(Dallas, Texas--April 8, 2014) camBLOCK shows the camBLOCK Adventure - a fully featured, ultra-portable motion control camera system available to demo today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
camBLOCK Adventure builds upon camBLOCK's existing line of professional motion control systems that have been adopted by today's top cinematographers. camBLOCK Adventure enables filmmakers to create repeatable and precise camera moves for real-time effects, motion time-lapse and animation. It is smaller, lighter and more portable than the original camBLOCK modular system, having all three axis built into a single compact unit that can be controlled from a wireless mobile device.
"After our successful KickStarter campaign last year we have been working extremely hard to bring this new lower cost and more portable and rugged camBLOCK system to the market. Adventure filmmakers will be blown away once they start shooting with this" said Stewart Mayer, camBLOCK’s founder and chief inventor.
camBLOCK Adventure is designed for small to medium sized cameras such as Digital SLRs and compact digital cinema cameras. Pan, tilt and dolly mechanisms are housed in a single unit allowing for fast and easy setup. One of the most innovative features of the camBLOCK Adventure is its unique tilt mechanism, allowing for a high degree of nodal tilt without having any bulky side support. This radical design dramatically shrinks the system's form factor. Key features of the system also include an expandable track system, built in camera trigger, WiFi control with an advanced Android app, and accessory ports for future expansion.
Also available for demo today for the camBLOCK Modular system, is a WiFi expansion module providing wireless control via the same new Android application.
Price and availability:
The camBLOCK Adventure kit will begin shipping this May for $11,200. The WiFi upgrade module for existing camBLOCK Modular systems will ship for $490.
camBLOCK designs and manufactures portable motion control systems for the modern day filmmaker. With a focus on portability, flexibility and quality, camBLOCK systems are used to capture time-lapse, real-time, animation, 3D and visual effects footage. camBLOCK was founded by professional cinematographers experienced in location filmmaking. Using their first hand knowledge, they create film-making tools that have been adopted by cinematographers worldwide. camBLOCK systems have been used to film natural history programming, commercials, IMAX® movies, and Emmy® and Academy Award® winning productions.