Without a doubt, some people are hard to buy for. Luckily, video editors are always in need of tools and toys that complement their workflow and workspace. Here’s a few to consider.
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It’s the season of giving, so if you’ve got a video editor on your shopping list (or you are a video editor looking to spice up your workspace), these gifts will definitely deliver in the “holiday cheer” department.
Keyboards and Skins: $29.90-$149.90
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The folks over at Logickeyboard have a plethora of products for a wide variety of software applications. Stuff that stocking with a keyboard skin, or go all out and get a backlit keyboard customized for your software of choice. Take your pick of products for Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Audition, AVID, Final Cut, and a handful of other software apps.
KRK Rokit 5 G3 speakers are an excellent addition to any video editor’s studio. These speakers offer up maximum headroom with minimal distortion and are sure to impress clients hanging around the suite. The Rokit 5 G3 also provides flexible connectivity, allowing for input via XLR, TRS or RCA connection.
Sony’s MDR-7506 headphones are a popular choice for video editors, mainly due to their closed ear design which lets you edit in uninterrupted peace. The headphone has a foldable design, making it convenient to store or transport, and its coiled cable allows it to stretch and spring back into place whenever you need a bit more reach.
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Walter Murch’s classic In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing is a staple for the editor’s bookshelf. Get insights into the craft of editing from a master film editor known for his work in Apocalypse Now, The Godfather: Part III, The English Patient, Cold Mountain, Tomorrowland, and over twenty other huge Hollywood titles.
External Hard Drives: $149.99-$499.95
Store your footage on a large desktop external, or spring for a more rugged and mobile design. Both companies offer up a wide array of options.
Red Giant creates software tools for filmmakers. Color correct, stylize, refine and clean up footage with their Magic Bullet Suite 13 software. Not ready to drop that kind of cash for software? Well, download the trial version and take it out for a test run.
Throw Pillows: $14
Make sure your 2017 edit sessions are nice and comfortable with a custom throw pillow from Redbubble. If a pillow isn’t enough, drop some extra money on a t-shirt, sweater, and whatever other knick-knacks you can find to fill your office.
What are you hoping to find in your video editing stocking? Share your wish list in the comments below!