New gyro stabilized camera gimbals are redefining the possibilities for camera movement
Two new gyro stabilized camera gimbals redefining the possibilities for camera movement in cinema – the FreeFly MōVI M10 and Novo Stabilized – are now available at Radiant Images.
Both handheld devices incorporate breakthrough camera stabilization technology to easily and quickly solve one of the biggest challenges faced by filmmakers – moving a camera in a steady path.
Radiant Images, an LA-based rental house and digital cinema innovator, is one of the few to have the MōVI M10available for clients and is the lone rental house in the U.S. renting both advanced gimbals.
“The MōVI and theNovo Stabilizedrepresent the future of digital cinema,” said Michael Mansouri, VP at Radiant Images. “Cinematographers now have the freedom to almost effortlessly create camera moves and execute shots that in the past would have been either impossible to obtain or too time consuming. It truly is a new frontier.”
Freefly Systems introduced the gyro-stabilized MōVI M10 camera rig earlier this year at NAB, where it received an award for outstanding achievement. Production has not been able to keep up with demand, resulting in months of waiting for delivery on purchases, according to Freefly.
Radiant Images, though, was able to obtain a MōVI M10 to add to its extensive rental inventory.
Two packages are available for filmmakers, the MōVI Basic Package (daily $595, weekly $1785) and the fully equipped MōVI Cinema Bundle (daily $1295, weekly $3885). Contact Radiant Images for a quote at email@example.com or (323) 737-1314.
The MōVI has been used in more than a dozen film, television and commercial productions, receiving glowing praise from high-end filmmakers such as JJ Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron and any number of ASC cinematographers.
Cinematographer Alex Buono, known for his Film Unit work for Saturday Night Live (SNL), told Freefly, “I’m completely sold on the MōVI…It’s ability to smoothly pan, tilt or roll remotely while it’s being operated allows me the ability to create camera moves that are unlike anything I’ve ever seen and yet are incredibly easy to execute.”
Watch the MōVI in action in this demo reel - https://vimeo.com/79506918 - from Brain Farm, a Wyoming-based production house specializing in action sports cinematography. Filmmaker Ty Evans, an award-winning skateboard film veteran, used Radiant’s MōVI M10 and RED Epic to shoot a group of skateboarders in Los Angeles. An ARRI/Zeiss Ultra Prime 8R lens was used to capture the action.
The heart of the handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal is Freefly’s proprietary high performance IMU and brushless direct drive system, designed in-house by its engineering team.
The MōVI M10 weighs less than 3.5 pounds bare and supports cameras setups of up to 12 pounds, making it ideal for the Canon C300 and C500, RED Epic, Canon EOS 1DC, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and others. Read about other key features of the MōVI M10.Full tutorials are available in the MōVI product section on the Radiant Images website.
The design team at Radiant Images has created an easy-to-use lightweight stabilized handheld specifically for its 3.2-ounce Novo digital cinema camera, giving professional filmmakers a powerful and easy-to-use new tool with the tiny action camera.
The high-performance, 3 axis stabilizer offers 360 degrees of continuous rotation using magnetic fields and no mechanical parts. The high-torque servo drive, designed with reduction of vibration in mind, is capable of the highest precision possible.
Radiant’s design team, led by on-site engineer Sinclair Fleming, created the Novo Stabilized to help filmmakers more fully utilized the versatile action camera.
“Our Novo Stabilized is revolutionary because it’s so small and so precise and made specifically for the camera,” Mansouri said. A fully-outfitted Novo gimbal weighs in at a mere four pounds, complete with the camera, lens, wireless video and batteries.
The Novo Stabilized is available for rental ($995 daily, $2,985 weekly) only at Radiant Images in the U.S. and European rental partners P+S Technik , Ovide, Sparks and Movietech. Watch the Novo Stabilized in action at http://vimeo.com/78843061.
In addition, Cinematographer Matthew Libatique, ASC (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Iron Man) worked with Radiant to shoot action footage at a soccer practice using the Novo Stabilized. His footage is included in a Novo gimbal demonstration reel, which also includes aerial shots that follow a motorcycle rider, at http://vimeo.com/72911516.
The groundbreaking Novo (www.novocamera.com ) camera, developed by Radiant Images and View Factor Studios, offers key cinematic features missing from other action cameras in its class, including interchangeable lens, back focus adjustment and exposure control capabilities. The camera won a MARIO Award for innovation at NAB 2013.
The Novo has been well received in the film industry since its February release, used in such upcoming feature films as Transformers 4, Ten, Fast & Furious 7 and In the Heart of the Sea as well as NBC’s Revolution, and is on the sets of multiple other features, TV programs and commercials.
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