The Swedish Chameleon SC3:LARGE + ZOOM Dual Follow Focus Video Rig is Swedish Chameleon's dual follow focus eye-level SC3 rig configuration. It transforms any DSLR or box-style camcorder into a comfortable shoulder mounted rig and it features two belt-driven follow focuses, one to focus a lens with and the other to zoom the same lens with. The rig also features a waist belt system wherein a back rod connects into a waist belt and captures all the weight of the rig, relieving the weight off of your arms and affording you more comfort to concentrate on shooting.
The two follow focuses are Swedish Chameleon's innovative SC3:FFOCUS follow focuses for still lenses. They each mount only one rod and they work by a unique belt-driven system in place of the traditional gear wheel system. They're compatible with any diameter still lenses and they pull focus accurately without any play. Having two lets you mount one on each side of the rig, then connect one to the focusing ring of a lens and the other to the zoom ring, making the connections by the timing belts that the follow focuses pull by. (For cinema lenses, you can optionally interchange the belt system for Swedish Chameleon's "SC3:Gear 44" gear wheel system. Or, you can use the belt system, but the focus will be "too accurate" as the rotation will require more turns than usual.) Please click on "What's in the Box" above and then click on "SC3:FFOCUS" to learn more about the follow focuses.
The rig's head and shoulder pad have three rod-clamps for standard 15mm rods. Two of the clamps are for iris rods, with the height between them and a lens being easily adjustable, and the third clamp, a perpendicular clamp, is for an optional Swedish Chameleon SC3:XTENSION kit and for other mounting alternatives you can think of. (The XTENSION kit is a set of different-sized rods that reconfigure the SC3:LARGE to let you switch between eye-level and chest-level handling of a mounted camera. The kit also equips the rig with a carry handle and a place to mount an optional monitor. In all, you'd be able to have the camera at chest-level and use a monitor to see what you're shooting.)
The rig comes with a quick release adapter and with a 501 PL Manfrotto camera plate. The adapter can be rotated up to 90°. The rig's shoulder plate is made of super strong aluminum and has a neoprene-dressed foam pad that eases out heavy loads and levels the shoulder pad for secure and stabilized shooting. Also included is a water, dust and shock protection case that's prepared for locking and features two layers of shock-absorbing foam. Also included is a water, dust and shock protection case that's prepared for locking and features two layers of shock-absorbing foam.
- Dual follow focus eye-level SC3 rig configuration for DSLRs and for box-style camcorders
- Includes two belt-driven follow focuses for still lenses, a camera plate adapter, and a Manfrotto plate
- The plate adapter rotates 90° / A back rod connects into a waist belt and captures all the weight of the rig