New Gear

18Mar10

This week at work, we got lots of new toys.  Tonight I got to use some of them for the first time shooting b-roll at a small group.  Afterwards, I took the setup home and got some more practice using it around the house.  Here’s a quick cut of some shots with the family.

The smooth motion is provided by the Glidetrack

The Glidetrack is basically a portable dolly.  It allows you to mount the camera on a small track that glides really smoothly.  The second piece of gear is a handheld stabilizer.  It’s used when you need to shoot handheld, but keep a relatively stable shot.

The last piece, a follow focus, attaches to the stabilizer.  It is basically a focus knob that rests on the side of the setup.  It gives precise control over your focus while also giving your second hand more control over the stabilization of the camera.

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