The versatile Ronin 2 gimbal from DJI is suitable for use handheld, or mounted in a variety of ways, including to a drone, Steadicam, vehicle mount, and more. An update from the original Ronin, this motorized stabilization system is suitable for a range of camera and lens configurations, boasting a payload capacity of 30 pounds. This means it can be used for everything from DSLRs up to cinema cameras such as the Arri Alexa Mini and Sony FS7. Like its predecessor, the Ronin 2 features support for Underslung, Upright, and Briefcase operation modes to help you achieve the best angle. However, it has been redesigned to enable easy transition between Upright and Underslung modes without changing the position of the camera as well as enhancements to the control software and physical design to simplify taking complex shots without sacrificing performance.
The EyeDirect Mark II Interview Kitis the professional’s tool to guarantee eye contact from any subject. The Mark II accommodates the larger, professional cameras with larger zooms, but may be configured to handle DSLRs and Mirrorless as well. Users may attach their iPads and convert the Mark II, to an AutoCue/TelePrompter. The EyeDirect allows interviewer to be on either side of the camera. Used by producers and shooters all over the world, the EyeDirect can guarantee an authentic connection. By employing two mirrors, a ‘periscope’ is created to draw the subject’s attention to what is reflected behind camera. One of the great features is that the EyeDirect requires no electricity!
The Easyrig Vario 5 with Gimbal Rig Vest and 5″ Extended Arm is a body-worn support system that is adjustable to support camera rigs weighing 11 to 38 lb. The system works by using a suspension line to support the weight of the gimbal rig, taking the load off of your shoulder, neck, and arm muscles, and distributing it across your torso. The tension line is adjustable by turning a screw in the back, letting you dial in the appropriate amount of tension for your rig. The system consists of the gimbal rig vest, Vario 5 standard support bar, and a 5″ extended support arm. The gimbal rig vest is optimized for use with motorized gimbal stabilizers, providing increased lower back support that allows you to carry weights further away from your body.
The Dynamic Perceptions 2 Axis Stage One Slider/Time lapse Dolly Kitis a ready-to-run travel and adventure package. Build your desired total slider length with precision manufactured joinable carbon fiber extension sets and add optional pan+tilt capability and you’ve got a portable and collapsible lightweight system ready to travel inside backpacks, carry-on luggage or large size camera bags. Now you can travel further and bring motion with you. Check out our gear review on this great dolly kit!
The Dana Dolly Portable Dolly System Rental Kit with original style track ends is a heavy duty camera dolly platform that rides on 16 custom modified soft polyurethane wheels that resist flat spotting and use ABEC-7 rated precision bearings providing you with extremely smooth dolly shots. This kit is complete with 75, 100, and 150mm bowl adapters, and comes in a custom flight case. The dolly includes two original style track ends, which accept inch and a quarter pipe (standard speed rail), and fit into available standard Junior stand receivers. A center support is included for long track runs or when using heavy cameras. The dolly platform is machined from aluminum and features a standard Mitchell mount including a 2.75″ center hole with a machined key way. The platform incorporates one 3/8″ through hole, one 1/4″-20 threaded hole, and one 3/8″-16 threaded hole on each side of the dolly platform for a total of 6 accessory mounting holes.
With the Dynamic Perceptions Stage Zero Dolly Kit, you can ceate stunning dynamic time-lapse movies in the thrilling world of motion control photography. The open source NMX Digital controller (included in the Stage Zero base kit) unleashes precise camera and motor control, while the dolly slider configurations meet every photographer’s specific ruggedness and portability needs. The Stage Zero 6-foot kit is the premiere budget product for filmmakers wanting to add motion-controlled time-lapse and video footage. A durable dolly slider kit that includes everything you need for a 6-foot motorized DSLR slider.
Create cinematic camera movements with the Ikan ES-70 27″ Carbon Fiber Slider Kit from E-Image. The slider may be used in multiple modes of operation and can support up to 15 pounds. It features a flywheel belt-drive system, offering adjustable resistance via a squeeze mechanism at the top of the flywheel. There’s an included crank that can be used the traditional way upon removal of the flywheel. For tripod and stand usage, there are standard 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threads on the bottom as well as a 5/8″ stand mount receiver on each end. The included outrigger feet are individually adjustable for leveling the slider evenly on different surfaces. The camera mounting platform is a large 5 x 5″ and has a bubble level, and the tripod mount plate is 5 x 6″, for sturdier tripod mounting.
With its long flat camera platform and V-lock quick-release compatibility, SHAPE’s BP8000 V-Lock Quick Release Baseplate Kit is a versatile rig option for mid-sized cinema cameras with flat bases. The centerpiece of the kit is the V-lock baseplate for larger cameras like the Alexa, F5, C300, and broadcast cameras. Several inches of adjustment is available for achieving balance with large or small lenses. Adjustable 15mm rods in the front and rear allow for different cameras to comply with the 15mm LWS standard for compatibility with follow focuses, lens supports, and more. If you’re not carrying the camera on your shoulder, the entire rig can be locked into the included VCT-14 tripod plate. The included articulated handles adjust quickly, with the push of a button. Length adjustment is provided by way of a thumb screw.
The Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate Shoulder Rig Kitfeatures a built-in ergonomic shoulder pad, 10″ sliding track, extra space for accessories in front, VCT14-compatible V-wedge, red buttons and levers all around, and much more. Use it with all types of cameras, from DSLRs to larger models like the Alexa. With the rod adapter set back, you have additional space to mount accessories under the camera lens, allowing you to position the camera further back on the plate, keeping the balance point of your rig directly over your shoulder. The VCT Pro Baseplate features a 10″ sliding track, providing the space to optimally adjust balance after every lens change. Moreover, the included red camera plate can be loosened by a spring-loaded lever instead of a screw, so you can make adjustments quickly and easily.
CMount is now featuring this beautiful, well-balanced throwback shoulder rig, designed for today’s finest HD cinema style cameras such as the Sony FS-700, Canon C300, Black Magic Cinema, as well as the RED Scarlett and the Canon HDSLRs.
Bridging the gap between compact clip-on sunshades and multi-staged matte boxes, Bright Tangerine’s Misfit Matte Box Kit is versatile while remaining lightweight. This kit is based on the carbon fiber Misfit core, which can hold two 4×5.65″ filters and, with the twist of a knob, can be expanded to hold three filters. For holding filters, two trays are included, and they mount in the Misfit’s fixed stages. Also included is a carbon fiber top flag for blocking any reflections. Once you’re ready to mount the matte box to your lens, use the 143mm clamp to secure it to the front and you’re ready to shoot.
The LMB-25 Three-Stage Matte Box Set from ARRI includes the LMB-25 lightweight matte box, one three-filter stage, three 4 x 5.65″ / 4 x 4″ combo filter trays, and one top/bottom flag. A required lens clamp adapter is not included in this set. Lens clamp adapters are available separately in diameters up to 143mm. The LMB-25 shade includes captive screws for easy removal and attachment to its frame. The included carbon fiber flag offers extended flare protection and may be positioned at the top or bottom of the matte box depending on your shot.
The ARRI MMB-2 is a compact and lightweight matte box for use clamped onto a lens or on lightweight 15 mm rods. With a wide range of available accessories, the MMB-2 is a fully featured matte box that fits well with DSLR and lightweight digital cameras. The ARRI MMB-2 Matte Box Features two 4″ x 5.65″ / 4″ x 4″ filter frames, the rear stage is fully rotatable and adapter rings for moving zoom lenses available. It is suitable for lenses with a front diameter of up to 114.
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The Sachtler Video 20 Kit 20 S1 SL HD MCF brings together the update of a classic fluid head with a solid, quick-action tripod to provide a professional level of support for today’s news-gathering videographer. Whether you’re shooting with a large ENG camcorder or the latest video DSLR, this Sachtler Video 20 Kit, which also includes mid-level spreader, rubber feet, and a carry bag, will give you the quick, easy balance and flexible control you need.
The 100mm V25P EFP MLS100 Kit from Camgear includes a V25P fluid head, an EFP100/CF2M carbon fiber tripod with a mid-level spreader, two PB-2 pan bars, and an SB-3 carrying cage. This Camgear combo is suited for most portable camcorders and for compact studio rigs, supporting up to 57 pounds. The 100mm ball-head features eight steps of both pan and drag, nine counterbalance positions, a sliding balance plate, an illuminated bubble-level, two telescoping 2-piece pan handles, and a quick-release plate. The Camgear EFP100/CF2 MLS100 is a heavy-duty carbon fiber tripod with quick-locking clips and a mid-level spreader.
The Manfrotto 503 Tripod Kit includes a503HDV Fluid Head w/755XB Pro Tripod & Case. This is a lightweight, professional tripod system consisting of the 503HDV fluid head, the 755XB aluminum tripod, and a padded carrying case. With its combined weight of 10 lbs and height range of 21-60″, this video support package is a versatile addition to medium-size camcorder or DSLR kits. Able to quickly set up and break down with ease, the combo of one of Manfrotto’s most popular video heads with the sturdy ergonomics of the 755XB makes this perfect for run-and-gun shooting and other basic video applications. The continuously-variable fluid drag system of the 503HDV provides just the right amount of dampening for any shot on your list; from whip pans to slow motion, just dial in drag to touch.
The sleek, black-finished ARRI FF-4 Basic Follow Focus Unit consists of a single-sided follow focus with one standard knob. This robust, economical unit slides onto a pair of lightweight 15mm rods. The FF-4 is designed with a 1:2 knob-to-gear ratio for smooth, accurate focus pulls on a variety of lenses. A required focus gear is not included with this unit. The FF-4 features a modular design that is compatible with most ARRI follow focus accessories such as whips, speed cranks, and knob accessories. It features slide-on design for 15mm lightweight support rods; requires BA-2 or BA-3 adapter for use with studio bridge plates.
When your camera is on a jib, a gimbal, or a situation where physical contact with the camera lens is not possible, the Redrock Micro Wireless Follow Focus Kitallows for smooth and accurate focus adjustment. Included with this kit are a Basestation which acts as the wireless receiver and power distributor for the motor, a digital Torque Motor, a Handheld Controller with hard stops on the handwheel, and two 24″ flexCables. It wirelessly coordinates with the Hand Controller and calibrates the motors to the lenses. Power is also distributed through the Basestation. The Digital Torque Motor can drive photo or cinema lenses, while its small size keep it unobtrusive, and its light weight won’t unbalance your rig. The motor will attach to 15mm rods and can be adjusted to fit the diameter of your lens.
The Glidecam 4000 is a three-axis handheld stabilizer designed for use with video cameras up to 10 lb, transforming shaky camera footage into smooth, professional shots. Its precision camera balance platform incorporates a quick release, drop-in dovetail plate that lets you quickly attach or remove your camera, and features fine-tuning control knobs that enable precision front-to-back and side-to-side adjustments for horizontal balancing. This kit includes; Quick Camera Mounting Platform, Quick Base Platform, Quick Release Plate, Central Post, Forearm Brace, Forearm Pad and Weights.