Benro Announces Availability of the New RedDog R1 Stabilizer

From Benro:
 
The Benro RedDog R1 is a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer with a unique swivel handle designed for different filming angles and compact for travel.
 
Unlike other gimbal stabilizers, which allow for straight holding only, the Benro R1 allows for both Upright and Carry handling modes. Upright Mode is suitable for high angle and medium angle filming. Carry Mode is best for low angle filming. Combining these options will help you get the most out of your stabilizer. "The R1 has a great balance to it especially when using the swivel handle for waist height and low to the ground shots. It is much more comfortable to hold and operate for long shoots or multiple takes and we think that today’s filmmakers and content creators will love this unique feature," says Brian Hynes, Benro’s USA Brand Manager.
 

Ideal for cameras up to 2.9 lbs, the R1 features CNC machining with an innovative design. It’s collapsible handle, makes it perfect for traveling light. The R1's ergonomic silicon grip provides comfortable handling at all times. By turning the button on the handle, you can quickly and easily convert your R1 from high angle to low angle mode, making it simple to track low moving objects, or achieve a low 360°shot comfortably by putting less strain on your wrist, and giving you incredible results.
 
Universal Follow Mode
 
With Universal Follow Mode (Pink), it provides smooth camera movements towards the direction your aiming. You would use this mode when circling around a subject, or making several dynamic camera movements following a subject
 
Locked-down mode
 
Locked-down mode (Blue) keeps the camera locked on a subject while moving the gimbal. With this mode you can replicate movements similar to a jib or slider.
 
Horizontal follow mode
 
Horizontal follow mode (Red) provides smooth movement based on where you move the camera horizontally. You would use this mode when doing a lot of dynamic panning movements around corners.
 
By using the directional button in conjunction with these modes, you can flawlessly control your movements. The threaded receiver allows for additional attachments, giving you even more flexibility with your shots. The companion smart phone app allows you to calibrate your R1, operate it remotely, adjust parameters, update the firmware create a panorama or create a beautiful time-lapse with dynamic motion.
 
For advanced camera control you can directly operate the photo shutter/focus, video record, and zoom for Sony and Panasonic cameras making filming more convenient. The underside of the Benro R1 handle has a ¼”-20 threaded hole for mounting the stabilizer to a tripod. This allows you to connect the camera at a particular spot while still using the various modes such as Pan track or Lock mode.
 
The Benro R1 is ideal for multiple camera types such as: mirrorless, smartphones and action cameras. Boost your production value while traveling light and compact, with the Red Dog R1 Stabilizer.
 
Features & Benefits
 
  • Swivel Handle – The unique swivel handle is designed for different filming angles and is compact for travel.
  • Long Battery Life – The R1 will last for 12 hours on a single charge.
  • Smartphone App – Calibrate your R1, remotely control your stabilizer and camera, and upgrade your firmware all via the Benro Red Dog App.
  • Three Shooting Modes – Your R1 has 3 modes: Universal Follow Mode, Locked-Down Mode and Horizontal Follow Mode. Each mode allows you to control how the gimbal functions for different shooting scenarios.
  • Quick Storage Case – The included carrying case allows you to retain the individual axis positions which will save you a lot of setup time at your next location.
The Benro R1 is currently available for $399.00 USD.
 
B&H has the Benro Red Dog R1 Handheld Stabilizer available for special order.
Posted: 11/7/2018 11:12:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Category: Benro News
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