Thomas Harris sent me a link to this really cool looking hand held two axis remote head. This thing looks like it has some serious potential. It is similar to a camera on a stick but with the addition of a pan and tilt remote head. No mention of pricing yet. I think this one is a prototype. There is no audio in the video, but you still get the picture. Pun intended.
Here is a rip from his site.
“* Light, scene, subject, story: camera. These are the critical elements to acquiring useful content for your production. Moving camera may help you tell your story, but how do you determine camera placement, pointing and framing? What about camera support, and more importantly what about CAMERA PATH? What camera path will best help you in your visual storytelling enterprise?
* What if you could experiment with different camera paths with no added cost? Imagine if you could make full use of the scene space and lighting with freedom of camera path. Imagine a hand held blend of crane and stabilizer with servo precision and floor-to-ceiling reach. Imagine freedom to choose your own camera path, with unlimited shooting orientation.
* Versatile and Mobile.
* All Hand Held.
* Unlimited shooring orientation.