Tooga FloCam Camera Stabilizer for DSLR and small cams-foldable and easy to balance

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The Tooga FloCam is a very interesting new option for handheld camera stabilizers now up on indigogo.

I asked Chris Anderson (who sent this to me and is the creator) if it was any easier to balance than the ‘other' stabilizers on the market:

The bendable arm allows for supper fine tune adjustments getting that CG super close to the gimbal within minutes. Other steadicams have taken me up 15-30 minutes to balance properly.

Hopefully that turns out to be true… I was also very impressed with the ability to make this into something very compact and easy to carry! Many of the other devices are so bulky.


Tooga FloCam Camera Stabilizer for DSLR, GoPro, Smart Phones

What is a Camera Stabilizer?

A good camera stabilizer will flow through the air capturing captivating dynamic footage along the way. We really like the effect that stabilizer shots have in film but we don't like the complexity and bulkiness of the stabilizers on the market today.

Why is the FloCam a Better Solution?

The key functional difference between the Tooga FloCam and other stabilizers is a bendable counterweight arm which allows the operator to not only control the number of stackable weights, but also the weight position.

Changing the weight position means that adjusting the center of gravity is much more intuitive than rigid arm stabilizers where set-up is much more trial and error based.

Tooga 1

The Tooga quick snap connection makes set up fast. We spent a lot of time making sure the tolerances are perfect so that the modular design works as good or better than a single piece stabilizer design.

Tooga 2

We use a very low-friction u-joint and ball bearing combination to make our gimbal assembly. The high precision U-Joint is the most critical piece of engineering. We added a thumbsteer feature that lets the operator make fine tune adjustments on the fly.

Tooga 3

The FloCam works with cameras ranging from small smart phones to larger DSLR style cameras.

The FloCam works with cameras ranging from small smart phones to larger DSLR style cameras.

 

With FloCam you can get great footage no matter where you happen to be going.

With FloCam you can get great footage no matter where you happen to be going.

 

Flip the support arm around and the Tooga can be used as a low angle stabilizer.

Flip the support arm around and the Tooga can be used as a low angle stabilizer.

 

The Shell is a great tripod accessory on its own.

The Shell is a great tripod accessory on its own.

 

The Tooga suction cups are incredibly powerful.

The Tooga suction cups are incredibly powerful.

 

Tooga attached to the outside of an airplane

Tooga attached to the outside of an airplane

For more details, visit Tooga FloCam Camera Stabilizer for DSLR, GoPro, Smart Phones

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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