Buyer’s Guide: Camera Support & Stabilization

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In this month’s Buyer’s Guide we examine a number of options for camera support and stabilization, each designed to keep your camera motion smooth and consistently steady.


Flashpoint ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer

Featuring the newest gyroscope accelerometer grip, part of a new generation of high-strength, high-efficiency two-axis precision devices, the ZeroGrav 2-Axis Digital Gyro Stabilizer is compatible with DSLRs and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The ZeroGrav Gyro is specially designed to detect a camera’s angular velocity and acceleration in 3D space, calculating the camera’s position to provide stability assistance for even complex motion shoots. The unit incorporates twin handles for a steady grip, center of gravity assurance and pitch balance.

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ProAm USA’s Autopilot camera stabilizer allows DSLR and HD video cameras up to 8 pounds to seemingly float over the most rugged terrain. Autopilot absorbs unwanted camera motion and keeps shots smooth and steady. Equipped with a three-axis bearing gimbal, the Autopilot is constructed of an aluminum frame with a powder-coated and anodized finish that is both corrosion-resistant and durable. It weighs 4.6 pounds. 

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ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K used by Zodiac Studios on Austin Music Live Streaming Series

ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K used by Zodiac Studios on Austin Music Live Streaming Series

Blackmagic Design today announced that Austin, Texas based full service production studio Zodiac Studios is using an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K live production switcher and Video Assist 4K monitor/recorders for its ongoing Austin Music Live series. Cofounded by Robert Calder, owner and executive producer at Zodiac Studios, along with Producer and Creator David Christopher, the live streamed series celebrates the rich and diverse local talent that makes Austin the live music capital of the world. Austin Music Live supports and fosters the city’s $2 billion music tourism industry.