September 30, 2015 at 4:24PM, Edited September 30, 4:25PM

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What stabilizer have you used with the BMPCC?

I'm hoping someone has used a stabilizer with their BMPCC and can validate it - not just guess that stabilizer X works well because B&H photo says the rig accepts small cameras. I'm not looking for a steadicam or glidecam; I've used both and I'm not a fan of either. I'm looking at these next generation stabilizers like a Ronin-M. Thoughts?

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I just bought the Beholder DS-1 from Team Rebel Design. It is...BANG FOR BUCK. I use it with the pocket. It's amazing. Once you balance it, which takes a bit of time but then you get used to it and it's easy, it's amazing. You can even add handles and make it a more traditional "gimbal" if you want, or keep the pistol grip style for super run and gun. I use it with the BMPCC, metabones SB and Tokina 11-16. Seriously powerful tool. I can just throw it in a backpack, whip it out whenever and get amazing shots.
I also screw in a battery plate at the bottom of the handle, slap a Sony NP on there and connect to the pocket. That's hours of runtime. Can't recommend it enough.

October 1, 2015 at 7:41PM, Edited October 1, 7:41PM

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Ben Meredith
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Ben, thanks for the suggestion - did your latest wedding video use the Beholder?

Jake the film guy Keenum

October 3, 2015 at 10:03AM

No, that was actually on glidecam, however for a few more hundred dollars the DS-1 seems much more user friendly and smoother shots.

October 4, 2015 at 11:57PM

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Ben Meredith
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Thanks Ben!

Jake the film guy Keenum

October 10, 2015 at 10:10PM

BMPCC is a small-sized camera. So the gimbal to hold it should be as lightweight as possible. DJI Ronin M weighs 2.3kg with handle bard and battery installed. While you have to consider the dimension of supported cameras. If you are looking for a Mini handheld gimbal, CAME-Single 3 Axis Gimbal Camera would be a good choice. But the stabilization performance is not so good as Ronin M. If you want to find a device much more than a stabilizer system, other more features like the remote control and video transmitter you should take into consideration.

June 27, 2016 at 5:26AM

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