3 Axis Gimbals
We are increasingly using 3 axis gimbal stabilisers in shoots these days. The DJI Ronin and Came TV gimbals are developments from the original Movi gimbal stablizers. Although they are often used for long tracking shots we find that they are often best used for short tracking shots. You can see them used in this way in a recent film Adam shot for Tracc Films here https://vimeo.com/145255424. Many of these shots were on the Came TV Mini 2. However, we have also had successful results using the single handed gimbal systems such as the “Came TV Single”
The CAME-Single 3-Axis Handheld Camera Gimbal from CAME-TV is a single-handed stabilizer that supports loads up to 2.2 pounds, making it suitable for use with compact cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, Sony a7S, and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. It utilizes three motors that stabilize the camera along the pan, tilt, and roll axes. This compensates for shakes, vibrations, and other unwanted movements, allowing you to capture smooth, free-floating shots. The system offers multiple operation modes for increased creative possibilities. You can choose to lock the camera in place along all three axes or have the camera smoothly follow your pan and tilt motions while keeping the horizon level. There is also a Commixture Mode, which locks the tilt axis while allowing the camera to follow left and right panning movements. Modes can be easily switched using a joystick, which can also be used to adjust camera pan and tilt position.