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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 […]

Leak photos suggest that the DJI announcement is a Micro Four Thirds DJI camera

Leak photos suggest that the DJI announcement is a Micro Four Thirds DJI camera

Photos have leaked from SB-DJI.com which show the DJI Zenmuse X5 camera gimbal, which is Micro Four Thirds (MFT) flying on the Inspire.  As DJI themselves are a Micro Four Thirds system member, it was always expected that they would make their own camera eventually, the only reason you become a member is to manufacturer your own cameras, otherwise you’re reliant on third parties. There’s no debate on the camera being MFT, as it’s evident from the markings that the lens […]

3DR Solo gimbal to ship within 10 days

3DR Solo gimbal to ship within 10 days

A Tweet from 3DR CEO Chris Anderson says the Solo gimbal has been in production now for a week with gimbals expected to be with the first customers in 10 days. We’re fairly confident the gimbal will deliver, indeed we received Solos that we ordered and the smart moves do work as advertised. The only alarm bell is 3DR have put out exclusively 1080p content. The wide mode in 4K will likely get the legs in shot, meaning for this […]

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 […]