Thursday, December 23, 2010

User Submission - Long Boarding with Tony

A great example of what can be done on a super low budget. No need for an expensive camera dolly, simply strap on some inline skates, grab the MiniDV Stabilizer and off you go.
"I'm using the Canon HF S20 with a WD-H58 wide angle adapter, and my new Balvanz MiniDV Stabilizer. I shot in 60i Program mode, set to vivid color. And of course, inline skates."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Back up and running

We are officially back up and running folks. We've settled in to our new location and already have a few of the standard MiniDV Stabilizer units available. We hope to have the Pros available sometime tomorrow as we are just waiting on a batch of Off-Set plates. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We're Moving!

We're moving to a new location to serve you better. Our new location is nearly three times larger than our current location and offers many new improvements. One of the biggest improvements is our new climate controlled HVLP paint spraying booth. This will not only improve the overall quality of the paint, but it also allows us to paint more parts at a time, speeding up one of our biggest bottlenecks. HVLP paint sprayers also reduce over spray to less than 20%. The new sprayer reduces waste, making it more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Our shipping department has also expanded, allowing for faster shipping times and more space for storage. The big move will be from the 26th of Nov to the 5th of Dec. We will not be taking orders during that time and we hope to have everything back up and running shortly after the 5th of Dec. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Introducing the Main Tube Foam Grip

We are proud to introduce our new product the Main Tube Foam Grip. Giving you more control, stability and sensitivity than ever before. The main tube foam grip supplies it all. The larger diameter of the grip allows for finer panning adjustment. The soft grip reduces vibrations transferred from your hands. And to top it all off we are giving the first 10 away FREE!

So how do I get one, you ask? Simply post a video online reviewing, demonstrating, or shooting, using your MiniDV Stabilizer. Videos should be at least 1-2 minutes long, and include a link to at the end of the video as well as in the description. After you're done uploading your video, email us with your name and address to
, and we will send you one.

Video Submission #1
From: Jon in Twin Lake, MI

Video Submission #2
From: Vladimir in Sweden

Saturday, August 21, 2010

MiniDV Stabilizer Pro

Designed for the serious user in mind. This package includes everything you need to get the job done right the first time. Support for up to 3.5pound cameras, DSLR's, unbalanced cameras, and the counter-weighting to fine tune the unit to perfect balance. As an added bonus, we included our new White Balance Gray Card to keep those colors in line. All while saving you money. Don't worry, your wallet can thank us later .

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weight reduction

Lighter is better. At least your arm will think so. Which is why we are trimming the weight. The original gimbal rings were made of PVC plastic. It's heavy, not environmentally friendly, and just ends up in the land fill. So we're switching to ABS plastic. It's lighter, easily recycled, and doesn't need to be painted. Trust us, your arm will thank us later.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tight Budget? Looking to Save a Few Bucks?

Used Handheld Camera StabilizerUsed Handheld Camera StabilizerCheck out or used inventory listings. Units returned by customers are fully inspected, tested, and ready to ship out today. All units are sold with the additional accessories returned at the time. A great way to come in under budget without sacrificing performance.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New White Balance Gray Cards

Don't let poor color ruin your next shot. Our new gray cards will keep those colors in line. Simply use the manual color correction included with most MiniDV and DSLR's to bring out the best in your next scene. Made of water and scratch resistant laminate material, they take the guess work out of color correction.

For a limited time you will receive the New White Balance Gray Card absolutely free with a $100+ order.

Offer ends Jun 30 2010.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Introducing our new promotional video for the MiniDV Stabilizer. I'd like to give a shout out to the SonicBaller Productions team for a job well done!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New User Submitted Short Film! - Trade

Trade. Submitted by: Splintersilk on Vimeo.

"It can be great when you try to find your­self. It's a dif­fer­ent mat­ter when your­self comes look­ing for you."

A micro-short filmed on the Panasonic Lumix GH1, with FD lenses and the Panasonic LA7200 Anamorphic adapter, mounted on a MiniDV Stabilizer. I really hope you like it :) Feedback and comments massively welcomed!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NEW 3" Extension Kit - Adds support for 2.25-3.5 pound cameras

The new 3" Extension Kit for the MiniDV Stabilizer adds support for cameras in the 2.25-3.5 pound camera range. By extending the unit by 3" it effectively increases the weight rating to 2-3.5 pounds with the additional weight supplied. As an added bonus, we will be including a Universal Camera Off-Set Plate with the first 5 units. Perfect for unbalanced DSLR and other cameras using wide angle or telephoto lenses. A $12.95 value.