As of today, the Nebula 4200 will be available for pre-order. Filmpower were responsible for one of the first pistol grip stabilizers, their innovation has continued with an affordable sub $1000 5-axis stabilizer – the Nebula 4200. Not much has been covered since its original announcement a few months ago; here is the Nebula 4200 at BIRTV 2015 in August: The stand-alone feature of this stabilizer is the fact that it’ll account for 5 axis: vertical, horizontal, pitch, yaw and roll. That all important spring loaded section is reminiscent of a steadicam arm, controlling the vertical axis (something gimbal devices like the Movi really miss). The Nebula will be available in 3 versions, Lite (one handle) Pro (dual handle) and 5-axis stabilizer version (dual handle with spring section for vertical axis). You’ll be happy to hear that all will retail at under $1k: $799, $899, and $999 respectively. “What else makes the Nebula 4200 so remarkable? Aside from the 5 axes controls, the Nebula 4200 Gimbal contains a 32-bit board dual sensor controller. In addition to increased operation speeds and precision control, this new 32-bit board allows users to carry up to 1.6kg (3.5 lbs)” The above payload and it’s form factor means the Nebula 4200 will be compatible with compact DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It’s nice to see that the Nebula 4200 will feature tool-less adjustment, something we usually miss out on with cheaper stablizers. Also keep an eye out for optional wireless joystick to control the gimbal.Read more
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
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