Gimbal for DSLRs, Smart phones, GoPros and more

Very Cool Gimbal for DSLRs, Smart phones, GoPros and more

How about a shoulder mounted brushless gimbal for smaller cameras? The Shape company has released a series of gimbals called iSee. These are two-axis brushless gimbals for a variety of cameras. Shape is not the first company to offer this. Other shoulder-mounted gimbals include the much larger Gimbalgunner, which can carry a heavier camera such as a RED with a large lens. That runs about $3,600. A Berlin company called HDvideoshop also offers a number of competitive gimbals.

The design from Shape is simple for the operator to set up. One of their innovations is rotating quick-lock handles which allow a quick change from shoulder-mounted to handheld in a minute which is ideal for run and gun shooters. One negative is that the iSee series are designed as two-axis rather than the more common three-axis designs. The Shape gimbals stabilize on the roll axis and the tilt axis.

The iSee 1 is intended for Go Pros and similar sized sports cameras. The iSee+ can handle a larger phone, a Black Magic cinema camera or a DSLR.

A common challenge for brushless gimbals in general is touching the focus barrel or iris when shooting. Any touching of the lens is likely to create a vibration. So the only way to change focus would be to use a wireless remote focus system. These are expensive and add weight. Hopefully your camera’s auto-focus will do the job. The Shape iSee gimbals are all single-handed and can hold up to three pounds. Prices run from $499 to $699.

For more information visit the company’s pre-order page.




Facebook Comments

Keep Reading...

OK Go One Moment Music Video

Amazing OK Go One Moment Music Video

The OK Go One Moment Music Video proves the importannce of planning and mathematics in extreme slow motion.

Read More

Great 4K TVs under $800

4K TV describes any TV display technology with a total pixel count which is 4 times the final resolution that you’d find in ordinary Full HD TVs It need not have exactly 4,000 or more pixels horizontally. In fact most 4K TVs have a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 while some have more than 4000p […]

Read More
Parody of Birdman

Make A Parody

Looking for a great topic for your next video? Make a parody of a well-known film. The example above may get your creative juices flowing, but it will only be meaningful if you’ve seen Birdman which just won the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday night. Below is the full length trailer. The film is […]

Read More
Transfer videotapes

David Pogue says Digitize Those Memory-Filled Cassettes

David Pogue produces videos and writes articles about personal tech issues. His work appears in the NY Times, PBS “Nova,” Yahoo Tech, Scientific American and more. His new article “Digitize Those Memory-Filled Cassettes before They Disintegrate subtitled Bite the bullet and have them digitized—I wish I’d done it sooner. appears in the September 1, 2016 […]

Read More


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Forbes Magazine calls VideoUniversity one of the best business-to-business sites for digital video production.
  • WINNER
    Videography Magazine's
    "Website of the Month" Award
  • WINNER
    PC Magazine Online "Best Desktop Video Site" Award
  • WINNER
    CyberFilm School's "FOUR STAR" Award