on our website.

For more filmmaking tips and tricks, head to the Cinamaker blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We can’t wait to see what you create.

Happy New Year, and Happy Cinamaking!

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