If you’re in search for a camera slider, Austrian startup Waterbird Systems will make you say “Shut up and take my money.” They have developed Multi Slider, a bendable slider which enables linear and curve camera tracks in the same product. You can change it from a linear to a curve slider at any demanded radius in only a few seconds. Also, you can control it either manually or via mobile app. Whether you’re a cinematographer or a timelapse photographer, I’m sure you’ll find this product useful.
Another show, another round of new gear announcements. This time it’s NAB and Aputure’s turn to show off some new lights and modifiers. There’s the Lightstorm Mini 20C/D which has been shown of in a few videos recently. The Tri-8 is finally coming, and there’s a variable temperature version as well as the daylight one we showed you from Photokina. And there’s a new big 300 Watt S-Fit LED.
As well as lights, there’s modifiers. The first is a new softbox. Smaller than the Aputure Light Dome, the new Mini-Dome is cheaper and more durable. There’s also a new Space Light modifier, designed to replace things like China lanterns to provide a nice soft ambient glow. Tom Antos got a chance to have a look at them all, and had Ted Sim explain the new kit.