Rigs and related stuff http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/rigs-n-stuff/feed.rss Sun, 21 Jan 18 07:47:02 -0700 Rigs and related stuff en-CA Manfrotto New Cages http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18796/manfrotto-new-cages Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:04:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18796@/talks/discussions image

  • Innovative Camera Cage collection for enhanced mirrorless and DSLR shooting
  • Designed and built for demanding independent content creators who need to install accessories on the camera
  • Engineered with high-quality materials and careful attention to ergonomics and detail

Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, and its Vitec Group sister company Wooden Camera have developed a series of ground-breaking Camera Cages designed to meet the needs of independent content creators who increasingly rely on high-end mirrorless and DSLR cameras to capture the perfect video content.

The choice of innovative solutions available through this collaboration consists of Small, Medium and Large Camera Cages and a Baseplate, all new to the Manfrotto video range. The new models set themselves apart from other products on the market thanks to their robust, extremely well-constructed, minimalist design.

Manfrotto Camera Cages are unique to the market because they offer easy access to the camera's right side-grip. Moreover, the camera’s battery can be taken out without removing the camera from the cage. The unique modular design of Manfrotto’s new Camera Cages enables users to attach a broad range of mirrorless and DSLR camera types, whereas other models only support a single model.

The new Manfrotto Cages provide mounting points on the top and side while leaving all the camera's vital controls on the right grip and left side easily viewable and accessible. They also feature a reversible top handle that can either be repositioned over the lens area or converted into a side handle. The handle mount features a cold shoe and 15mm tube clamp for mounting Wooden Camera UVF Mount kits.

Content creators can rely on these solidly-built camera cages to keep their equipment safely in place, even during the most dynamic shooting assignments. The models feature ¼" attachments to connect a wide array of accessories, as well as Manfrotto’s unique 3/8 anti-rotation attachment for adding devices without the inconvenience of unwanted rotation. Moreover, the models include a smart HDMI cable clamp that secures video cables and prevents port damage.

The Small and Medium-size Camera Cages feature an integrated lens adapter that supports Wooden Camera and Metabones adapters.

The Large version of the new camera cage provides height-adjustable rod clamps for positioning 15mm rods at the correct distance to the center of the lens.

Also available in the new range, the 15mm Baseplate is a height-adjustable baseplate attachment for 15mm lightweight rods (sold separately). It ensures the correct distance between rods and lens when combined with Camera Cage (Small & Medium models). The Baseplate is compatible with the Large model as well, which provides a dovetail clamp and rear rods. Moreover, a choice of Manfrotto rods is available for use with the Small and Medium Camera Cage models + base plate (300mm Long) and the Large Camera Cage (150mm Short).

Manfrotto Camera Cages are compatible with a wide array of top-tier mirrorless and DSLR models from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon and Olympus.

A wide range of accessories from Manfrotto and Wooden Camera are available to help Independent Content Creators to enhance their shooting.

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JTZ DP30 Rig for other cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17191/jtz-dp30-rig-for-other-cameras Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:39:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17191@/talks/discussions image

This is how full rig looks.

It'll be slightly different models for

  • A7 Sony series cameras
  • Sony FS7
  • Sony FS5
  • BlackMagic Ursa cameras
  • Black Magic pocket camera
  • Canon C100, C200, C300, C500
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JTZ DP30 Rig and Cage for GH5, GH4, GH3 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17148/jtz-dp30-rig-and-cage-for-gh5-gh4-gh3 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:42:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17148@/talks/discussions image

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IBC 2017: Lanparte GH5 Cage, Monitors QR, Remote http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17947/ibc-2017-lanparte-gh5-cage-monitors-qr-remote Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:43:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17947@/talks/discussions

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BIRTV 2017: Gondor GH5 Cage and Complete Rig http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17931/birtv-2017-gondor-gh5-cage-and-complete-rig Sun, 08 Oct 2017 23:28:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17931@/talks/discussions

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Boya Sevenoak SK-PSC1 - small handle with mounts for smartphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17856/boya-sevenoak-sk-psc1-small-handle-with-mounts-for-smartphones Thu, 28 Sep 2017 05:25:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17856@/talks/discussions image

Around $25 shipped

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BIRTV 2017: Lanparte remote for Panasonic and Sony cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17770/birtv-2017-lanparte-remote-for-panasonic-and-sony-cameras Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:19:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17770@/talks/discussions

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BIRTV 2017: Lanparte Dragon GH5 Camera Cage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17688/birtv-2017-lanparte-dragon-gh5-camera-cage Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:35:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17688@/talks/discussions

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HDMI Lock Solutions with/without cages http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17463/hdmi-lock-solutions-withwithout-cages- Sat, 05 Aug 2017 14:25:01 -0600 Orkan 17463@/talks/discussions Hi, I am going to use this solution in order have some sort of audio monitoring for my G85.
But as the micro HDMI port on the G85 (Sony Alpha 6500 and many other cams have the same issue I tihnk) is not locking nor looking very strong I am looking for a simple/leightweight solution. I have already tried the Smallrig cage w HDMI lock, but it seems like adding up too much bulk and makes handholding the camera unpleasent due to the metal finish. There maybe some other solutions which would protect the port in a handheld documentary situation, some space to fix the new sound devices would be really nice of course :) Lockport is a nice solution but not available for the models. Any ideas?

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Fotga remote for GH4 and GH5 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17156/fotga-remote-for-gh4-and-gh5 Fri, 16 Jun 2017 02:52:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17156@/talks/discussions image

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Available at out deals for: $23,7
Shipping: Price includes air mail shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.
I want to buy this remote.




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Fotga Single Hand Shoulder Rig http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17312/fotga-single-hand-shoulder-rig- Sat, 08 Jul 2017 04:14:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17312@/talks/discussions

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LanParte URSA Shoulder Rig http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17016/lanparte-ursa-shoulder-rig Thu, 25 May 2017 12:10:21 -0600 andyharris 17016@/talks/discussions Here's a review that I made of the LanParte Shoulder Rig:

I compared it to the stock item that the USRA Mini comes with. On balance (pun intended!) LanParte have done a good job - I certainly enjoyed the mobility it gives.

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Tilta rig, follow focus, matte box, kits http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/834/tilta-rig-follow-focus-matte-box-kits Fri, 02 Sep 2011 00:45:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 834@/talks/discussions

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Uni360 360 degrees rig for Yi cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16498/uni360-360-degrees-rig-for-yi-cameras Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:20:04 -0700 MikeLinn 16498@/talks/discussions

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Buying C Stands from Alibaba - guidance needed http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16218/buying-c-stands-from-alibaba-guidance-needed Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:41:31 -0700 TimTomTum 16218@/talks/discussions Hey Vitaliy and the PW crew,

I know that Vitaliy is a lot of experience with chinese factories. I have been searching for affordable C Stands for ages and basically already decided to just buy Avenger ones for 250€ each. BUT now I found an offer on Alibaba which seem to be the ones that build the KUPO C Stands. I have never ever bought something from alibaba no idea how it works:

https://german.alibaba.com/product-detail/professional-photographic-studio-vedio-camera-telescopic-compact-moving-led-par-work-light-c-stand-60509734025.html?s=p Would anyone think this would be a good idea? If so, anyone interested in buying as a group buy? Please give me guidance :)

Cheers and happy holidays Tim

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Rigs and stuff video http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13894/rigs-and-stuff-video Wed, 07 Oct 2015 05:45:14 -0600 wordsofpeace 13894@/talks/discussions

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Neewer cheap rigs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15929/neewer-cheap-rigs Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:47:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15929@/talks/discussions $69 entry rig


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https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-FilmMaker-Camcorder-Dual-hand-Camcorders/dp/B00GTMBA7K/


$129 medium one with follow focus

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https://www.amazon.com/Neewer%C2%AE-Professional-Cameras-Camcorders-Include/dp/B00U5U67NO/


$188 big one with follow focus and counterbalance weight

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https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Movie-System-Making-Cameras/dp/B01I9L0CJ0/


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Video style grips for Mirrorless/DSLRs? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15834/video-style-grips-for-mirrorlessdslrs Sun, 02 Oct 2016 17:54:57 -0600 joethepro 15834@/talks/discussions Are there any products that give mirrorless/DSLRs a camdorder or video camera style grip with strap? Would be a great accessory for handheld work or interviews.

I've found this, but dont know of any others. http://shop.equiprent.de/Zubehoer/Grip/Griffhalterungen/ROKO-Camcorder-Grip-Griff-fuer-DSLR::919.html image

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Tilta professional rigs, cages, FF http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4384/tilta-professional-rigs-cages-ff Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:14:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4384@/talks/discussions

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Dan Chung made small overview of their stuff at BIRTV.

Let me know if something of this is interesting to you.

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Varavon Zeus UNI Cage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15542/varavon-zeus-uni-cage Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:12:53 -0600 MikeLinn 15542@/talks/discussions

http://varavon.com/products/zeus-uni-c-type-cage/?variant=24962017926

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Suggestion for a SOLID articulating arm? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2697/suggestion-for-a-solid-articulating-arm- Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:15:28 -0600 David_Cole 2697@/talks/discussions Can anyone recommend a solid articulating arm? I have a few "magic" friction arms - but - they tend to sag over time. I'm trying to support 2 Red LCDs @ about 5 lbs, all up. Ideally - the arm would lock-down independently on each axis and not go completely limp when adjusting (as the magic arm does).

Thanks for any ideas!!

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Lanparte Old and New Rigs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/708/lanparte-old-and-new-rigs Fri, 19 Aug 2011 11:43:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 708@/talks/discussions Old Rig
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Bestseller rig, now with modified base and new handles. I think, best on the market now in this price range:





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Cages for GH4? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9849/cages-for-gh4 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:38:58 -0600 mrbill 9849@/talks/discussions Anybody seen news on a suitable cage for the GH4?

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3D Printed Monitor Bracket http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14887/3d-printed-monitor-bracket Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:05:46 -0600 andyharris 14887@/talks/discussions Over this weekend break I finally got a 3D printer up and running. It's a Fisher Delta Beta, and cost about £249 including the first 500g of PLA filament.

I'm hoping to make props for a film with it. But a first job, here's a bracket for a 19" rack mount monitor that I use for focus confirmation on:

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It was designed in Cheetah3D for which you can treat each unit as 1mm, which helps to create very accurate sizing etc.

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Pocket Rig 2 coming out soon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12823/pocket-rig-2-coming-out-soon Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:53:10 -0600 Duly_noted 12823@/talks/discussions

https://www.edelkrone.com/p/467/the-pocket-rig-2

Apparently they have gotten rid of the adjustment knobs and switch to what they call constant friction joints. It looks good and from the pictures (I'm in china right now so watching the video isn't working for me) it looks much more sturdy than the previous model (a knockpff of which I was just about to buy when I saw this). I have been contemplating getting an em5 mark 2 for shooting handheld video at festivals here in china with the 3 new voigtlanders I am getting. But if this works pretty well I may just save 700 dollars and get it instead and shoot on my gx7 or g6. Just at first glance how does everyone think it compares to the first model and do you think it will fix some of the version 1 issues?

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DP500 III rig stuff http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14856/dp500-iii-rig-stuff Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:42:12 -0600 Fost 14856@/talks/discussions Just noticed a load of new Fotga gear appearing on ebay this year. Fotga DP500III

Looks nice - especially the handle.

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Ergonomic handles with remote start/stop http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12282/ergonomic-handles-with-remote-startstop Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:34:03 -0700 Sangye 12282@/talks/discussions I'm looking for an affordable hand grip for my GH4 rig that comes with an integrated start/stop button. The GH4 supports LANC, so any LANC compatible grip should work. I've found a few very nice options, but they are expensive. For example:

http://www.movigrip.com looks wonderful and highly ergonomic, but it costs over $500 USD. Tilta makes a set that sell for around $300, but I hate the design. Movcam makes one that looks decent and sells for $350. That's more than I want to spend, and while I like the design better than the Tilta, I don't like it as much as the Movigrip.

There are so many cheap Chinese knock-off items these days, there must be something like the Movigrip for less than $200 I imagine?

Thanks.

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MOZA Camera Cage Fits for Sony a7S GH4 and BMPCC http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14124/moza-camera-cage-fits-for-sony-a7s-gh4-and-bmpcc Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:56:09 -0700 Queena_Allen 14124@/talks/discussions This camera cage from Gudsen is a really different one in the market. It is designed to work with several mirrorless camera including Sony a7S, a7SII, Panasonic GH4 and BMPCC. It features with a multifunctional wooden handgrip, which offers remote control of camera recording, shutter and focus. There is also a in-handgrip battery built with larget capacity of 4800mAh to supply power to the camera.

Operators can attach different accessories required to make video production to the cage with a variety of accessory mounting threads. imageimage

Check it out here to know more about MOZA camera cage

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Partial Rig set up for $167 (US) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13786/partial-rig-set-up-for-167-us- Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:14:00 -0600 brianl 13786@/talks/discussions So here's most of what you need for a rig for $167. Vitaliy gave me the link to it and I ordered it. So far it seems pretty good. I'm assuming it's a knock off of a lanparte? I don't know, there's no writing on it and the seller's name is "Chen". Overall very solid build and the clamps have teeth so no slippage issues. Seems like a good value for $167. Test footage is solid and arm fatigue low. I like the shoulder pad/plate because you can mount things on the various threaded holes-- I use a Tascam DR60d as a counterbalance and audio recorder. I shot some video of it, the first part is what you get for $167, I added some left over parts I had sitting around to make a full rig.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251235133670

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DIY Remote Focus Puller / Small Director's Monitor "Rig" ? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12348/diy-remote-focus-puller-small-directors-monitor-rig- Mon, 09 Feb 2015 02:44:59 -0700 StudioDCCreative 12348@/talks/discussions Anybody have any ideas / photos of their DIY remote focus puller / small director's monitor setup?

I'm about to homebrew a monitor + handle + wireless ff combo for my gimbal rig and want to see other people's examples beforehand. Basically something to put handles and a convenient mount on a 7" monitor, and the FF hand unit itself, of course. FF agnostic (I'm getting the RT Motion, but may use this rig with other FF units like the Bartech so flexibility and durability are important).

Preferably something durable, clean, and professionally practical, but I'm not one for buying other people's prepackaged solutions if it's not necessary. I can do limited metalwork if it only involves drilling and cutting and tapping.

Searching the internets has been something of a letdown for me, or I'm bad at searching, but I can't find too many nicely thought out rigs for this purpose yet - everybody seems to be throwing stuff together with duct tape and whatever's laying around the rental shop workbench. Of course, it might be that it's a problem that isn't well solved either. Anybody have some good thoughts on this? What works for you or what are you considering doing for this?

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