The Shape Sumo I Kit is a camera support package that includes the individual Sumo I, Shape Box, and Counter Weight units.
The Shape Sumo I camera support consists of the individual SU Shoulder Rig, Hand5 Quick Handle, and Pad1 Back Pad. Comfortable positioning is offered via a high camera platform raised 3/4" above your shoulder tip and the camera support is optimally suited for digital DSLR photo cameras such as Canon 5D, Canon 7D, Nikon D300s and Nikon D5000, and Lumix GH1.
A core component of the Sumo I Kit camera support is the SU Shoulder Rig that provides easy adjustment to fit different body types and needs, all via convenient knobs. You can position the camera by attaching it to the camera support via a standard 1/4-20 camera screw. You can adjust the camera nearer or further away from you, or change the camera angle via the knob accessible through a 3" slot on the camera platform. Positioning the Back Pad, Counter Weight, or Telescopic Support Arm is possible to fit your body type, along with easy removal capability. Positioning of the 15mm Rod System and Shape Box is also possible via the Shoulder Rig. A powder coat wrinkle finish and cushion for the Shoulder Pad are integrated into the Shoulder Rig. You can use the Shoulder Rig on either shoulder.
The Hand5 Quick Handle is a professional video stabilization accessory with 2 camera handles, each providing an individual rotation angle of 360°. You can attach the handle to the camera platform using a simple screw knob. A push button located at the articulation allows easy attachment and removal. Combined with the anodized aluminum Rod Block, the Quick Handle offers composite camera support for all 15mm rods. You can achieve precise positioning by sliding the Quick Handle along the rods and tightening the small red knob located on the Rod Block.
Augmented camera support stability and comfort is offered by the Pad1 Back Pad that is padded on one side, and weighs 0.35 lb. It can be attached to the Shoulder Rig via a screw knob. You can adjust the positioning of the Back Pad in accordance to your body type with a vertical adjustment range of 1-1/4" and a horizontal adjustment spanning 360°. A screw knob allows easy attachment and removal of the Back Pad from the support. With a 1/4-20 threaded hole, the Back Pad supports attachment of the Shape Box and other accessories.
Accessories such as wireless audio receivers, audio recorders, hard drive recorders, and battery packs can be stored within the Shape Box. You can use the Shape Box video accessories holder to hold all accessories in proximity to the camera. Proximity to the camera reduces the length of the connectors and cables required for the accessories. You can attach the Shape Box below the camera platform of compatible camera supports or directly beneath a camera via a 1/4-20 screw located on upper side of the box. Two 1/4-20 threaded holes on the lower side of the Shape Box allow you to connect it above the camera platform of compatible camera supports. Open front and rear end of the box allow you to access the housed accessory without hassles for plugging/unplugging cables or accessing controls at the front. Neoprene foam pads measuring 3/16" on the upper and lower surfaces of the box hold the accessory in place. The 1/8" aluminum Shape Box body is covered with an industrial grade powder coat.
You can augment the stability of the camera support using the Shape Counter Weight that balances or counterweights the camera at the rear. Free motion of the handles is also enabled as the camera weight is relieved by the Counter Weight weighing 4 lb. It also includes padding for the Counter Weight. You can attach the Counter Weight to the camera support via a screw knob. You can easily position the Counter Weight to fit your body type, and a simple removal mechanism allows you to detach it from the camera support.
A compact and portable design allows the Sumo I Kit camera support to be applied in various situations. You can also augment the functionality of the Sumo I Kit via extensive compatibility for additional components such as Telescopic Support Arm, Shape Belt, 15mm Rod System, and 15mm Rod Riser System.