Here's a new (optional) V-Mount Battery Adapter for the CAME-TV Prodigy (and ARGO) Gimbal that I believe will really help improve the overall efficiency of the Prodigy system when used with large cameras. First benefit is that V-Mount batteries can offer larger capacities than the 18650 batteries the system normally uses. This means longer run time and higher sustained voltage. Instead of having to charge individual cells and carry several loose spares, v-mount batteries are much easier to manage.
Secondly, with the new Gimbal V-Mount Battery Adapter you'll be able to power many cameras from the D-Tap out on the V-Mount battery which means you can relocate your power, free up more space in the frame allowing you to slide your camera back a few more inches to support heavier or longer lenses. By relocating the battery to the rear, I believe this also offers better YAW balancing of the system. With a proper D-Tap splitter, you can power other accessories as well (i.e. monitor, lighting, etc).
Of course there are other brands that make compact v-mount batteries which may work. Some models of the CORE SWX and IDX Cue are around 15cm in height, but I haven't been able to test (yet) this to confirm if it will actually work. The overall height of a CAME-TV Compact V-Mount battery is 14cm. So if you find a battery that is the same (or smaller) in height, I feel it should work as well. You can find the new Prodigy / ARGO Gimbal V-Mount Battery Adapters via CAME-TV.com (here)
There's a dozen or more things you'll often consider when purchasing a Tripod. Weight, Folding Size, Overall Height, Payload, Flip-Locks vs Twist Locks, Aluminum vs Carbon Fiber, etc. etc. In this article we're just going to point out quick differences between a Flat Base vs Bowl Mount and how you might be able to get the best of both worlds using a Manfrotto Tripod Leveling Base.
Close to $50 for the SmallRig QR Base alone, it certainly is not cheap. But you can see that using a drop-in style system does solve a lot of frustrations involved with slide-in plates when working with certain setups.
While I think these Rosette Adapters can solve many problems when adding certain accessories, keep in mind that these are small 'spot lights' optimized to throw light to a distance and focus a narrow beam. These weren't meant to be big key lights and adding too heavy a softbox could add unnecessary strain to these portable lights. Right now these are only available when purchasing the optional Bowens adapter, as you won't need them when operating these lights 'as is'.
What is it and why would you need this? The Teradek Vidiu is a device that can sit on top of your camera and stream the HDMI output directly to the Internet up to 1080p. No computer needed, no OBS or Wirecast software required. The Teradek Vidiu is configured by adding in RTMP information (i.e. Facebook RTMP, YouTube RTMP, etc) and streams directly over your Wifi network.
But while the Teradek Vidiu can be hooked up to a single camera so you can be as mobile as you need, you can also attach this to the program feed output of your Live Switcher (i.e. ATEM). Most people (like myself) typically output to a computer through software like OBS or Wirecast. By connecting your Program Feed output you can eliminate that extra gear, bulk, and weight.
Easy Carry Handle Strap, Saddle Bag Design, and a Velcro Wrap. Seems these Pop-Up Canopy bags could also work great to lay over a C-Stand leg, or wrap around the center of a Light Stand. For a bag that can hold up to 25lbs of sand, it's not badly priced for a set of (4)pcs. A good (possibly much cheaper) alternative to your specialty Photography/Video sand bags.
Current price reduction (via Amazon( on a few of Sony's most popular Mirrorless Cameras and G-Master Lenses. The Sony A7RII is popular among photographers with it's high megapixel full frame sensor, while the Sony A7SII is popular for video as it's still the dominating '4K low light' king of mirrorless systems.
The 85mm F/1.4mm Sony G-Master Lens is best for portraits, while the Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 is a great all around general lens. The 'G-Master' lenses were designed to compliment both professional photographers and videographers. Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Internal focus mechanism provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control. Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures. Manual aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.