The 8 More Brushless Gimbal Camera Rigs and a Break in Timecode to Follow post we bashed out was done by simply typing in two keywords in the Google search engine. We then looked at the last two weeks of results only, and came up with nine rigs. One brushless gimbal camera rig was so terrible it nearly did cause Break in Timecode so we decided to not put that in the collection of brushless gimbal camera rigs.
Jesse Spaulding from Spaulding International Cinema gave us a holla and said could we make it one more.
Of course we said yes to Jesse. So his brushless gimbal camera rig called “The Ghost” which is a Kickstarter jobbie and is doing really well gets it’s own post on Cinescopophilia.
The Ghost is a robotic camera stabilizing rig programmed to stay level. This revolutionary camera rig couldn’t make smooth filming any easier. It is very lightweight, durable, and so easy to use that even a child can operate it. It is primarily made out of carbon fiber to minimize weight and withstand the abuse of field use. The electronics are simple with two silent brushless motors and a pre-programmed control board. Just attach the battery, turn it on, and track your subject to get that cinematic smooth footage.
The Ghost Specifications
Weight: Approx. 39oz/ 1105 grams
Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 18 x 12.5 x 8 (450 x 320 x 200mm)
Startup time:Approx. 5 seconds
Runtime: Approx. 2.5 hours/battery
Maximum Camera Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 7 x 8 x 8 in. (18 x 20 x 20 cm)
Camera Weight: Up to 3.5lbs/ 1500
Runtime: Approx. 2.5hrs
Weight: Approx. 5oz/ 141g
Dimensions (W x L x H)Approx. 2.5 x 4 x 1 in. (63 x 101 x 25mm)
Materials:Carbon Fiber Construction
Adjustable Axis:Fully adjustable in all 3 axis to achieve perfect balance
Firmware: Open Source
Motors: Rewound Brushless Motors
100% designed and assembled in the USA
This is clearly not the last story we will do on brushless gimbal camera rigs. I’m sure if we broadened the search to the last four weeks instead of just the last two we would come up with 20 or more of these rigs.
It’s going to come down to what you are looking for, your needs and what the guys selling these brushless gimbal camera rigs are pricing them for and their after sales service. Right now it really is a butter knife spread of brushless gimbal camera rigs and only time will tell which ones leave a lasting taste in your mouth.
The Ghost can be found at Kickstarter and over at sicvisuals.com.