The first universal panning head for video and time lapse: ShooTools AutoPan

The AutoPan is a universal panning head that allows you to create panoramas as well as focused slides of an object and more. The innovative AutoPan works with sliders and dollies and has multiple usage settings, including one where you use the head as a base for a rotating display. That way, you can also use the AutoPan to create 3D scans of an object. The AutoPan is designed and made in Italy.… Read More The first universal panning head for video and time lapse: ShooTools AutoPan

How good is your video camera slider at steady slow speeds? One simple way to find out

What good is a video camera slider if it can’t provide rock-solid motion, with no vibrations? And if it does, what can you do about it? By accident I found out there are circumstances the Rhino slider EVO Carbon with its Motion motor creates footage that makes your zoomed-in subject look like a Parkinson patient. This… Read More How good is your video camera slider at steady slow speeds? One simple way to find out

Review of the Rhino Motion and Rhino Slider EVO

I’m sure if you practice often enough, you’ll succeed in developing the steady hand you need to create macro video shots, but a motor may help and be less nerve-wrecking. The Rhino Motion camera slider motor is released together with a new generation of sliders, the Rhino Slider EVO that have an optional flywheel accessory for those who still prefer to operate their slider by hand. I was given the opportunity to test and review a pre-release 24in (60cm) Rhino Slider EVO Motorized Camera Slider with a Rhino Motion motor system.… Read More Review of the Rhino Motion and Rhino Slider EVO

How to make a basic stabiliser for your GoPro HERO3, HERO3+ or HERO4

Keeping your GoPro HERO3/3+/4 steady is no small feat without some sort of a stabilisation platform. You can buy a gyro-driven gimbal, but that’s expensive. A Steadicam Curve is another, less expensive alternative, but what are your options if you’re somewhere you can’t get either of these? If you’re happy enough to have with you a Dinkum Systems 1/4in ActionPod and a nylon cable tie, you can make your own rudimentary stabiliser.… Read More How to make a basic stabiliser for your GoPro HERO3, HERO3+ or HERO4

Cling onto your video camera with Dinkum Systems mounting arms and clamps

Dinkum Systems developed flexible mounts, clamps and lens shades for photo and video producers, based on Loc-Line modular hose technology. Loc-Line products were originally applied in the machine tool industry only, but innovative developers like Dinkum Systems expanded the use of this strong and chemical-resistant “ball-in-socket” system to the photo and video studio as well as on the road. Dinkum Systems’ offering is quite a complete line of products and the system itself is extremely robust.… Read More Cling onto your video camera with Dinkum Systems mounting arms and clamps