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DSLR CAT Shoulder Video Rig

The DSLR Cat is designed to move the weight of the camera back and over the shoulder, thus making a more well balanced rig that requires less counterweight. The overall result is that the whole rig is lighter, and is less tiring to keep on the shoulder for long periods of time. The downside is that the screen on the DSLR is not visible, so an EVF or external monitor must be used. 

October 31, 2012

Peter Haas (films.peterjhaas.com) from NYC ordered a customized DSLR CAT Rig several months ago, and sent us these images and his positive feedback after using it on a long documentary shoot.

Here's what he had to say:

"I have to say, this is by far the most comfortable rig I've used - the weighting was spot on, and there where many times where it one could easily forget it was a DSLR rig and not an Aaton.  At the price point th...

October 22, 2012

We experimented with using a FocusShifter follow focus on the DSLR CAT Rig. It works quite well, even with the long focal travel of the 70-200mm lens.

June 9, 2012

The DSLR Cat is designed to move the weight of the camera back and over the shoulder, thus making a more well balanced rig that requires less counterweight. The overall result is that the whole rig is lighter, and is less tiring to keep on the shoulder for long periods of time. The downside is that the screen on the DSLR is not visible, so an EVF or external monitor must be used.

The handle of the DSLR Cat is modeled after the...

June 6, 2012

Note: This tutorial shows how to make the DSLR CAT frame using the DIY method. Before cutting, and wasting pieces of nice wood, I tested out different designs i

June 5, 2012

Note: This tutorial shows how to make a handle grip using the DIY method.The handle grip is printed using a 3D printer. Cut a 200mm piece of 20mm t-slot extrusi

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