SUMMARY: After walking around the tradeshow floor for a few days, we got to check out some very cool new gimbal peripheral gear, as well as see some updates to peripheral gear we’ve seen and used in the past. I had special guest Drew Janes from Defy Gimbals / Dactylcam join me on the show to talk about the Dactylcam cable cam system, which looks pretty amazing. I also brought on the the show the Exhauss exoskeleton system, which looks like a promising new way to deal with lifting heavier shooting packages with less strain on your arms. I discussed one of my favorite gimbal tools – the Walter Klassen FX Slingshot – which allows you to extend your gimbal high overhead with complete mobility, making it possible to get some incredible shots you could not achieve in any other way. I also talked about the EasyRig / FlowCine Serene combo which is another amazing and very effective way to alleviate the strain of the gimbal weight from the operator, while also aiding in removing vertical translation from the shot. We ran out of time before I could talk about FlowCine’s new innovation – The Puppeteer – which removes string force from the EasyRig and helps reduce side-to-side translation from the shot. Unfortunately, Corey and Ryan could not attend this third video segment, as they had projects to go MōVI operate on.
Dactylcam (cable cam system): defywithus.com/collections/all/products/dactylcam
Exhauss (exoskeleton system): exhauss.com
Walter Klassen FX (Slingshot system): shop.walterklassen.com
FlowCine (Serene and Puppeteer systems): flowcine.com
~ Sam Nuttmann, MōVI Operator / Cinematographer