An interview from the 2017 NAB NY Show in New York City with Natalie Cheng of ikon Corp. designs, manufactures, and distributes a variety of award-winning products used in film, video and photographic productions worldwide. In this interview Natalie debuts the new DS2 & DS2-A Gimbals, as well as a few gimbal kits they offer with Monitor or Monopod Extensions.
Ikan recently released their highly anticipated DS2 and DS2-A gimbals as a follow-up to the popular Ikan Beholder DS1 gimbal stabilizer. With an innovative compact design, these gimbals add a new level of control with its 60 second auto-sweep feature. In addition, the DS2-A’s angled motor arm provides a clear view of the camera screen.
The 3-axis gimbals are built from aluminum and designed specifically for professional filmmakers looking for a single handheld stabilizer for a large range of DSLR and mirrorless cameras weighing up to 4 pounds (1.8 kg). The gimbals have a 360 degree rotation brushless motor on the yaw axis for a higher range of mobility. In addition, the new gimbals feature a 32-bit controller with a 12-bit encoder, making it faster and easier to balance.
The new 60 second auto-sweep mode allows you to program a 60 second camera movement. After setting the start and end points, the camera will move from one point to another in a 60 second time frame. Equipped with lithium battery power, the gimbals have 8-10 hours of battery operating time. A display screen located on the handle conveniently provides you with the battery life and current operating mode. With a newly designed quick-release baseplate system, the gimbals are easy to balance without any tools. The handle comes with two ¼-20 mounts that are perfect for mounting accessories such as a light, microphone, or monitor. A 3/8-16 thread located on the bottom allows you to securely mount the gimbal to a tripod, jib, or dual handle support system such as the Ikan DGH. Mounting a Beholder to an MPA70 monopod adds stability, control, and develivers a natural feel when operating a 3-Axis gimbal. No jib? No problem. By extending the Ikan Beholder out on the monopod, you can create jib-like shots in a matter of seconds with no extra gear or complicated setups.
The DS2 & DS2-A work great for videographers, independent filmmakers, and cinematographers who need a compact gimbal solution. The DS2-A is suitable for event videographers and vloggers.
For more information please visit: www.ikancorp.com