Rigs and related stuff http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/rigs-n-stuff/feed.rss Thu, 30 Mar 17 00:53:09 -0600 Rigs and related stuff en-CA 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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Lanparte new rig



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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Show your and others rig, photos, etc http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5293/show-your-and-others-rig-photos-etc Sun, 25 Nov 2012 01:26:23 -0700 theacumen 5293@/talks/discussions I finally finished my GH2 rig exactly how I like it. Thought i'd share some pictures.

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My plan was to keep is as compact but practical as possible.

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hot shoe help! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13468/hot-shoe-help Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:17:13 -0600 jclmedia 13468@/talks/discussions I recently got my new samsung s6 to record 4k video and take much nicer pics than my 4s that I had, I want to be able to mount it on my varavon cage as a monitor ect. whats the best/cheapest place to buy a Hot shoe and 1/4 thread adapter so I can mount it with my Joby Phone holder.

thanks

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Ebay? or amazon?

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Monitor mount for DJI Ronin-m http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13010/monitor-mount-for-dji-ronin-m Wed, 20 May 2015 06:36:26 -0600 Alexauwa 13010@/talks/discussions Is there any cheaper alternative to this? http://store.dji.com/product/ronin-monitor-mounting-bracket-a

110 EUR is pretty rediculous.

I live in Germany so non-american web pages are welcome.

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Motionnine Cages http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11008/motionnine-cages- Fri, 08 Aug 2014 04:40:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11008@/talks/discussions BMPCC one

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GH4 one

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Doc Rig Solution? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12948/doc-rig-solution Thu, 07 May 2015 10:42:40 -0600 johnbosco 12948@/talks/discussions I'm a relatively recent lurker and this is my first post. It's been a lot of fun catching up on a lot of the work put in here with the hacks, and it has been pretty interesting to get insight into what matters for shooters/filmmakers/pros/amateurs alike, so thanks again for providing that space! I've learned a lot, and I am grateful!

I'm working on a documentary on a musician friend of mine, purely self-motivated and unfunded, in part because I think that too often people decide that budget or tech restricts their ability to just make something that is good and entertaining with what they have. I started back in February with a borrowed T3i, kit lenses and a friend donating his time and 7d (or 6d? i can never remember.) kit to help shoot. I saved up some money, got a used GH2 on CL and a used Roland R26 (from a pawn shop for $150, no less!), and am looking to continue shooting.

Based on how we were shooting/the needs of the doc, I'm going to get a Benro monopod (w/the S4 head) as I venture into run and gun situations. I like the portability combined with stability. It seems good for live performances of the musician but also flexible for following him in everyday situations, which the doc is a blend of.

Enter my dilemma/question to everyone: mounting the Roland R-26 with this setup. Any tried and true monopod + audio setups out there? With a second person helping, they could run audio easily enough, but with most of my days being a one-man-band setup, I'm looking to minimize handling noise (the weak point, in my opinion, of the R26) and maximize space efficiency.

I will say that I bought one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Movo-SMM5-Universal-Microphone-Shockmount/dp/B00RF1BQZ0 But I returned it because, although it worked well mounting the zoom we were using, the roland has some added weight/bulk to it and the one I received was broken. I had concerns with the lightweight plastic standing up in the field.

I was thinking I could mount the device to the monopod itself, rather than the hotshoe on the GH2, but I am unfamiliar with the hardware side of this and wanted to see if anyone had experience/advice with what might be a good option or alternative to the linked movo thing.

I'm open to a cage, but that's a bit pricier, and, as I mentioned, I'm working out-of-pocket, so would like to keep costs to a minimum. Still, the best solution is the best solution, and I'm just looking for options to generate ideas as I look to build my first rig. Any ideas? Thank you!

And if you want to see what I've been shooting, here's a trailer I made for the project in question:

https://vimeo.com/johnbosco/sergeygetsahaircut

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GH3 battery grip modding http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7628/gh3-battery-grip-modding Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:33:54 -0600 sam_rides_a_mtb 7628@/talks/discussions So I saw this: http://www.newsshooter.com/2013/07/23/extreme-documentary-how-vice-puts-the-canon-c300-through-its-paces/

And thought how awesome it would be to have that relocated camera grip with controls for the GH3.

The Canon Cxxx series grip relocator is this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/875881-REG/Zacuto_z_hg_c3gr_Zgrip_Handle_with_C300.html

Well then I realized, there is a battery grip for the GH3 that not only has a shutter release button, but 2 dials, as well as controls for WB, ISO, and EC!!!!

Now, this is where it gets tricky. If we wanted to somehow turn this battery grip into a relocated handle/grip, how would we connect the 18 contacts? This could potentially turn the GH3 camera into an even more powerful run and gun kit with something like this.

The battery grip even has the more traditional strap slots/lugs, which should make attaching a camcorder-like strap easier.

How many of those contacts are needed and what would be the best way of connecting a wire, so to speak?

Seems like this battery grip would be the perfect place to start in attempting to make some sort of handle control on a GH3 rig.

Any thoughts?

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FS Edelkrone Modula 5...$550 plus shipping http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12032/fs-edelkrone-modula-5...550-plus-shipping Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:36:37 -0700 PierreB 12032@/talks/discussions I have a Edelkrone Modula 5 for sale....virtually unused....asking $550 US plus shipping cost I bought the rig new and have never used it Please PM me if interested, Thanks

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Lanc solution for GH4 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12523/lanc-solution-for-gh4 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:12:59 -0700 mrbill 12523@/talks/discussions anybody got a lanc solution for simple record start/stop with the GH4? I'd like to have a simple button on one of the handles of my shoulder rig to control this function. Thanks in advance!

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GH4 + cine mini-primes: good Matte Box and Follow Focus options? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11997/gh4-cine-mini-primes-good-matte-box-and-follow-focus-options Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:50:14 -0700 lseerveld 11997@/talks/discussions I'm looking forward to receiving the new Veydra set when they ship. Up til now I've been using the Panasonic 12-35 and 35-100 zooms (with a variable ND when needed) on an Indisystem shoulder rig (with TV Logic 5.6" monitor when needed). I would like to have the option to add a Matte Box and single sided Follow Focus. Does anyone have suggestions for quality, light weight MB and FF that would work well with these primes and possibly also the zooms?

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Foton Lit Video Support Bracket http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12396/foton-lit-video-support-bracket Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:23:21 -0700 wordsofpeace 12396@/talks/discussions Is anyone using one of these? If so, what's the verdict for on it. http://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-foton-lit-video-support-bracket.htm

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Tip: Secure Your GH4 Eyecup http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11890/tip-secure-your-gh4-eyecup- Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:06:49 -0700 bheath 11890@/talks/discussions Hi,

I would suggest that users of the GH4 secure the rubber eyecup to the body using a few narrow strips of two-sided tape - (the gummy kind) or something like a bit of silicone adhesive.

It takes very little force to remove this thing. For instance taking the camera in and out of a back, pocket or pack.

The replacement part is costly (over $30.00 USD and will take time out of your shooting.

I used a few strips of 4mm wide, two-sided tape, because I also wanted to lock the diopter dial in place.

I'm not attaching a picture, because the camera can't take a picture of itself:)

I hope this helps any of you.

Over and out.

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Bmpcc custom 3D printed cage with carry handle from Shapeways .. Interested? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11732/bmpcc-custom-3d-printed-cage-with-carry-handle-from-shapeways-..-interested Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:29:53 -0700 einstein7 11732@/talks/discussions Hi there just need a vote count for those who would buy a custom bmpcc cage with removable handle for rough $100 printed by shapeways.. Pics below are of the real product on my bmpcc just made a few minor tweaks and can't sell the design until I reprint myself. Just my solution to 300 dollar similar products and seems plenty strong with the sigma 18-50 attached lens must weigh around 1.5-2 lbs. Thanks

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Atlas camera support http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11917/atlas-camera-support Mon, 08 Dec 2014 03:34:42 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11917@/talks/discussions

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