I was shocked at my favorite product this year at PPE. Mostly because it wasn't digital, electronic, or even made of glass. I was most impressed with a product that helps our capture workflow in studio and on location.
The product this year that made me drool the most was from a company called Innovativ. They make custom capture mobile work stations for your computer, monitor, camera, gear, lenses, and whatever else you need to go with you. Having seen and played with these carts first hand, this product easily made it to the top of the list of must buys for our studio in 2014.
I'm an advocate of clean, organized, well built workstations. It helps creativity and keeps you moving in the right direction. These carts from Innovativ are super well built, can go anywhere, can hold all of your stuff, and can be customized to your needs plus they can be your gear work horse when lugging gear onto a location due to their super rugged nature. They currently have 3 types of carts called the Echo, Ranger, and Scout and other accessories for them. For us, I see us configuring something like the Echo with two monitors that can swivel, a place to mount a camera when not in use, and a secure place for a Mac Pro on the lower level. These carts will probably last your entire career and I really cannot wait to get one.
I, nor Fstoppers, is in any way affiliated or sponsored with Innovativ. I just really like their carts and think you will too.
Don't forget there is an Fstoppers party tonight.