VZDVMEDIARIG – Camera support is essential during a long day of filming, but long hours of filming can cause extreme fatigue and pain. The media Rig from VariZoom is a specifically designed shoulder rig for cameras such as compact HD cameras & DSLRs, and offers superior shoulder camera support, allowing operators to film throughout the entire day pain-free.
Our Dual-Stage Suspension Pod Makes for a Comfortable Camera Shoulder Rig
The latest version of our popular shoulder camera rig is improved in nearly every way. Our shock-absorbing support uses a dual-stage suspension pod that distributes the camera weight to your body (instead of your arms and shoulders) while providing shock absorption. The suspension pod fits into a holster on the belt, supporting the weight of the camera and allowing you to shoot comfortably. The camera position can be adjusted side-to-side and front-to-back for optimal balance and to allow viewing of a flip-out LCD or DSLR viewfinder.
The suspension pod also allows smooth control over the height of your shot, so you can shoot at any level with no strain. Easily shoot up or down at the eye level of your subject without uncomfortable bending or stretching. Even shoot over a crowd of people by simply extending and locking the suspension pod. Combined with the ability to tilt fluidly through 180 degrees, the shock absorbing support allows you to shoot all day without fatigue or unsteady framing.
The Adjustable Shoulder Mount Provides Customized Shoulder Camera Support
Another unique feature of the DV Media Rig is our adjustable shoulder arch mount. It pivots from side to side, slides up and down, includes a breathable mesh shoulder pad, and an adjustable, interchangeable counterweight system at the rear to provide neutral balance and effortless operation.
If you want a simple, more flexible setup, you also have the option of using this shoulder camera rig without the suspension pod and belt. The pod detaches in an instant, so it’s easy to switch from pod-supported to free-mount at any time.Made with finely machined aluminum and stainless steel components, the DV Media Rig adds a high level of professionalism at a low cost.
The new and improved DV Media Rig now includes various improvements to the hardware and design based on customer feedback and improvements to our production process:
- NEW plush, breathable shoulder pad with improved mounting system
- NEW improved 4-point accessory mount allows mounting above and below and locks in place – perfect for monitors, lights, mics, XLR adapters, etc.
- NEW no-slip, durable, dual layer hand grips
- NEW improved quick release plate, interchangeable with other VariZoom products
- NEW professional black anodized finish
- NEW improved adjustment hardware
- Pivoting, adjustable counterweight system for neutral balance
- Shoulder arch mount swivels side-to-side and adjusts up and down, allowing ideal positioning for eyepiece, flip out monitor, balance and comfort
- Optional accessory: heavy suspension pod offers improved support for cameras weighing over 7lbs.
- 2 year warranty
-I’m currently shooting a project that needs several moving shots. A steadicam was completely out of our budget so I went looking for a shoulder mount. Oddly enough good shoulder mounts for actual camcorders (We’re shooting with a Panasonic AG HMC40) are rather hard to find as most are concentrating on the DSLR market now. I liked the motion features of this particular rig but was a little concerned about the weight limit of 7 lbs. The HMC40 is well under that but I’m running a full rig with follow focus and matte box so I’m over that limit. I found that it handles the extra weigh just fine and even if there were problems you can lock down the spring loaded support rod and turn it into a solid rig. There is still the tilt control at the handles which is more than most shoulder rigs have. You would only lose a little of the vertical rise at worst. The rig is solidly built and one of the most affordable shoulder mounts out there.
Yes I recoment it to a friend.