October 19, 2015 at 3:48PM
Pistol Grip Gimbal + BMPCC - Thoughts and Results
Hello all! I wanted to share a video I made that recaps a road trip I took, where I brought along a fun new toy!
The Team Rebel Design Beholder DS-1 (upgraded from their previous MS-1).
There is only SLIGHT post - stabilization in about two shots. The rest is straight from the gimbal. I"m still learning to use it, but so far I am VERY happy with what I'm getting.
All I did was prop my BMPCC on top with a Metabones and Tokina 11-16, balanced it, connected a battery to the BMPCC so it'd run longer, and I was off and running. No tripod, no slider, no dolly; just the camera and gimbal in my backpack the whole trip with extra batteries on deck.
Was such a light and friendly package! Not intrusive at all, people barely noticed, and I could go anywhere with it and get great smooth shots.
Really enjoyed the gimbal...honestly for 700 bucks I feel like it's a steal. And if you want, using the screw point at the bottom, you can kind of deck it out into a full production gimbal if you want, with some handles, a monitor, audio, etc. If not, you can just prop your smaller camera on top (3.7 LB limit, which is very high for a pistol grip), and you're off and running.
Just wanted to share and discuss the benefits of such gimbals!
Also feel free to comment on some of the shots. Went to the Grand Canyon and a couple of very visually pleasing festivals, so some cool stuff in there. Still was getting used to the gimbal, so it's not perfect, but there are some gems here and there :).