Cinevate is launching a Kickstarter campaign to bring its new Morpheus stabilizer to life. The Cinevate Morpheus is a all-in-one stabilizer solution for Steadicam-like handheld operation of GoPro, iPhone and pocket cameras while recording video. It serves as multipurpose device for static shooting, as well as an auto-leveling jib head and a slider or dolly. [click to continue…]
B&H has 3 good deals on HDSLR accessories that end tonight (October 27) at midnight. Check them out below.
Steadicam Merlin 2 for $359 (reg. $799). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Switronix Bolt LED light for $249.95 (reg. $379.95). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 fluid head monopod for $239.89 (reg. $299.99). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Tiffen launched its new Steadicam Curve at NAB 2013. The Curve is designed to work with GoPro HERO cameras.
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. [click to continue…]
Vincent Laforet took the wraps off of the new MōVI M10 digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal yesterday. The new unit has the potential to serve as a substitute for virtually every form of camera stabilization on the market today – including Steadicams, sliders, jibs and dollies. [click to continue…]
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. [click to continue…]
We stopped by the Tiffen booth to check out some of their new offerings at CES 2012. One of the hot new items there was the Steadicam Merlin 2, which adds some functional refinements to the popular and original Merlin.
Check out some demo footage and a brief overview of the Steadicam Merlin 2 in the video below.
Apologies for the audio distortion. It wasn’t clipping, but rather failing preamps on the camera, which we later remedied by recording to the Zoom H4n instead.
Additional details on the Merlin 2 in the press release below. [click to continue…]