An Affordable Skycam

Affordable Skycam

You’ve seen Skycam in operation in NFL games and in feature films for those remarkable shots that seem to follow the ball in the air. Skycam is a computer-controlled, stabilized, cable-suspended aerial camera system. It maneuvers the camera through three dimensions often over a football field or arena. The camera package weighs over 30 lbs. and moves at up to 29 mph. Skycam was invented by Garrett Brown who also invented the Steadicam. As you might guess, it is expensive, well beyond the reach of most videographers.

But now there is what can be called an affordable skycam. It is called the Wiral LITE. It is designed for the light-weight GoPro, smart phones, and other cameras weighing up to 3.3 lbs. While this certainly does not do what a drone can do, it is much cheaper and safer. This affordable skycam is available from its crowdfunding site and can be ordered for $279 at the Indiegogo site.


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