The Comodo Orbit is a camera stabilization system that will make you rethink the way you shoot a scene. Invented by Dutch filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich, the device allows cinematographers to capture entire scenes in a single take using just one camera.
This video is a mix of a hands-on review and a tutorial on using handheld video stabilization devices with gimbal designs that enable the capture of handheld video so smooth and steady that it would be impossible even with a shoulder-mount rig.
Steadicam experts Frank Rush and Dan Ikeda visit the B&H Event Space for a demonstration on how to use the Steadicam Smoothee to shoot better videos. The Smoothee does just what its name implies: it helps make hand-held videos smoother, and it was designed to work without the complicated calibrations required by some other gimbal rigs.
Designed by Garrett Brown, the inventor of the original Steadicam, the Steadicam Merlin2 has an efficient body that’s adjustable more than a dozen ways, all with the one aim of achieving smooth, flowing movement with your DSLR, small camcorder or point-and-shoot camera.
If you've ever investigated the unusual world of support systems for video cameras and DSLRs, it doesn't take long to realize that there's a great divide in price between the entry-level offerings and the top-of-the-line stuff. But which manufacturer gives you the best bang for your hard-earned buck? Check out SHAPE, a line from Canada that is tough, versatile and dependable.