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.
Panasonic’s handheld AJ-PX270 camcorder records 10-bit, 4:2:2 video using a new codec based on its AVC-Ultra recording format. The new camcorder has 1/3-inch 3MOS sensors and a 22x optical zoom lens with separate zoom, focus and iris rings. Video recording is to microP2 cards (list prices: 32GB microP2 card: $250, 64GB microP2 card: $380). The […]Read More
The New York Times and Google gave away over a million virtual reality headsets. They also presented a virtual reality documentary.Read More