By technical editor Matt Allard:
Flowcine, makers of the Gravity One gimbal and Serene arm, were at Inter BEE in Tokyo today showing their latest gadget for brushless gimbal operators using Easyrigs. The Puppeteer works with the popular Freefly MoVI, DJI Ronin, Defy and other gimbals to allow a single operator to make smoother tilts upwards and downwards. Essentially an arced rail on runners it is a purely mechanical solution and is quite elegant in its simplicity. It should produce a more fluid movement than can be achieved with the toggle or joystick arrangement on the gimbal’s handgrip.
The version at the show is still a prototype and the finished version will be slightly smaller. It is made of titanium to keep it as light as possible. Pricing isn’t finalised but is expected to be around 450 Euro.
Check out the video to get a better idea of how it works.