At the BIRTV show in Beijing, Tilta were showing three new car rigging solutions. The first is a pretty serious set up that involves using a stabilising arm that can be mounted onto a heavy duty pole, which is then is fixed to a vehicle. The stabilising arm has a spring mounted platform at the camera end that uses steel cables to further dampen movement. On top of the platform is a V-lock battery plate with an output so you can power a gimbal and/or the camera you are using.
The heavy duty system has a payload of up to 20kg that should allow it to take a wide variety of camera and gimbal setups. The company claims it can be used on cars at speeds up to 80kph. Tilta don’t have a name for the system yet and there is no word on pricing, but it should be available to purchase in a couple of months time.
The second system on display was more simplified and simply mounted onto a car using suction cups. At first glance it looks very much like the popular RigWheels Cloud mount, except that the Tilta was only shown mounted using suction feet, and not with a magnetic option like the Cloud mount. Like the bigger version it uses a similar spring mounted platform with steel cables, but with the addition of a battery plate is below the platform (although I imagine this is something that could be fitted to the Cloud mount too). The top mount can be changed and in its current configuration it will work with the company’s own Gravity brushless gimbal along with other systems. Despite being smaller than the larger system, it still has the same payload of 20kg. Just like the larger system it won’t be available for at least two months, and again no price was given.
Finally they had a very simple single suction cap car mount with a long plate for attaching smaller cameras. It features adjustable arms so you can change the cameras height and direction it is pointing, even after securing it down. Again there was no firm ship date.