BluSky Films Reacts to Using Came-TV Prophet Gimbal and Orbit 2 Ring Handle

I've been working with a prototype CAME-TV Prophet gimbal since they announced it at the NABShow 2017. I certainly like the design, but I also wanted to share an opinion on someone who uses gimbals as an important part of their business. BluSky Films specializes in high profile Real Estate videos in the Bay Area and surrounding cities within California. A large percentage of their footage is shot using gimbals and drones. So I followed along while Justin from BluSkyFilms reacts to using the prototype Came-TV Prophet Gimbal with new Orbit 2 Ring Handle for the first time.

And just for your reference, here's the final video edit from Justin using footage shot from the CAME-TV Prophet (prototype) Gimbal and Orbit 2 Handle.

The new CAMETV Prophet is overall a larger gimbal than the CAME-TV Optimus with a more spacious frame, larger and more powerful motors. For those who want to flip out the LCD Screen or use HDMI cables out, the camera can be mounted with the pitch motor on the left or the right side. The Prophet Gimbal can be used inverted or underslung. The new Orbit Handle is a big plus making it easier to setup, balance, and even set down as no stand is required. The Orbit 2 handle has areas for mounting accessories such as a monitor or LED light, and allows for more places to hold the gimbal frame as you operate.

For additional information see the CAME-TV Prophet Gimbal at their website: http://CAME-TV.com
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Learn-More-sm CAME-TV Prophet Gimbal (shown with opt access)

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18 thoughts on “BluSky Films Reacts to Using Came-TV Prophet Gimbal and Orbit 2 Ring Handle

  1. 7AW

    Do they have a mobile software by now? Android or Apple? I used the Nebula 5100 for some time and returned it because the software on the pc was just horrifying. One wrong button push an i had to reset the whole thing which takes about 15 minutes. Also filmpower (Nebula producer) didnt have a good customer support to say the least. Any word on how came tv customer support is working out?

  2. Post author

    @Peter Bosch - They are using Sony BP-U batteries which is native 14V and enough voltage to power SBGC gimbals. Most likely they are using BP-U30, but you can get a BP-U60 or BP-U90 for longer run times. This is a big plus in my book as you can get these professional batteries just about anywhere if you need spares. Often products that ship from overseas can be shipped faster to customers 'without a battery' as there are weird shipping laws. If they choose to offer this, then it could also reduce the cost of the purchase price. Helpful if you have these batteries already too.

  3. Peter Bosch

    It seems that also the batteries has changed - can you tell me what kind of batteries now are used with the prophet?

  4. Post author

    @Efex - The Prophet is larger than the Mini3 and the Optimus. It has stronger motors, and this makes it heavier too. It is still not as big as a Ronin-M, so it's a good size for smaller cameras. I would suggest the Orbit handle as this eliminates the need for a stand.

  5. Efex

    Emm,
    Is the Prophet a better gimbal than the Optimis and the Mini 3 even though the prices are similar?
    Being a first time Gimbal buyer which handle would you suggest, the
    Orbit Two or the Dual.

  6. Post author

    @jeff - Compared to the Mini, this is much easier. Lots more room, and no tools for adjustments. My guess is it will start to ship in early August.

  7. Post author

    @Humberto Teski de Oliveira - It does all the same modes as other CAME-TV gimbals. I have not had a project that exhausted a battery, so it runs for a very long time. My guess is with two batteries you should be good for a full day.

  8. Any ideas when this gimbal will start shipping to the general public? Looking forward to hearing some actual reviews before making a decision. Especially how "turn-key" it's operation is on location with minimal or easy adjustments to balance and operate.

    Having the Came-TV Mini, it needs to be more refined as that one is a pia

  9. Post author

    @Craig Burnett - Hey it's totally subjective and everyone has a style. If you don't like it, that's fine, but there's really no right or wrong. All I can tell you is this company shoots literally everyday and is often double booked. If the clients dig it, and that's what they want, is there really any reason to change?

  10. Craig Burnett

    To clarify, my earlier remarks were about the BlueSky video, not the "BTS" video. 🙂

  11. Craig Burnett

    Am I the only one who thought that was really obnoxious to watch?

    How about letting some shots develop? How about giving the viewer a chance to acclimate? And enough with the speedup stuff...once or twice is fine, but in almost every shot?!? Yikes!

    I'm all for "leave them wanting more," but this left me wanting an airsick bag.

    I hope this isn't the "future" of production, where everything has to constantly be floating and flowing...really hard to watch.

  12. Just bought the profit today. Hope I can fly my GH4 + Metabones Speedbooster + Sigma 18-35mm. I have the Zhiyun Crane and it's just not powerful enough. Plus the center of gravity is too far forward. Any thoughts M?

    Thanks in advance,

    Cameron

  13. Very nice option. I believe that you could make the Square one with rounded corners out of PVC, with handles and Monitor, Mic Mount, Painted and fancy tape wrap, and the the foot support, very, very inexpensively.

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