Are you obsessed with aviation and love creating content every time you step into an aircraft? Then check out these must-have tech essentials to chronicle your journey up in the air!
By RIAAN JACOB GEORGE
Ever since Apple released its powerful iPad Pro powered by the M2 chip, the traditional laptop now seems like unnecessary weight in the luggage! This ultra-portable machine is the perfect ʻnerve centreʼ for someone creating content on the go and has the functions—and power—of a full-fledged laptop. The proof of the pudding lies in the fact that you can edit high-resolution 4k video files on the iPad itself! Transfer your clips in real time, crop and colour grade them, and finally activate the Magic Movie feature on the iMovie app to instantly create a cinematic mini vlog for you, with music, transitions, et al. It really is that simple. ₹81,900; apple.com
Whether shooting those addictive take-off and landing time-lapse videos or capturing ultra-wide video content of the beautiful aircraft cabin you are sitting in, the new GoPro Hero11 Black Creator Edition does the job with flair. Not only are we impressed with its compact size and detachable units like the mini mic and light mods, we also canʼt get enough of the cinema-quality 5.3k video it offers. This special edition is targeted at content creators and is an ideal compact camera for vlogging on-the-go, especially when snapped onto the included hand grip. We love its HyperSmooth 5.0 feature that stabilises the shakiest of recordings—perfect for a bumpy landing video!
A good quality, mini microphone ensures the best sound in the face
of noise from nearby seats, turbulence, or the gentle hum of a flight
in air. Our tried-and-tested recommendation is the Wireless Go II Microphones by Rode. Easy to snap onto your lapel, they connect to your vlogging camera or phone wirelessly. Ideal for content creators
in transit in particularly noisy settings. Yes, you ʻheardʼ that right! ₹28,990; rode.com
Want to use your long-haul flight to edit airport videos? Then opt for the LumaFusion App. We love the interface on this pro-quality, video-editing software, designed and optimised for iPad users as it is an iOS exclusive. Its latest version offers a host of new pre-set transitions—with the option of creating your own versions, too—for clips you can easily crop, layer effects on, add text to, stabilise, and even colour-correct with ease. We adore its speed modification function, which makes takeoff and landing videos or cloud time-lapses absolutely magical. Import an audio and you have a pro-quality video edit in
your hands, right in time for landing.
Lighting too dim for clear pictures? Add the nifty Digitek Portable
LED 12W Light to your list of must-have accessories. This easy-to-carry gadget lets you adjust the brightness, temperature, and even the settings for saturation, as you discreetly illuminate your subjects.
Prop it up on any tripod or hand mount it to give the effect of a professionally shot video.₹4,999; digitek.net.in
READY TO CHARGE
A constant worry as a content creator is your many gadgets running out of charge before you complete the trip. As a digital remedy, we recommend the uber-practical Centurion 120W 4 Port Charging station. If your aircraft offers in-seat power, plug it in to instantly charge up to four of your devices, simultaneously. This compact box has three USB Type C ports and one Type A port. Now, charge your laptop, iPad, phone, and camera at one go from the comfort of your seat, as this multi-charger divides power between your devices to deliver optimum service. Talk about a gadget that saves the day! ₹6,999; stuffcool.com