Rhino Rig for DSLR & Cinema Cameras by Kyle Hart

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This looks to be a very versatile rigging system for a lot of different HDSLRs as well as the larger cinema cameras like the Canon EOS C100 and RED etc. plus if you support them on their kickstarter project, you'll get a discount.


The Rhino Rig is an innovative shoulder rig, a culmination of art and engineering for its product category. In the past few years, the exploding camera industry has given film makers a huge number of camera and accessory options to choose from. For the most part, it's been hard for camera support to keep up with the trend. So when we started planning for a game-changing shoulder rig over a year ago, we knew it had to do just about everything.

Rhino Rig Full


To truly innovate the shoulder rig, we engineered it from the ground up. Using the best materials, beautiful design, a patent-pending, custom-fitting shoulder rest, and ARRI standard rosettes throughout, the Rhino Rig is the culmination of art and engineering working together.



Rhino Rig Design

The Rhino Rig boasts an unprecedented amount of articulation from the hand grips to the shoulder rest, and is made up of four modular components: the Base Kit, the Rail System, the Cage, and the Rhino Rest.



Every Rhino Rig starts with the Base Kit, which includes fully-articulating, rosetted hand grips, and an adjustable buttstock. The hand grips can mount directly to the base plate for a truly compact rig.

Rhino Rig Base Kit


As your camera setup grows, add the Rail System which includes “15mm LWS” carbon rails. The rails are height adjustable to accommodate accessories that utilize the 15mm standard. The base of the Rail System will let you attach your rig to any standard tripod or quick release plate. We included a tightening bar that stashes in the base plate of the Rail System for easy and secure mounting of your camera.

Rhino Rig Rail System


We designed an innovative Cage to protect your camera, give you additional hand grip options, and included a cheese-plate to equip your rig with mics, monitors, and other accessories. The two Cage handgrips articulate forward and backward to accommodate cables and accessories that attach to your camera. The top handle makes it easy to shoot low to the ground and carry or pick up your rig.

Additionally, we’ve designed three cage heights to accommodate nearly every camera on the market. For utmost security, the Cage bolts directly to the top of Red Epic, Red Scarlet, and Blackmagic Cinema and Production Cameras.

Important – When the Kickstarter campaign is over, we will contact every Rhino Rig backer with a simple form where you will indicate which cage height you need for your camera. Purchasing multiple cage handles of different heights will be available on the website at the end of the campaign.

Rhino Rig Cage


For ultimate comfort and customization, we created the first ever fully-articulating, custom-fitting shoulder rest; the Rhino Rest, which is being received as the most comfortable shoulder rest on the market. It features 9 individually articulating TPR (thermoplastic rubber) pads that distribute the weight equally across the shoulder and an integrated 15 degree cant that conforms to the slope of your shoulder.

We added even more functionality by integrating eight 1/4-20 accessory mounting locations above each link.

Rhino Rig Rest


Here’s a partial list of the cameras the Rhino Rig will accommodate.

(Please note that any camera over 6.4″ tall will not fit inside our tallest cage. Most cameras that tall have integrated hand grips/mounting locations for mics and monitors.)

Any small camera or DSLR will fit if it has a 1/4-20 female thread on the bottom

Canon – EOS Rebel Series, Canon EOS-1D X, T2i, T3i, Canon Rebel T4i, Canon Rebel T5i, Canon EOS 60D, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 1D C, Canon EOS C100, Canon EOS C300, Canon EOS C500

Nikon – D3100, D3200, D5100, D90, D5200, D7000, D7100, D300S, D600, D800, D3X, D4

Sony – a58, a65, a77, a99, NEX-3N, NEX-5R, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX FS700, F5, F55

Panasonic – GH2, GH3, AF100

Red Digital Cinema – Red Scarlet, Red Epic, Red Dragon

Blackmagic Design – Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera, Production Camera 4K

Black Magic Camera on Rhino Rig

DSLR Rhino Rig

Rhino Rig - Red close

Rhino Rig - RED

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