Since April of this year many cameramen are looking forward to the new stabilization techniques that the so-called “brushless gymbal” approach promises. We’ve seen the famous MōVI and numerous helicopters with gymbal stabilization showing up. Unfortunately the MōVI is unaffordable for most of us due it’s hefty “15,000 pricetag.Read more
NAB 2013 has been over for over a week now, and it’s time to reflect on what this year’s big trends were. It definitely wasn’t a year of huge innovation in the camera sector (despite the S35 Blackmagic Design 4K camera), it felt more like an evolutionary step. 4K is definitely still the buzzword whereas 3D seems to be almost dead. (Watch NextWaveDV’s NAB 2013 “bloggers breakfast” where we discussed much of that together with our friends from other blogs by clicking here.) Nothing is as sexy as new cameras for readers, but the one trend that clearly was showing this year was camera stabilization, in various forms: there was a lot of noteworthy innovation in a sector that was ripe for innovation. New sliders, jibs, copters and handheld rigs stole the show.Read more
One of this year’s trends at NAB 2013 was clearly camera stabilization. The most prominent example for that trend was clearly the MoVi, a gyro-stabilized handheld system (we featured it here) made prominent by Vincent Laforet through his demo film. However, at §15,000, it is not exactly affordable for indie filmmakers.Read more
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