Canon 5D IV - maybe

We where on vacation for last week, and decided not to take any video cameras with me, but took the old trusted Canon 1 Ds II. It is outdated camera on many regards, but I love it. Like it much better for still photography than 5D II that I got many years ago because of Video. The 5D II has been pretty much unused since Panasonic GH4.

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5D III did not provide any reason to update, now there is the 5D IV that finally provides improvements also on video. I really would like better (easier to handle) video codec and 4k 10 bit HDMI out, not too worried about the 4k crop. For me full frame 2.5k video would be perfect. It would allow lens corrections and some cropping to output perfect FHD. I hope Canon is listening, one can hope future FW updates could bring this…

Maybe the 5D IV would be good replacement for the 1 Ds II + GH4/Speed booster and could finally get rid of the 5D II also.

A short look back and way forward

Looking back, this was more than 2 years ago, testing an early prototype gimbal for Canon 5DII



About the same time I provided first LeViteZer gimbal for RED to Marcelo Borja.








Big thanks for Marcelo Borja for providing the great short films taken with LeViteZer Gimbal for RED. More great work from Marcelo at mborja.com .

Since that the gimbal markets have much changed and LeViteZer has not been looking to traditional handheld gimbals for a while, but new concepts. The LeViteZer CYRP45 provider unseen freedom to move with the gimbal and LeViteZer 360 provides excellent stabilisation for 360 video cameras from Samsung Gear 360 sized cameras to several kilogram 360 rigs. It also provides new possibilities with normal cameras.

LeViteZer is currently looking for investors to make the LeViteZer 360 and CYRP45 gimbals available.

LeViteZer 360 gimbal with 6 x GoPro

First LeViteZer 360 gimbal tests with an actual 360 rig.

Thanks
Mediarinki for co-operation, the video is made with their 6 GoPro rig and by them using the LeViteZer 360 gimbal.


(To view the video in 360 use 360 compatible browser like Chrome)

I am planing to make a small run of this gimbal, it can take a huge variety of different cameras, 360 and normal, 3D… If you are interested, contact information
here.


The 360 can provide quite new perspectives even in 2D.


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The LeViteZer 360 gimbal with Canon XC10

The LeViteZer 360 gimbal was originally developed for 360 video cameras but works nice on other setups too. Tested with Canon XC10 at sea, installed on monopod. No post stabilisation used, but experimented with different in camera stabilisations.




Big thanks for Canon Finland for loaning the XC10.