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Posted by admin on October 22, 2012
We experimented with using a FocusShifter follow focus on the DSLR CAT Rig. It works quite well, even with the long focal travel of the 70-200mm lens.
We're also testing out using a Samsung Galaxy phone as a low cost viewfinder. The refresh rate is still a little slow, but the resolution is excellent, and the onscreen controls are a real plus.
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Posted by admin on June 8, 2012
The DSLR Cat is designed to move the weight of the camera back and over the shoulder, thus making a more well balanced rig that requires less counterweight. The overall result is that the whole rig is lighter, and is less tiring to keep on the shoulder for long periods of time. The downside is that the screen on the DSLR is not visible, so an EVF or external monitor must be used.
The handle of the DSLR Cat is modeled after the handle used by the Aaton cameras, which gives good control of the whole camera rig using only one hand. The other hand is free to control focus, zoom, settings, etc. The handle is 3D printed.
The shoulder pad is made from comfortable leather. It's attached to the rig at the ends, and space is left between the leather and the rig, to suspend the rig over the shoulder, so that no hard surface is touching the top of the shoulder where the weight is bearing down.
There are 2 levels at which the camera can be mounted. The lower level mounts the camera ahead of the shoulder, and leaves more room above the camera. The upper level mounts the camera directly above the shoulder. This is especially useful for zoom lenses, as it balances out the weight better.
The DSLR Cat can also be used for other video cameras, like small handycams. The handcam is positioned further away, so that the flip out screen is visible. The top rail can be used to support a microphone, since most handycams don't have a full size hot shoe.
Posted by admin on April 4, 2012
Finished the anodized black KRIG for a shoot tonight. Looks amazing!Quickly transforms flat for easy carrying, transport, and storage.
Changes from V1.2:
- It's black.
- 2 thumbscrews being used to hold on the counterweights. One thumbscrew clamps a small flat piece of aluminum in front of the weight to keep it from sliding too far onto the frame. The other thumbscrew threads into the end of the frame, and clamps the weight. Thumbscrews are from McMaster, part # 6390K51 Metric Phenolic Four-arm Knob, M5 X .8 Threaded Stud, 15 Mm Stud Length, 25mm Dia
- Added Handle/Mic Mount using two 150mm lengths of extrusion, and the adjustable side brackets.