New Nebula 5100 Slant Gimbal and Other Accessories from Filmpower

June 28th, 2017
New Nebula 5100 Slant Gimbal and Other Accessories from Filmpower

Filmpower — the company behind the popular Nebula gimbals — have announced the new Nebula 5100 Slant 3-axis gimbal, a new line of shotgun microphones and a wireless follow focus system.

Nebula 5100 Slant

A couple of years ago, the Nebula 4000 from Filmpower was one of the many popular choices among a new breed of affordable 3-axis gimbal stabilisers for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. A few incarnations later, the Nebula 5100 (covered HERE) offered amazing battery life, time-lapse support, unlimited rotation on all axis and strong encoded motors that needed very little balancing. The newest model, the Nebula 5100 Slant, has already been announced, coming only a few months after the original 5100 and offering some interesting structural improvements.

The Slant part of the name refers to the new design of the roll-axis arm, which now sits at a 45-degree angle from the camera rather than totally perpendicular behind the screen. According to Filmpower, not only does this improve the overall rigidity of the unit, but it also allows for a heavier total payload: the 900g Nebula 5100 Slant can take camera systems up to 3.2kg — a whole 700g more than its predecessor. Additionally, the new design allows for a clear view of your camera’s rear LCD monitor for easier use.

The Nebula 5100 Slant is available now for $999, and includes a Vono Shotgun Lite microphone described below.

Vono Shotgun Microphone

Vono Shotgun Lite

Filmpower have also announced a shotgun microphone series for DSLR use. The company claims the Vono Shotgun is capable of a achieving stereophonic recording thanks to its two “mutually perpendicular sound heads with double audio frequency”.

The Vono is available in two versions. The Vono Shotgun Lite ($60) is a compact version with a 3.5mm connector, and a hot shoe mount that also serves as a housing for the control switches. The Vono Shotgun Pro ($300) on the other hand is a longer microphone that seems to connect via XLR, and comes with a padded hard case. Both mics feature a metal housing with a shock-absorbing design, and come with both a foam and a fluffy wind cover.

Vono Shotgun Pro

Nebula Focus

Filmpower are also releasing a new follow-focus system specially designed to work with gimbal stabilisers. The Nebula Focus is designed to mount on the camera’s hot shoe and directly over the lens, though you can also use it in a more common configuration on rails. The motor enclosure also houses the wireless receiver, making for a 2-in-1 solution that keeps things compact.

The Focus also offers ultrasonic distance measurement, with readings appearing instantly on a display on the thumb controller. Filmpower claims this feature may be updated in the future to support auto focus via the unit itself rather than in-camera.

The Nebula Focus is available for $650.

For more information regarding the new products, visit filmpower.us.

Have you used products from Filmpower in the past? Would you recommend them? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sergio
Sergio
MemberJune 28th, 2017

Nice high payload. This 45 deg. angle design is inevitable after the Pilotfly H2-45 premier.

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VTC Media
MemberJune 28th, 2017

What a disaster. Talk about an excessively overproduced video that has about 20 seconds of useful product info that one must strain to comprehend and are also forced to mute that ridiculous music embed from the get-go. You’re not introducing the second coming of Christ, you’re presenting a GIMBAL. You’ve botched the edit if the viewer doesn’t want to sit through it again (and this viewer won’t).

 Kostya Con
Kostya Con
MemberJuly 8th, 2017

First of all, Nebula 5100 is a very nice and good stabilizer, based on a proper board with very-very-very strong motors and high accuracy for any kind of handheld job. That what I mean when I tell you guys that Nebula 5100 is a very good product.

But, not too good for this price. The first problem is the board controlling the whole device. It’s a standard board for gimbal developers, it’s very good board, but NEVER touch the application to configure the board as you want. You can ONLY change speed parameters of motors and few parameters to improves the gimbal’s working style for you shooting. And NEVER EVER touch the ‘Erase’ or ‘Default’ menu options or buttons-this will crash all profiles, calibrations, and data from your Nebula. I did that and my Nebula 5100 is not working right now. That’s why I have the second problem.

The second problem is customer support. I wrote an email to support 48 hours ago and didn’t receive any answer at all. I wrote one more email with asking to help me set my Nebula 5100 to factory default setting and give me the instruction how I can do this. No answer. Still, hope they are too busy and will receive answer later. If not-my Nebula bought by pre-order directly from Filmpower.us will become a potato crusher not the gimbal for camera stabilization.

And I do NOT recommend you to buy this product. Yes it’s is good, but best for you to make amazing stable shots is a DJI Ronin or something like that. Nebula 5100 is overpriced. It has very bad production quality and the battery is so custom, unsafety looking, charging device is so cheap and unsafety-not for every day using at all.

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