April 20, 2016
NAB 2016

Two Small Stabilizers and One Really Big One from SHAPE

SHAPE upgrade their ISEE handheld gimbal to hold smaller DSLR's.

At last year's NAB conference SHAPE introduced an ISEE gimbal primarily designed for GoPro cameras and smartphones. This year they've taken that same design and made it compatible with small DSLR's like the Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, and Blackmagic Pocket.  The max payload for the ISEE+ is only 3 lbs, but in that sense, it is a truly specialized gimbal product. It is already on the market and can be purchased for $1100. They also teased a prototype for a shoulder rig with stabilization controls that they say will come out sometime in July for $4,500. 


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The shoulder stabilized rig by Shape is the future. Everyone's going to want something like that and I can see many companies copying the idea. I'm suprised more companies haven't came out with a similar design.

April 21, 2016 at 11:42AM

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John Stockton
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Yes, this is an improvement over current gimbals. Holding a massive contraption out in front of you, especially with handles that are too high (thus preventing you from bracing against your body), is NOT the way to work.

However, this still does not put the center of gravity on your shoulder, where it belongs. You're still holding the majority of the weight out in front of you; the shoulder pad really isn't doing much except adding some anchoring. But, the handles are UNDER the camera, where they belong; this may allow you to brace against your body a little bit at least.

May 13, 2016 at 9:02PM

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David Gurney
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stabilized shoulder rig....TAKE MY MONEY NOW

April 21, 2016 at 5:06PM, Edited April 21, 5:06PM

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jeff brass
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