Cinevate Inc DSLR Core Package

Cinevate Inc DSLR Core Package

Cinevate Inc DSLR Core Package

B&H # CIDCP MFR # CIDAVERIG000
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Product Highlights

  • Durus Follow Focus / Titan Matte Box
  • Proteus "Shorty" Rails System
  • Three 0.8 Pitch Gears / Focus Ring
  • 1:1 Gear Ratio / Focus Marking Ring
  • Adjustable Focusing Head
  • Sealed Gear Set/Bearing Assembly
  • Computer-machined from Aluminum Billets
  • 2 Rotating 4 x 4 Frames / 3 Shoe Mounts
  • Mounting Points for 15mm Rail Blocks
  • Maximum Capacity - 40 lb
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The Cinevate Inc DSLR Core Package includes the Durus Follow Focus, the Titan Swing Away matte box, the Proteus "Shorty" rails system with two 11.8" (30cm) 15mm wide solid carbon rails, 3 follow focus gear rings, 3 gear spoke kits, and a tripod base plate.

With three 0.8 pitch gears, dry-erase focus ring, and 1:1 gear ratio, the Durus Follow Focus offers precise focusing of lenses. The focus marking ring, attached magnetically, allows multi-angle viewing of images. In addition to an adjustable focusing head, it also has a sealed internal gear set and bearing assembly that ensures seamless movement and zero lash. Computer-machined from 3 aluminum billets, the unit is mountable in any direction and at any height.

The Titan Swing Away matte box consists of 2 rotating 4 x 4 frames, 3 shoe mounts, top & side flags, and mounting points for 15mm rail blocks. Made with a CNC machined aluminum frame, the unit has a maximum load-bearing capacity of 40 lb. By attaching extra rails over the top of the rig, you can create a height-adjustable cage for the camera. To avoid any unauthorized access to the camera, the kit is equipped with a safety locking feature.




The Proteus "Shorty" rails system includes a height-adjustable base plate and two 11.8" (30cm) carbon fiber 15mm rails. The base plate is devoid of any shims and protrusions, and offers perfect balance to any tripod head.



Includes a Durus Follow Focus, the Titan Swing Away matte box, the Proteus "Shorty" rails system with two 11.8" (30cm) 15mm wide solid carbon rails, 3 follow focus gear rings, 3 gear spoke kits, and a tripod base plate
Three 0.8 pitch gears, dry-erase focus ring, and 1:1 gear ratio offer precise focusing of lenses
Focus marking ring, attached magnetically, allows multi-angle viewing of images
Sealed internal gear set and bearing assembly ensures seamless movement and zero lash
Computer-machined from 3 aluminum billets
Mountable in any direction and at any height
Titan Swing Away matte box consists of 2 rotating 4 x 4 frames, 3 shoe mounts, top & side flags, and mounting points for 15mm rail blocks
Made of CNC machined aluminum frame
Has a maximum load-bearing capacity of 40 lb
By attaching extra rails over the top of the rig, you can create a height-adjustable cage for the camera
Safety locking feature prevents unauthorized access to the camera
Proteus "Shorty" rails system includes a height-adjustable base plate and two 30cm carbon fiber 15mm rails
Base plate is devoid of any shims and protrusions and offers perfect balance to any tripod head
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Cinevate Inc CIDAVERIG000 specs

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Package Weight 12.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.7 x 15.3 x 12.4"

Cinevate Inc CIDAVERIG000 reviews

DSLR Core Package is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent rig The core package is extremely modular and quick to use. Having now used it on a few shoots, I can say that my only gripe is that the system is by nature a bit front heavy making it a little tricky to balance the rig on sticks. The lens hood system used to block light entering the rear of the matte box isn't the greatest but it's easy to plug the gaps quickly. I would prefer an elastic cloth hood instead of the foam rings since some zoom lenses are telescoping.
Date published: 2011-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adaptable I use this in the field and in the studio. Overall it is a strong build and is flexible. It does need a few added extras to make it awesome. Like all matte boxes and rail systems - they are time consuming to set up, especially if you are putting on monitors, sound, wireless video connections, batteries etc. But once it's set up it does the job. Matte box - 3 stars - Very adaptable. You can connect all manner of gear to it. It has hot shoes built in for mics, on board lights etc. My only issue with this part of the rig is that the filter holders are plastic and flimsy. Light weight, yes, but aluminium would have been better. Railing system and handles - 5 stars - Best part of this package. Its so flexible and you can configure however you want. I purchased a couple of cinevate handles (relatively cheap) along with this and would recommend anyone else to do this. It has allowed me to adapt the system to a light weight run and gun rig, a shoulder mount (using the included handle) system and a studio rig. All with mic, smallHD monitor and zoom attached. Camera Mount - 5 stars - Perhaps the best thing about this system is the ability to quick release the camera from the rig at any moment. I purchased a quick release mount and shoe that matches my tripod (manfrotto) and this allows me to switch the camera from run and gun rig to tripod in a second, or from a studio set up to camera and lens only. The amount of time I continuously save on a shoot with this is worth every cent. Follow focus - 3 stars - I suppose like all DSLR systems with non-film lenses is that you need to use a gear ring around the lens. The lens gear rings are fiddly and difficult to get right. The actual follow focus is fantastic. Smooth and strong. You will always hit the mark. But really, unless the lens has focus rings with proper gear grips built in, then most of these add-on system are less than perfect.
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Heavy and complex I emailed Cinevate and asked them if the Titan Matte Box would accommodate an unobstructed wide angle view with a Canon 5DmkII and 16 -35 lens and they said they knew of no issues. There are issues! I have to zoom out to at least 20mm at least to avoid obstructions by the matt box. Test before you take this into the field. Set up in the field is time consuming vs the benefits the product yields for my needs as a high end real estate photographer who wants to add HD Video to listing presentations.
Date published: 2012-03-04
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