Gear of the Year revealed!

Readers of Pro Moviemaker have voted in their thousands to award the best kit you can buy with our first Gear of the Year Awards. The best kit in lots of different categories – from cinema cameras and lenses to mics, tripods, bags and more – can now be revealed.

From the latest high-tech innovations to tried-and-tested workhorse equipment, the award winners are a total mix but all share one thing in common – they have been voted for by real filmmakers. The sort of people who need their equipment to deliver the goods every time without fail and who have the experience to back up their votes.

So here we present all the winners in the first Pro Moviemaker Gear of the Year Awards 2017.


SLR: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Mirrorless: Panasonic GH5

Actioncam/VR/Speciality: YI 4k Actioncam

Camcorder: JVC GY-HM200E

Cinema camera: Red Raven

Camera for rental: Canon C300 Mark II


Zoom lens: Sigma 18-35mm T2.0

Prime lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 50mm Cine-Tilt T2.9



Tripod System: Manfrotto 546GB Twin MS

Monopod: Libec HFMP

Slider: Pro Media Gear VS24 PMG-DUO 24in Video Slider

Rig: Shape Composite Rig

Stabiliser/Gimbal: Glidecam XR-Pro


Drone: DJI Mavic Pro

Bags and cases: Peli 1535 Air

Backpack/Holdall: Manfrotto Pro Light Camera Backpack Bumblebee-230

Monitor/Recorder: BlackMagic Video Assist 4K

Field Monitor: Small HD Focus

Computer Monitor: Benq SW320

Light panel: Rosco Silk 210

Fresnel light: Litepanels Sola 6+ Daylight Fresnel

Lighting innovation: Rotolight Anova Pro

Memory card: SanDisk Extreme Pro 300MB/s SDXC 128GB

External hard drive: G-Technology G-Raid with Thunderbolt 3

Editing Software: Adobe Premier Pro CC


Audio Recorder: Olympus LS-P2

Microphone: Rode VideoMic Pro

Special awards

Innovation of the Year: Sennheiser Ambeo VR mic

Launch of the Year: Fujifilm Fujinon MK lenses

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Targeting independent commercial filmmakers and small production companies, Pro Moviemaker delivers the latest industry tech innovation and gear scoops to creatives, entrepreneurs and decision makers hell bent on staying ahead of the game. As early adopters, Pro Moviemaker readers want news, reviews and technique features focused on kit so that they know what to buy next and how it will drive the continued success of their business. Diverse in their roles and shooting genres, Pro Moviemaker readers are united by their thirst for knowledge – a thirst which is quenched not only by our hands-on production, post and business advice features, but also our inspirational interviews with leading pros.

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