Korean movie camera accessories maker Motion9 will be showing a range of exciting new and existing products at NAB 2015. On the evidence of the MonoJib FullSet Kit that has just arrived here, their designs and manufacturing continue to be excellent and great value for money. Drop by Motion9’s stand in Hall C, Booth 10545, if you are at NAB this year.
First, disclosure. I have bought several Motion9 products so far and am very pleased with the thoughtfulness that has gone into their design and the care and quality with which they are made. I will be buying more Motion9 products when my budget permits.
I am no time-hardened expert on DSLR movie camera accessories but I have attended Australian, UK and German trade shows and studied everything as closely as possible, from long before I acquired my first movie-capable DSLR. Many years of prior experience with high end analog stills and movie cameras may count for something too.
I know quality when I see and handle it. So does my business partner, who has many years’ experience as an engineer and products designer for major global imaging and audio R & D corporations. I also appreciate kindness and consideration from my suppliers and count Motion9 as being amongst the best in that regard.
I came across Motion9 via a trade show report at Dan Chung and Matt Allard’s News Shooter website and made contact with the Motion9 folks shortly thereafter. Back then the little company from Incheon, Korea, had a rather smaller product range but my guess was that they were on a path to growth and would slowly but surely establish themselves on the market. Potential customers simply needed to see and try out their products, as I had done.
Since then Motion9’s product range has grown considerably. They have informed me that a number of new products will be making their appearance at NAB 2015. And I am sure they will be showing off the rest of their back catalog too.Motion9 is showing off a suite of great new DSLR & mirrorless movie camera accessories at NAB. Click To Tweet
I have a couple of lists of new products that Motion9 will be showing as prototypes, pre-production models or freshly-launched production versions. Not all of these products are currently described at the Motion9 website but I am informed that images and text will be coming soon.
- CubeCage for Samsung NX1
- MonoJib Kit and Full Set
- Atomos Shogun Cage
- Counter LineCam
- RodRiser Pro
- BMPC 4K Cage
- LineCam Motor Kit
- Voltage adapter with DC cable and coupler
- Single rail slider with folding leg
Motion9 brought out several new products earlier this year and no doubt they will be shown off at NAB 2015 as well. Check them out if interested. They include:
- CubeCage Classic Pro Handle, the NATO accessory rail version of Motion9’s Classic Handle for camera cages.
- CubeCage One-Touch Cable Clamp, the NATO rail version of their excellent camera cage cable clamps.
- CubeMix GH3/4 Pro, the NATO handle-enhanced version of the CubeCage for the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and GH4, with RodRiser.
- Cube Alpha A7s Pro Kit, likewise the NATO-enhanced version of the Cube Cage for the Sony A7s camera, plus RodRiser.
- 5D Mark III Cube 5D3, with NATO rail handle and clamp.
- 7D Mark II Cage Cube 7D2, as above.
- LineCam 34, a compact portable slider for tripod or on-ground use.
- LineCam 46, a longer version of the above.
And last but not least, Motion9’s intriguing CubePower system comprising external battery, charger and battery plate to power your camera, other gear and accessories with the aid of their new DC battery voltage adapter so you don’t overload any of that precious, hardworking equipment.
Oh, one more thing for those of you considering buying one of Motion9’s several excellent camera cages. You can never have too many CubeCage Hot Shoes. You never know how many devices you will want to attach to your cage and better to have more than you think you will need.
Bolt-on Hot Shoes, perhaps better named cold shoes as they do not have electrical connections in them, and their bolts, can be tricky things to handle in challenging conditions on location and especially harborside during a typically windy day shooting on Sydney Harbour.
That’s enough for my admittedly somewhat biased advice about Motion9 camera accessories for now. I am off to assemble a MonoJib and plan some shots with that and a LineCam 34 for some no-budget shorts to show off a new series of books and apps my partner has created.
With luck we just might make enough to finance purchasing a few more Motion9 products!
(cover photo credit: snap from Carmel Morris)