We want to get some cool angles on cyclists for a shoot next week. Testing the Movi M10 gimbal on the side of the vehicle. Loaded with an FS7, wireless follow focus and wireless HD downlink.
Here's a basic documentary set up, packs into pelican case and a suitcase. Includes the PMW350, A7s, GoPro4 Black and everything else you might need to cover every angle you might find. This was for a shoot for Greenstone TV.
Spent a couple of beautiful mornings testing the FS7 with and without the movi M10 gimbal. Here's a couple of minutes of 4k 60fps, custom mode, cinema matrix setting.
Here's what we're testing tomorrow. Still trying the camera out but first impressions are lovely, both to work with and picture wise. Here we have mounted the camera onto the M10 gimbal using the camera viewfinder as a guide for the camera op and the iphone as the remote (connected using the wLAN to the camera). Can it be this simple? The only minor drawback is limitations on lens, it's difficult to centre the unit with cine primes (roll beams are too short and the camera needs to be too far back) unless you add weight and who wants to do that? Could we extend the roll beams? According to Freefly not a good idea as it needs to be reset and rebalanced and regigged. Keen to hear from anyone that has added longer roll beams to their M10 though.
Spent Xmas and New Year filming for Greenstone TV's HIghway Cops show. I have a new found respect for the guys and girls responsible for patrolling our roads. Most New Zealand drivers seem to be pretty good, it's the 1 or 2 idiots out there that make it dangerous for everyone.
Sony FS7 available for hire in Dunedin.