Eclipse Rover RC Car

RC Camera Platform – Eclipse Rover

I always liked to play with RC cars as a kid, but I never thought I would be using them for work as a filmmaker!

I say that because lately I have been testing out several products from These guys convert RC cars, so that they can be used as camera platforms.

The camera attaches directly to the rover, or you can use a 3-axis camera gimbal to get stabilized shots while the RC car drives over various terrain.

Here are my tests

As you can see in the video, the combo of the RC car with a gimbal works pretty well – even when riding around on an uneven dirt road.

By the way, in my tests I used the Panasonic GH4 camera (which I reviewed here).

You can get the the Panasonic GH4 on BH Photo and Amazon.

I also used the CAME-TV Argo 3-axis gimbal, which I reviewed here.

You can buy this gimbal on BH Photo, Amazon and eBay.

Also, if you want to get the RC cars I used, please go to

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