By now anyone in the film world with an internet connection has probably seen or heard about the Freefly MoVi camera stabilizer. We got to play with the MoVi a couple of months ago at Cinegear, and it is pretty impressive! However, there’s quite a few gimbal camera stabilizers out there in the works.
Redrock Micro debuted it’s One Man Crew at NAB this year and it looks Kessler has been working on something similar, the Parallax.
Both the One Man Crew and the Kessler Parallax are designed to automate slider moves. This is great for documentaries and interviews where crew is limited and every bit of production value counts.
We went to NAB this year and had a blast checking out all the new cameras, lighting, and accessory technology. There were so many new cool tools and announcements that it can be overwhelming, so we decided to put together a list of the highlights. Here’s what we think you need to know from NAB 2013.
Blackmagic has one of the most buzzed about announcements for the second year in a row at NAB. Last year, the big news was their 2.7k Cinema Camera for a budget friendly $2995. This year their most exciting announcement is their new Super-35 4k Production Camera with global shutter. The use of a global shutter is exciting as it delivers a smooth image when panning and when there’s a lot of motion within the frame. The Blackmagic 4k Production Camera will retail at $3995. Like the BMCC, the Production Camera offers 12 stops of dynamic range, records to SSDs, and will include a copy of Davinci Resolve.
edelkrone has released a pretty neat 2 foot slider that can fit in your backpack.
Our Cineped Slider as well as our Kessler Cinesliders are very popular, but sometimes our clients need something even smaller and I think this is going to work out great for those situations.
When shooting dolly-in/out style, slider plus gives double the range compared the regular slider designs. When you pull the camera back the rails also retracts and they don’t interfere with the shots. It also has a port on its side to attach the “motorized motion control module”. Which is great for repeating the same shot or time lapse projects.