CAME Accordion – Get Your Camera Where You Need It

Visitors to CAME-TV’s booth at NAB will have seen all manner of interesting and innovative products. Some highlights were the Sailfish, a remote controlled car-come-Gimbal & the CAME Optimus, a 3-axis gimbal. Among them was the CAME Accordion, a device that looks a little bit like a modern twist on a medieval torture device—and we decided that we had to take a closer look for our audience! Tip: mind your fingers!

CAME Accordion – get your camera where you need it

The CAME Accordion is a scissor-arm crane which looks like an accordion, or a Meccano model construction device, depending on your outlook on life. All joking aside, it is actually a 15′ extendable arm which can help to get your camera right amongst the action—and it supports a payload of up to 15KG. Its scissor action is powered by a v-mount battery, though you’ll need to supply your own, as the Accordion isn’t shipped with one.

Unless you’re Mr. Fantastic, I am sure you’ll find a variety of fun and useful ways to put the CAME Accordion to use. If you are Mr. Fantastic, however, it might still be worth picking one up just to help create conversation on set—and that is something that this item definitely will do—as long as you don’t mind paying a rather substantial amount!

The CAME Accordion will cost $3,400 and like the rest of the products displayed by CAME-TV at NAB, it will be available for pre-order soon.


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Jonathan Walley Reply
Jonathan Walley April 25, 2016

This is one of the ugliest pieces of gear I’ve seen in a minute.

Tom Price Reply
Tom Price April 25, 2016

Indeed, it looks like a futuristic weapon of mass destruction – but according to Seb, it packs down like a champ!

Leonel Macias Reply
Leonel Macias April 25, 2016

Who cares?

Walid Hoyek Reply
Walid Hoyek April 25, 2016

so ugly

 Ruban Cam Reply
Ruban Cam April 26, 2016

First time i see a competition to Techno crane ! Genius idea and great price.

Mike Edwards Reply
Mike Edwards April 26, 2016

I saw that in a cartoon once.

Nino Leitner Reply
Nino Leitner April 26, 2016

Inspector Gadget? :)