Creating highly portable, pocket-sized camera gear is kind of edelkrone's thing, and just weeks after coming out with the FlexTilt Head, they've introduced two more interesting products that'll fit -- yep -- right inside your pocket.
Just announced today, the PocketSKATER² allows users to track motion with three fold-out wheels, two of which can be adjusted to set the curve of your shot. It also comes equipped with the new FlexTilt, a pocket-sized camera head that lets you easily pan and tilt. The PS² is geared toward DSLR cameras (up to 5.5 lbs), but it can be used in "compact mode" for smartphone filmmaking as well.
Here are the tech specs:
This skater is obviously not designed for grand tracking shots à la Touch of Evil, but if you're looking for something to give you motion on a small scale, this might be it. The PocketSKATER² comes in at $250.
And now, the "world's lightest, most portable DSLR rig," the Pocket Rig². It includes a fold-out support arm that can be used like a monopod or or "rifle-like" stabilizer against your shoulder. It also comes with 15mm rods that unfold allowing users to mount accessories, like follow focuses, matte boxes, and more.
You can check out the tech specs below:
Even though edelkrone says that the Pocket Rig² was optimized for DSLRs, they don't specify just how much weight it can carry. So, even if it's safe to assume that it can handle any old DSLR, who knows if it can support all of the add-ons you might want to mount to the entire assembly. Granted, by the looks of it, the PR² isn't meant to be a stand-alone stabilizer, but a support -- meaning you're hands and arms are going to need to do some work -- meaning maybe the weight it can carry matters a little bit less.
The Pocket Rig² will cost you $290, which isn't super expensive, considering the fact that you get a lightweight DSLR support system that fits inside your pocket. If it can really handle the task, this thing would be great for run-and-gun shoots, documentaries -- pretty much anything that requires users to work fast and travel light.