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.com
Atomos just added a new product to their existing lineup of widely used hard disk recorders and camera converters. The power station is a small brick that helps power all devices on your rig including the camera itself.
The Atomos power station seems like an intelligent approach. The common solution to powering a whole camera rig is to use v-mount or other third party batteries as base stations, but they are heavy and can complicate your rig. The Atomos solution uses adapters to accommodate your native camera batteries (2 at a time) as a power source for your camera and any additional accessories. We like the idea.
The Atomos power station will be available at the end of next month October and cost $295.
After Kineraw recently started shipping their first 4K cinema camera they just presented their new Kineraw MINI here at NAB: A portable camera that delivers a very brilliant 2K RAW image from a 4K sensor. It costs $3000 and it will start shipping in a month.
Just when we thought NAB had not much more to offer than a lot of hype around 4K, we found ourselves spending over an hour at the booth of Chinese cinema camera maker KINERAW. Read on to understand why.