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Oregon start-up Foto Safari Products, LLC has announced the launch of its BlackWing platform products, designed to shoot rock-steady videos without investing in high priced photo gear.
(PRWEB) February 04, 2014
BlackWing platform start-up Foto Safari Products, LLC has announced the release of its new line of ergonomic, user-friendly, and portable camera mount products that deliver effortless, rock-steady videos. The Black Wing platform, developed and field-tested over a five-year period by a professional film crew, was designed to fill the need for a camera mount that snaps onto any camera in seconds, and offers optional attachments for customizing.
FotoSafariProducts.coms BlackWing mount developed into the perfect Run n Gun platform for both amateur and professional photographers and videographers to shoot film footage effortlessly, without the need to invest in expensive and bulky steady-cam set-ups.
Most appealing, the main design concept of the BlackWing platform mount revolves around ergonomics, allowing anyone with a camcorder to use it for an extended period of time and take steady footage without fatigue. Users can hold almost any make or size mounted video camera in perfect balance for as long as it is needed or wantedno fumbling with tripods or environmental limitations to get the desired shot.
The portable platform trend began in recent years, after some cities passed laws forbidding any tripod use on streets, in parks or in public places without a permit. For example, Los Angeles does not permit tripods of any kind in public areas indoors or outdoors. The rule is less about public safety and more about collecting permit revenue for cash strapped cities.
The price of one permit to shoot at a single location is $150 and up, depending on the equipment to be used. Private businesses have followed suit, demanding tripod fees to shoot photos or videos on their property, as is the case in private tourist locations and parks in Portland.
"Black Wing solves the permit issue with one use, says Theodore Rossi, Founder and CEO of Black Wing Platform FotoSafariProducts.com. The rig is a carrying platform for your camera, and when needed you can use it to shoot photos and video with nearly equal the same quality a tripod shot provides.
When you consider that a minimum $150 fee to shoot one time for just a few minutes will pay for a Black Wing platform and the quick release mount for your camera, it makes more sense to buy the Black Wing platform.
Foto Safari would like to share this product with professionals and amateurs alike. Anyone who wants to leave the tripod and steady cam at home and still shoot video effortlessly can do it with a Black Wing platform.
Rossi, a retired business owner and inventor, has a background in design, development and production of electronics and computer products dating back to the industrys pre-IBM PC days. His interest in photo and video technology is a natural extension of his work in international trade and film production for the entertainment industry.
His penchant for privacy makes Rossi more interested in talking about the Foto Safari Products line than himself.
You can snap any camera and accessory into the mount in seconds, its always ready to use, theres nothing to set up as with other products, and when youre finished shooting the included shoulder strap makes it easy to carry your rig hands-free, Rossi says.
Steady cams have been around for years, and according to Rossi theyre heavy, difficult to balance and set up, and theyre expensive.
The BlackWing mount is the first product that allows the user to finally shoot rock steady footage without having to buy expensive gear that is challenging to use, he says.
Managing a steady cam most of the time limits users to a few minutes of shooting before they have to put it down and take a break; you can shoot with the Black Wing for an hour or more and create steady cam-like footage with a little practice.
Use it once and the Black Wing platform will become your favorite gear.
For more information and to view the product line, visit the FotoSafariProducts.com website.
About Foto Safari Products LLC:
Foto Safari Products LLC is an independent filmmaker specializing in documentaries, commercials, industrial, nature films and short movies. Fed up with the bulky, heavy gear they were forced to lug around and set up in the field and the valuable production time it lost, the Foto Safari Products film crew came up with the idea for a lighter, more versatile steady camera mount. These are the typical 'Run n Gun' shooters, committed to getting the perfect shot quickly and moving on to the next scene.
After six different prototypes and five years of field-testing, the final design won unanimous approval. The Black Wings handles (grips) beat the competition in pricing, comfort and perfect ergonomic fit, critical to superior operation.
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