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Matthews Studio Equipment - VRig: Virtual Reality Spherical Camera Support

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Matthews VRigMatthews Studio Equipment is proud to announce the introduction of VRig. The industry’s first professional level camera support system for Virtual Reality (VR) production. Capturing 360 spherical images requires a whole new aesthetic. So why cobble together a support system from parts originally designed for traditional still or motion capture? Well now you no longer have to, VRig was specifically designed to meet the challenges of this new medium. VR camera supports need to be small enough to be painted out in post, yet stable enough to be left alone in varied situations. VRig has a tiny footprint with a low center of gravity Barbell Weight Retainer for stability. There are also stability accessories like a Suction Pump Cup for non-porous interior surfaces and a screw-in Auger Spike for exterior locations, helping to anchor the support in place.

At live events the VR camera is front row and center, and needs to minimize its obstruction to the live audience. VRig is equipped with a slim vertical riser and a Black Elastic Leg Skirt for concealing accessories, and integrated mounts for lights and mics to assist rigging while remaining inconspicuous. Its lightweight aluminum construction also includes a rocky mountain leg, brass riser locks and an integrated handle. The system can be reconfigured as a low-angle mount for a car, tabletop, window, lawn, etc. and its ¼”-20, 3/8”, Baby and Junior Pin interfaces integrate with standard grip equipment for custom built rigging. Additional options include a Ball Head with camera plate and a Mini Black Boom arm for positive and negative angle mounting.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight S30 (30 lbs.) and heavyweight S75 (75 lbs.) models 
  • Small footprint to minimize nadir hole and shadow obstruction
  • Stability enhancing Barbell Weight Retainer, and optional Pump Cup or Auger Spike 
  • Pivoting (-15deg. to +90deg) 3/8” Magic Finger camera mount 
  • Vertical height range ideal for sitting and standing VR perspectives 
  • Slim profile minimizes view obstruction to live audiences 
  • Black elastic leg skirt for neat appearance and camera accessory concealment
  • Integrated mounts for binaural microphones, lighting fixtures and other accessories 
  • Flexible modular system design that integrates with standard grip equipment
  • Optional Ball Head with camera plate, or Mini Black Boom arm for angled mounting 
  • Strong and lightweight all aluminum construction 
  • Grip inspired design: 
    • Brass v-shaped riser brake
    • Rocky mountain leg
    • Integrated carry handle 
    • Standard ¼”-20, 3/8”, Baby and Junior Pin interfaces

For more details go to: www.msegrip.com/vrig

 

VRig S30 Kit (249566)

Available August 22, 2016
MSRP: $879.00

VRig Support system with 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) weight capacity.
Kit includes:
• VRig S30 Stand
• Baby Ball Head Adapter
• Magic Finger Camera Mount
• Barbell Weight Retainer
• Black Elastic Leg Skirt
• Travel Bag

 

VRig S75 Kit (249567)

Available August 22, 2016
MSRP: $1,289.00

VRig Support system with 75 lbs. (34 kg) weight capacity.
Kit includes:
• VRig S75 Stand
• Baby Ball Head Adapter
• Magic Finger Camera Mount
• Barbell Weight Retainer
• Black Elastic Leg Skirt
• Travel Bag

 

Optional Equipment:

Pump Cup (6049/100)
Available Now
MSRP: $128.00

Auger Spike (249566-1)
Available August 22, 2016
MSRP: $49.00

Mini Black Boom (B427802)
Available Now
MSRP: $204.00

Ball Head (BH-30)
Available Now
MSRP: $179.00



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  • David Lowing on

    This looks like a great new peice of equipment that will integrate well with current tools and many VR rigs.
    Who out there thinks we should bring one in for the West Michigan market?


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