Camera kits

Equipment List - Handheld/Shoulder Rigs

ARRI WPA-1 (Wedge Plate Adapter) for Alexa Mini

The ARRI WPA-1 (Wedge Plate Adapter) kit turns an Alexa Mini in to a camera with a quick-release mount (VCT-14) and shoulder pad for broadcast-type productions. It features a sliding capability to adjust the centre of gravity for better handheld weight distribution, as well as to balance on a tripod using a quick release mechanism.  It is designed to change quickly from handheld to tripod-operation.

Kit to turn an Alexa Mini in to a camera with a quick-release mount

DJI Ronin 2, 3-axis Extension-arm Gimbal system (14kg/13lb payload)

The latest Ronin 2 3 Axis Gimbal System designed to carry large payloads of up to 30lb (14kg), so suitable for large and small cameras enabling steadicam-type shots on carbon-fibre frame.

It is a handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal, for large payload cameras with brushless technology for refined use which is quicker and easier to setup than the previous Ronin 1 and with more powerful motors, though it is also heavier too, so you are strongly recommended to also hire a support vest.

Also consider Ronin Extension Arm system as abudget option, Ronin M for medium cameras and Ronin S for DSLRs.

Please read VMI's article MōVI & Ronin Gimbals – all you need to know

14kg/30lb payload capacity

Custom Dual Moosebars Handheld kit with 15mm bar support and REDROCK pad

Shoulder Set for compact large sensor cameras with REDROCK Shoulder Pad and 15mm bars fitting

Shoulder Set for compact large sensor cameras with REDROCK Shoulder Pad

DJI Ronin 3-axis Extension-arm Gimbal system (11kg payload)

Extension arm version of 3 Axis Gimbal System designed to carry large payloads, so suitable for large and small cameras enabling steadicam-type shots on carbon-fibre/aluminium frame. It is a handheld 3-axis digital stabilized camera gimbal, for large payload cameras with brushless technology for refined use.

Also consider Regular Ronin system for regular cameras.

Please read VMI's article MōVI & Ronin Gimbals – all you need to know

11kg payload capacity

Custom Dual Moosebars Handheld kit with 15mm bar support and MCS pad

Custom Shoulder Set for compact large sensor cameras with MCS Shoulder Pad and 15mm bars fitting

Shoulder Set for compact large sensor cameras with MCS Shoulder Pad

Custom Single-Handed Pistol grip with 15mm bar support and MCS pad

Pistol-grip set for compact large sensor cameras with MCS Shoulder Pad and 15mm bars fitting

Pistol-grip set for compact large sensor cameras

Blue Modular Handheld Mount Kit

Blue Modular Handheld kit for all types of camera.

Shoulder kit

DJI Osmo X5R RAW Handheld 3-axis Gimbal Camera system

The OSMO X5 is a fully stabilised handheld 4K camera which actually includes the Zenmuse X5 camera head and is small and light enough that it can be handheld by just one hand.  
It uses a three-axis stablizer that allows you to move the camera freely and still create very smooth shots.  The viewfinder is a large Samsung phone which is supplied by VMI and all batteries and mounts fit into a small convenient case. The X5RAW version features an interchangeable lens mount and 2 x hard drives as well as card storage too.

Note that this now includes an Osmo Focus wheel as standard, so that the operator can also pull focus.

Handheld Gimbal with removable lenses and RAW record capability

DJI Osmo X3 Handheld 3-axis Gimbal Camera system

The OSMO is a fully stabilised handheld 4K camera which actually includes the camera head and is small and light enough that it can be handheld by just one hand.  
It uses a three-axis stablizer that allows you to move the camera freely and still create very smooth shots.  The viewfinder is an iPhone supplied by VMI as standard and all batteries and mounts fit into a small convenient case.

Handheld compact Gimbal System

Element Technica Mantis Handheld Kit

The industry's most configurable and innovative shoulder mounting solution for film and digital motion picture cameras.

Handheld Moose/Bull Bars

Zacuto Marksmen/Sharpshooter Shoulder and Bridge Plate Kit

Fully customizable rig allows a DSLR camera or mini HD camera to be shoulder-operated complete with eyepiece optic.

DSLR Shoulder Mount

Redrock Micro Eye Spy DSLR Shoulder Kit

Red Rock DSLR Shoulder set with counterweight and Anton Bauer power clip for shoulder-mounting small cameras and particularly DSLR Camcorders.

redrock eyespy DSLR bundle

Protech ST-7 Shoulder Mount (EX3/Z1/Z5)

The Protech ST-7J converts the Sony EX-3, HVR Z5E/Z7E/NXCAM into shoulder mounted cameras, giving balance and stability. It features industry standard Anton Bauer battery plates allowing cameras to be powered using regular Anton Bauer batteries.

Protech ST7 Shoulder Kit for Sony EX3 / Z1E or Z5E

Protech ST-7 Shoulder Mount (XF305)

The Protech ST-7J converts the Canon XF300/305 into shoulder mounted cameras, giving balance and stability. It features industry standard Anton Bauer battery plates allowing cameras to be powered using regular Anton Bauer batteries.

Protech ST7 Shoulder Kit for Canon XF-305

Protech ST-7 Shoulder Mount (PMW-200)

The Protech ST-7J converts the Sony PMW-200 into shoulder mounted cameras, giving balance and stability. It features industry standard Anton Bauer battery plates allowing cameras to be powered using regular Anton Bauer batteries.

Protech ST7 Shoulder Kit for Sony PMW-200

CVP SM1 Handheld Shoulder Mount kit

CVP SM1 Shoulder mount camcorder support bracket system which is ideal for most handheld camcorders & DSLRs

Shoulder Set for compact large sensor cameras with MCS Shoulder Pad

ARRI HGA-1 Handgrip Adapter FOR Canon C300

Handgrip Adapter HGA-1 for Canon C300 also works with other Canon models (C100 and C500) and this allows the side camera handle to be attached at the end of Blue Mod bars, ARRI cage or suitable moose bars by means of the rosette mount.

ARRI HGA-1 Handgrip Adapter FOR Canon C300

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