Logo Logo
directory schraeg
Camcorders· Cinema-Kamera· Computers· GPU· Video-DSLR· accessories
Compositing· Color correction· DV Editing

Shooting· Sound
/// News
Kickstarter: Gimbal Arculus ONYX - interesting, but failed

Kickstarter: Gimbal Arculus ONYX - interesting, but failed

[11:41 tue,19.June 2018   by ]    

Unfortunately the kickstart project Arculus ONYX from New Zealand, which wanted to produce a new 3-axis gimbal, failed. Only a fraction of the hoped-for campaign goal of NZ,000 was achieved. The concept of the gimbal is interesting: to ensure the protection of the camera in action shooting situations, a different design was chosen instead of the usual construction: the ONYX Gimbal consists only of a rotating handle in which the camera is fixed in a round ring. Two transparent polycarbonate domes provide additional front and rear protection against falls, water or dirt.

The selected materials are noble: the construction consists of a 3D milled titanium alloy and a carbon fibre skin which is designed to save weight and protect the camera and the gimbal.
PIC1§:Arculus ONYX Gimbal
The gimbal itself weighs only 980 grams (without batteries) - it can stabilize cameras weighing up to 2kg, for example system cameras such as the Panasonic Gh4 or Sony A7s - and even larger cameras such as DSLRs cannot fit into the rather small gimbal housing - a disadvantage of the comprehensive protective construction. A slightly low load capacity compared to other gimbals these days. Software features such as time-lapse and hyperlapse are provided - the gimbal also masters classic gimbal functions such as Lock Axis or Follow Pan and Tilt.

But why did the project fail? After all, the team had a working prototype with an innovative concept. Perhaps the price of 2,599 New Zealand dollars (about 1,550 Euros) was too high - especially in view of the multitude of failed or at least strongly delayed kickstarter projects of recent times and well-developed attractive current gimbal alternatives. The delivery date was set for December 2018.

But apparently not enough potential buyers were convinced of the new Gimbal concept at the quite high price - and who wants to entrust such a large sum to an inexperienced team? Flaps, on the other hand, still do kickstarter campaigns from tried and tested teams such as Litra, who had achieved the campaign goal for LitraPro camera light in two hours.


Maybe the Arculus team will find another way to finance and produce the apparently well advanced project - at least we would be curious to see such a different gimbal in competition to the traditional ones.


Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

Bild zur Newsmeldung:

Link more infos at bei www.kickstarter.com

deutsche Version dieser Seite: Kickstarter: Gimbal Arculus ONYX - interessant, aber gescheitert


  Vorige News lesen Nächste News lesen 
bildSamyang bringt 85mm F1.4 EF Autofokus-Objektiv für 699 Euro bildZeiss wirft Samyang Design-Diebstahl bei Vollformat Serie Batis vor

related news:1E0Metal lens turns flat piece of glass into a distortion-free 180° fisheye lens 24.September 2020
Two new Flexscan monitors with USB-C from Eizo: EV2795 and EV2495 23.September 2020
Seemless integration: Adobe Premiere Pro gets an Avid MediaCentral panel 22.September 2020
Loupedeck Live: Control panel for streaming and more 19.September 2020
The GoPro Hero 9 is official with 5K sensor, stronger battery and new Lens Mod 16.September 2020
Sony A7S III - Atomos Ninja V update for ProRes RAW recording is available 16.September 2020
Nikon: New lenses for the Z series: Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:1.2 S and Z 14-24 mm 1:2.8 S 16.September 2020
alle Newsmeldungen zum Thema accessories
1E0Samsung: Filmmaker Mode on QLED TVs via firmware update 14.July 2020
Filmmaker Mode for television gets further support 12.January 2020
SKYWATCH - Hollywood-ready SciFi short film with Blender and Kickstarter 6.December 2019
Filmmaker fashion for television shows films as intended by the directors 29.August 2019
Meyer Optik Görlitz: first successful with Kickstarter, now insolvent 26.August 2018
Anamorphic lens for smartphones is offered on Kickstarter 5.April 2018
Small 3D camera successfully financed on kickstarter 21.May 2017
alle Newsmeldungen zum Thema Filmmakers

[nach oben]

Archiv Newsmeldungen


September - August - July - June - May - April - March - February - January

December - November - October - September - August - July - June - May - April - March - February - January




















deutsche Version dieser Seite: Kickstarter: Gimbal Arculus ONYX - interessant, aber gescheitert

last update : 25.September 2020 - 07:42 - slashCAM is a project by channelunit GmbH- mail : slashcam@--antispam:7465--slashcam.de - deutsche Version