Vimeo user, Dieter Knüttel uploaded his first test video on the new CAME-Optimus 3-axis gimbal! He filmed it with the Panasonic GH4 and Lumix 12-35mm lens. Dieter, does state in the description of the video that the shaky part at 0:52 seconds is due to his hand touching the seat and not a caused by the Optimus.
The CAME-Optimus is the successor to our very successful CAME-Single gimbal. The Optimus model also features encoders and allows for one hand operation, but with all of the controls and battery now relocated outside of the handle, the single handle can be changed to Dual Handles depending on the camera operator's requirement. All motors rotate a full 360 degrees without limitation for greater range and flexibility during operation.
Vimeo user, XFactor Aerial uploaded this quick test video of him using the CAME-Single paired with his Sony a6300 camera. The lens he used was the 15mm-55mm Var Zoom. Due to the privacy settings set by the user, please click the image below to watch it!
XFactor Aerial, shot the test at the MetLife Stadium during the Copa America 2016 event. 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.
Vimeo user, Laurent BRIERE shared this awesome video that covers the 5th edition of the "Trail de Sancerre" marathon in France! He covered the event with the CAME-Single gimbal paired with the Panasonic GH4 and Lumix 12-35mm lens.
The encoders on the CAME-Single: prevent the motors from losing sync/skipping steps, provides important information about the frame and also decreases the power consumption - increasing the battery life. The Single now comes with the new Dual Gimbal Handles that will give the gimbal operator smoother pan & tilt motions.
The CAME-Single Dovetail Mount 1745 allows you to easily remove your camera from the Single (with the Single's dovetail still attached to your camera) and attach it to another accessory like a tripod.
You can find more information on the SmallRig CAME-Single Dovetail Mount here! 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.
Vimeo user, Xylophone Films uploaded this quick highlight video that shows an event that took place at Mumford Brewing in Los Angeles. It was filmed with the CAME-Single gimbal paired with the Panasonic GH4 and Lumix 12-35mm lens!
The CAME-Single has a quick release camera plate and is completely tool-less, making it easy to balance your camera setup. 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 Single is designed to be operated with just one hand. A 1/4-20" and 3/8" thread is located under the handle for mounting options. The internal rechargeable batteries are fitted inside the pistol grip handle and the built in Joystick can be used for controlling camera positions.
Vimeo user, Hungry Boy Productions posted this short film called "Nolan" that was shot with the CAME-TV Single gimbal & the BMMCC (Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera). The lens he used with the BMMCC was the Panasonic 12-35mm lens.
The new version of the CAME-Single has internal rechargeable batteries with higher Voltage built into the handle which allows for more power and stability to the system. This change allows the CAME-Single to operate for up to 20 hours. The max payload that the Single can handle is about 2.6 lbs, which is perfect for lightweight camera setups. The CAME-Single now comes with the new Dual Gimbal Handles, which gives the shooter smoother camera pans and tilt motions.
Vimeo user, Laurent BRIERE shared this video that follows marathon runners at the "Ultra Loop" festival in France. Laurent BRIERE has shot a ton of marathons using the CAME-Single and we encourage you to check out his Vimeo page to see all the cool stuff he has shot. In this video his setup was the CAME-Single with the Panasonic GH4 + the Lumix 12-35mm lens.
The design of the CAME-Single allows for one hand operation. A 1/4-20" and 3/8" thread is located under the handle for mounting accessories like a monitor or an external mic. The CAME-Single has a quick release camera plate and has tool-less adjustments for quick & easy camera balancing. The size of the CAME-Single is perfect for mirror-less cameras like the Panasonic GH4, Sony A7s | A7RII, and BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras.
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