Filmpower Inc. to show off three new gimbal stabilisers, including new 4K version of the Roxor and a new 360 VR gimbal camera, at NAB 2016. Filmpower made a name for themselves among independent filmmakers with their original Nebula 4000 Lite pistol grip gimbal for compact cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and then later expanded their range to include an integrated camera gimbal called the Roxor. The Roxor gimbal camera got off to a bit of a rocky start with a limited and non-shootable 10fps 4K recording and not so wow-factor image quality, but nevertheless it can do 2.7K at 30p and for a while it was at a special pre-order price of $199 (which later reverted to the $399 normal price after the promotional period). However, the successor Pro models seems to have addressed the frame rate issues and also added a slick facelift and what appears to be a more polished design (at last as good as one can see from a 3D rendered model).
Filmpower also released their 5-axis stabiliser Nebula 4200 back in September last year, which traded the single hand design of its predecessor 4000 lite for an improved spring-assisted dual hand operation.
The company will show off a few new models at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas starting next Monday 16th, April. The new models include a single-hand 3-axis gimbal stabiliser called the Nebula 4100 and two new Roxor models – the Roxor PRO that actually now does UHD (3840 x 2160) at 30p and a pretty decent 1080p at 120 frames per second, and a new Roxor 360 – a 360 degree gimbal camera.
Filmpower ROXOR PRO Features
- 4K UHD at 30p
- 1080p/120fps Super-Slow Motion
- High Performance A12 Ambarella chip
- 12.4 Megapixel Sony EXMOR-R 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor
- Up to 100Mbps bit rate
- 2-inch built in LCD display
- Manual ISO control
- Time-lapse function
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 3.5mm mic input jack
- Rechargeable Smart Battery estimated life – 2 Hours
- Price: $499 USD
Filmpower ROXOR 360 Features
- 360 Degrees VR Camera with Integrated 3-axis gimbal
- 3K (2880 x 2160) at 24fps; 1080p/60fps
- Dome-shaped Fixed Lens with wide 360 x 220 Angle of View
- 360 Degree Panorama Mode, Front 220°, Rear 220° & Down 220°
- 12.4 MP 1/2.3″ Sony Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
- Wide/Middle/Narrow Angle Of View modes
- Waterproof up to 10 meters
- Gimbal – Splash Resistant
- Wi-Fi operation
- Smart Battery with 2 hour life
- Price: $569
Nebula 4100 3-axis Gimbal Stabilizer Features
- 32bit Dual IMUs Sensor ARM Controller
- Designed for Mirrorless Cameras up to 1.2kg max payload (with lens, battery, cards etc.)
- Cage And Gimbal Quick-release mechanism
- Tool-less Balance Adjustment
- Joystick For Remote Pan/Tilt Control
- Smart Battery – 2 hours
- Price: $599
Here’s some footage shot on the original Roxor gimbal camera in the Filmpower promo video below:
We’ll keep you updated on shipping estimates for the new gimbals as well as new footage as it comes in. For those of you attending NAB 2016, you can check out Filmpower at Central Hall Stand C12435.
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