Glidecam has debuted the Ultra-Shot, an all-in-one camera accessory that provides popular production tools needed by independent, reality, documentary and run-n-gun videographers.
Over the past decade, video cameras have shrunk. As cameras have gotten smaller, so have the camera support systems used in professional production. Now, there are many substitutes for using a traditional tripod and head on location.
Getting high-perspective shots isn’t a matter of art but often a necessity for news shots. Under intense deadlines and demand to capture the right shot, news photographers are always on-the-go, and that can sometimes mean last minute assignments or worse, arriving late to a press conference. Fortunately, Sachtler has two solutions to help camera operators get high-perspective shots quickly and easily!
Australian photographer and writer Shane Peel traveled to Papua New Guinea to shoot his latest project, a video documentary about area sustainability through adventure tourism entitled “Secret Garden.” His equipment arsenal included a new Compass 12 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre tripod system from Miller Camera Support Equipment.
Over the past five years, cameras have gotten more compact in size and lower in cost. Accessories that allow highly specialized production shots have followed suit. Today, jibs, dollies, stablizers and sliders that used to cost thousands of dollars are accessible to most videographers.
Tripods and heads are essential gear for all videographers. However, which type to buy for a given application can be a challenge because there are so many brand and price points from which to choose. A quick overview on the latest in tripod and heads might be useful.