Posted on 18. Dec, 2012
Our friends over at Redrock have launched some updates they’d like you to know about.
Redrock Micro Launches Enhanced Support Rigs with New Rig Components
NEW PRODUCTS: Redrock Micro Launches Enhanced Support Rigs with New Rig Components
Hollywood, CA and Dallas, TX – Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-grade cinema accessories, announced today the immediate availability of enhanced camera support rigs that improve performance, comfort and reliability for camera operators. Among these upgrades are the microShoulderPad with FieldTechâ„˘, tool-less microBalance QR counterweights, and improved hand grips. The new improvements now come standard on all Redrock rigs, and are available as upgrades to existing customers.
New microShoulderPad with FieldTech Molds to Shape of Shoulder
The completely redesignedÂ camera shoulder padÂ improves comfort and balance, critical requirements for long shooting days. The newÂ microShoulderPadÂ uses super-toughÂ CorduraÂ®andÂ breathable 3D mesh, and is filled with softÂ free-forming microPoly beadsÂ that actively adapt to each shoulder’s shape and slope. The microShoulderPad promotes proper alignment and better stability with this uniquely balanced pressure distribution, and ensures a new level of comfort and support.
microBalance QR Delivers Tool-Less Counterweights and Battery Mount
Building on the success of Redrock’s microBalance weights, the newly designedÂ microBalance QRrig counterweight speeds rig balance and stability with one-of-a-kind features. Weights can be added or removed just by pushing a button, and without any tools. Multiple weights can be added or removed at once.Â Battery mounting patternsÂ on each weight enable brick batteries (such as Anton Bauer, Switronix, Sony, etc.) to be attached directly to the microBalance QR, making the battery mount quick release as well.
microBalance QR can be set upÂ horizontallyÂ orÂ vertically, and can be adjusted for left-right balance in the vertical setup, a capability unique to Redrock. These features result in the fastest, full-featured camera counterbalance system available today.
Enhanced Handgrips Improve Grip, Add Features
Redrock’s rig hand grips have also been updated with improved design and features. The newdiamond patternÂ reduces potential for moisture build-up while the soft rubber surface keeps things comfortable. The addedÂ double-lockÂ on each grip end offers an additional option for adding mounting points or rig extensions. A popular use of this feature is attaching the microRemote fingerwheel to the grip when grips are inverted, such as on the ManCam rig.
Pricing and Availability
The new components are shipping now and are available on all Redrock Micro rigs at no additional cost. Redrock also offers components individually so customers can update their existing Redrock rigs to the latest features. All upgrades are available standalone or in upgrade bundles. As with all Redrock products, customers can purchase direct from Redrock Micro‘s website atredrockmicro.com, or from any Redrock worldwide authorized reseller.
For More Information
Additional details on the microShoulderPad with FieldTechâ„˘, microBalance QR and microHandGrips can be found at:Â store.redrockmicro.com/UP
About Redrock Micro
Redrock Micro revolutionized independent film production in the early 2000s with the M2 cinema lens adapter, and reinvented digital filmmaking in 2008 with HDSLR cinema rigs and accessories. Today, Redrock Micro continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning digital cinema rigs and accessories, DSLR rigs, depth-of-field adapters, stabilization and support gear, sophisticated focus controllers, and advanced cinema accessories. More information is available atredrockmicro.com.
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