First I’ve added a nice touch-screen SmallHD Focus monitor. I much prefer having a larger monitor on the camera, it’s obviously a big help in judging a shot. The screen is daylight viewable, supports all the scopes you could want, 3D LUTs and even does screen-grabs. I also have a Atomos Shogun monitor I could use if I need a recorder as well.
Out the box the camera can be a little front heavy so I’ve used a baseplate by SmallRig to help balance the rig on my shoulder better and give me a quick release tripod solution via a rock solid Sony VCT plate. I’m also able to mount 15mm bars on the back and front for all the usual add-ons.
It’s great now to have two nice support arms, one of which is by a company called Shape and has a clever design that let’s me reposition it with the push of a button. So incredibly handy for adjusting the rig on the fly.
I also have a V-Lock battery solution, which I can mount on the camera to power it and any extra accessories such as a remote follow focus or wireless video transmitter.
So all in all it’s a super flexible and effective solution. And best of all I can mount practically any other camera I might need to use on it. So it should be pretty future proof.
Had the pleasure of shooting with the Arri Amira this week.
Here we have it mounted with a remote follow focus, Sony A7S and Atomos Shogun for 4k ProRes HQ recording.
I’ve been looking forward to getting a device like this since the MOVI was launched. Just working with tracks and sliders can be quite limiting and not always practical. So this should help bring more dynamic possibilities to future projects. And best of all, it’s very fast to work with.
I had the pleasure of doing some running and gunning with my full Sony A7S + Shogun rig. Shooting in glorious 4k. As a one-man crew I was also recording sound and even had a nice top-light on the rig. A versatile set-up, and the results are gorgeous. I used a similar set-up to shoot this video for Visit London, with my GH4 as the B-camera.
Here it is recently being used as a B-Camera next to the Sony F5 on a broadcast job, along with my shoulder rig. Shooting in Slog2 mode, it matches up very nicely in post with it’s big brother.
Can’t wait to make some great movies with these amazing tools.
Check out the demo video above.