Since its release, the CAME-Single has proven to be one of our most popular products. A large reason behind this is its compact form factor, and its ability to stabilize many smaller-to-medium size camera setups. Among these recommended setups are mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, BMPCC, and Sony a7r / a7s line. That is, as long as the total payload (with lens & battery) falls underneath 2.6 lbs (1.1kg).
With that said, several potential customers have asked us if their traditional camcorder-style video camera can work with the CAME-Single. Even though most handheld camcorders will have a similar payload offering as the cameras listed above, form factor plays a key reason why we DO NOT recommend these for use with the Single.
First off, the physical design of most camcorders offer a different weight distribution, which can prevent optimal balancing. But more importantly, most (if not all) camcorders have a flip out LED screen on its left side that will be blocked by the Single's Pitch motor (same with Mini 1 & 2). So using the built-in camcorder screen will be null and void for use when mounted on the gimbal. As a work around, however, it is possible to run an HDMI line out of the camcorder and onto an external monitor.
But even with that said, gimbals wouldn't be an ideal recommendation. But if you still wish to provide stabilization to your camcorder, we'd suggest looking into our line of traditional steadicam-style stabilizers.
Neumannfilms, recently uploaded a video that talks about his top 5 tools for cinematic camera moves. Cinematic camera moves are typically a must have when shooting any type of video and we are extremely honored that our CAME-TV 33ft. Video Crane is a part of this list!
The CAME-TV 33ft. Crane is a must have for shots that require a really tall and stylistic jib shot. With the crane being roughly 33ft. in length, you are able to pull off some incredible looking shots that can really boost the production value of your film. Although, the CAME-33ft. Video Crane doesn't come with any weights or a camera, it does come with everything you need to start filming. It comes with a pan/tilt head system + a controller, a tripod and dolly base, an external power pack and even a 7" monitor. The crane can hold cameras that are pretty heavy in weight like a RED EPIC, BMCC or even a Panasonic AG-HMC150 Camcorder.