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NAB 2017: The Future of iPhone Gimbals with FeiyuTech

Jourdan Aldredge

iPhone gimbals are a hot commodity at NAB 2017. Check out some of the latest and forthcoming offerings from FeiyuTech.

All images via FeiyuTech.

We are living in a brave new world of video streaming apps and smartphone filmmaking. At NAB 2017, innovators are showcasing advances in technology that turn your iPhone into a versatile piece of video equipment.

According to a recent interview with Apple Insider, the technonauts at FeiyuTech have unveiled a new line of iPhone and smartphone gimbals to complement their current products. Forward-looking cinematographers need to seriously consider this equipment.


SPG Stabilized Handheld Gimbal for iPhone

NAB 2017: The Future of iPhone Gimbals with FeiyuTech — Stabilized

As FeiyuTech’s basic model (for lack of a better term), the SPG Stabilized Handheld Gimbal incorporates all the functionality its name implies. In addition to handheld stabilization, this gimbal includes many built-in perks that filmmakers will appreciate.

  • “Smart portrait mode” for live streaming on Facebook, Periscope, etc.
  • Adaptable slide bar balance system for different phones or GoPros
  • Face targeting and tracking technology
  • Up to 8 hours’ runtime from a single 22650 li-ion battery

Price: $279.00


SPG PLUS 3-Axis Gimbal Rig for iPhone

NAB 2017: The Future of iPhone Gimbals with FeiyuTech — SPG PLUS

As you can see in FeiyuTech’s demo with Apple Insider, the SPG PLUS gimbal rig is much more filmmaker-oriented with its traditional 3-axis approach. The two-hand operation is surprisingly intuitive for those looking to film all types of movement. Plus, the ability to pan 360-degrees with finger-tip control is quite impressive.

  • 5 built-in 1/4 inch screw points for mounting lights, mics, etc.
  • Adaptable slide bar balance system for different phones or GoPros
  • Face targeting and tracking technology
  • Up to 8 hours’ runtime from a single 22650 li-ion battery

Price: $299.00


Forthcoming: Vimble

NAB 2017: The Future of iPhone Gimbals with FeiyuTech — Vimble

FeiyuTech will also soon offer a consumer-friendly smartphone gimbal called the “Vimble.” This model offers onboard zoom control, the same 3-axis gimbal technology, and a shorter 4-5 hour battery life — while coming in at a more consumer-minded price point.

Reported Price: $139


Forthcoming: S1000

NAB 2017: The Future of iPhone Gimbals with FeiyuTech — S1000

FeiyuTech also unveiled a prototype of their S1000 gimbal, designed not only for smartphones but also small cameras and GoPros up to 1.4 pounds. The handle, which is slightly larger, should enable longer battery life (upwards of 8-10 hours) per charge, along with the same joystick and start/stop functionality.

Reported Price: TBA


If you’re interested in iPhone filmmaking, you can check out some of the additional resources below. And, as always, stay tuned for more announcements and updates from NAB 2017.

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