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Cinema Devices Ergorig Lightweight Body Mounted Harness (Standard)

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Cinema Devices Ergorig Lightweight Body Mounted Harness (Standard)
Key Features
  • Shoulder Mount with Zero Stress on Spine
  • Transfers 100% of the Weight to the Hips
  • Shoulder Rest Sits Raised Above Shoulder
  • Slight Contact with Shoulder Rest
The Ergorig Lightweight Body Mounted Harness from Cinema Devices is an innovative body vest for shoulder-mounting a camera without putting any stress on the spine. It supports heavy-duty loads, such as a fully-accessorized ARRI ALEXA 65, and 100% of the weight is distributed to the hips. This standard version is designed for operators with an average-length torso (see more about this below).
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Cinema Devices ERGO1 Overview

The Ergorig Lightweight Body Mounted Harness from Cinema Devices is an innovative body vest for shoulder-mounting a camera without putting any stress on the spine. It supports heavy-duty loads, such as a fully-accessorized ARRI ALEXA 65, and 100% of the weight is distributed to the hips. This standard version is designed for operators with an average-length torso (see more about this below).

The Ergorig features a robust shoulder rest that sits slightly elevated off your shoulder, and you place your camera rig right on top of it. At the same time, because the Ergorig belt secures above your hips, all the weight of the camera load is displaced to the hips, so there's no pressure at all on your spine.

You do feel some contact with the shoulder rest, just a touch, especially as you move about, and this helps have optimal control of the camera. You can alternatively float the shoulder rest a bit higher so there's no contact at all. The Ergorig was developed by a veteran camera operator over a period of about two years, with consultation from an orthopedic surgeon. It transfers all the weight from the thoracic/lumbar vertebrae to the hips.

Because the Ergorig sits above your waist you can freely sit, kneel, run, and otherwise move around with your camera load, and there will be no change in pressure on your spine. The shoulder rest is large and is designed to ensure that the camera won't slide off of it. It sits level, unrelated to your shoulder slope. It also has a non-stick surface to ensure a smooth workflow. The tilt angle and lateral position of the shoulder rest are also adjustable after loosening four screws. And the height of the Ergorig is adjustable along the strut to better adjust to your torso. The Ergorig also has accessory loops for walkie-talkies and other on-set accessories.

This standard version of the Ergorig is designed for the majority of operators. The difference between the standard and short versions is in the length of the struts and is based on the operator's torso. Measure your torso from your front hip point to the top middle of your shoulder. If the length is over 21", the standard version is for you. The belt size is the same in both versions and is adjustable to fit most operators. (If you're right at 21", either version will work for you.) The Ergorig is suitable for men and women operators alike. Women may prefer to adjust the midriff strap, which stabilizes the rig to the body, either above or below the chest line, or to set it to sit straight across.

The Ergorig also supports a camera in underslung mode. To do this, attach any secure strap to an eyelet of the camera's top handle, and wrap it around the gripping pad on top of the Ergorig. The Ergorig will support the weight, and the midriff straps will keep everything in place. For transport, the Ergorig can be broken down in order to pack in a more compact form. After removal of several screws, the different parts of the Ergorig can be removed from one another. And everything packs away into an included carry bag.

Key Features

  • Shoulder-mount a camera without putting any stress on the spine
  • Robust shoulder rest keeps your camera slightly elevated off your shoulder
  • With the Ergorig belt secured above the hips, 100% of the weight is transferred off the shoulder and thoracic/lumbar vertebrae to the hips
  • Supports heavy-duty loads, such as a fully-accessorized ARRI ALEXA 65
  • Although the shoulder rest sits slightly raised, you do feel some contact with it (or you can set it higher so there is no contact)
  • Designed not to restrict movement, so you can freely sit, kneel, run, and otherwise move around with your camera load
  • Supports a camera in underslung mode (a secure strap is required for this)
  • Suitable for men and women operators alike
  • Accessory loops for walkie-talkies and other on-set accessories
  • Breaks down for transport
  • Made in the USA
UPC: 860001642605

Cinema Devices ERGO1 Specs

Stabilizer TypeVest System
Weight5 lb / 2.27 kg
CounterweightsNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.5 x 12 x 9.5"

Cinema Devices ERGO1 Reviews

Indispensable

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-21

The first day I used Ergorig my body was flooded with endorphins. I honestly think it was my body's trained response to combating the pain of being shouldered up, and with the Ergorig the pain was just never there and my body didn't know how to deal. Either that or I love my job so much it makes my head spin and I just forgot over ten years of slowly being crushed...either way...wow. Ergorig is ridiculously elegant and simple, A rigid shoulder plate attached to a belt. It goes on in about 20 seconds. It's effectively weightless. Its compact enough I'm not getting caught on doorways or stairs or furniture. When the camera is not on my shoulder I'm not in a hurry to take it off, I can just be ready. It takes a little getting used to and dialing in but in a couple days tilting up and down, walking, sitting are all easy (and painless did I mention painless?) Now for the first time in a while I don't feel like I'm just swinging the camera around after about hour 9. I even have energy after work for some self care. Two weeks in and I can tell you this is a game changer that gives me the ability to work better, longer, more often, with energy left over for my personal life. Super happy

Totally worth it.

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-21

Great, worth every penny.

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