This looks like one badass piece of grip equipment. I picked this up from Cinescopophillia. The Floatcam works as both a camera slider and Jib Arm. The counterweight system is killer. The Floatcam is around $4500 US. Not a ton of info on the Floatcam Website. Here is a rip from the post.
“The DollyCrane is an innovative Grip system combining the function of the camera crane, mini-jib and dolly slider. Once set up, the system can instantly change its function from dolly slider to crane and back thanks to its unique construction. The DollyCrane can be assembled quickly by just one operator using standard – heavyweight tripods.”
Click here to check it out.
Here is an inexpensive soultion to HDMI WiFi wireless transmission. It has a very limited range of only thirty feet. It is also not designed specifically for camera work, however if it will get an operator away from the camera in a dangerous situation. I’m all for it. Here is a rip from the article by Vision Wrangler on Cinescopophillia.
“Like the Teradek Cube but think you can stream 1080p footage yourself? Want to get your vision on the Big Screen at 3Gbps latency free (less than 1ms) transmission? Well why not try the Asus WiCast or the briteView HDelight , two Full HD 1080p HDMI wireless video/audio transmission systems. Now the two units will set you back around $199 and $160 and that is good value. Both wireless transmission units use the Amimon WHDI transmitter and receiver chipsets and are capable of Full HD 1080p video and Dolby Digital surround sound audio transmissions over about 9 meters or 30 feet.”