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 on the Optimus rotate a full 360 degrees without limitation for greater range and flexibility during operation.
The CAME-Single is a 3-axis 32-bit gimbal that is designed to be used with just one hand. The Single comes with encoders built into the motors, which prevents the motors from losing sync, skipping steps and it decreases power consumption - giving the gimbal a longer battery life. The Dual Gimbal Handles provide gimbal operators smooth camera panning and tilt motions.The handles can also be configured to act as a stand when the handles are positioned right angled to the cross bar.
1280X800 IPS HD Panel
Embedded Audio Monitoring
3-color Tally Light
Build-in HDMI to SDI Conversion
Flexible Battery System
Video Analysis Assistant Pattern
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BlackStunt Prod, filmed his projects with the Canon 70D with multiple lenses: the Canon 10-22mm, Canon 50mm f1.8 and a the Canon 24-70mm f2.8. He does mention that he also used a handheld stabilizer for some of the other shots. The CAME-ARGO features a 32 bit Alexmos board and is completely tool-less. All of the motors are equipped with encoders, which increases the overall performance of the ARGO and makes the battery last a lot longer.
The entire top handle bar can easily be separated from the gimbal, which than can be mounted to other devices like a crane, slider or drone with the included adapter plate.
Newsshooter.com passed by our booth at NAB 2016 and did a few interviews on some of the new products we were showcasing at the convention. In this interview, we show him our brand new CAME-TV Prodigy 3-Axis Gimbal!
The CAME-Prodigy gimbal is the physically largest in our gimbal family. This is a replacement for the CAME-8000, which is a great platform for larger cameras and lenses. The new Prodigy is running the latest 32-bit Controller with encoder technology for enhanced stability and battery efficiency. The Prodigy is currently available for pre-order and we are expected to ship the first round of pre-orders around June 20th, 2016.
The CAME-Mini 3 is our latest edition to the CAME-MINI Gimbal Series. The new Mini 3 uses basecam 32 bit controllers with encoders. All of the wiring and electronics are completely enclosed into the frame, offering a clean professional appearance and protecting the wiring. The top handle on the Mini 3 can be removed, each side handle can also be removed, and the entire top cross bar can be separated from the lower frame allowing for compact transport.
The CAME-Optimus is the successor to our very popular CAME-Single 3-axis 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 hand grip for the Optimus can be changed to Dual Handles, depending on the camera operator's requirement. All the motors rotate a full 360 degrees without limitation for greater range and flexibility during operation.
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The wooden handles provides an attractive finish and are comfortable to grip providing a warmer surface than cold metal.
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HDVideoshop Berlin, uploaded this quick overview video of our CAME-TV ARGO Gimbal. The video shows the quick balancing process and also includes some sample footage. They used the ARGO with the Sony A7S camera.
The CAME-ARGO features a 32 bit Alexmos board and is completely tool-less. All of the motors are equipped with encoders, which makes the performance much more smooth and accurate - also, increasing the lifespan of the battery. On the bottom of the ARGO there's a video transmitter along with a D-Tap out, which can power accessories like a wireless follow focus.
The main design of the CAME-Single allows the shooter to operate the Single with just one hand. A 1/4 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 and for changing modes. 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.
Make sure you check out Jeff Estanislao, last wedding video he shot with the CAME-Single.
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Youtube user, Slashcam uploaded this quick video of his road trip to Las Vegas. All the shots were filmed while the car was moving with the CAME-Single and Panasonic GH4 plus a Lumix 12-35mm lens.
Slashcam, states in the video that no post-stabilization was used and that he had to use a Fader ND filter. The CAME-Single works as a great portable 3-axis gimbal that can easily be balanced and carried around. The Dual Gimbal Handles that now come with the Single, provide gimbal operators smooth camera panning and tilt motions. The tool-less adjustment of the handles provide easy configuration and can even act as a stand when the handles are positioned right angled to the cross bar.
(Courtesy of Slashcam.de)
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.
Youtube user, TheAwesomeSam, uploaded this video of how he put together a DIY support backpack for his CAME-ARGO 3-axis gimbal!
With just a few simple items he bought buy online or at a hardware store, TheAwesomeSam was able to build a backpack that hooks onto the handles of his ARGO. A support backpack is known to relieve some of the stress in your arms while holding the gimbal for long periods of time.
The CAME-ARGO features a 32 bit Alexmos Board and is completely tool-less. All of the motors are equipped with encoders, which make the ARGO's performance much more smooth and accurate, while also increasing the lifespan of the battery. The CAME-ARGO comes with a monitor mount and a wireless remote, allowing you to control the gimbal remotely and switch between modes.