NAB Show 2017: FeiyuTech iPhone gimbals
AppleInsider is on the scene at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show with a look at some of the hottest gear designed to work with Apple products. In this video, we take a closer look at some of FeiyuTech's handheld iPhone gimbals.
Feiyu, known for its comprehensive lineup of gimbals and stabilizers built for portable camera systems, was showing off its latest wares at this year's NAB Show, including the consumer-minded Vimble handheld unit for smartphones. With onboard zoom control, 3-axis gimbal, estimated 4 to 5 hour battery life and expected street price of $139, Vimble is poised to bring handheld stabilization technology to the masses.
The company also had their SPG Live 3-axis smartphone gimbal with vertical mode on display. A step up from the forthcoming Vimble, the SPG Live features an internal battery good for 8 hours of recording, as well as push button controls for iPhone camera and gimbal motor actuation. The SPG Live is available now for $239 from B&H Photo and Amazon.com.
Moving up to a two-handed setup, the SPG Plus features 360-degree panning, 320-degree tilting and 100-degree rolling controlled via a joystick mounted in its grip. The two-handle configuration offers space for five, one-quarter inch screw jacks to mount lights, microphones and other filmmaking equipment. The SPG Plus sells for $299 from B&H and from Amazon.com.
Feiyu also showcased the S1000, a prototype gimbal that supports smartphones and small cameras up to 1.4 pounds. With a slightly larger handle, the S1000 boasts battery life of 8 to 10 hours per charge. The device is expected to ship within the next two to three months.
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