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Youtube user, Matthew Buckman uploaded this quick review on our CAME-TV Single Gimbal. Matthew, recently took our CAME-Single to France were he used it to film a 3-day event at the beautiful Chateau Vaux-Le-Vicomte. Make sure to read the full review on the article he posted here.
He used two different setups with our CAME-Single to film the event. His first setup was the Sony A7RII with a Sony 16-70mm lens and his second setup was with the Sony A7SII with a Zeiss Loxia 21mm lens.
So overall, I absolutely loved shooting with the Came-Single paired with my a7-series cameras. The a7rII and a7sii have the in-camera stabilization that helps smooth things out even a bit more. And I shot everything on the gimbal in 4K so I have plenty of room for the Warp Stabilizer to work with. I don't know how many people out there were like me and had stuck with their Glidecam because they never got comfortable on a MOVI or Ronin, but if there are any of you out there, you may want to give this or the upcoming Optimus a try.
- Matthew Buckman
Here's another video that Shana shot using the CAME-TV Single.
Tell us a little about yourself and the videos you create.
I am an independent filmmaker with a passion for highly creative cinematography. I graduated from Georgia State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in film & video production and a minor in public policy. Since my graduation I’ve setup Happy Shiver Productions, which produces artistically inspired online video content for industry leading brands and causes. I collaborate with highly successful Youtube channels with over 15 million combined views and growing. My passion projects focus primarily on documentaries and experimental art films. My creative work has been featured in film festivals and received awards, including Best Cinematography & Best Editing in the experimental category at the Women’s Independent film festival 2015 and more. Aside from commercial and creative endeavors, I am constantly seeking to collaborate on projects that combine my passion for artistic expression with a desire to raise awareness, help address fundamental social issues and provide exposure for unique sub cultures.
How did you decide on choosing our CAME-TV Single?
I chose the Came-TV Single because it addresses issues I have with previous steadi rig systems. In the past I used the Glidecam, but it took time to get the right shots the first time since it is manually operated, was trickier to balance and was harder on my upper body. As soon as I signed on to work with the Global Sports Development Program in the Middle East for 2 weeks I knew there had to be a few changes made to my kit if I was going to survive such an intense run n' gun shoot. After doing days of research I stumbled upon the Came-TV Single just as it was being released and ordered it on the spot after reading as much as I could about its specs and capabilities. The Came-TV Single became the most essential piece of kit on that trip and created a lot of ease where the Glidcam rig would have created a lot of strain. The Came-TV single has substantially improved my production quality, which is always a goal.
Do you use the CAME-TV Single often?
I use the Came-TV Single on every shoot now. It is absolutely my number 1 rig.
For action-oriented moments that feature sports, events, dancing, etc. it is absolutely ideal and in those shooting scenarios I often will only use this setup.
What is your typical camera setup when using our CAME-TV Single(camera & lens)?
My typical camera setup for the Came-TV Single is usually the Sony A7S II with the native 10 – 18 mm lens. However, I also use the GH4 with the native 12 – 35 mm lens.
What kind of style do you typically try to aim for when shooting videos?
My signature style when shooting most videos is to utilize highly creative untethered cinematography. I like the camera movements and composition to feel so unique and free that you feel like you’re there with an almost limitless view of the best action.
Good cinematography is like a silent actor, providing those subtle psychological nuances that push the story forward. The Came-TV Single allows me to get the kind of shots I’ve been dreaming of— the shots that best communicate the action of a story.
Would you recommend the CAME-TV Single to other videographers/shooters?
I would and already do highly recommend the Came-TV Single to other videographers. It is definitely a game changer DSLR filmmakers.
How often do you go out and shoot videos?
Because I also edit and market most of my own content I don’t shoot on a regular basis, but can also get crazy busy and sometimes shoot everyday for 2 weeks. It really depends on my schedule and the needs of the client or project.
What do you like best about the CAME-TV Single?
What I like most about the Came-TV Single is that it has made my cinematography ideas easier to achieve because the design of the device is so user friendly.
Where does your inspiration to shoot videos come from?
My inspiration to shoot videos comes from the need to communicate life in an artistically inclined way. I’ve dabbled with several different art forms, but film feels like the most powerful medium. I am so inspired by the cinematography ideas that come to me based on the subject and kit I am using.
What is your favorite type of shot you like to achieve?
My favorite type of shot isn’t really a specific shot, but rather it is my favorite to be able to snake around and follow action as it happens. I can think on my feet and not have to plan so extensively, which is ideal for live action and documentary. I can just follow action as it unfolds in a creative way and I love that.
Vimeo user, JB McDougall posted this quick CAME-TV Single test video he shot at his local crossfit gym! His setup on the CAME-Single was a Sony A7sii with a Sony 28mm lens.
The CAME-Single is one of the first commercially available 3-axis 32-bit basecam controlled gimbals to offer brushless motors with encoders. The Single has a quick release camera plate and is completely tool-less, making it easier for the shooter to balance his camera. The new Dual Gimbal Handles provide gimbal operators smooth camera panning and tilt motions. JB McDougall, recently uploaded another quick test video that's about 40 seconds long - check it out below!
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The CAME-Single has a max payload of roughly 2.6 lbs, making it perfect for cameras like the Panasonic GH4, BMPCC and the Sony A7SII/A7RII series. The CAME-Single is equipped with an updated battery that has a higher voltage output, which provides more power and stability to the gimbal. The new battery is also internal, which mean you don't have to remove the battery from the handle to charge them. The Single's tool-less design make balancing your camera setup on the gimbal quick and easy.(Camera, Monitor and articulating arm not included)
Youtube user, Nuborn Pictures, uploaded this fascinating video that documents his trip to Thailand. He used a CAME-Single and his Sony A7Sii with two different lenses - a Walimex 24mm and a Walimex 50mm.
The CAME-Single is one of the first commercially available 3 Axis 32 bit basecam controlled gimbals to offer brushless motors with encoders. Encoders are often used in robotics for highly accurate monitoring of motor positions. The benefits of using encoders are to: prevent motors from losing synchronization/skipping steps, provides important information about the frame and camera angles, decreases power consumption ( for longer battery life), increases torque and precision of stabilization.For more information on the CAME-Single gimbal click below! Make sure to also sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and information on any new products we release.
Jeff Estanislao, recently uploaded this wedding video he shot with the CAME-Single gimbal! He states that all the tracking/floating shots were filmed with the Single balanced for his Sony A7S and Sony 10-18mm F4 lens.
The CAME-Single is a solid one-hand designed gimbal that is made for cameras like the Panasonic GH4, Sony A7Sii/A7Rii series cameras and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. The whole gimbal(including parts) fit in a protective portable hard case. The interior of the hard case has foam cut-outs that protect the gimbal and makes sure everything is kept in place. The CAME-Single has three different operating modes that you can cycle through via the button on the side of the handle.