Our Latest Featured Customer Video Is With Stein Olsen Who Uses The CAME-Single To Shoot A Test Video In Norway!
Tell us a little about yourself and the videos you create.
My name is Stein Olsen and I live in Kristiansand, Norway. I make my way of living by working full time as a freelancer within photography and video production. Educated from film school in Oslo and University of Hertfordshire, London.
There is no set path to what video i will make next due to me being a bit impulsive and often quickly decides to go out and shoot a lot of footage. If there is a chance for me to create, i grab it and i love to capture the world as i see it.
How did you decide on choosing our CAME-TV Single?
I take on many assignments for real estate agents and now I will also offer to shoot video of the houses. Therefore, i needed a solution which was easy to set up and worked instantly without any hassle or struggle. Being used to work with Glidecams and various shoulder mount products i felt it was time to find something else.
I had never heard of CameTv before my research on various gimbal stabilizers, but i found it to be very interesting and i wanted to give this one a go before i tried the more known brands. This one was also the first I've seen with the possibility to reset the gimbal without going on the computer and fix it. And no need to fiddle with the PID values is fantastic.
Do you use the CAME-TV Single often?
The gimbal will be used a lot more from now on since more real estate agents will be asking for videos and i will make a lot more shorts to show off the CameTv's fantastic features.
I will create a car commercial soon and a fictional short where the CameTv definitely will be my chosen tool for the projects. Also another short from Maldives is in the making and it will look great!
What is your typical camera setup when using our CAME-TV Single?
Today, i use the sony A7II with a Sony Zeiss 16-35 f4 as a preferred setup but that is only until the Batis series from Carl Zeiss will be available.
What kind of style do you typically try to aim for when shooting videos?
I tend to shoot product videos and to show off new technology. But a fictional film is in pre production so the CameTv will be used for it all.
Would you recommend the CAME-TV Single to other videographers/shooters?
Absolutely! I have a lot of equipment that is trying its best to help me stabilize footage. Only the CameTv proves to prevail and i can happily simply sell it all and only keep the gimbal.
How often do you go out and shoot videos?
For me its not often enough. Whenever there is a chance I take it.
What do you like best about the CAME-TV Single?
It works! It is simple to set up. It can handle a good amount of weight. You are up and running in no time and it delivers the quality and stable shots you need!
Where does your inspiration to shoot videos come from?
The world is my playground
What is your favorite type of shot you like to achieve?
That has to be the when running in a forest where elements pass by. Any dynamic shots where there is a lot if movements and you get a real sense of depth.
Is there anything else you would like to share about your CAME-TV Single?
I am thoroughly enjoying the CameTv. You don't need anything else
The CAME-Single has a quick release camera plate and has tool-less adjustments for easy camera balancing. The size of the CAME-Single is perfect for mirror-less cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, Sony A7s | A7RII, and BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. The encoders on the CAME-Single prevent motors from losing synchronization, provides important information about frame and camera angles, decreases power consumption (longer battery life), increases Torque and precision of stabilization.
Geek'd out trying @cametv's #gimbal during @warriors #Game6 yesterday! Got some unique and INSANE shots going through the crowd 😲 Thanks @rolandposadas, but now I don't want to give it back! 😭Imagining the shots I would get using this at @vpacatcsun 😍
#wishlist #camegimbal #femaleinproduction #media via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BGAhLr-h1o9/
That me with a gimbal... Apologies to REM. The #Incubatevideo #videocrew on location filming in Johannesburg. Got to spend a fair bit of the shoot with the #cametv single gimbal and I can report that it's a great piece of gear. via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BF7CsxiB1ou/
Beau Reviews, uploaded this detailed review on our CAME-TV Single Gimbal. He talks about the specs, his personal views and even included some side by side footage of the Single in use!
The CAME-Single has a quick release camera plate and is completely tool-less, for easy and fast camera balancing. The size of the CAME-Single is perfect for mirror-less cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, Sony A7s | A7RII, and BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. Some of the benefits of the encoders are to: prevent motors from losing synchronization/skipping steps, provides important information about frame/camera angles, decreases power consumption (longer battery life), increases Torque and increases the precision of stabilization.
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📷 taken with #panasoniclumix #gh4#cametv #gimbal #atomos #blackmagic #filmproduction #shortfilm #toronto #parkdale #yongnuo #redlight via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BF2eKRvB1rS/
Briazi N Gongj, uploaded this boot camp video that was filmed entirely with his CAME-TV Single Gimbal and Canon 70D with a Canon 10-18mm lens. His setup weighed in at about 2.1 lbs, which is barely reaching the 2.6 lbs max payload!
The design of the CAME-Single allows the shooter to use it with just on hand. A 1/4-20" and 3/8" thread is located under the handle for mounting options. The Single's internal batteries are fitted inside the pistol grip handle and the built in Joystick can be used for controlling camera positions and changing modes. The Dual Gimbal Handles provide gimbal operators smooth camera panning and tilt motions. The tool-less adjustment of the handles provide easy configuration of the desired operating angle and spacing.
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