DSLR Video Rigs

Photos of DSLR video rigs, always including click-through links where you can find more information on the parts used.

Cavsion Shoulder Pad System With Dual Hand grips + DFocus Follow Focus
Canon 5D Mark II shown with:
Cavision 16:9 Hard Shade Matte Box (MB4169H-2M)adjustable top flap (MBF-5PA)               and adjustable side flaps (MBF-4SA),               rods               support  system with quick release reversed version (RS15IIMQR),  Dual Handgrips               (RHD1560),Shoulder Pad               (RS15SP-2),               Mini Follow Focus (RFD15S),               Suspension System (SPS810M)               and LCD Viewfinder (MHE52)

Canon 5D Mark II shown with:

Cavision 16:9 Hard Shade Matte Box (MB4169H-2M)adjustable top flap (MBF-5PA) and adjustable side flaps (MBF-4SA), rods support  system with quick release reversed version (RS15IIMQR),  Dual Handgrips (RHD1560),Shoulder Pad (RS15SP-2), Mini Follow Focus (RFD15S), Suspension System (SPS810M) and LCD Viewfinder (MHE52)

"I ordered a follow focus, rails system and shoulder mount from the indian ebay merchant (cinecity). My “mattebox” is a photography filter holder from Cokin. It is much cheaper than a real movie mattebox and does the same.”

"I ordered a follow focus, rails system and shoulder mount from the indian ebay merchant (cinecity).
My “mattebox” is a photography filter holder from Cokin. It is much cheaper than a real movie mattebox and does the same.”

BushHawk 300sV Shoulder Mount
Genus Matte Box
Hoodman SLR LCD Screen Loupe + Screen Protector 
RedRock Mico Follow Focus
Genus Rails
Manfrotto 357 Universal Sliding Plate
"I wanted to post a few photos of my DIY rig. I bought the screen used off ebay and rewired it to a 12v battery pack (also ebay). The screen is mounted on an articulating ball joint from a car GPS unit. I’m using the A/V for the video signal so not as sharp as HDMI but the screen has good resolution. The screen makes focus a lot easier (works better indoors / low glare) and it cuts the camera screen so saves a ton of battery on the camera. It’s nice to go hand held and have the screen point down for high shots too. The rig mounts nicely on a tripod / monopod or my shoulder rig which was purchased for $14 in China. The shoulder rig has a chest pad and body strap so is fully solid, if I hold my breath it looks like a tripod mounted shot it’s so steady. All inall this rig cost me about $60."
Camera Support from Amazon.

"I wanted to post a few photos of my DIY rig. I bought the screen used off ebay and rewired it to a 12v battery pack (also ebay). The screen is mounted on an articulating ball joint from a car GPS unit. I’m using the A/V for the video signal so not as sharp as HDMI but the screen has good resolution. The screen makes focus a lot easier (works better indoors / low glare) and it cuts the camera screen so saves a ton of battery on the camera. It’s nice to go hand held and have the screen point down for high shots too. The rig mounts nicely on a tripod / monopod or my shoulder rig which was purchased for $14 in China. The shoulder rig has a chest pad and body strap so is fully solid, if I hold my breath it looks like a tripod mounted shot it’s so steady. All inall this rig cost me about $60."

Camera Support from Amazon.

Chrosziel Rods, Matte Box and Follow Focus
RedRock Micro DSLR mount
Manfrotto tripod plate
Proaim DSLR    KIT-9:  Follow Focus + Rail System + Mattebox
Proaim DSLR    KIT-3: Shoulder Mount + matte box+ follow focus Bundle
Lenses were the Canon 50mm f1.2L, 35mm f1.4L and the 70-200mm f4L IS. I shot mainly handheld attaching my Zacuto Z-finder straight to the camera, then added a prototype of the new Genus d-slr bars supporting their wide angle mattebox to prevent any excess lens flare.  I also shot using a small Redrockmicro shoulder rig at times as well as on my fantastic Miller DS-20 tripod. Audio was from a Zoom H4n feeding the camera audio directly using a custom cable from Pinknoise systems (living with AGC to speed time in the edit).

Lenses were the Canon 50mm f1.2L, 35mm f1.4L and the 70-200mm f4L IS. I shot mainly handheld attaching my Zacuto Z-finder straight to the camera, then added a prototype of the new Genus d-slr bars supporting their wide angle mattebox to prevent any excess lens flare. I also shot using a small Redrockmicro shoulder rig at times as well as on my fantastic Miller DS-20 tripod. Audio was from a Zoom H4n feeding the camera audio directly using a custom cable from Pinknoise systems (living with AGC to speed time in the edit).

Manfrotto 3229 Swivel Tilt Head with Quick Release
Calumet 7101 Minipod
Canon EF 45mm f/2.8 TS-E lens (with Zacuto Zipgear)
Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Microphone
Zacuto Z Finder
Movietube PR Production System
Sony DXC viewfinder, a 5.6 HDMI IKAN Monitor and from Chrosziel  the Follow Focus .

Movietube PR Production System

Sony DXC viewfinder, a 5.6 HDMI IKAN Monitor and from Chrosziel the Follow Focus .

DIY - Links and photos on the forum