Every once in a while I find a new piece of gear that I really want. The Supraflux Video Camera Stabilizer is one of them. When I saw this on Kickstarter this morning I immediately saw the advantage this stabilization system has.
The thing that really makes this work is the patent pending brake system that allows you to control camera movement with one hand while stabilizing your shot. The Brake gives you complete control of turns by locking one axis of the stabilizer at the touch of a button. The other 2 axes remain free-floating continuing to stabilize the camera. Pretty ingenious if you ask me.
Below is the Kickstarter pitch video and a demo video of footage shot with the system.
I’m always looking for new gear to help improve my photo/video shooting. I have been pricing new DSLR rails and rigs for a while now, but the other day my friend Tim pointed me to Edelkrone and their Pocket Rig.
This rig looks great. It’s small, light and rugged. You can add accessories to it to extend the overall use, and the design is really well thought out. When folded this is the size of a battery grip for camera like the 5D Mk II. When extended it gives you full shoulder support. One thing I like is the fact that you can use this to stabilize your shots, and still be very discreet because of it’s compact profile. Not only that, but the price is right as well. At $399.00 its not bad. If you can wait to take delivery until December, you can get it for $238.00 which is even better.
I love this new Erector Set style camera rig that I found on Kickstarter. Versatile, modular components that can be built to hold any camera gear you work with. This is such a simple idea, and executed so well. If you are a pro photographer, or film maker this is right up your alley. I for one am going to make a donation to the Filmtoys crew, and hope like hell that they meet their goal and get this thing into production.
Filmtoys is a modular camera support system with multiple add-on accessories that allow your rig to scale as needed. Manufactured from machined and anodized aluminum, this rig looks rugged enough to take location shooting, and stylish enough to keep you looking like a pro.
Filmtoys is looking to raise 25 grand in seed money, and I hope they get it. The Introduction video could use some help from the “Freaker” guys on Kickstarter, when it comes to emotion and passion about the product. None the les watch the video to get a full understanding of how this rig works and scales to meet your needs.