by Sebastian Wöber | 18th September 2016
Following the success of the CAME-TV Single and Optimus, this new handheld gimbal by Tilta builds on the one-handed design for medium weight cameras like the Sony a7s II or Panasonic GH4. Designed for single operation, the new Tilta Gravity G1 has the typical modes of operation “follow” and “lock”, with the latter named “chicken head mode”. With the new 360° motors incorporated in this handheld gimbal, the Gravity G1 has no end points and can rotate indefinitely. Comparable gimbals currently on the market include the CAME-TV Optimus and ikan Beholder EC1. The Tilta Gravity G1 will be $900 and should become available in the next months. It is only available for pre-order at CVP Europe right now.Read more
by Nic Divischek | 15th September 2015
CAME-TV showed us the new CAME-Single, a lightweight 3 axis gimbal with intelligent motors for one-handed operation. Compared to similar popular lightweight 3 axis gimbal stabilizers, the CAME-Single is actually one of the first commercially available “32bit basecam” controlled gimbals, which offers brushless motors with so called “encoder” technology. According to CAME-TV this new type of gimbal design “prevents motors from losing synchronization and skipping steps, provides important information about frame and camera angles, decreases power consumption (longer battery life), increases Torque, increases precision of stabilization, and more.” The CAME-Single is completely tool-less adjustable. It features a joy-stick, which controls the camera movement. The Gimbal has 3 different modes: Follow Mode, which is always on. Follow Mode is off in the pitch axis, but on in the yaw axis Both pitch and yaw axis are off – the camera stays in the same place. The batteries are embedded in the handgrip of the gimbal and last up to 20 hours, but cannot be replaced. The CAME-Single 3-Axis Gimbal is available now and costs $988.Read more
by Tim Fok | 28th May 2015
CAME-TV has announced a new compact gimbal. The CAME-Single is their smallest stabilizer to date, designed for single hand use and cameras up to 1kg. The gimbal stabilizer has been revolutionary in the filmmaking industry. Whilst a handful of features and price points separate each one, the design of them is generally quite similar; a crossbar with handle and under slung 3-motored carriage. The CAME-Single shakes things up; it’s one of the few to utilize a single-handed approach. One handle with the camera carriage and motors residing above; this makes the CAME-Single very lightweight and very compact. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this form factor for a gimbal stabilizer. The Feiyu FY-G3 is very similar in design but built specifically for the GoPro, CAME-TVs closest competitor is the Nebula 4000. What does the CAME-Single offer that others don’t? Firstly, the CAME-Single is compatible with camera setups up to 1kg. This extends the reach past a GoPro and will be suitable for mirrorless cameras like the Sony a7S and Panasonic GH4. It markets itself as a tool-less gimbal; it requires no tools to setup and adjust the CAME-Single. I can see why this is a big selling point against the Nebula, but even more so would be its joystick on the handle for gimbal direction control. Couple that with a promised battery life of around 10 hours and you have a quite an attractive package. As well as the joystick, you can also control the gimbal by physically moving the camera carriage. Simply move the camera into the desired position and hold for 1 second, the CAME-Single will remember this point and keep this angle until changed. There is also an easy access on/off button on the side of the handle. Without using the device first hand I couldn’t confirm exactly how useful this is. But immediate thoughts are it is almost too easy to access/accidentally press. Below is a video of the CAME-Single in action. The audio is poor and there was clearly no rehearsal for switching the gimbal between setups, but you get the idea: There was a second video that highlights the features of the CAME-Single, but it will be easier simply list them below: CAME-Single Specifications: 3 Axis, joystick control. Updated 32bit boards Tool-less balancing Weighs 1.2kg Max Payload 1kg 10 hours battery life from X2 18650 Li-ion 2500MAH 3.7v batteries 1/4 20″ thread on bottom Unlike the above video, the final version of the CAME-Single will be in black. The prospect of a simple, single-handed gimbal is very exciting for certain genres of filmmaking. The ability to have compact, fuss free stable footage is vital in run and gun scenarios (news, live events, documentaries, weddings). I’d be very interested to check out the CAME-Single when it is released. Pre-orders are available now and the device is currently retailing at just under $890. LINK The CAME-Mini 2 In other news from CAME-TV, they’ve also released The CAME-Mini 2, a tool-less update to the CAME-Mini:Read more
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