Petzl Pro Traxion self-jamming rope pulley (http://en.petzl.com). Even as a 50-year-old lighting man, I don't always have local crew to help me rig moving lights. This pulley enables me to lift fixtures with relative ease.

Mike Jarvis, project manager production, Stage Electrics Birmingham, UK

I just got back from the NAB show, and I'm loving the Folsom ImagePro HD (www.folsom.com). In today's HD systems, I find this a very handy tool for trans-coding and scaling.

Kyle Gaul-CTS, national asset manager AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions Dallas, TX