By site editor Dan Chung:
At the BIRTV in Beijing this week we looked at the latest brushless gimbal for smartphone and GoPro Hero from Chinese manufacturer Lanparte. They claim it will be easy to change the gimbal from smartphone to GoPro use by using a simple clip on system. The three axis design runs off a rechargeable battery and uniquely has a small counterbalance weight that allows different smartphones to be balanced correctly. Lanparte told us that the price will be at or under $350 US – which is highly competitive.
Also on the Lanparte booth was a newly designed rig for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. This one has a shoulder stock design with ARRI style rosettes for flexible adjustment. It also has a nice looking small start/stop trigger that attaches to the handgrip. No firm pricing was given at the show.
Video by CY Xu and Clinton Harn.