The next generation of camera vehicle stabilization
We've modified a new Toyota 4 Runner with a FlowCine Black Arm and DJI Ronin2 which provides stable shots at high speeds using a variety of camera and lens combinations. We are capable of carrying camera payloads of up to 30lbs and filming at speeds of over 100km/hr.
More details below..
Shot on Mile End Media's Black Arm 4Runner
The professional gear needed to get the shots you want.
The Flowcine 'Black Arm' is a 3-axis vibration dampening system for stabilizing roll, tilt and vertical motion for vehicle gimbal operations. The DJI Ronin 2 gimbal attaches to the Black Arm and becomes a 6 axis vehicle stabilization system.
Together these two products allow for high speed camera vehicle work on highways or offroad. With a modular design we are able to carry up to 30lb payloads at over 100km/hr.
View all your footage in real time on a 19" Atomos Sumo monitor. Placed behind the driver/passenger seats this monitor is great for viewing at any angle and is capable of recording and playback for fast review.
We also provide a 7" Atomos Inferno for the person in the front passenger seat so they have full input during the shoot.
Wireless motors are attached to each focus/iris/zoom (FIZ) gear on the lens providing you with real time control of all lens capabilities. The lens' FIZ is controlled inside the vehicle with a hand unit that is operated by an personnel inside the vehicle.
The FIZ system we use is the Tilta Nucleus-M system which is the best, light weight setup we have found.
We provide a large assortment of lens options for your productions. We primarily use Fujinon Cabrio zoom lenses because they have amazing optical quality, a great zoom range and weigh in under 6lbs! These lenses help us provide the best quality images for your job while keeping costs affordable.
We also have access to a wide range of anamorphic lenses as well. Please view our CAMERAS + LENSES page for more details.
If you have other lenses you wish to use that works too!
Our Toyota 4Runner has seating for seven people including the driver. Our camera team is usually a crew of three leaving four seats open for the director, DP, client or agency personnel to be in the vehicle during filming.
We also offer wireless video feeds to a video village if the vehicle is within 3000ft (line of sight) so that additional people on set can view the footage in real time.
We always provide a trained personnel who knows the whole vehicle inside and out. If a problem was to ever arise our ground crew will know how to fix it and keep the footage rolling.
We can also assist in providing film permits if your job requires.