What’s an independent digital filmmaker to do when he needs to keep his camera steady?
One of the most defining facets of a filmmaker’s style is how they move the camera. There are times when a ‘hand held’ approach can be very effective, like in that scary ‘witch in the woods’ movie from along time ago – I don’t remember it’s name, but it was scary, and was home-made for a few dollars.
Positioning and movement is everything to a filmmaker, just ask Quentin Tarantino.
The time honored ‘tripod, or dolly’ option was expanded with the advent of the Steadicam, an operator-controlled motion system, in the 1980’s, but that was before digital entered the scene. The cost of renting the Steadicam, let alone the operator to run it, has remained out of reach for today’s new breed of digital filmmakers.
Freefly Systems has created the MoV1M10 handheld gyroscopic camera mounting system. The MoV1M10 provides rock solid smoothness under any kind of motion. What could be better than that? It is based on a proprietary and custom-made gimbal and 3-axis gyroscope that digitally stabilizes the camera.
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