The Swedish Chameleon SC3:LARGE + XTENSION + ZOOM Dual Follow Focus Video Rig is Swedish Chameleon's ultimate SC3 rig configuration for DSLRs and for box-style camcorders. It includes two belt-driven follow focuses and an XTENSION kit that reconfigures the rig to let you switch between eye-level and chest-level handling of a mounted camera. One of the follow focuses is for focusing a lens and the other for zooming the same lens. 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 XTENSION kit consists of a set of different-sized rods that reconfigure the rig as mentioned above and that also equip the rig with a carry handle and a place to mount an optional monitor. In all, you'd be able to have a camera at chest-level and use a monitor to see what you're shooting. And you can at anytime switch back to eye-level handling.
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 what the XTENSION kit is attached to and it can alternatively serve other mounting needs.
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.
- Dual follow focus SC3 video rig configuration for DSLRs and for box-style camcorders
- Switches between eye-level and chest-level handling of a mounted camera per XTENSION kit
- 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