End 2017, after attending a one on one workshop with the inventor of the Trinity Mr Curt Schaller at Arri Headquarters Munich, I purchased the first and only system in Lebanon and the Middle East.

TRINITY is the first hybrid camera stabilizer that combines classic mechanical stabilization with advanced active electronic stabilization, provided via 32 bit ARM-based gimbal technology.

This combination results in five axes of control and enables uniquely fluid, wide-ranging and precisely controlled movements for unrestricted shot-making and total creative freedom.

New angles for the operator and new storytelling options for the director and DP are opened up by TRINITY. By inverting the post the camera can be moved from low mode to high mode during a shot; using the joystick-controlled, fully-stabilized tilt axis to look up or down during this motion is also possible, so a low angle can smoothly transition into an over-the-shoulder shot.

By holding the post at 45 degrees and twisting it left or right, the camera can even look around corners, whether in low or high mode. Additional stabilization in the roll axis permits the use of telephoto lenses.

All of these extraordinary new shots, angles and movements are possible when TRINITY is used in its fully stabilized mode.

TRINITY works especially well in a compact configuration with the ALEXA Mini, TRINITY’s 30 kg maximum payload and height adjustability mean that larger cameras and heavy lenses can also be supported. Full-size digital cameras such as ALEXA SXT are easily accommodated, as are film cameras such as the ARRIFLEX 235 and 416.