The Head-Turning Stabilizers of Came-TV, Including a 15' Crane That Looks Like an Accordion

"What — is this?"

Those are the words that came out of our very own Ryan Koo's mouth when checking out what Came-TV had on display at their NAB booth. To answer his question — duh, it's a 15' accordion crane that can handle a 33lb payload.

But that's not all Came-TV had to offer. David Wong showed off the Came-Optimus, a hybrid 3-axis gimbal that can be detached and operated with one or two handles or on a jib or crane. It supports up to 2.6 lbs, and has a battery life of up to 10 hours. For larger cameras like the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Came-TV has the Came-Prodigy, which supports up to 13.2 lbs. Availability is set sometime in the next two months. And let's not forget the Came-Sailfish, which is essentially a gimbal mounted onto an RC car.


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But I am actually very interested in the OPTIMUS for my A7 cameras. I assume it will be around $1200, or so, above the Came-Single they already have.

Seems a bit more run-and-gun capable than an Movi-M5.

April 22, 2016 at 5:58AM, Edited April 22, 6:33AM

Dan Hoene

NAB 16 seems to be the year for 'go-go gadget' equipment. The snag with this one is that there is no constant counter-balance - as soon as you extend or retract the mechanism, you'll be fighting the weight in one direction. The thing I like about my jib is being able to place the camera anywhere and leave it 'floating'.

I thought this slider/jib was the smartest of the novel camera support ideas...

April 22, 2016 at 7:45AM, Edited April 22, 7:45AM


That's super cool. I like the range of motion it gives you.

April 22, 2016 at 9:33AM

Steven Bailey

You wont have to fight the weight when you change the boom length because the weight moves back to counter as the camera moves forward. Its actually very smart props to them for coming out with something new!

April 26, 2016 at 9:21AM, Edited April 26, 9:21AM