DJI are stepping into new areas where GoPro won’t dare tread… The DJI Osmo has been initially cast aside as an expensive ‘selfie stick’ by some – it’s anything but. This device has the cinema credentials to be seriously disruptive.
If you’ve ever wanted to pull off just about any camera move with a tiny handheld rig, that just became reality. Potentially replacing the traditional steadicam at a stroke the tiny lightweight MōVI (easier to Google as “MoVI”) is a gyro stabilised platform with gimbal and hand grip. It appears to be so effective it allows you to execute a tracking shot without a track, a pan / tilt without a tripod and a dolly shot without a dolly!
This rig from HalfInchRails is a refreshing no-bullshit approach to DSLR rigging. Rigs are essential for handheld footage (OIS is floaty and raw handheld DSLR shooting is jittery and amateurish) but sometimes they really do make things much more expensive and awkward than they should be.
In December I was contacted by Philip Reinhold (DP) and Bernd Wondollek (Director) in Berlin. ‘Re’ and ‘Wo’ also run ReWo who are manufacturing the first cage for the Panasonic GH2.