From the brilliant Sony Alpha 1 to the Teradek Vidiu X HD, here are a few pro devices to consider!

February 8, 2021

The Sony Alpha 1 has been creating an obscene amount of interest, and all for the right reasons. So We decided to take a short look at some of the trending devices for the professional side of things. Read on…

Sony Alpha 1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Built without compromise, this full-frame mirrorless offers high-resolution for stills shooting, impressive 8K video recording, speed and sensitivity, and connectivity for the most demanding professional workflows.

At its core, the Alpha 1, or a1, is distinguished by a newly designed 50.1MP full-frame Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and the BIONZ XR processing engine. Pairing the efficient stacked sensor design with optimized processing means the a1 is capable of 30 fps continuous shooting at full-resolution, 8K 30p and 4K 120p 10-bit video recording, and still offers versatile sensitivity up to ISO 102400 for low-light shooting. The sensor’s design also includes a 759-point Fast Hybrid AF system, which offers advanced subject tracking and Real-time Eye AF on humans and animals, even including a dedicated Bird Mode.

Despite the connotations of a high-resolution sensor, the a1 is a strong contender in the video arena, offering 8K and 4K recording resolutions along with full pixel readout, internal 4:2:2 10-bit sampling, and 16-bit raw output via the full-size HDMI. No recording limit allows for extended takes and, matching with professional cine cameras, the a1 includes S-Cinetone support for smooth skin-tone rendering along with well-controlled highlights and soft colors.

The Sony Alpha 1 Mirrorless Digital Camera will retail at AED 25,700, with expected availability by the end of March 2021. Pre-Order today and get $1000 Discounts on any Sony products.

Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens

Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens is characterized by its speed and relatively compact form factor. The versatile focal length suits everything from street shooting to landscape and documentary subjects, and the fast maximum aperture excels in low light and for controlling depth of field. Also, as a G Master lens, it features an advanced optical design for well-corrected imagery with a high degree of sharpness and clarity.

The Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens will retail at AED 4,855, and is now available to pre-order at amt.tv

Teradek Vidiu X HD Streaming Encoder

Teradek Vidiu X HD Streaming Encoder. The VidiU X allows you to input an HDMI video signal from your HD camera and then broadcast it in up to 1080p60 resolution to the Internet using Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or even an optional 4G/3G modem when a LAN isn’t available. It is also Wi-Fi 6 and 5G capable, so it is ready for super-fast data rates and future compatibility.

The Teradek Vidiu X HD Streaming Encoder will retail for AED 2.699 and is now available to order at amt.tv

Fortinge PRO Series 17″ Studio Teleprompter

Perfect for studios, the Pro Series Studio Teleprompter has an ergonomic, lightweight design, with ultra-clear class and is excellent value for money. It is easy to assemble, with a user-friendly menu. Comes with ‘flip mirror’ feature as standard, and provides the reverse view automatically.

The Fortinge PRO Series 17″ Studio Teleprompter will retail for AED 7,850 and is now available to order at amt.tv

Saramonic Blink 500 B4 2-Person Digital Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System

Saramonic Blink 500 B4 2-Person Digital Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System for Lightning iOS Devices, an ultracompact and extraordinarily easy-to-use true wireless microphone system offering a cost-effective, all-inclusive solution for recording two subjects to an iPhone or iPad equipped with a Lightning port.

The Saramonic Blink 500 B4 2-Person Digital Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System will retail for AED 1,080 and is now available to order at amt.tv

SmallRig Lightweight Matte Box

SmallRig Lightweight Matte Box 2660 is designed to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare, with interchangeable mounting systems that suit cinema or DSLR lenses. The matte box comes with a 114mm clamp that allows you to mount it directly onto a 114mm cine lens, and the included 67-114mm, 72-114mm.

The SmallRig Lightweight Matte Box will retail for AED 475 and is now available to order at amt.tv

Godox AD100pro Pocket Flash
Godox AD100pro Pocket Flash is a compact speedlight with a removable lithium-ion battery that will give you up to 360 full-power flashes and thousands of lower power flashes.

The Godox AD100pro Pocket Flash will retail for AED 1,099  and is now available to order at amt.tv

Manfrotto Chroma Key FX 4×2.9m Background
The Manfrotto Chroma Key FX Background Kit Green includes: Three ultra-fast assembly aluminium frames, one clip on Chroma Key Green cover, four hinge clips, two tensioning bars and one soft carrying bag.

The Manfrotto Chroma Key FX x2.9m Background will retail for AED 2,800 and is now available to order at amt.tv

Nanlite SB-RT-90×60 Softbox for Forza
Nanlite SB-RT-90×60 Softbox for Forza 200/300/500. This rectangle softbox is designed to give a quality diffused light. 60x90cm in size with outer diffusion material. The Nanlite SB-RT-90×60 softbox uses industry-standard Bowens mount to connect to the Nanlite FS series and Forza 200/300/500.

The Godox AD100pro Pocket Flash will retail for AED 200  and is now available to order at amt.tv

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.