August 25, 2017
The Nebula 4300 5-Axis Gimbal and Nebula Focus Bluetooth follow focus are shipping.
Filmpower has started shipping the Nebula Focus, its new Bluetooth follow focus, along with an upgraded version of its Nebula 4200 5-Axis gimbal, aptly named the Nebula 4300.
As we discussed when the Nebula Slant gimbal was introduced last month, the Nebula Focus is a lightweight, wireless, Bluetooth-enabled follow focus that gives the operator freedom to move about 30 feet from the camera, which is plenty of room for most smaller productions. One of its stand-out features is that it can be mounted to the hotshoe of a DSLR, which makes it easier to balance the camera—especially if you’re using it on, say, a 5-Axis gimbal like the Nebula 4300—because it helps keep the weight closer to the center of gravity.
In addition to the Nebula 4300, Filmpower has also hinted at the release of a larger version, the Nebula 5300, designed for use with heavier cameras.
Other features of the Nebula Focus include an LCD screen to display battery levels, connection status, and distance to subject (up to 5m).