Manfrotto announced their new 3-Axis brushless gimbal line-up with two models and accessories for mirrorless or DSLR cameras to produce smooth-motion shots for a variety of productions such as vlogging, run-and-gun productions, and ENG.
First, the base Gimbal 220 Kit features a gimbal that supports small and mirrorless cameras up to 4.85 lb (2.2 kg) and includes powerful 3-axis motors, an LCD touchscreen for easy configuration and operation, a multi-function control knob, and 3-axis motor locks to get the gimbal balanced and up and running in mere seconds.
Its detachable arm can be removed to quickly switch between single-handle mode and underslung mode for a variety of shooting options. Using either the touchscreen, Manfrotto smartphone app, or a separately available Bluetooth controller, you can utilize a number of modes for different effects and motion shots, such as Inception mode, time-lapse, Selfie mode, and Portrait mode. You can also adjust various camera settings such as ISO, white balance, and exposure when the camera is connected via the USB Type-C port.
The 220 gimbal features a built-in battery that can provide up to seven hours of operation, and it’s charged using a USB cable.
The Gimbal 220 Pro Kit includes a follow focus motor with a brushless motor and a lens gear that mounts using an included rod-mount kit for precise camera focus and real-time tracking shots. It can be controlled using the multi-function control knob and touchscreen with a USB cable plugged into the gimbal. Each 220 kit also includes a quick-release camera mounting plate, USB shutter release control cables for a variety of cameras, a mini tripod, and an underslung handgrip.
The Gimbal 460 Pro Kit sets itself apart from the 220 model by supporting a larger camera load up to 10.14 lb, having a battery life of up to 12 hours, and having two USB outputs to control both a follow focus or zoom at the same time as the shutter release. It supports all the same operations as the 220 model, such as touchscreen operation, time-lapse, Selfie mode, and Inception mode, but it also includes an external hardware Bluetooth controller, so it can be controlled wirelessly.
The remote has its own accelerometer and can control all the motions of the camera and the lens, as well as the start/stop function of the camera. The kit also includes a follow focus and gear with a rod mounting kit, USB cables for power and shutter control, a mini tripod, a heavy-duty underslung handgrip, and a quick-release mount.
The compact, transportable, and lightweight 51cm (fully closed) GimBoom with Manfrotto’s FAST Twisting Lock technology carries weights of up to 6.5kg when extended to the maximum. Due to its reliance on the typical 1/4″ and 3/8″ top attachment screw, filmmakers may use the new product with gimbals made by other manufacturers such as DJI, Zhiyun, or Gudsen. The extended rod of the GimBoom measures 1.15m while weighing just 800g and is available for order at around $189.