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3 Legged Carbon Fiber Tripod

3 Legged Carbon Fiber Tripod
Standing as tall as 68.6", and as short as 9.3", this tripod is exactly what every photographer needs. The 3 Legged tripod has a number of awesome features for it being so lightweight. The 360 degree ball head, reversible folding and removable legs, and other features really make this tripod stand out from the others. We highly suggest this for anyone who wants a tripod that is lightweight, durable, and doesn't take up much space when packed.  B&H Link:  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1244089-REG/3_legged_thing_albertkit_albert_carbon_fiber_travel.html
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Zenmuse X5 Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

Zenmuse X5 Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal
For a drone or handheld gimbal, this DJI Zenmuse Camera can record in 4K and take 16MP photos. Not only is the resolution great for the size of this camera, it also has over 12 Stops of dynamic range which gives us more shadows and highlights to play with. The videos and stills can record to a micro SDHC/SDXC card that will make sure your footage stays nice and secure. From single shot and burst photos, to time-lapse and video modes, this DJI Zenmuse camera is a highly recommended choice!  B&H Link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1186060-REG/dji_x5l_camera_and_3_axis.html/prm/alsVwDtl
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Feiyu Telescoping Extension Bar

Feiyu Telescoping Extension Bar
This Telescoping Extension Bar that mounts to the bottom of our GH4 3-Axis Gimbal is a great little tool to get more out of your gimbal. By mounting the gimbal to this extension bar, we can now reach new angles and new heights for footage and selfies. From 8 inches to 28 inches, it can easily be stored away and brought to any location. B&H Link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1188103-REG/feiyu_g4_fexb_extension_bar.html
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G4S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro

G4S 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal for GoPro
GoPro has become a huge name in the video industry. The fact you can place and mount the small camera anywhere has made it a tool any filmmaker should have. By adding this G4S 3-Axis gimbal to our inventory, we can now run or walk with our GoPro and still get smooth footage. The 360° Rotation axes are controlled by it's 4-direction control stick, so the angles are basically endless. We are now able to use our GoPro Hero 4 Camera on the ground as well as on our drone. There is no limit for our GoPro, and we have now extended our options with this Handheld Gimbal.  B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1188097-REG/feiyu_fy_g4s_g4s_3_axis_handheld_gimbal.html
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DJI Osmo With 4K Camera

DJI Osmo With 4K Camera
Gathering B-roll for a video can make or break the production. We snagged this DJI Osmo to capture B-roll quick and easily. This small handheld device holds a 3-Axis Gimbal, along with a 4K resolution camera. The Osmo allows you to walk or run without having to worry about shaky footage. It's 4K camera can capture outstanding 12MP JPEG of RAW photos, and 4K or Full HD videos.  B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1188624-REG/dji_cp_zm_000160_osmo_handheld_4k_camera.html
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Zacuto DSLR Recoil Rig

Zacuto DSLR Recoil Rig
While trying to control the camera on a shoulder rig, it can be very difficult to try and focus a DSLR. We recommend this shoulder rig that helps you with that focusing problem you might be running into. The Z-drive is a universal follow focus that can change your focus by a simple turn of a dial. The Zacuto DSLR Recoil Rig comes with the handgrip kit, dslr baseplate, the Z-Drive, and of course the shoulder pad for long term shooting comfort. Not very many shots can be focused while using a DSLR on a shoulder rig, however the Z-Drive and single hand grip allows you to have complete control over both the camera and the focus.  B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1010705-REG/zacuto_z_drr_dslr_recoil.html
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Cullman Mini Tripod

Cullman Mini Tripod
Supporting up to 2.5 pounds, this Magnesit Copter mini tripod is great for low camera support. It stands a tall 6.5 inches high when fully opened. It can be great for both a light camera or a place to attach your flash. This pocket size tripod has large rubber feet to prevent movement on any slippery surfaces it might be standing on. It's single knob can enable both the ball head positioning and also pan movement which gives you the customization you might need. A nice little piece of equipment that is reliable and extremely portable.   B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=799983&gclid=CNvBrKjiksgCFcOPHwodFEIL5w&is=REG&m=Y&A=details&Q=
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3-Axis Handheld Camera Gimbal

3-Axis Handheld Camera Gimbal
We're always excited when new toys come in for our cameras. This 3-Axis Handheld Camera Gimbal by Came-Tv is for stabilizing our DSLR. It's tilt, pan, and roll stabilization takes away any shaking, and sudden movements from our footage. It's built in joystick gives us complete control over the camera's pan and tilt while it is in motion. The 1/4 inch screw hole on the handle is great for attaching an arm to hold a display monitor or your phone for better view of what you are capturing. We're looking forward to capitalizing on what this Gimbal has to offer!  B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1156787-REG/came_tv_single_dc112_cd6_came_single_3_axis_handheld_camera.html?gclid=COyRoZuvgcgCFYKQHwod8iMJWw
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Zacuto Marauder Foldable Camera Rig

Zacuto Marauder Foldable Camera Rig
Being able to break down equipment to make it easy to carry is always a bonus. This foldable Zacuto shoulder rig does exactly that. It's gunstock design makes it easy to carry while a DSLR is on top of it, not to mention angle adjustments that allows you to personalize a fit just for you. The single articulating handgrip gives you a molded and comfortable grip for your hand, freeing your opposite hand for what ever tasks you might have to do, such as adjusting the focus, zoom, or even changing camera settings. A great tool to help hold your DSLR for whatever shot you need. B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/997526-REG/zacuto_z_dmr_dslr_marauder.html
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BH-55 LR Ball Head

BH-55 LR Ball Head
Get every angle and instinctive motion with this BH-55 LR BallHead. The stainless steel ball bearings allow for you to have complete, smooth control over any camera movement you need for your photography. Have no fear about your unwanted movement, the B2-AS-II quick-release clamp lets you lock and secure the ball within seconds. Sometimes the photographer isn't always on level ground. The highly-visible bulls-eye level tells us the exact adjustments we need, even in low light situations. 
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iStabilizer tabFlex

iStabilizer tabFlex
Now-a-days it is very unlikely to not have a tablet or mobile device on set. Its nice to easily access the information on your device while filming. This can help you access things such as your photography or video apps, to even client and talent information. This flexible legged tripod is ideal for holding your device where it is easy to access in either portrait or landscape modes.  The foam rubber padding helps secure your device without risking any scratches or damage. Have your devices out and ready to go with this great little tool! B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/995447-REG/istabilizer_isttabf01_tabflex.html
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Fat Gecko Triple Mount

Fat Gecko Triple Mount
Sometimes you have to put your equipment at risk to get the perfect shot, especially if it involves vehicles. With the Fat Gecko Triple Mount you can securely attach your DSLR to any smooth surface with it's three suction cup design. Of course no body likes to have their camera hanging out of a moving vehicle, however this Triple Mount allows you to do just that. B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/912694-REG/delkin_devices_ddmnt_triple_fat_gecko_camera_mount.html
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Kessler Crane Pocket Jib

Kessler Crane Pocket Jib
The Kessler Pocket Jib allows us to put the camera where our arms and tripods aren't willing to go. By being able to fully maneuver the jib, its 100mm bowl allows you to mount a fluid head which will give you even more angle opportunities. This is a great support system for both in and out of the studio. We wouldn't mind if it was a little more portable, but with the fully collapsible body allows us to get it where it needs to go!  B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1088121&gclid=CN_2qbTHl8cCFQ6RHwodHWgPlA&is=REG&m=Y&A=details&Q=
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Manfrotto 680B Monopod

Sometimes you don't have enough room for a tripod, or any other stabilization. That's where monopods come in handy! Having a monopod is an excellent backup of not being able to lug around a hefty tripod when you need some stability. With its adjustable leg and fluid head, it is a great reliable source on getting the stabilization you need.  B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/5535-REG/Manfrotto_680B_680B_Compact_Monopod_Black.html
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Kessler Crane Second Shooter

Kessler Crane Second Shooter
The Kessler Crane Second Shooter is a 3 Axis motion control system that allows you to pinpoint the exact shot you want by tilting, panning, and even sliding. The awesome keyframable positions makes it so you no longer need to record your every move. This device is especially handy when you are short camera operators. This is a very fast, effective, and portable way of getting total control over our camera with limited hands. B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1088280-REG/kessler_crane_ss2003_second_shooter_bundle_3_axis.html
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Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System

Glidecam HD4000 Stabilizer System
For any cameras from 4 to 10 pounds, the Glidecam HD4000 is a great walking and running stabilizer we have here at the studio. The quick release plate makes it nice and easy to put on and take off the camera. It's free floating, 360 degree pan and tilt really gives you the variety of angles needed for any running or walking shot. Simply counterbalance the weight of your camera with the adjustable weights on the system itself, and you're off to the races. Great for those unsturdy, quick shots. B&H Link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/579908-REG/Glidecam_HD_4000_HD4000_Stabilizer_System.html
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DJI Ronin

DJI Ronin
Wondering how you're going to get that perfect shot of someone running or walking? We tend to go with the DJI Ronin. The Ronin is a 3-Axis camera stabilizer that will self-adjust to balance your video camera. We're looking forward to getting more familiar with ours!    Official DJI Website:  http://www.dji.com/product/ronin B&H link:  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1137174-REG/dji_ronin_m_3_axis_handheld_stabilizer.html Check out what the DJI Ronin is good for!  
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