Monday, December 9, 2013

ergocine flyweight rig / final design - How it's made.

David Ford ergocine's owner /designer and Adam Dirig our mater carpenter make final adjustments to our new ergocine flyweight rig. Then they bring those changes to life in the Dirig Design wood shop.

"Bob's your uncle" is an exclamation that is used when "everything is all right" and the simple means of obtaining the successful result is explained. For example: "left over right; right over left, and Bob's your uncle – a reef knot".  - Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lion R2 & Grip w/ trigger for Canon C's and Red Epic

Shown with the Basic Power option and LANC start/stop cable.
We have been working on the trigger and we worked out a way to swap out the momentary button for a ON/OFF button that works with our cable for the Epic and Scarlet.
We have created these super sub mini
connectors which will allow you to swap out buttons,
just by loosening the set screw, and plugging the new button in.
Some new photos of the Lion R2 configured for the Canon C series.  Shown with the Power Option and the LANC Cable which triggers many cameras.
(C100, 300, 500, FS100, 700, BMCC and pocket camera, plus many more.)

the Red Epic and Scarlet
Some new photos of the Lion R2 configured for the Red Epic and Scarlet.  This cable powered by (3) AAA batteries goes to the B-Box or alike to start and stop the camera.  The right angle Lemo 1B 6 pin female to D-tap power cable allows the camera to sit up against the Lion for the best weight distribution.  

Shown with Lion R1
just to give you a rougn idea.

Run position, trigger depressed.
Stop position, trigger up.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ergocine flyweight rig

We are doing a redesign of the Blade and Top handle 
they will be finished at the end of the weekend.
So watch this space.

The ergocine flyweight rig, offers a affordable, highly configurable, aesthetically pleasing, ergonomically designed camera support system.   The flyweight is ambidextrous  you can flip from left-handed and right-handed simply by rotating the blade 180°.The  rigs components are constructed of black cherry or black walnut hardwood with (2) 1/4 – 20 female receivers per mounting point creating a, no slip, high strength mount.

Shown with the 6" top handle.

Kelly our cable tech
Alec one of my wonderful students
 at Pratt with the FS700

Adam our master carpenter
with the GH2
Flyweight rig components: 
the blade, top handle and the 2 sphere grip. 

The "blade" is a left right reversible shoulder mount with 4  paired 1/4 20  mounting points, each point allows you to mount the bracket on the horizontal or vertical axes.

 The "top handle" comes in a variety of lengths (6 8 &10 inches you choice) depending our your EVF configuration.  If the length is not right when you receive it we will happily swap it out at no cost.

A low cost version of the BWG the "2 sphere grip" offers similar functionality at a fraction of the cost. The main difference being the bracket terminates in a rough surface with no Arri rosette relying on a friction connection.  

Check the ergocine flyweight rig page for a limited time introductory package price and a la carte pricing.  Please note that rods, brackets, cameras and battery plates are for illustration only.  If you wish you can get the Cool LCD 15mm rod clamp from us at cost.

Both Small Rig and Wooden Camera make the necessary bracket.

Friday, November 1, 2013

16 x 9 base plate and dove tail for the C300

The 16 x 9 base plate for the C300 works perfectly to balance the Lion - R2.

You can see where I notched out the wood so the base plate would fit.