Upload & Sell: On
I was doing some research on the Movi10 last night, after talking with Vince Laforet. A guy commented on his Vimeo blog about the Movi not being new technology, further he said there was an identical unit being manufactured by a Chinese (what a surprise) company at a fraction of the cost. I've Googled it about six times and have found zip. Anyone know anything about it? Looks like the Movi5 will run about $7,500 decked out, and the 10 will be around $15,000. Admittedly, that is a big stack of bills either way, but the capability they demonstrate on the initial demo videos would open up new worlds in video capture.
I think they are going to make a bunch of announcements this week at some film/video venue that Vince is involved in. According to him, they are taking deposits on the 10 and it's in production, the 5 is supposed to be following in pretty short order.
I've done a dozen or so video assignments that turned out "fine", but just weren't as smooth as I would have liked. You know, that velvety smooth look you see from the gimbal mounts on LongRangers and A-Stars. If a guy could mimic that quality for the price of either Movi, I think you could amortize the investment pretty quickly. Then add what you could do with surface video capture. I can think of several clients that would go crazy over that capability. I just haven't sold it, because I haven't been convinced that I could produce the product to my standards.
Those of you heading to ISAP 2013 are in for a treat. We sought out several photographers/videographers who are heavy into the new video techniques. Should be very enjoyable, enlightening presentations. You know, the kind that got Zim and me to drop 20k on Nikon gear........