Scorpion Plate : A New DSLR Rig
I am always looking for improvements and alternatives to equipment out on the market which can provide as good or better results than industry standards. The Scorpion plate is a full adjustable DSLR rig which can give you many options to your video filming needs. I like being able to change configurations on the fly and I like I can use it in a host of applications for my video/film work.
The system is based upon a plate with a number of threaded holes on all sides to allow a variety of attachment points which you can add the popular magic articulating arms. With the plate you just add a Monfrotto 577 quick release or the Calumet compatible equivalent, if you are looking for more savings. The unit can use the shoulder brace for more stability and you can easily make it compatible to slide from one rig to a tripod using Monfrotto video heads.
If you like this design you can always go with a similar design by Cinevate which has a system which is nice, but too costly for me. For just over the cost of the base plate of their Simplis release plate, I built this whole system. One of their nice adjustable arms runs about $110 compared to an articulaing arm at about $25.
|3 Arm Shoulder Rig|
|Parts of the Scorpion rig|
Currently this is just a concept , so not available in stores or online. If this is a product people would be interested in, please drop a response.