A new Kickstarter campaign might interest owners of action cameras. solidLUUV is a compact camera stabilizer for cameras up to 1.1 lbs.
Filmmakers always seems to be on the lookout for new camera stabilization options. We recently posted this article about a new stabilizer from Sachtler that can handle a payload up to 30kg (66 lbs). But what if you’re looking for a stabilizer for a smaller payload? Perhaps around 1 lb? If you shoot on a GoPro or similar camera then this Kickstarter campaign might be one for you to check out.
The solidLUUV is a compact camera stabilizer for cameras weighing up to 1.1 lbs (500 grams). So, this would include GoPros and other action cameras, along with smartphones and other compact cameras. It features a 3-axis mechanical stabilizer, and from mere appearance looks very user friendly. When combined with the GoPro Hero4, for example, the total weight would be 1.5 lbs (680 grams). They also have another model called ultraLUUV which adds a 3-axis electronic stabilizer.
Now, if you look at their Kickstarter page it is obvious they are marketing this product to all compact camera users, not just professionals. And while some pros frown upon such consumer products, and do not view a smartphone as a professional choice for a shooting format under any circumstance, it’s become acceptable to use an action camera like a GoPro. It may serve a very niche market for professionals, but those shooting on such compact formats might benefit from checking into this.
The campaign lasts until October 31, and for a pledge of €99 ($110 USD) you can reserve a solidLUUV for estimated delivery in April 2016.
solidLUUV Tech Specs
Size: 9.8 in (25 cm) x 3.5 in (9 cm)
Weight: solidLUUV with GoPro Hero4: 1.5 lbs (680 grams)
Weight range: Compatible with cameras up t0 1.1 lbs (500 grams)
Material: V2A stainless steel; PC/ABS; TPU
ultraLUUV Tech Specs
Size: 13 in (33 cm) x 3.5 in (9 cm)
Weight: ultraLUUV with GoPro Hero4: 1.8 lbs (800 grams)
Stabilization: 3-axis 360 degree coverage (panning/tilting/rolling)
Mount: Quick release for all GoPro-sized cameras with or without LCD BacPac (Height: 33-46 mm)
Batteries: 2x 900mah 3.7v rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Battery Life: 2-4 hours