Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The new crane/helicopter

Thanks to Tommy for finding this awesome video. This camera copter with built-in stabilizer will replace a lot of crane and helicopter shots in cinema. Not to mention it can go a lot of places where you can't put helicopters or cranes.

CineStar 3 Axis Gimbal from tabb firchau.
(It looks good in full-screen.)


Russ said...

I can see the popularity of this really "taking off" with the paparazzi. Many of the places that celebrities thought were private would not be so private with this heli-cam.

Tommy said...


Crap,I didn't think of that. This could be used for naughty tasks, indeed...

TC [Girl] said...

OMG! I'm in LOVE! :-P That thing would be such a BLAST! That would be AWESOME to try to get some bird (the ones w/the feathers, guys!) footage!

Pretty cool place that was shot from, as well!

I wonder how tricky it is to fly. Would also be WAY COOL to get waterfall shots with! :-D LOVE ALL the propellers! Looks pretty sturdy!

(haw, haw, Russ; good one: "taking off!")

LOL! You two! :-)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I think these things are very sturdy, typically. And very stable, auto-stabilized by modern small processors. A few years ago they'd have been quite hard to control, I'm sure.