Redrock sent me this alert last night and it looks like an awesome update to their already fantastic One Man Crew.
I've lusted over the One Man Crew as something I wanted for my new basement studio (ok, it isn't so new any more). The ability to have a moving camera instead of something in a fixed position would just step up my solo videos just enough to make me even more impressive (subtle smile added).
But imagine what it would do for you if you're doing lots of interviews or shooting your own training.
And with the addition of the iOS remote app, it would be even easier to set up and operate for a one man band!
Serious lust going on here!
First up is just a demo video showing you how the ‘crew works and then on to the Press announcement of the new iOS app.
Redrock Micro One Man Crew Director
Redrock Micro releases New iOS remote app for One Man Crew Director
Via Redrock Micro Press:
Dallas, TX and Hollywood, CA – Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional cinema accessories, today announced the release of the new iOS remote app for One Man Crew Director. The mobile app enables wireless setup and control of the One Man Crew motorized parabolic slider, and adds features for streamlining small crew workflow and enhancing on-set intimacy for interviews. The app is available for immediate download from the Apple App store.
Streamlining Interviews and Enhancing Set Intimacy
The remote app for iOS works on iPhone or iPad, and connects wirelessly to the One Man Crew Director. Once connected, all of the functions of the One Man Crews side panel are available on the app. Building on the remote functions, the App adds new Gesture Screen so camera movement can sync with the interview’s tempo and emotion without looking away from your subject.
Benefits of the iOS One Man Crew Remote App include:
- Faster setup with touch-screen control of all the unit’s side panel operations.
- More convenient operation to start and stop camera movement, change speed, and start and stop camera recording, saving time and effort.
- Enhance interview intimacy with the new Gesture Screen to sync camera movements to tempo and mood of interview without looking away from the subject or having additional crew on set.
- Improved support – mobile access to the One Man Crew operating manual.
“The OMC Remote App is fantastic,” said Matthew Allard of Newsshooter.com. “It is intuitive and very straightforward to use. This makes operating the One Man Crew Director so much easier. The ability to control your device while standing next to another camera saves you a lot of time and gives you the added versatility of being able to change the speed or modify your parabolic moves…”
Great Interviews for Solo or Small Crews
The iOS remote app works with the award-winning One Man Crew Director, the only parabolic motorized slider that adds camera movement without requiring a dedicated operator while keeping the subject in focus and anchored in frame. This feature makes the One Man Crew Director uniquely well-suited for interviews, reality television, talking head, corporate, and documentary work.
“(We) Love the new One Man Crew Director app. It’s really convenient to operate the slider from anywhere on set,” said Zach Rutledge, Co-Owner of Songbird Media Group. Songbird Media is a full–scale, state-of-the-art media production company. Songbird relies on gear including the One Man Crew Director to create polished, higher quality interviews for their clients.
The latest version of the iOS Remote App includes an API for developers. Using the API, the One Man Crew Director control can be integrated into third party applications.
The iOS Remote App for One Man Crew joins the Android version of the Remote App that is also available.
More details on OMCD.
Owners of the original One Man Crew can use the Remote app with an upgrade to the One Man Crew Director, currently on sale at $300 discount for a limited time.
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 at redrockmicro.com.
planetMitch note: Redrock was a sponsor of planet5D for a long time, and they've been awesome to planet5D in the years past and we know you want to be kept up to date with new gear announcements.
Our thanks again to Brian and the many-man-and-woman crew at Redrock Micro!
(cover photo credit: snap from Redrock Micro)