So here is the thing, the Chrosziel CustomCage came about after much consultation with filmmakers. On a forum set up exclusively by Chrosziel consulting and encouraging rig requirement insights, one of the outcomes has been the CustomCage. The look, the feel, the colours, the size, the shape, in fact let’s just say the complete design […]
The ikan BlackFly camera rig is specifically built for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. ikan’s 15mm rail system is purpose designed for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera to improve user comfort and stability and provide for plenty of accessory mounting options. The 15mm rail system allows for easy attachment of external power solutions, a matte box and […]
You read the title right, but that’s their weasel words not ours. Anyway the modular Rhino Rig Shoulder Camera Rig is a Kickstarter thingo that is blazing it up: The Rhino Rig is an innovative shoulder rig, a culmination of art and engineering for its product category. In the past few years, the exploding camera […]
Nobody wants a tripod anymore it seems… Nowadays it is all hand held brushless gimbal rigs and no tripod in sight. So it is no surprise that a rig has been made for the popular GoPro POV style cameras. STABiLGO is a motorized, handheld camera stabilizer perfect for smaller action cameras. STABiLGO is an affordable, […]
Once again Curt Pair working with Band Pro Film & Digital has knocked a trade show interview out of the park…. Curt caught up with Canon’s Film and Television Advisor Tim Smith to talk about all things C500 and the Canon cinema lens range. Tim also chatted to Curt about the C300 camera, rigs, the […]
Shape the Canadian equipment camera gear manufacture has a new set of handles they have up for presale. Here is a sneak peek of what Shape call the their Ultimate Handles: Shape Ultimate Handles Features: Unique patented SHAPE QUICK HANDLE push-button technology. Compatible with all standard ARRI rosettes Comes with SHAPE BLOC 15-19 MM ARRI […]
ikan resident cook and sometimes Jr. Product Manager George Tripsas gives a brief overview of several products and camera rigs built specifically by ikan for use with the Blackmagic Design Cinema Cameras. Featured ikan Rigs include: • Blackmagic Baseplate Kit ikancorp.com/productdetail.php?id=629 • BlackFly Cinema Camera Handheld Rig ikancorp.com/productdetail.php?id=607 • Blackmagic Adjustable Top Handle ikancorp.com/productdetail.php?id=642 • […]
Talon camera rig…. You know Letus already have a series of rigs called Talon, so if this Spektor Systems Talon camera rig gets through its Kickstarter campaign successfully then don’t expect to receive a rig from them called a Talon. You might, but after all we have already seen one start up camera rig maker […]
CPM have released a series of new pro camera rigs which they are marketing towards serious off the shoulder shooters. The CPM Pro Heavy Duty In line shoulder rigs are monster like, but they say don’t be fooled by the size. Weighing in at only 5 lbs / 2.2 kgs the shoulder rigs can take […]
First there was the Wolfcrow e-books Master Guide to Rigging a Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera and the Master Guide to Rigging a Nikon D800 or D800E, and now hot on their heels is The Comprehensive Guide to Rigging Any Camera. The Comprehensive Guide to Rigging Any Camera guide outlines a road map on how to […]
Came across this little info bomb; Lanparte are ready to tackle the 19mm support market for camera accessories. Expect 19mm rod support that has 15mm support too. Keep an eye out for a 15mm / 19mm mattebox from Lanparte in the near future too. Lanparte is soon to release a whole set of 19mm compatible […]
Redrock Micro announced the immediate availability of enhanced camera support rigs that improve performance, comfort and reliability for camera operators. Among these upgrades are the microShoulderPad with FieldTech, tool-less microBalance QR counterweights, and improved hand grips. The new improvements now come standard on all Redrock rigs, and are available as upgrades to existing customers. New […]
The ikan ELEMENTS BlackFly is a light-weight hand held camera rig that’s perfectly suited for mobile and mounted tripod shots. The top of the ikan ELEMENTS Blackfly rig is equipped with multiple 1/4″-20″ mounting points for adding accessories. This means you will have more mounting options available, no matter what additional equipment you choose use. […]
Elements unveils Micron a new line of accessories designed specifically for lightweight digital cinema cameras. The Micron Standard Line which is an all new camera support solution, is engineered from the ground up expressly for smaller bodied cameras that are rapidly increasing in popularity with content creators. Video via Rush Hamden: The new Micron line, […]
SKIER PRO Rig is reported to be a strong but lightweight camera rig weighting just 2770g including a follow focus. Every rod base has 1/4″ screw holes allowing for the mounting of accessories like monitors or LED lights onto the rig. Not much to go on, just the PR blerb and a picture. Hope you […]
Cinestar Industries announced at Cine Gear Expo 2012 some pretty cool side handle rosette handles ready for your new Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera. The Cinestar Industries Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera rig comes with rosette handles and a quick release clamp. Also check out the Cinestar Industries Blackmagic Cinema Camera Rosette Top Handle. Thanks to RushHamden […]
Based on the design and the ergonomics of the old Aaton LTR series cameras, David A. Ford and Peter Schneider from Ergocine are making new wooden rigs purposelessly built to house the latest cameras. Aaton where approached and have wholeheartedly approved of the idea with only one stipulation, that the guys put “Honorary Aaton Shoulder […]
Founded by three guys with deep roots in the action sports scene, they try to bring you accessories for your DSLR and camcorder that enable you to capture the action easier and make your footage more exciting. All our products are made in Germany to ensure maximum quality. Delta-Handle 150 The MALSTROEM Delta-Handle 150 enables […]
We covered Cineik last year a few times as they dropped new gear and now we see they have a Kickstarter campaign that introduces the Cineik IR13 rail support systems & IR13 – SR shoulder rig. The Cineik IR13 is the first interchangeable multi axis adjustment camera rig system. The Cineik rig system can be […]
ikan have slipped out a look at a Flyweight shoulder rig prototype that is coming to NAB 2012. The Flyweight rig shown here is a barebones version or some may call it a naked Flyweight from ikan. NAB is hotting up and the amount of goodies coming is amazing, be sure to keep ikan on […]
Galileo is a robotic pan tilt head for your iPhone that is controlled by iOS from Motrr. The Galileo pan tilt head is perfect for filming timelapse and for taking 360° captures while location scouting. Try the Galileo on a slider rig for some interesting iPhone pan tilt shots. Now let’s hope they build a […]
Manfrotto has announced the launch of SYMPLA, a new family of modular rigs for DSLR’s, and camcorders. Aimed at making the videographer’s life simpler, SYMPLA will debut at the National Association of Broadcasters show NAB 2012 in Las Vegas. “We are thrilled to debut the new SYMPLA line at the 2012 National Association of Broadcasters […]
Nikon rejoins the DSLR revolution they started and Redrock Micro celebrates by releasing a limited edition Nikon Gold Field Cinema V2 camera rig to allow you to show off your full Nikon colours. Expect the Nikon Gold Field Cinema V2 camera rig by Redrock Micro to sell for around $2,333.10. Check the other Nikon Gold […]
Ikonoskop have announced that camera accessory manufacturer Vocas are now making the Ikonoskop dll camera adapter plate for their rail support systems and accessories. Please see Vocas for more information and rigging solutions for the Ikonoskop dll camera.
Tonaci Tran has put up a Blog post with very detailed pictures and accompanying video of the RED Gunner handheld camera rig and the versatile Tactical Cage also from RED. Tonaci runs through various configurations of the RED Gunner from handheld to shoulder mounted then on the tripod as well as the mounting options of […]
When doing a camera rig review edelkrone decided to pull out all stops and not stick to the unofficial 1 to 3 minute rule and instead have done a very comprehensive 40+ minute run through of their complete edelkrone Modula camera rigs. Grab a cuppa, take the phone off the hook, put the feet up […]
The KCW technica guys slapped together a short video showing just five of what they call infinite configurations of their MRK (Modular Rigging Kit) Basic Stage 1 (Cinema) Don’t know about you but I quite like the movement going into the car and the rig pass off to the second cameraman. Oops I have said […]
Seems there are more than a few companies that are putting a number of rigs together for the latest cameras on the market. Having choices and solutions as to which camera rig best suits your shooting style is a very good position for us to be in. KCW technica have shown off some MRK builds […]
The guys from Ottawa’s own inMotion have put together a neat video showing the setup involved taking the ARRI Alexa camera from body only to kitting it out to a full blown professional rig. See inMotion for more videos.
edelkrone made a big splash on the camera rig scene and with the Modula 7 rig they keep the impact going. The edelkrone Modula 7 is a highly configurable and highly desirable DSLR camera rig. See edelkrone for more details.
The Titan Lite Ultimate by AeonCine is a handheld or shoulder rig that offers any desirable configuration in about 30 seconds. AeonCine say they are getting the first prototypes now and will do a fast and extensive test. They will be setting up manufacturing and distribution chains, which will start immediately after testing of the […]
On Reduser the RED Gunner has been part of folklore, rumours, and a lot of speculation as to whether it would ever become a real touchy feely product. Well the RED Gunner is real and is now available for purchase from the RED store for the princely sum of $1350. Designed to provide strong camera […]
B_Tram is a cable camera rig capable of speeds of 50 km/h over a 100m distance. The B_Tram rig is in Beta stage now but with refinement work well underway. So far you and can operate the camera remotely via a 3 axis gimbal head over a 100 metre cable run. Let’s hope the guys […]
Shape have released the first shoulder rig for the Sony F65 and a video showing off both of them. Also check out the super sweet offset handles up front on that Shape F65 shoulder rig. You are looking for Balance, efficacy, life time warranty? SHɅPE is answering your needs. Our patented 360° adjustable. handles bring […]
That T-Rex camera rig has been doing the rounds but not many have shown the accompanying video. The T-Rex rig has some pretty unique designs and configurable functions as far as rigs go. The T-Rex Rig marks the beginning of the evolution of rigs, transforming work-flow for shooting video and films created by Tomkevich Productions […]
Billed as the World’s most portable and lightweight DSLR camera rig by edelkrone, we see here a brief video to demonstrate the key features and benefits of the Pocket Rig. See edelkrone for more information.
Jag35 are known for making reliable cost effective camera support rigs, and with their new Street Runner Rig the tradition continues. The Street Runner is a basic smaller lighter affordable camera rig that will appeal to many shooters. The Street Runner has the capability of allowing you to mount many accessories such as a follow […]
ECC Tools has created The Binary Rig to give DSLR cameras the functionality and usability of a cinema camera. HDSLR cameras have the ability to capture beautiful cinematic images, but they lack features necessary to use the cameras reliably under the rigors of film production. The Binary Rig integrates the functionality that film industry professionals […]
Pedro Guimaraes is one Cinematographer not afraid to give you a very detailed behind the scenes look at his work and the film business with the machinations involved. Please Follow Pedro on Twitter @m3pedro and catch his Blog Stedi3D, always a good read.
Nice to see a sneak peek Look at a 3ality Technica Red EPIC & Scarlet Rig from @Tonaci Be sure to note the large Prototype written on the rig. See 3ality Technica for more information.
The Solid Camera solution for the Sony NEX-FS100 was launched at Createasphere in Burbank, CA. The Reception was fantastic! We are excited to get this off the ground. Next up…..Sony F65, Sony F3, Canon C300, and RED Epic See Solid Camera for more information.
Letus have put out a “Verses Video” to best explain what the difference between rigs are from the guys that made them. Since we’ve had the “is Talon or MCS better for me” question a lot lately, we decided to throw together this little video. See Letus Direct for more information.
Check out the first Sony F65 camera shoulder rig which was made from the guys at SHɅPE. If Sony North America asked us to make the “first” shoulder rig for such a camera… it’s because they believe we could have made the perfect rig… for the F65! See SHɅPE for more information.
The SquareShot is a video production rig with a simple, effective design. Held in your hands, the wide-set handles dramatically reduce camera shake. Mounted on your tripod, the SquareShot revolutionizes panning & tilting. Load mics, lights, monitors, etc. on the two shoe mounts provided on the top handle. Or add additional mounts and a quick-release […]
Lee Howell of Kaptured Photography undertook an ambitious photo shoot in Auckland’s Victoria Park tunnel, armed with a limited edition Audi R8GT and a state-of-the-art move ‘n shoot MOTORIG car photography rig. This behind the scenes video shows in details what it takes to capture the images for high end car photography. MOTORIG is a […]
On Twitter popped up the news that Volare DSLR Film Gear have beaten the Thailand floods and are back on track to release their range of camera rigs. Oman Mirzaie a veteran Snapper Director from Bangkok Thailand is launching a few accessories for the DSLR and the new breed large sensor shooters. Items like a […]
A few updated renders on REDUser from Fredrik Callinggard of the Titan EPIC Scarlet Shoulder Camera rig mock up. Can’t wait for this to hit the streets. Thanks to @PolvoPolvo for the heads up. To give an understanding of size and how it plays around the camera. If you pay close attention and check the […]
Movcam customizes professional support especially for Sony PMW-F3 camera to bring out the advantages of the rig for better shooting results and efficiency on site. Modular design Including both 15mm and 19mm rod systems Compatible with mattebox and follow focus of other brands Unique top handle design for better balance Special extension design for convenient […]
Over on REDUser they were lucky to see a sneak peak of a new Titan Lite camera rig from Fredrik Callinggard. Here is a rip from the post and please make the effort to check out the original forum entry on REDUser to keep updated on the Titan Rig. All images are Fredrik’s. This is […]
Guys at KCW Technica have been testing their MRK Stage 1 rig with a RED ONE camera with an Arri Follow Focus & Zeiss CP.2 lens. Keep an eye on KCW Technica for more details coming soon.
Simple one for you the Skier Pro System Quick Release Plates and Cinema Support Kit. Check out the little studs at the end of the quick release plates designed they say to stop camera from slipping. Better and easily adjust the position of DSLR camera! You can adjust the vertical and horizontal position easily because […]
KCW Technica have come up with a modular rigging system that pretty much lets you go as small or as large as you can with your camera rigs. The MRK Modular Rigging Kit Basic Stage 1 Cinema is available now and more modular kits are on the way from KCW Technica, so stay tuned. Modular […]
All this bitching and moaning about the cost of accessories for the RED Scarlet X camera by guys clinging onto a false belief that they can talk others out of buying the camera and outshining them. Ding Dong what’s that the BS squad here has the news for the Super Memes: Your time is up! […]
Was there no camera gear vendor that was not in on the Canon EOS Cinema C300 camera. One hell of an NDA must have been waved under their noses to keep those cameras schtum from our eager beaver eyes. Anyway that big wig ARRI was there and has gear ready to rock and roll on […]
The ultraCage is the first cage designed specifically the just-announced Canon EOS C300, and has been called the essential accessory for transforming these phenomenal cameras into phenomenal camera systems. The ultraCage delivers all the needed pieces for mounting, accessory support, safety, and modularity to fulfill the promise of these cameras. ultraCage | blue Support for […]
A quick liquorice allsorts post on Letus gear that popped up over the last week. The Follow Focus Gearbox which has been a while in the making and delivery has finally surfaced. That will be good news to a lot of people keen to try the Letus Follow Focus on their rigs. With the two […]
K-Tek responds to the popularity of tiny cameras like GoPro and communication tools like the iPhone with the new Norbert Sport Jr accessory frame that’s especially designed to aid professional handling of these tiny imaging devices. Plus Norbert Sport Jr is ideal for use as a rack to go with GoPro 3D camera systems. Big […]
Thanks to Film Cyfrowy for showing us the Procari Universal EVF Rod Mount in action slammed up on the industry standard 15mm rods and a Sony FS100 camera. Expect to pay around $110 for the unit without the ballhead. See Procari for information and availability.
ikan and Canon USA have collaborated to offer a revolutionary shoulder mount solution, ikan’s Stealth-ENG. A perfect fit for the Canon XF305 high definition camcorder, the Stealth-ENG will also accommodate any mid-sized/hybrid camcorder with the precision that only a fully adjustable baseplate and offset arm can provide. Adjustable/removable shoulder pads and a fully adjustable baseplate […]
Letus have a special going for pre ordering their follow focus unit that is about to ship. $499 is the asking price for an essential piece of kit. Take a look at the original prototype Follow Focus Letus announced. They have made some subtle but refines changes. Read on for a rip from the Letus […]
You all saw the Game Changer Shoulder Mounted Camera Slider at NAB which came about after extensive R&D from the popular and hugely successful Vision Wrangler DSLR Pop Up Book International Tour Workshops which pointed out the need for such essential camera gear. Well now there is a new player in the game that keeps […]
Handy FilmTools started it’s journey to provide filmmaking solutions in 2000 and you may remember or have used the Handy35. The company that then gave us the HandySLR Base.X rig have now re-branded and are to be called Edelkrone. Check these guys out Edelkrone during NAB 2011 and expect to see their new gear for […]
There are three types of tripod heads that are used for filming; Friction, Fluid, and Geared Head. Depending on your age, experience or luck you may have come across all three types of heads. However most guys will either use or yearn for a descent fluid head tripod, but there are a handful of shooters […]
A little birdy chirped in my ear about Letus having a good quality follow focus unit that has a knockout price for the features. For under $600 you get a built from the ground up solid follow focus unit from Letus which is suitable for rigs with 15mm rods. Here is what is on their […]
NAB roll on as plenty of of shooters kits will bulge with goodies. If you go to NAB swing by the stand that has the SWIT S-7410 DSLR Rig and give it a twirl. SWIT have thrown in the Follow Focus and have those swivel handgrips that are a must have. If you feel like […]
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Swedish Chameleon the mob that gave you that funky alien looking DSLR rig now have more product shots of rigs and gear parts up on their page. Currently you can not buy Swedish Chameleon gear online however if you live in Sweden you can get their rigs from 3 stores Scandinavian Photo Lindqvist Radio TV […]
Shoot Blue have sent us two new pics showing the cage design of their Shootblue Shoulder Rig and Cage. The Cage is getting fine tuned and every time we see it a little bit is added here and a big whack drops off there. Good news is Shoot Blue are testing the cage and shoulder […]
This new RECOIL Camera Stabilization rig from iKan may or may not be a re-badged el cheapo rig and at twice the price but it is hard to tell the difference looking at them. The iKan RECOIL Camera Stabilization rig will set you back around $99.95 while the DSLR rigs that look the same will […]
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” master Terry Gilliam directs this spoof short film “The Legend of Hallowdega,” a mockumentary look at ghosts, legends and lore of NASCAR’s most famous track shot with DSLR cameras. Hosted by Weeds’ Justin Kirk and stars David Arquette as Kiyash Monsef, a crazed ghost hunter The Legend of Hallowdega […]
The guys over at Jag35 work their arse off pumping out gear to the camera market. The two tone crew have now released a Jag35 Quick Release Stand for Industry standard 15mm rods to DSLR cameras and their rigs. More of that Black and Orange goodness that they are becoming famous for. Jag35.com Just released […]
That Shootblue DSLR Shoulder Rig & Cage we have been following has been put to good use on the Roll Deep: Take Control music video featuring Alesha Dixon. The video was shot using the new Shootblue Canon 1D MKIV Cage and Shoulder Rig and Zeiss Compact Primes CP.2 lenses. Shootblue also have a new website […]
So a little from column A and little from column B but we will put out what we are getting teased by Chris from Express35. Express35 are showing off sneak peaks of their new DSLR Shoulder Rig. Pretty sure that is a matte box ready to jump off the rails. Are Express35 making matte boxes […]
The MOVIEtube PR Production DSLR Rig has a View Finder normally found on 2/3″ ENG and EFG cameras. You can also expect a break out box, power out, and it can take either 15mm or 19mm rods for support. Check out the sweet Zeiss CP.2 glass up front of this high end DSLR Shoulder Rig. […]
Canadian company VFGadgets have a nice range of DSLR camera support gear that is worth taking a look at. Now take a deep breath because saying anything DSLR is like saying the word wedding as the dollars are multiplied. The VFGadgets DSLR SA Kit-A will set you back $995 and their DSLR SwissCage Kit A […]
L’aigle a French based Camera Gear company since 2003 have a complete range of Steadicams designed for any camera weighing from a few hundred grams like the iPhone right up to a large Cine Style Camera at 27 kilos (60lbs). Rock up on a job with one of these bad boys hanging off your arm […]
Not long ago Shoot Blue told us that they were making a DSLR Shoulder Rig and Cage and we were lucky enough to be the first to post the pictures. The Shoot Blue Shoulder Rig and Cage is going to initially support the Canon 1D MKIV camera and there are plans to support the 5D […]
Cinevate the Canadian Camera gear maker have released a Shoulder Rig setup for the new Canon XF300 and XF305 cameras. Rig price is $2,563 Canon sent Cinevate a camera to test out their .5 pitch focus gear. The Rig adjusts in every axis, and the counter-balance can be filled to precisely counter the front load […]
If you ventured beyond the main halls at Photokina in Cologne Germany this year where the big name camera companies were you would have come across a lot of Rig Entrepreneurs set up showing their display camera support equipment. Look closer and you would see that those rigs look a little different. What are Rig […]
Always excited to see new gear hit the market and we were privileged to have Shoot Blue share their Prototype DSLR Shoulder Rig and Cage pictures with us which we Tweeted straight away. Got a great response with the design and the look and with how strong it appears. Shoot Blue will again give us […]