Relentless have announced that their 3 axis handheld stabilizing system, the DEFY G2, will be available for preorder on Tuesday, July 9th.
The DEFY G2 is a gimbal designed for camera and lens arrangements with a combined weight of two pounds and under, such as the new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera, Sony Nex series and other micro four thirds cameras.
Priced at $2,300 USD, the DEFY G2 is an affordable stabilizer from independent filmmakers to the professional user.
The DEFY G2 features a full 3 axis control, two modes of operation: “Follow Me” and “Stabilize”, and integrated on/off switch. Purchase includes the gimbal, two LIPO batteries for approximately four hours of collective operation, LIPO battery charging station, and a crushproof/waterproof PELICAN case.
The DEFY G2 is comprised of lightweight, hexagonal carbon fiber tubes and high quality aluminum components. Uniquely incorporating a limited number of easy to adjust thumb screws into its design in place of hex bolts, users can field assemble and balance without tools in just minutes. Filming with the DEFY G2 is equally easy, allowing nearly anyone with little to no training to use. The DEFY G2 is scalable, meaning it can quickly adapt to various cameras and lenses during a shoot due to the ease of its field balancing.
Built for filmmakers, by filmmakers.
“There will always be other options for stabilizers in the marketplace, but what really differentiates us from other manufactures is our film production background. We understand a product for film production needs to perform well in the most unique and harsh conditions”, says Drew Janes, CEO and Executive Producer at Relentless, Inc.
“Years ago, we recognized the benefit that a tool like the DEFY could provide; having extensive experience with building stabilizers for our own multirotor helicopters, we knew that this could make stabilizers even more effective for handheld applications.”
“We are a film company first, and a product company second. We went back to the drawing board several times after obtaining valuable input from field tests and fellow filmmakers,” shares Janes.
Realizing how important it was to be able to swiftly swap cameras and lenses as well as the need to setup and tear down the gimbal quickly for transport, we took our time in designing this product to make it right. It’s great to see that so many filmmakers are mutually excited for the DEFY G2 to arrive, and today it is available”.
Additional sizes and configurations will be announced shortly, including the 3axis DEFY G5, the comparable DSLR version, as well as the DEFY G10, designed to fit larger cameras such as the Red Digital Cinema Camera.
Holding to his comments at the NAB show in 2013, Janes and Relentless Inc. will also release a 2axis model as shown at NAB priced at $1800 USD. Application kits for mounting the DEFY G2 to various multirotor models are also planned.
Relentless, Inc is open to input from filmmakers who rely on these larger camera categories for design and engineering enhancement purposes. Contributors can send their feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more about the DEFY G2 brushless gimbal camera rig please see Relentless.