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 was originally offered from the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.
Create smooth sweeping shots. Control the movement with a remote. You can do indoor crane shots. With this system there are no no-fly zones. You can work in narrow spaces and there are no crashes.
Rather than trying to explain it with words alone, a short video is the perfect way to demonstrate and explain it.
The price is $399. For more information visit Wiral LITE on Amazon. Includes more videos.