Tripods and Rigs

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Tripods

sachtler-aceSachtler Ace Tripod ($560)

Product Highlights

  • For HDSLR Cameras & Compact Camcorders
  • Supports Up to 8.8 lb
  • Drag: 3 Grades Each of H/V + Zero
  • 5-Step Counterbalance
  • Balance Plate with 4.1″ Sliding Range
  • 66.5″ Maximum System Height

benro-s6Benro S6 Tripod ($300 for the kit or $160 for the head)

Benro has a great video tripod that uses Manfrotto plates and works great. They are supposed to be coming out with even more heads in the near future.

Product Highlights

  • Supports 13.2 lb (6 kg)
  • Posi-Step Counterbalance System
  • Variable Tilt Drag Control
  • Separate Pan and Tilt Locks
  • 501PL Compatible Quick Release Plate
  • Quick Release Plate Safety Lock

B&H | Amazon


Davis & Sanford Tripods ($150+)

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I’ve been using D&S video tripods for several years now and am still blown away with how well they have held up. Not only are these tripods well build and smooth, but you also get a 10 year warranty with them! You can get the tripods in a bowl or lift configuration. I would recommend you check out the “Grounder” version that lens you can the tripod head all the way down to the ground for those hot low shots.

B&H | Amazon


Velbon Tripods $60-190

If you’ve got a light setup these are great tripods. I’ve used the Velbon Velbon-d-7000DV-7000 for over 4 years now. And while its not the smoothest head out there, its price, and size work very well for DSLR video work. Its a portable, lightweight video tripod that can support cameras weighing up to 10 pounds. Its two-way pan head features separate pan and tilt locks for stable, locked-down shots, or you can pan a full 360° and tilt up and down for smooth tracking of action.

B&H | Amazon


Manfrotto 128LP Tripod Head $80+

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128-lp-TripodThis makes a great tripod head for sliders, jibs and other applications. Easy to use, cheap and well make.

B&H | Amazon.


Monopods

manfrotto-monopodManfrotto MVM500A Monopod with 500 Head $279

Product Highlights

  • Maximum Height: 6.6′ (200 cm)
  • Weighs Just 4.6 lbs
  • Fluid Head Included
  • Long Sliding Plate
  • Side Lock System for Safety
  • 3 Mini Legs at Base for Added Stability
  • Supports up to 11 lb

Get yours: B&H | Amazon.


manfrotto-monopod-2Manfrotto 560B-1 Monopod (add your own head) $150

Product Highlights

  • Fluid Base for Smooth Rotation
  • Supports Camcorders Up to 17.6 lb
  • 4 Sections for Up to 76″ Height
  • 357PLV Camera Plate Slides for Balance

Get yours: B&H | Amazon.

Support Rigs

Photography and Cinema PR-1 Rig $280

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PR-1_Prime_Video_Shoulder_Rig_Kit_largeProduct Highlights

  • (1) Dual Rod Camera Mounting Plate w/ Tripod Mount
  • (2) 10″ 15mm Rails
  • (2) 6″ 15mm Rails
  • (2) 90 Degree Clamps w/ 1/4-20 thread mounts
  • (1) 15mm Offset Clamp w/ 1/4-20 thread mount
  • (1) Shoulder / Chest Hybrid Pad w/ 1/4-20 thread mount
  • (2) P&C Swiss Rods which can provide up to 20 mounting points each ($65 dollar Value).
  • (1) 7″ Stainlees Steel Friction Arm (newest edition)
  • (2) Foam cushion handles

Get your PR-1 Rig on Amazon


Polaroid Camera stabilizer $60

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The Polaroid Camera stabilizer is a handheld camera platform which provides balance, stability and comfort. It is constructed out of high quality heavy duty aluminum materials.

Product Highlights

  • 8 Adjustment Clamps To Personalize Users Comfort Zone <> Simple To Use, Sets Up In Seconds
  • Provides Stable, One Handed Camera / Camcorder Support <> Heavy Duty Aluminum Construction
  • Shoulder Brace Reduces Camera Shake And Vibrations
  • Smoother Panning And Tilting For Videographers
  • Lightweight, Portable and Supports Up To 20 lbs

Polaroid Rig on Amazon.


Cowboy Studio Shoulder Rig $30

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The Cowboy Studio Shoulder Rig is a lightweight Video Support to eliminate camera shake while recording at an affordable price. Great tool for steady professional recordings. The support can afford at max 6.00kg weight. Even when filming while walking you can see the difference. Easy to handle and lightweight. Steady and avoid vibration, cut down the burden of arm, can lay down the both hands.

This rig is available on Amazon.


Wooden Camera Cage $399+

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Product Description

Quick Kit cage is a quick release, height adjustable cage with 15mm rod support that fits medium size DSLR cameras like Canon 5Dmk3, 5Dmk2, 7D, 6D, and Nikon D300, D600, D800, D7000. It attaches by one low profile screw on bottom and shoe pinch on top. The minimalist design gives you mounting points on the top and side while leaving all of the camera’s vital controls on the right grip and left side easily viewable and accessible. Fold out LCD screens can be positioned easily and eyepiece can be utilized while cage is attached.

Wooden Camera Cage on B&H Photo Video.


Zacuto Top Handle $228

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Product Highlights

  • Allows Carrying/Shooting from Low Angles
  • Attaches Into Camera’s Hot Shoe
  • Adjusts Side-to-Side Along 3 Inch Base
  • Rotates 90°
  • Handle Removes from Base by Lever

B&H | Amazon


Shape Top Handle $70

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Product Highlights

  • Ridged, Solid Top-Handle
  • Angle-Adjustable
  • 1/4″ and 3/8″ Accessory Threads
  • CNC Machined Aluminum

B&H | Amazon


Rods

Ikan rods $20-50

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Product Description

These ikan rods feature powder-coated black finish with machined aluminum construction. I really like these rods, and for their price and flexibility they are a steal.

Amazon | B&H

Shark S1 $590-640

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  • _iFootageShark-SliderS1_-4_4Belt driven system
  • Max load 15 lbs
  • Spin wheel
  • Carbon fiber rails
  • Extension tubes
  • SUPER smooth slider

Get yours at Gear Contact.


Konova Sliders $220-550

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  • k2-slider-konovaK1 (33 lbs weight limit) $200
  • K2 (39 lbs weight limit) $220
  • K3 (48 lbs weight limit) $320
  • K7 (77 lbs weight limit) $550

F&V Sliders $250-400

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  • fv-sliderThicker, stronger, stainless steel guide rail
  • Sizes from 28″ to 47″
  • Made of Aluminum Alloy
  • Adjustable Terrain Legs
  • Offset Mounting Plate
  • Multiple Mounting Thread Locations
  • Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Nominal Weight: 9-15 lbs
  • Maximum Load: 33lbs

Get yours at F&V Lighting.


Kamerar Sliders $130-280

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  • kamerar-slider23″ to 48″ Long.
  • Black Anodized Linear Rail.
  • Red Anodized Slider Carrier w/ Bubble Level.
  • Compound Friction Bearings for Low Noise Tracking.
  • Adjustable Feet for Leveling.

Konova Skate Dolly $90

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  • konova-skateThe Konova scaled skater video camera dolly can creat dramatic video easily without track system.
  • Head screw accpets 3/8″ famale heads.
  • The adjustable anodized aluminum rods have smooth movement and can also be locked.
  • Hard coating wheel at 82~85a ensure durable using and smooth movement.

Get yours at Konova.

Glidecam $400+

  • hd2000For Small Cameras
  • up to 10 lbs Capacity
  • Industry trusted gear

Amazon | B&H


SteadyCam PRO-X

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  • DE-steadicam MD560High quality & precise manufacture by CNC.
  • Carbon fiber & aluminum alloy for both light weight & strength.
  • Three axial gimbal system & double rod base system enhance the stability of steadicam sled.
  • Dual Arm system with special made springs absorbs the most vibration during walking/running/going up/down stairs.
  • Tool-free Installing & quick adjustment.
  • 2 section adjustment with handle & post allow you taking high or low mode easily.
  • High Load capacity from 1 kg to 8 Kg, compatible with DV-DSLR-HDV-BMCC.

Get yours at D Cinema.

Kamerar LITE Matte Box $120

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kamerar-mattebox-liteProduct Highlights

  • Removable / Adjustable Metal Top Flags
  • (1) 4×4 non-rotating ND Filter Tray
  • Adjustable height +/- 2″
  • Requires 15mm Rails to mount (not included)

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Kamerar MAX-1.1 Matte Box $150

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kamerar-mattebox-max-1Product Highlights

  • Removable / Adjustable Metal Top and Side Flags
  • (1) 4×4 non-rotating ND Filter Tray
  • Adjustable height +/- 2″
  • Requires 15mm Rails to mount (not included)

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Genustech Matte Box Lite $180

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Product Highlights

  • For DSLRs and Camcorders
  • One rotating 4 x 4″ Filter Tray
  • Clips on via Available Adapter
  • Flag Protects from Light

Get yours: B&H | GenusTech


906040Genustech Matte Box Height Extension Bracket Kit $488

Product Highlights

  • Includes the GWMC Wide Angle Matte Box
  • GFFW French Flag and Assembly
  • Adjustable Height Matte Box Bracket
  • Two Filter Stages (One Rotating)
  • Two 4×4″ Filter Trays

Get yours: B&H | GenusTech


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