Since the Freefly MøVi and the DJI Ronin came along a few years ago, gimbals have taken over the stabilizing world – with the purely mechanical Steadicams still holding the holy grail of stabilization in many high-end feature film productions. Where does that leave GoPro stabilizers?
Horses for courses, gimbals are definitely not the right tool for everything – and they need power, which is a big drawback particularly in sports where it’s often impractical to change batteries often.
Along comes Stabylizr, a new purely mechanical and waterproof GoPro stabilizer for all the different models (I assume except for the Session). The team behind the project is based in Vienna just like our cinema5D headquarters, and we had various meetings during their development process. It’s an interesting concept that definitely will leave an impression on the industry due to its different approach. It doesn’t need power and is relatively small, which makes it easy to mount or simply throw in your bag to take along to various sports activities.
They have just started their Kickstarter campaign, offering a launch day exclusive offer for €79 just for today, and a regular early bird price of €89.
Please be sure to check out their Kickstarter page to find out more about the product and a step-by-step guide on how to actually put it to good use!