The Comodo Orbit is another fresh take in the camera stabilization market. For many years, Steadicam and Glidecam models have remained mostly static in the fundamental ways they are constructed and operated. Now, the Comodo Orbit rig has come along and shaken up the basic single-gimbal designs we are accustomed with a new two gimbal design. [Read more...]
I stopped by Tiffen’s booth to try out the Steadicam Curve and was instantly impressed with the usability of the device.
The Curve only weighs a half pound and is made to be operated with only one hand. It is the first Steadicam product that I have picked up and instantly felt at ease with it. For those who are intimidated by these stabilizer devices, this would be a great place to start. [Read more...]
Adorama has released a new Steadicam-style video camera stabilizer under its Flashpoint in-house brand. The Flashpoint ZeroGrav appears to be a close reproduction of the Glidecam HD-2000, which is about the right build for HDSLR rigs. Notably, the ZeroGrav has a bigger load range of 2.2-11lbs capacity, while the Glidecam HD-2000 is rated 2-6lbs. [Read more...]
I picked up a Glidecam 2000 a couple of months ago after talking with the Glidecam guys at NAB. One of the operators at the booth gave me a short course in how to use it effectively, which turned out to be very helpful as I’ve been learning the ropes.
I haven’t arrived by any means, but I’ve started getting some pretty fun and usable shots with it. My church’s VBS was a couple of weeks ago and I took the opportunity to have a bit of live practice with it.
Below is the VBS recap video we had for the parents the Sunday after. [Read more...]