Shoulder support with sliding (dovetail) quick release plate and curved handles
With a weight of 1,7lbs (0,77kg) the SC4: SMALL is a lightweight run and gun rig created for photographers who want to make quick changes between still photography and video filming. It also provides stability for point-shoot filming with autofocus videocameras.
SC4: SMALL is a perfect entry-level model that easily upgrades to a SC4: MEDIUM or SC4: LARGE as your needs grows. It suits all DSLRs or boxstyle videocameras and is also compatible with cages of all kinds. All that limits you is the weight of your setup since you will still carry alot of weight on your arms. The SC4:SMALL can be assembled for both left- and right-hand use.
The lightweight, simple shoulder piece consists of a foam dressed SC:ROD S-SHAPED 15x400MM CC110. Depending on how you rotate the rod you can make vertical adjustments (chest to eye level) with as much as 22cm. You can choose to keep the rod under your arm, leaning it on the shoulder or detach it completely from the support -it’s all a matter of taste and situation. Having the rig resting on your shoulder instead of pressing it towards your chest (as is the case with many run n' gun gunstock solutions) reduces arm fatigue and gives you a third stabilisation point that results in smooth movements and does wonders for reducement of shakiness and micro-shakes (micro-shakes gives that cellphone video gelly effect that you really don't want).
The SC:ROD S-SHAPED 15x400MM CC110 is connected to the SC4:DT CAMERA QR PLATE by a SC4:DT CLAMP SINGLE ROD 15MM, this clamp can be positioned for both left- and right-hand shooting. The clamp simply slides onto the plate and is secured with a knob.
The SC4:DT CAMERA QR PLATE is the core of the SC4:SMALL since both the SC4:DT CLAMP SINGLE ROD 15MM and the SC4:DT HANDLES UNIT is attached to it. This makes it super fast to go from no rig or tripod setup to a full shoulder setup -just keep the SC4:DT CAMERA QR PLATE attached to the camera at all times. The plate is Manfrotto 501PL compatible.
If your camera only has one mounting hole, just use the supplied SC4:DSLR FIXATION PLATE. The plates anti skid rubbers together with provided pins creates an anti twist system to keep the camera from rotating on any quick release plate. It has 2x1/4” and 2x3/8” threaded holes for mounting of the quick release plate. Two holes at the back of the plate enables mounting of optional viewfinder frames and extra anti rotation bracket ( will be released soon).
The SC4:DT HANDLES UNIT consists of a dovetail dual 22mm rod clamp, two 22x130mm handle rods and two curved handles with rubber grip. It has a wide distance of 140mm from center to center of the handle rods giving you roll stability and comfortable arm positioning. The 22mm handle rods can be adjusted horizontally and rotated to always allow for a perfect position of the handles. You can also turn the handles straight up creating a v-rig for low down shooting. The SC4:DT HANDLES UNIT easily slides onto the SC4:DT CAMERA QR PLATE and is firmly secured by a knob.
This rig is made from 7075 CNC-machined aluminium and weighs in at only 1,7lbs (0,77kg)
• Run and gun style shoulder rig
• Suits all DSLR- and camcorders.
• Modular and upgradeable to larger SC systems.
• Enables quick changes from tripod/no rig to shoulder setup.
• Can be assembled for left- and right-hand use.
• Foam dressed rod to lean on the shoulder.
• Anti twist system to prevent DSLR cameras from rotating.
• Sliding quick release plate (Manfrotto 501PL compatible).
• Lightweight, 1,7lbs (0,77kg)
• Aluminium 7075 construction for strength and durability.
• Ergonomic Design.