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Back-bone release a Solo specific GoPro Ribcage

Back-bone release a Solo specific GoPro Ribcage

Back-bone who are best known for their Ribcage replacement shell for the GoPro have announced a 3DR Solo specific version called the Ribcage Air. The Ribcage Air is made from machined aluminum plates that are 50% lighter than the standard Ribcage, as such it’s far more suited to GoPro gimbals. Along with the new Ribcage comes the Dead Weight, a 3DR Solo specific kit that allows for precise balancing to support use of various lenses or filters that cause the weight […]

DJI release the OSMO handheld gimbal

DJI release the OSMO handheld gimbal

As we speculated in September, DJI have released a handheld gimbal called the OSMO, which comes currently as a package with a camera, the OSMO can also accept the X3 and X5 Zenmuse gimbals from the DJI Inspire. The OSMO is competitively priced with a UK retail price of £549 which makes it around the same cost as a GoPro Hero 4 with a gimbal, however, none of the GoPro gimbals are as well integrated. The automatic full 360 panorama […]

DJI unveils the X5 and X5R Micro Four Thirds camera gimbal

DJI unveils the X5 and X5R Micro Four Thirds camera gimbal

DJI today revealed the X5 and X5R, their first Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera gimbals, the specifications are very impressive indeed, DJI in releasing these cameras has almost certainly killed off much of the need for expensive big rigs to carry the likes of the Panasonic GH4. In another surprise move, the gimbal doesn’t only support a single prime lens but 3 in total. Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 [FOV 84°] Full Frame 24mm equivalent. DJI MFT 14mm f1.7 […]

The 3DR Solo gimbal finally ships

The 3DR Solo gimbal finally ships

After a long wait that has seen the summer pass for many of us, the 3DR Solo gimbal is finally shipping. 3DR has gone into detail on the gimbal shipping here: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/another-gimbal-update Also of note is the fact that the Solo app and the Pixhawk’s Arducopter software are seeing updates including better crash detection; also in separate updates 3DR have stated there will be GPS software improvements in the next release. UK dealer Quadcopters has said they’ll have the gimbal […]

Solo to ship on time but the gimbal is delayed

Solo to ship on time but the gimbal is delayed

The rumour that has been floating about for the last couple of weeks that the Solo gimbal was to ship after the Solo itself has been confirmed in an e-mail sent from 3DR to a customer enquiring today, so the Solo will ship on time, the gimbal around 4 weeks later. The question was also asked how would that effect the 30 day satisfaction warranty, given most users would be planning to operate the Solo with the gimbal, 3DR have said […]

Confession time – we burned the gimbal out

Confession time – we burned the gimbal out

We were testing a robust gimbal with in particular the Letus AnamorphX adapter but as we feared might happen we burned the gimbal out in well under a week.  We want eventually to have an a multicopter based anamorphic rig so that footage from it can be matched to a conventional SLR camera used the SLR Magic Anamorphot adapter. We used the FY-G3 Feiyu-Tech (hand held version) along with a mix of miscellaneous rig components, an Edelkrone EVF holder and […]