Here’s a sample of some of the crazy cool camera dollies, jibs, sliders, and more I saw at NAB this week. Most are also crazy expensive, except one that was only $600, guess which one…
This was at the Movie Engineering booth- it’s built like a tank and looks FAST!
Yeah, thats a RED ONE under there. It has full roll, pan and tilt once its airborne.
$6500/day includes the Red and three operators. $3500/day for a smaller DSLR suitable model.
DC Slider Jib.
Matthews said they were shocked at how popular this was at the show- already sold out.
Its a combination slider/jib and built really well. The Kessler is great, but if you need something even beefier and more flexible, look at this sweet piece of machinery. It has a built in counterweight system that allows the head to stay put even when the track is at an extreme angle. Its not really designed to do a track and jib move simultaneously- however, if you don’t mind a dutch angle and are really careful (maybe with someone helping on other end) you could do some pretty complex moves- almost Technocrane- style.
AND, there is a timelapse, motion control option for the slider. What sets this rig apart is you can manually do a track move (start slow, speed up, slow down, etc. or whatever you want) and it will RECORD what you did and playback at different speeds! Wow for this price-point. Also, I could be wrong about this (I’m going on memory), but I believe it controlled the pan and tilt on the head as well.
$7500 for system (not including base tripod or head) , $2,000 additional for motorized package.
They’ve been around since last year, but still way cool. Its really designed to work with Epic- they borrowed one from Red for the show(they are still waiting on theirs).
Go Pro Stereo 3D rig on an RC helicopter.
They can now do 3D just by adding a $100 housing to 2 Hero cameras. Syncing is done through a special website.
JL Fischer jib on a Fischer 9 dolly.
For a fraction of the price of most others like this, all-aluminum construction from S. Korea.
They also had a $300 or $400 slider that was pretty slick.
Really nice guys too.
I don’t see this on their site yet, I think its shipping in a few months.