The sale is over. Some items might still have a deal going but the sale is officially over.
Here in the USA we in yet another big Amazon sale. This time it’s the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale which I think is just another name for another “prime day” sale to unload more product like other sale Amazon had earlier in the year. While I’m suspicious on what Amazon has done to both the retail and employment landscapes in the USA as a whole even I can’t resist the lure of decent prices and extreme convenience that comes along with these Amazon sales.
I’ve found some good post-production deals during Amazon Prime Days in the past. There seem to be some in the Early Access Sale as well so I’m going to list some here. These will by no means be all of the good post-production stuff. And during these events the sale prices sometimes come and go so ymmv as the clock ticks by. And you do have to be a Prime Member to take advantage. I’ll probably update this a few times as the two days pass. We don’t do Amazon Affiliate links here on PVC so these links go right to the product and the price I’ve listed is the price at the time of publishing so the deals might be gone by the time you get there. And sometimes you see a product marked as “Early Access” but when you click over there might just be a lower price but it doesn’t always seem to be marked as a “deal” … so not sure what that is all about.
MONOMI Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk, 48×24 Inches Stand Up Desk, Ergonomic Home Office Sit Stand Desk (Black Steel Frame/Rustic Brown Top) – $188, save $72
Wolverine 8mm & Super 8 Reels to Digital MovieMaker Pro Film Digitizer, Film Scanner, 8mm Film Scanner, Black (MM100PRO) – $319, saving $111
Alxum SATA Hard Drive Docking Station, Hard Drive Cloner and Disk Duplicator for 2.5 & 3.5inch SATA HDD SSD up to 18TB, Black – $29, saving a bit over $7
These can be a tricky buy as some docks aren’t compatible with some of the newer high-capacity bare hard drives so read over the buyer reviews and questions as those things are sometimes answered.
Western Digital 10TB WD Red Plus NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, CMR, 256 MB Cache, 3.5″ – WD101EFBX – $160, saving $40
And for some hard drives to fit in the dock, there are a lot of Western Digital bare hard drives on sale. That 10 TB option is a nice price for big capacity. And a reminder here is what those WD colors mean.
2022 HUION Kamvas Pro 13 2.5K QHD Graphics Monitor Drawing Tablet with Screen QLED Full Lamination 145% sRGB Battery-Free Stylus PW517 for Windows PC, Mac, Android, 13.3inch Pen Display – $319, that’s $80 off.
Is this cheap HUION knock off as good as the legendary Wacom Cintiq. I doubt it.
There’s actually a lot of green screen options during this sale.
2021 Apple TV 4K (64GB) – $123, Saving $75
That’s not a huge savings but if you don’t have a backup and surge protector on your system, never too early to get one. There are a few others in this sale.
It has USB-C!!
I recently added a big desk pad to my edit desk at home and love it. Not this one but it looks nice, just be sure and check the color as not all the colors are in this sale I don’t think.
There are many things on the Early Access sale that might help with cable management.
I have no idea if this would be a good RAID enclosure or not so buyer beware. But if you’re good at setting up your on systems them maybe this is a deal?
Elgato Stream Deck – Live Content Creation Controller with 15 Customizable LCD Keys, Adjustable Stand, for Windows 10 and macOS 10.13 or Lat. – $90 That’s 40% so a great deal.
There are several SanDisk SSDs on sale. These are very fast, USB-C SSD drives and I recently talked about this in this post about SSD drive speeds and drive formatting.
SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD – Up to 1050MB/s – USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 – External Solid State Drive – $160, that’s $300 off the retail
SanDisk 2TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD – Up to 2000MB/s – USB-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 – External Solid State Drive – $220, that’s a $290 savings
Of note on the above ⬆️, notice the difference in speeds between the PRO and the regular models. Also note, if you search around the internet you can find somewhat comparable prices to some of these drives. Other retailers are having sales to counter Amazon. And Amazon prices aren’t always the best but no one else has the distribution that Amazon has, at least in the big cities.
Upgraded Tourbox NEO Photo and Video Editing Console, Advanced controller with customized creative inputs to simplify and optimize the Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, SAI, Premiere, and more (Black) – $158, saving $72
The Tourbox is a great editing controller and the always seem to have good Prime deals during these sales. I reviewed the Tourbox awhile back and liked it a lot more than I thought I would.
Ok, these C-stands aren’t post-production related but they can be very useful for many production or workshop related things!
External DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive for Laptop DVD Player CD ROM Rewriter Burner Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows MacBook – $17.51
If you need a DVD drive you know you need it. Note it’s not a Blu-ray.
If you don’t have a good label maker to label the hard drives and SSDs that come info you edit suite get one. They are very handy and look more professional than writing on the box with a sharpie. I don’t know about this one above but there are quite a few for sale during this event.
Thunderbolt hubs are useful. While the above Cal-Digit isn’t a fully featured as you might need it still could be useful so worth including here. Cal-Digit is a rock solid brand and I’ve used them for years. There are a few others on sale including Plugable and Anker and … Docking Station??? 🤔
Not all Prime deals are instant and many roll in as the days go by. Amazon says the Boogie Board is coming. I love my Boogie Board for quick jots of notes, thoughts and to-dos. It’s been on my Christmas Gifts for Editors list for many years. Keep an eye out for this one.
The Loupedeck Live isn’t technically in the Early Access Sale but this $40 off deal does put it a bit lower than some other retailers online.