Korean manufacturer Varavon has introduced many interesting and innovative products since the dawn of DSLR video. Their latest products once again show their dedication to detail and usability. On the Varavon Wirecam they use their great Birdycam Gimbal (more on that later) and put it on a remote controlled wirecam. The Varavon Wirecam is basically a remote controlled dolly on a wire with the Varavon Birdicam gimbal attached to the bottom to create extremely smooth motion. It is remote controlled by two remotes so to control it properly you need two operators. See the video above for more details. The Varavon Wirecam will be available in November and cost $7000. More info here: www.varavon.comRead more
We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Ever wanted to go airborne with your camera? With GoPro getting serious about entering the indie film business and the release of this affordable helicopter you’re closer to accomplish that dream. It’s definitely a shaky procedure and I hear that practice has a lot to do with getting the nice seconds you need to accomplish your shot. There are several videos on the homepage of the manufacturer as well as on YouTube that show how footage taken with this product looks like. There hasn’t been any GoPro 35Mbit footage though, I wonder what this device could deliver in the right hands. There is also a more expensive model, the HPQ-2 that costs $1800 and can carry HDSLR cameras. Rotor Concept, Inc. website.Read more
This time I’ve got a sports pick for you. You like this is a mountain biking film by Taylor Loughran that was shot on 7D, 5D, T2i, Red One and a cineflex camera (see below). The thing that stands out in this sports movie is it’s cinematic approach with lots of very beautiful helicopter shots and the fact that mountainbiking is taken very literally: In fact, during the course of this movie we follow several people who really start out at the very top of different large mountains and then work their way down at full speed. The action and camera angles might be a bit repetitive after a while, but the watching the fast mountainbiking and landscape heli shots was really intriguing for me. I hope you like it too, it’s definitely one of these pieces that stand out and can give us new inspiration and ideas for our own next projects. Here’s the full 24 minute video that Taylor made available on vimeo for free. Enjoy Taylor Loughran: From October to late April we battled every kind of weather you can imagine from rain to snow to hail and the Canon 7D took every bit of abuse I could throw at it from using it in cable cams, jib arms to having it exposed to the elements it never let me down during 8 months we where shooting ‘You Like This’ Rate these videos on the videolog. Teaser Full 24 minute filmRead more
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