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I'm still testing out different equipment for my Live Switch / Live Stream projects. In this BTS Video, the equipment Used: (3) BlackMagic Design Ursa Mini 4.6K Cameras, a motorized iFootage Shark Slider, BlackMagic Design ATEM HD, Blackmagic Design Web Presenter, one single Aputure COB120D LED Light (with beauty dish), and an OSEE Monitor (used for multiview).

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If you've ever struggled to balance cameras such as the Sony FS7 or Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini into a DJI Ronin, then your interest will be peaked by the new CAME-TV Prodigy Gimbal. It's a physically larger gimbal with a deeper, wider, and taller frame offering up a lot more room to balance these types of cameras. Yet despite the larger size, the Prodigy Gimbal is almost a full pound lighter than the full size DJI Ronin (not to mention less expensive too). Here's an unboxing of what comes with the new CAME-TV Prodigy Gimbal and a quick demo of the Ursa Mini placed on the system.

The system comes with a nice rolling hardcase with durable dense custom cut foam. The battery system is powered by (4) 18650 Batteries which doesn't lock you into propriety batteries if you need more run time.

Balancing the system requires no tools, and there are plenty of fine tuning knob adjustments to get the balance perfect. Just like their Mini3 and ARGO Gimbals, there is a built in wireless video transmitter. On the frame is a 15mm Rod Clamp for you to attach accessories such as a wireless follow focus. It comes ready with a wireless joystick, and also a Quick Mount Plate to attach the CAME-TV Prodigy in creative ways (like under a jib or RC Gimbal Car).

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Prodigy Gimbal mounted on CAME-TV SailFish

The Prodigy is the latest and LARGEST gimbal CAME-TV has made to date. The final production version is even larger than what was shown at NAB2016. It was designed specifically to resolve the issues of balancing these larger camera bodies or cameras with heavier lenses. The Prodigy is available to order now at the CAME-TV Website (click here).

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Learn-More-sm CAME-TV Prodigy 3-Axis Gimbal 32-Bit w/ Encoders

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Testing the Canon EF-S 17-55mm F/2.8 IS lens on the BlackMagic Design URSA Mini 4.6K EF. It's not a full frame sensor, so this lens with constant F/2.8 aperture and Image Stabilization pairs well for a run-gun style lens. Certainly not as sharp as some prime lenses, but great when you want to run around with just one lens. Also had a new set of 256GB Transcend CFAST Cards I wanted to test out. They held up great shooting mostly 1080p 48fps ProRes HQ.

Product Links:
Canon 17-55mm F/2.8 IS
Ursa Mini 4.6K Camera
Transcend 256GB CFast Cards

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