indiSLIDER at NAB 2012

indiSLIDER

The indiSLIDER is a camera slider that I’ve been intrigued with after seeing its ridiculously low prices online a few months back.  I had my doubts about how smooth such a cheap product would actually perform.  Those doubts were alleviated after handling a few samples on the NAB 2012 show floor.

While it’s still not a high-end product from the likes of Kessler and such, it performs amazingly well for the price.  Check out the video below for a little overview  of the indiSLIDER system.

The indiSLIDER starts at just $99 for the barebones 24″ model and goes up to $215 for the 4-foot model with legs.  More robust “pro” models start at $399.

Camtrol Prime 33 and Sniper 1080

Camtrol SniperTen80

Camtrol Sniper 1080

Camtrol was on-hand at NAB 2012 showing off some of its new wares, including the updated Camtrol Prime 33 for HDSLRs and small-ish camcorders (an upgrade from the Prime 22), as well as the Sniper 1080 for the action-oriented POV crowd.

I caught up with the Camtrol guys for an introduction to these new products, which you can see in the video below.

You can find Camtrol gear here at B&H Photo.

indiSYSTEM AIRjib and AIRjib XL at NAB 2012

I stopped by the indiSYSTEM booth at NAB 2012 to check out some of their latest gear.  A couple of cool and very affordable new products are the AIRjib and AIRjib XL.

AIRjib

For those looking for a lightweight and compact jib, the AIRjib models are very appealing.  These jibs are counterweighted by 1-liter or 2-liter bottles.  The systems collapse and are setup tool-free.  The AIRjib is so compact that it will breakdown to within carry-on luggage requirements.

Check out more details in indiSYSTEM’s website.