Vincent Laforet's Run & Gun DSLR Kit is a specially packaged B&H Kit that gives you the ability to shoot DSLR video "from the hip," letting you move quickly and easily from shot to shot while keeping your eye on the image in front of you. This 15mm rod-based rig represents Laforet's own variation on Redrock's "manCam," which uses offset handgrips, twin 9" carbon fiber rods, and a DSLR baseplate to give you a compact, handheld rig that can be upgraded with any number of 15mm rod-based accessories.
Added to this are a top carrying handle (also good for low-angle shots), a microSupport Cheeseplate for affixing 1/4"-20 mount accessories, a Marshall 5" on-camera monitor to give you a professional, color-accurate screen for focusing, and an articulating arm to mount it on, letting you position it at any angle. This light, flexible package is ideal for shooting handheld action sequences and other types of scenes requiring non-traditional camera moves.
Redrock Micro DSLR Baseplate
The DSLR Baseplate from Redrock Micro provides the foundation for support setups around video and still digital SLRs. This baseplate is lightweight, low-profile, and can be used to connect standard 15mm rods (60mm spacing) to the bottom of any DSLR.
This unit's quick-release, rod-locking system is designed to offer fast attachment and removal
It includes a locking pin for Nikon and Canon cameras to prevent rotation
It features a rubber-padded platform
Professional-grade machined aluminum construction ensures its durability
This product is made in America
Redrock Micro 8-011-0004 15mm Carbon Fiber Rod (9", Pair)
The 8-011-0004 15mm Carbon Fiber Rods (9", Pair) are designed specifically for Redrock Micro's wide variety of support systems. The rods are 15mm in size, making them ideal for attaching a mattebox, follow focus, and much more. The carbon fiber nets a total weight reduction of 66% when compared to stainless steel, making the unit incredibly light. Carbon fiber is not only extremely light, but also has a rigidity that exceeds titanium, making it extremely sturdy.
Redrock carbon fiber rods are precision crafted 15mm support rods.
Can be used with a wide variety of accessories, including follow focus and matteboxes.
2 x Redrock Micro microHandGrip (Blue)
The Redrock Micro microHandGrip (Blue) combines a rubberized handgrip with an integrated all-metal rod clamp and thumb screw to provide a comfortable, non-slip handle. Attaches to 15mm rod/rail support systems such as Redrock's microShoulderMount and its DSLR support rigs.
Redrock Micro microSupport Cheeseplate
With the Redrock Micro microSupport Cheeseplate you can add a variety of accessories to your camera's 15mm rod support system. Attaching to your microPod or microPowerPod via an optional 15mm microClamp, the cheeseplate's 17 1/4"-20 and 12 3/8" mounting holes allow the use of accessories such as articulating arms, external monitors or digital storage systems. The mounting hole patterns also allow for attachment of V-mount or Anton Bauer battery plates, letting you power your entire camera system while providing crucial counterbalance to front-heavy rigs.
Redrock Micro microClamp
The Redrock Micro microClamp is a lightweight support clamp that attaches the microSupport Cheeseplate and other accessories to standard 15mm rods--such as on a microPowerPod as part of a larger microRodSupport system.
With its integrated rod clamp and thumb screw, the Redrock Micro 4" Grip Rod is ideal for attaching rod-mounted accessories to any 15mm rail system. Forming a perfect combo with Redrock's microMount, the Grip Rod can be used to attach such accessories as monitor clamps, hand grips, and microphone shock mounts.
Redrock Micro microHandle Plus
The Redrock Micro microHandle Plus is an upgraded version of the microHandle and is used as a top or side handle for a camera rig. It comes with an integrated shoe clamp for directly connecting the handle to the top shoe mount on your DSLR camera. The 1/4"- 20 female tap allows you to attach a top-mounted monitor to the handle for easy low-mode shooting. Industry-standard rails can be attached to the handle via mounting holes for mounting camera accessories.
Upgraded version for microHandle and is used as a top or side handle for a camera rig
Integrated shoe clamp for directly connecting the handle to the top shoe mount on your DSLR camera
1/4" 20 female tap allows a top-mounted monitor to be attached to the handle for easy low-mode shooting
Mounting holes for attaching the handle to industry-standard rails, which can be used for mounting camera accessories
Redrock Micro 4" Micro Arm Long (Black)
The Redrock 4" MicroArm is an articulating arm designed to precisely position accessories, via its large locking ergonomic knob, onto your camera setup.
The black anodized arm has 1/4" 20 male screws on each end. The arm measures 4" in length folded and 8" extended..
Marshall Electronics 5" On-Camera Monitor
The Marshall 5" On-Camera Monitor is a high performance color monitor that mounts to the top of a camcorder or video DSLR using the provided shoe mount adapter. The monitor delivers superior brightness and sharpness, supports a wide range of formats and markers, and offers versatile viewing angles. Major monitor controls such as brightness, contrast, and color are easily accessed from the monitor's front panel. There are also four preset keys so that the videographer can, at the touch of a button, instantly access often used functions.
To help the videographer maintain optimum image quality through various lighting and scene scenarios, this monitor offers a number of test tools including False Color Filter and Peaking Filter functions.
False Color Filter is used to maintain a natural look for people and objects when there's a change in a camera's brightness and luminance levels. Peaking Filter employs a color to black and white changeover method to help ascertain what areas of the image are lacking in focus or sharpness. With these tools at hand the videographer can shoot with greater confidence, knowing that what is shown on the screen is an accurate representation of what is being recorded or broadcasted.
This monitor operates off of the included power adapter or via battery power (4 AA) for field operation. With this level of performance and versatility, this monitor offers the perfect alternative to the often inadequate viewfinder and flip-out screens found on many of today's cameras.
The False Color Filter is used to aid in the setting of camera exposure. As the camera Iris is adjusted, elements of the image will change color based on the luminance or brightness values. This enables proper exposure to be achieved without the use of costly, complicated external test equipment.
To best utilize this feature, you must understand the color chart and have a basic understanding of camera exposure. Normally, when shooting subjects like people, it is common practice to set exposure of faces to the equivalent of approximately 56 IRE. The False Color Filter will show this area as the color PINK on the monitor. Therefore, as you increase exposure (open the IRIS), your subject will change color as indicated on the chart: PINK, then GREY, then a few shades of YELLOW. Overexposed subjects (above 101 IRE) on the monitor will be shown as RED.
In addition, underexposed subjects will show as DEEP-BLUE to DARK-BLUE, with clipped-blacks indicated with a FUCHSIA-like color. Lastly, the color GREEN is used to indicate elements of the image that are approximately 45 IRE. This represents a "neutral" or "mid-level" exposure commonly used for objects (not people).
The Peaking Filter is used to aid the camera operator in obtaining the sharpest possible picture. When activated, all color will be removed from the display and a black-and-white image will remain. The internal processor will display RED color on the screen where sharp edges appear.
When the camera operator adjusts (or "racks") the focus control (on the camera lens), different parts of the image will have RED colored edges. This indicates that this portion of the image is sharp or in focus. Final focus is achieved by racking the camera lens focus control back and forth until the desired portion of the image has RED colored edges.
Please note that this feature is most effective when the subject is properly exposed and contains enough contrast to be processed.