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Porta Head 10 Brushless Gimbal Prototype on a Steadicam With an ARRI Alexa Camera

This is the first outing of the Porta Head 10 prototype with an ARRI Alexa camera for a short film, and it’s sitting on top of a steadicam rig.

The system is designed to be used with a steadicam system as portable device and adds electronically stabilized roll and tilt. The weight of the head is 3.6 kg and it is optimized for longer cameras at around 10 kg like the Arri Alexa series or Amira, Red one, Sony P1 or F55 with raw recorder. Shorter and lighter cameras can also be used as the motor output settings can be adjusted.

Later there will also be an additional pan-motor in order to extend the system to a 3-axis stabilized head for crane, cablecam or car-to-car shots.

Here is the Porta Head 10 prototype with ARRI Alexa on a steadicam in an earlier config…

Test Porta Head 10 with Alexa on steadicam

Pic via Porta Head

and for good measure check out a Porta Head 5 brushless gimbal on steadicam with rollover bracket via Andreas Kielb

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