Kit out your Sony FS5 camera with the Chrosziel 450R2 Matte Box Kit to build a complete studio setup. This kit is comprised of Chrosziel's MB 450R2 matte box, DV StudioRig follow focus, and the FS5 LWS support. Once built, the matte box and follow focus will fit on the included 15mm rods, and the baseplate will allow the rig to be mounted on a standard VCT-14 quick release system. MOD 0.8 and friction gears are included for driving either cine lenses or non-geared still photography lenses, respectively. The rig can be further built up to include other 15mm LWS accessories, such as lens supports for large glass and handgrips if you want to go mobile. See below for more information on the individual items included in this kit.
Chrosziel Lightweight Support for Sony PXW-FS5 with Rods
The Chrosziel Lightweight Support for the FS5 with Rods features a V-mount plate on the bottom for attaching to VCT-14 plates, and has a sliding shoulder pad that extends out to provide ample space for fully securing onto a VCT-14 plate. Furthermore, there's a slot on the bottom rear that the securing stud of VCT-14 plates secures into for reliable attachment.
Additionally, the Lightweight Support includes a flexible tripod adapter plate with mounting holes that allow for optimal attachment on most tripods or the optional Chrosziel DigiCine Bridge Plate, as well as ensure that the correct optical axis height is achieved when using 19mm studio setups. The Lightweight Support also features ARRI-standard rosette adapters for compatible handgrips and easy-to-use clamp levers throughout. The extendable shoulder pad, in addition to accommodating VCT-14 plates, also extends out to allow you to find the ideal balance with your FS5.
Chrosziel MB 450R2 Matte Box
Lightweight, robust, and ready for production, Chrosziel's MB 450R2 Matte Box can complement a wide range of cameras, from smaller camcorders or mirrorless cameras, up to larger cinema cameras and ENG camcorders with an outer lens diameter of up to 114mm (lenses with a diameter smaller than 110mm may require additional accessories for full compatibility). With the included top flag and 16:9 mask, glare from outside the frame can be effectively controlled for improved contrast and reduced ghosting in the recorded image. Further control can be achieved through separately available side and bottom flags.
Insert your favorite filters into the available stages for further creative control. The rear stage accepts 4x4" filters only, while the front stage will accept 4x4 as well as larger 4x5.65" filters. Both stages rotate, enabling the use and control of polarizing as well as graduated filters. For further possibilities, the MB 450R2 can be upgraded in the future with a separately available third rotating filter stage.
To use this matte box on your camera, the camera must be mounted on a separately available 15mm LWS baseplate. Fit the matte box on the rods until it covers the lens front. Rod-mounted matte boxes are preferred over clamp-on matte boxes in many production situations as they are always properly aligned with the image horizon.
Chrosziel C-411-68 Flexi Insert Ring (for 130mm Clamp)
The Chrosziel C-411-68 Flexi Insert Ring (for 130mm Clamp) is a light-prevention ring that seamlessly fits into the 130mm clamp of the 450W-20 and 456-20/456-30 rod-mounted matte boxes and covers lenses with diameters ranging from 95-125mm.
Chrosziel 130 to 110mm Step-Down Ring
The Chrosziel 130 to 110mm Step-Down Ring fits into the 130mm clamp adapter on the MB-456 and MB450W matte boxes. The ring creates a 110mm thread for the wide choice of light prevention rings.
Chrosziel Flex-Ring Flexible Step-Down Ring (110 to 75-98mm)
The Chrosziel Flexi-Ring Flexible Step-Down Ring is a 110 to 75-98mm adjustable step-down ring. The ring is designed to work with the MB-450 matte box series and will fit a variety of wide angle attachment lenses.
Chrosziel DV StudioRig Follow Focus
Constructed from high-quality materials, Chrosziel's DV StudioRig Follow Focus is built for the professional filmmaker working with DSLR, mirrorless, or cinema cameras. The main body of the DV StudioRig is machined from aluminum and the oversized handwheel rotates smoothly with minimal play in the gearbox. Use the knurled thumbscrew on the sliding rod clamp to secure the DV StudioRig to 15mm LWS rods. Since the rod clamp slides, the DV StudioRig is compatible with many lens diameters, from small DSLR lenses to larger cinema lenses. A white marking disk is included for outlining focus pulls with a dry-erase marker or grease pencil.
In order to be used with a lens, a drive gear must be purchased separately. Drive gears are available in various sizes and tooth spacings to fit ENG and cinema lenses as well as a friction gear for DSLR lenses without teeth. Once you have a gear, it simply snaps into the gearbox and can be easily exchanged. Settable hard stops can be added with the separately available C-206-60 VariLock upgrade kit.
Chrosziel 206-12 Focus Gear Drive (0.8 Gear Pitch)
The Chrosziel 206-12 is a 0.8 gear pitch focus gear drive for Chrosziel's 206-01S follow focus system. It features standard 0.8 pitch gearing for use with cine-style lenses.
Chrosziel Focus Drive with Friction Gear (Ø 34mm) for DV StudioRig
The Chrosziel Focus Drive with Friction Gear (Ø 34mm) for DV StudioRig features a soft-rubber surface that compensates for the unevenness of the lens ring. It is suitable for all lenses that do not accept a gear ring, including the Sony SEL18-200 Camera.