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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 […]

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 […]

Using a custom GoPro on a gimbal

Using a custom GoPro on a gimbal

Most GoPro gimbals, even the DJI Zenmuse, generally are not capable of working well with a heavily modified GoPro, this is a frustration as the GoPro’s built in F2.8 wide angle lens, whilst sharp and able to cope with flare fairly nicely, just stands out as being obvious GoPro footage, the wide angle look for some shots is great but in general it is too excessive. Removing fisheye in post production is a workflow overhead and also isn’t perfect, it’s […]

More H3-3D in action

More H3-3D in action

Quadcopters, a UK retailer in Lancashire have uploaded footage of the H3-3D staying stable under a lot of yaw movement.  Footage from the H3-3D is promised tomorrow.