With more DSLRs and hybrid cameras adding high-definition video capabilities, it was inevitable that someone would come out with serious videography accessories. One of the first comes from Redrock Micro, which has announced its DSLR 2.0 Hybred Cinema rigs. Designed to work turn DSLRs and high-end EVF cameras into viable, portable video production systems, the Rigs add mattebox, follow focus, and support cage features. The Rigs work with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Rebel T1i, Nikon D90, and Panasonic Lumix HG1. Depending on configuration, pricing starts at $195.
For details, read the Redrock Micro press release:
Redrock Micro Announces New DSLR 2.0 Hybrid Cinema Rigs
New low cost accessories advance DSLRs into next-generation hybrid still and cinema-style shooting
Dallas, TX – Redrock Micro, the leading provider of cinema accessories for digital filmmakers, today announced the new DSLR 2.0 line of Redrock cinema accessories for video DSLR cameras, including the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Nikon D90, and Panasonic Lumix HG1. Redrock’s DSLR 2.0 products build on Redrock’s successful launch of the original DSLR Cinema Bundles already in wide use today, and address an emerging new ultra portable shooting style.
DSLR 2.0 delivers cinema support & accessories for hybrid still and cinema shooting
Video DSLRs alone are not stable enough nor provide the features for cinema-style production. Redrock’s previous DSLR Cinema Bundles (launched in 2008) add the weight, form factor, and features (such as mattebox, follow focus, and support cage) that transform DSLRs into viable cinema production rigs.
DSLR 2.0 accessories build on Redrock’s current products to address the emerging new hybrid shooting style enabled by DSLR video cameras that combine the ultra portability and lightweight of DSLR shooting with cinema-style accessories, features, and standards.
“Redrock’s previous DSLR Cinema Bundles transform DSLR video cameras into the form factor, features, and durability of a cinema-style camera,” said James Hurd, Chief Revolutionist for Redrock Micro. “DSLR 2.0 accessories are designed for shooters who want cinema accessories and features, but a more portable lightweight solution that can be feature-configured to exactly meet their needs. Our customers also said they wanted more affordable solutions that can be purchased in pieces. Our new systems are in the hundreds of dollars.”
“Canon is a leader in the explosion of interest in DSLR video with our ground-breaking Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera with full HD video,” said David Sparer, senior manager, Professional Product Market, Canon U.S.A., “Redrock’s new DSLR 2.0 gear is a fantastic accessory which can be used with Canon DSLR cameras, and delivers a portable, lightweight shooting rig which can help adapt use of our DSLRs to fit many diverse needs.”
Redrock DSLR 2.0: affordable building blocks
Affordability is always a hallmark of Redrock products. DSLR 2.0 delivers even more economical solutions starting for as little as $195. Kit and full rig pricing varies based on the components selected.
At the heart of DSLR 2.0 product line is approximately two dozen individual components that can be mixed and matched at purchase time to provide the exact configuration customers desire. The new unique Redrock DSLR baseplate is the foundation for DSLR 2.0 configurations. It features ultra light design, unique locking pin for DSLRs to eliminate rotation, and quick release clamp for fast transformations, such as from tripod to handheld shooting.
Availability and Pricing
The Redrock Micro DSLR 2.0 products are available for immediate ordering from Redrock direct and from select Redrock resellers. Pricing depends on configuration, and start as low as $195.