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Cinetics introduces CineVise camera mount with vise grips

By dpreview staff on Mar 12, 2013 at 16:55 GMT

Video accessories maker Cinetics has announced the CineVise camera mount. Similar to its Cine System,it is built around Joby's popular Gorillapod Focus flexible tripod. The CineVise includes clamps around its feet, allowing you to firmly mount a DSLR or small video camera to any surface. It can be purchased from the Cinetics store as a complete system, including the GorillaPod Focus and Ballhead X for $295. You can also purchase just the CineVise grips for $165.

Last week, we posted a review of the company's Cine System which is a similar low-cost kit, but on wheels instead of clamps, enabling videographers to achieve smooth panning and zoom shots as well as window and vehicle mounted footage.

A video full of bling from Cinetics about the CineVise

CineVise System is a set of 3 grips combined with the GorillaPod Focus tripod and Ballhead X as budget alternative to pro-style rigs.


Total comments: 14
Tony Lagniton
By Tony Lagniton (Mar 12, 2013)

looks like an all-terrain tripod!...;-)

By justinwonnacott (Mar 12, 2013)

I have never found camera platforms like this (segmented , articulated legs) to be sufficiently rigid for serious photographic work. You could purchase a manfrotto magic arm and a very sturdy clamp for less .

By Trollshavethebestcandy (Mar 12, 2013)

Just use the 5 axis IBIS for a hovercam jet pack hotshoe attachment.

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By itsanewdawn (Mar 12, 2013)

what about the folk who like to use cameras without 5 axis IS { which is every other camera on the market} joking aside tripod type devices are always going to give maximum image quality as you can use any ISO /aperture combo you fancy . Even the best IS systems give a limited real life usefulness range

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Paul_B Midlands UK
By Paul_B Midlands UK (Mar 12, 2013)

Great video ad, very creative like it. Sells the product well I'd say. I have standard gorilla pod which I use once in a while.

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By marike6 (Mar 12, 2013)

No cameras stabilization system is a replacement for a sturdy tripod or one of these gorilla pod type products. Once you start shooting at night or low-light with small apertures a proper tripod is absolutely essential.

By samsamsamsam (Mar 12, 2013)

30 seconds are no problem with the G10, witout tripod.

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By MarkInSF (Mar 12, 2013)

Seems like rather a lot for what it is, but it does look handy. Maybe I'll just attach, Velcro loops to the foot of a spare Gorillapod. That should be useful, too, though tougher o get a rigid mount than this. I do love Gorillapods.

andy le anh
By andy le anh (Mar 12, 2013)

How many grips do we need?
How many kind of grips do we need to carry?

By neo_nights (Mar 12, 2013)

How many cameras do we need?
How many lenses do we need to carry?
How many bags do we need?
How many...?

Well, no one is forcing you to buy all (or any) of those grips. They're just offering options.

andy le anh
By andy le anh (Mar 15, 2013)

Gorillapod can be twisted and curled to wrap around and grip onto tree branches, why do you need to add grips to it?

By Digitall (Mar 12, 2013)

Vise grips is a good idea for many situations, well seen.

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mike kobal
By mike kobal (Mar 12, 2013)


By Vitruvius (Mar 12, 2013)

There used to be small screw attachment devices that were very handy. You could screw it into a tree and then attach the camera very securely almost anywhere in the forest without a tripod. I think they disappeared because of the perceived damage to 'nature'. Would be nice to have three small screws for this system as well. Seems like a great system idea.

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