I have been using Gimbal rigs for some time for smooth gliding movement with the bigger camera rigs.
Pictured here a DJI Ronin with a Red Epic Dragon, 20mm Arri Zeiss Ultraprime, Arri LCS, Easyrig, Serene Arm and Puppeteer.
But I have also been looking for something far smaller and simpler to allow for smooth hand-over shots.
And now I have it. A Beholder DS1, 3 axis stabilised handheld gimbal which has a payload of 1700 grams. Pictured here with a Sony A7s (
my 12000 ISO extreme- lowlight solution) and
a cinevised Nikkor 18mm.
I have found the DS1 incredibly simple to set up, balance and use. And it was delivering smooth gliding shots almost as soon as I had the camera mounted on there. It will shoot in the regular upright position, underslung (getting you very low to the floor) or in a sideways position.
Its 'follow mode' is very intuitive to use and there are comfortable tweakes to angle to be made via the units joystick.
Designed in the US, manufactured in China, 32-bit gyro control...and with its extraordinary price tag, its a bit of a winner!