Comodo Orbit – World’s First Twin-Grip, All-Mechanical Gimbal Camera Stabilizer

by steven schwartz6 Comments

It started with the MōVI (see this past planet5D article). Who wasn't entranced by magically-fluid camera moves, some floating through windows and in and out of cars?

Many new brushless motor gimbal stabilizers have since come onto the market – but the new Comodo Orbit is truly unique because it is completely mechanical. All-mechanical means it has no motors or electronics to add complexity and weight, nor does it take a long time to balance and set up.

A brilliant aspect of the design is the twin grips. Two pairs of grips make handing the device from one operator to another quite simple, which is great for passing the rig through windows, in and out of cars, and up and down multiple levels.

Besides light weight, technical simplicity and fast setup times, one of the best features of the Comodo Orbit is that it's priced under $1,500.00!

The Comodo Orbit

Create beautifully fluid and stable footage with Orbit from Comodo, the world’s first twin-grip, mechanical gimbal camera stabilisation rig.

Designed by multi award-winning cinematographer Leonard Retel Helmrich, to make the highly sought after ‘single-shot cinema’ technique available to film-makers without breaking the bank or losing hours of precious production time to set-up.

Easy to balance and operate, the Orbit offers unmatched simplicity, from setup to production. With no additional weights, motors or batteries required, the Orbit allows your camera to move freely with the action and uniquely into places impossible with other large stabilisation systems to deliver a wow factor to your finished production.

Comodo Orbit Hand-Offs Made Easy Impossible shots become… possible!

Comodo Orbit
Hand-Offs Made Easy
Impossible shots become… possible!

Comodo Orbit The most versatile tool available for existing cameras because of its wide payload capacity

Comodo Orbit
The most versatile tool available for existing cameras because of its wide payload capacity

Comodo Orbit Twin mechanical gimbals increase stability and reduce fatigue

The twin-grip design reduces operator fatigue, often found with single-grip devices, and allows the rig to simply be passed smoothly from one operator to another creating an effect where the camera appears to be ‘flying’ through windows, doorways and other narrow spaces in a way that will have your audience asking “How did they do that?”.

Create breathtaking orbits, sweeps and even crane-style shots with this flexible and versatile handheld camera rig – designed to ‘simplify the art of capture’.

Visit Comodo Orbit for more information

Balancing the Comodo Orbit

See the Comodo Orbit in Action

Are you as impressed with the Comodo Orbit as we are? Share your views with others by commenting below.

(cover photo credit: snap from Comodo)


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Comments

    1. Author
      steven schwartz

      Thanks Paul – both the GH4 and Comodo Orbit look really interesting!

  1. fletch

    it would be nice to know if he was filming with a Canon 70 D which track focus for him. Also the other settings for the camera it look like auto white balance as well as Auto ISO were activated. But this rig certainly opens a whole new door for budget filmmakers.

    1. Author
      steven schwartz

      Thanks for your comment fletch – In looking at the video again, it looks like he’s shooting with some type of a handycam (small sensor) camera which has deep depth-of-field and is zoomed to a wide angle of view – both serve to reduce shakiness and focus issues.

      The balancing video shows a DSLR being mounted on the Orbit. I have a Glidecam which works best with a wide angle lens set at the right combination of ISO and exposure to yield deep depth of field in order to eliminate focus issues. I’ve gotta say, I want one of these Comodo Orbits – the Glidecam is truly a pain in the neck! (and arm, and back).

  2. Bradams

    I really need this. I have been trying to make movies for a long time now and a device like this would make my videos look that much more professional. Especially a continuous shot like this, wow, just cool.

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