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Freehands Leather Gloves

Freehands Leather Gloves
These are the gloves I use on cold shoots since every location is not going to be sunny and 75. These men's leather gloves are meant to keep your hands from freezing while still being able to access the buttons on your camera and accessories. With elastic wrist bands to keep the cold out, you don't have to worry about going out in low temperatures to get the shots you need. B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/812017-REG/Freehands_41011MX_Men_s_Leather_Gloves_X_Large.html
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Watertight Hard Case for GoPros

Watertight Hard Case for GoPros
Because we keep adding GoPro gear to our inventory, we decided to make sure everything is protected in one place. This Go Professional Case has enough room for all our cameras and accessories. It's watertight hard outer shell will keep our gear safe and sound while traveling from setting to setting.  B&H:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1076347-REG/go_professional_cases_xb_306_studio_case_for_6.html
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GoPro Hero5 Black

GoPro Hero5 Black
Supporting 4K resolution at 30fps, we couldn't resist the new GoPro Hero 5 Black. We have always been satisfied the with quality and durability GoPro products have to offer. This being their first camera that is completely waterproof without housing, we're excited to put this thing to the test. Voice control, video stabilization, touch screen display, and 12MP photos with different modes including time lapse, we couldn't think of a reason not to have it!  B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1274419-REG/gopro_chdhx_501_hero5_black.html
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Base for Osmo

Base for Osmo
This simple and lightweight base allows us to set our Osmo down where we want to. A really simple design that does the trick while fitting snug to our Osmo. B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1223978-REG/dji_cp_zm_000341_base_for_osmo_camera.html
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DJI Universal Mount for Osmo

DJI Universal Mount for Osmo
This DJI Universal mount is designed for the accessories you might have used for your DSLR. The cold shoe mount allows you to attach things like lights, microphones, or other gear right to the Osmo. A great attachment to be able to use lights and microphones on the fly. B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1188630-REG/dji_cp_zm_000240_universal_mount_for_osmo.html
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Waterproof Case for DJI Osmo

Waterproof Case for DJI Osmo
Its important to make sure your gear can get from one place to another safely. This case is made just for our Osmo 4K camera and it's gimbal. Not only is it waterproof, but it also keeps all of the Osmo accessories nice and snug. We can fit our batteries, chargers, filters, and any other accessories we need all in one spot. If you plan on traveling with your Osmo, we suggest this case to keep your gear from getting the worst. B&H Link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1213692-REG/skb_3i_15106osmo_iseries_1510_6_waterproof_case.html
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SanDisk 32GB USB

With the USB 3.0 technology this usb can hold 32GB worth of data. You can also manage your content right from your phone with the SanDisk Memory Zone app for Android, which allow you to access, store, and manage your files right from your phone.  B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1163527-REG/sandisk_sdddc_032g_g46_32gb_usb_type_c.html
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DJI Zenmuse Filter Pack

DJI Zenmuse Filter Pack
Designed for Aerial Photography, these Polar Pro Filters are made for the DJI Zenmuse X5/X5R camera lens. This pack includes a UV, PL, and ND8 filter. We plan on using these for bright situations such as snow, water reflections, or even sunny day glares. We can now have more control over the camera's shutter speed which will give us more options when it comes to taking videos or photos. B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1202882-REG/polar_pro_p6001_dji_phantom_2_vision.html
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OSMO ND64 Filter

OSMO ND64 Filter
Because we get a lot of snow here in Upstate New York, this ND filter will help our osmo's exposure in really bright situations. This ND filter is best used for water reflections, snow, or even desert shots. The razor sharp clarity of the glass along with the light weight design really helped us decide which filter was best for our Osmo.  
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Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones

Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones
This Gorillapod stand will help free your hands from your smartphone. This stand has over 24 leg joints that allows your to get the perfect position to hold your phone. Whether you want to use the camera on your phone to vlog, or have the screen work as a monitor, this gorillapod will help you get the job done. Holding smartphones between 2.7-3.9", it's an awesome tool to free up your hands on and off set. B&H:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1062046-REG/joby_jb01325_griptight_gorillapod_stand_for.html
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DJI Self-Tightening Propeller

DJI Self-Tightening Propeller
Designed with improved dynamic balance and reduced vibration, we added these to our DJI drone. Now the propellers that come with any DJI are not bad, however we upgraded to the Z-blade design to make sure our drone has even better handling and balance. B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1164701-REG/dji_cp_ep_000083_9450_self_tightening_propeller_for.html
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Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 On-Camera LED Light

Manfrotto Lumimuse 8 On-Camera LED Light
Lighting can really make or break a subject in a photo or video. With this small on camera LED light, we now have another light to put in our camera bag just incase. This light is made up of 8 LED diodes that have a 4 step dimming option to make sure our light is set just right. We don't suggest using this as your primary light source, but it definitely does the trick when you need a little extra lighting in front of the camera. B&H Link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1137208-REG/manfrotto_mlumiemu_bk_lumie_muse_on_camera_led.html
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3 Legged Carbon Fiber Tripod

3 Legged Carbon Fiber Tripod
Standing as tall as 68.6", and as short as 9.3", this tripod is exactly what every photographer needs. The 3 Legged tripod has a number of awesome features for it being so lightweight. The 360 degree ball head, reversible folding and removable legs, and other features really make this tripod stand out from the others. We highly suggest this for anyone who wants a tripod that is lightweight, durable, and doesn't take up much space when packed.  B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1244089-REG/3_legged_thing_albertkit_albert_carbon_fiber_travel.html
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Extension Stick for Osmo

Extension Stick for Osmo
In the era of selfie sticks, we decided what's an Osmo without one. This DJI extension stick for the osmo is equipped with an articulation ball head, and of course the extendable design to give your Osmo the angle it hasn't had before. However, holding the Osmo out far enough can be nerve-wracking, the hand strap that comes on the extension stick will help secure the rig in your hand.   B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1188625-REG/dji_cp_zm_000227_extension_stick_for_osmo.html
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Zenmuse X5 Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

Zenmuse X5 Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal
For a drone or handheld gimbal, this DJI Zenmuse Camera can record in 4K and take 16MP photos. Not only is the resolution great for the size of this camera, it also has over 12 Stops of dynamic range which gives us more shadows and highlights to play with. The videos and stills can record to a micro SDHC/SDXC card that will make sure your footage stays nice and secure. From single shot and burst photos, to time-lapse and video modes, this DJI Zenmuse camera is a highly recommended choice!  B&H Link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1186060-REG/dji_x5l_camera_and_3_axis.html/prm/alsVwDtl
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Feiyu Telescoping Extension Bar

Feiyu Telescoping Extension Bar
This Telescoping Extension Bar that mounts to the bottom of our GH4 3-Axis Gimbal is a great little tool to get more out of your gimbal. By mounting the gimbal to this extension bar, we can now reach new angles and new heights for footage and selfies. From 8 inches to 28 inches, it can easily be stored away and brought to any location. B&H Link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1188103-REG/feiyu_g4_fexb_extension_bar.html
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G4S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro

G4S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro
GoPro has become a huge name in the video industry. The fact you can place and mount the small camera anywhere has made it a tool any filmmaker should have. By adding this G4S 3-Axis gimbal to our inventory, we can now run or walk with our GoPro and still get smooth footage. The 360° Rotation axes are controlled by it's 4-direction control stick, so the angles are basically endless. We are now able to use our GoPro Hero 4 Camera on the ground as well as on our drone. There is no limit for our GoPro, and we have now extended our options with this Handheld Gimbal.  B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1188097-REG/feiyu_fy_g4s_g4s_3_axis_handheld_gimbal.html
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Sekonic L-758CINE-U DigitalMaster Light Meter

Sekonic L-758CINE-U DigitalMaster Light Meter
Because we like our exposure to be precise, we decided to upgrade our light meter to the Sekonic L-758CINE-U DigitalMaster. With a range of cine and video settings we can now make sure our lights are exactly where they should be. One of the huge benefits this meter provides, is it's ability to match the dynamic range to our specific camera, which can be a huge difference with the outcome of our video. With an ISO range of 3 to 8,000 in 1/3 steps and 17 other custom settings, we no longer have to guess how our camera will read the light. B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1219222-REG/sekonic_401_761_l_758cine_u_digitalmaster_light_meter.html
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Sony A7S Mark II

Sony A7S Mark II
I'm excited to announce that we've added a new piece of equipment to the family, the powerful A7S Mark II. Because we travel with our gear so often, it's a hassle getting all of our lighting equipment from place to place. Sometimes lights just aren't feasible, this low light masterpiece can still help you get a great shot in low light situations. It's ISO can range from 1600 to 409,600. Now, any photographer and filmmaker will know that a high ISO can introduce a lot of noise to the picture. That is exactly what caught our attention about this camera. It's higher ISO levels are very very low noise. However, that is not the only thing that caught our eye. It's internal 4K recording and 5 axis image stabilization adds to the list of reasons why I really wanted this camera. It's perfect for our CAME-TV handheld 3axis gimbal. 5...
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GoPro Hero 3

GoPro Hero 3
Mounting to your helmet, body, cars, drone, and countless other things, this professional full HD camera is a blast to film with! This GoPro comes with many awesome features such as built in Wi-Fi that allows you to remote control your settings! The waterproof housing is great protection for the camera. We never know when we might need some underwater B roll, or perhaps rainy footage for our projects. An awesome inventory item we're looking to use more and more when the shot is too risky for our DSLRs.
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