DJI Ronin Stabilizer Gets $1500 Pre-Release Price Drop

Whenever the MōVI was announced, many potential customers were appalled at the high price tag. Even the lower end MōVI carried a retail price of $5k, which many folks still considered too high.

DJI Ronin

DJI was expected to ship its MōVI competitor, the Ronin, for $4500 next month. Now, it seems that DJI wants to get an even bigger edge on the market with an entry price of $2999 for the Ronin. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Comodo Orbit is a New Hand-held Camera Stabilization Rig Featuring Dual Mechanical Gimbals

Comodo Orbit

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...]

Shooting HDSLR Video with a Glidecam

Glidecam 2000 Pro

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...]

Joby Gorillapod Magnetic is Grooviness Incarnate

When Joby developed the Gorillatorch, which is a combination of a Gorillapod, flashlight and ordinary magnets, Joby fans immediately started asking for a similar device to hold their cameras.  Earlier this year, Joby delivered on that request with the Gorillapod Magnetic.

Every year, there are maybe a handful of products that really “wow” me.  The new Gorillapod Magnetic is officially on the list for 2010.

It’s quite simple, really.  It’s a Gorillapod with magnetic feet. [Read more...]