Choosing Camera Rigs, Cages & DSLR Supports
DSLR video supports include shoulder mounts, camera cages, and a variety of other camera-stabilizing equipment. DSLR video rigs are available as kits with a variety of options like barndoors, cages, cables, and shoulder supports. Use video baseplate components to stabilize equipment for the best still shots and videos possible.
Uses for DSLR Shoulder Rigs
DSLR shoulder rigs provide filmmakers with realistic perspectives because they mount the camera at near-eye level. Shoulder rigs are especially useful for action shots, as they move with your body. Camera shoulder mounts come in several styles, including offset, straight, and rail support systems. Rail support systems let you add attachments like camera cages, arms and clamps, and a more extensive variety of adapter plates than other options. Using professional video mounts with camera cages helps keep your equipment secure.
What Is a Camera Cage?
Camera cages minimize shaking during filming or taking photos, especially when cameras are shoulder mounted. Matte box cages with filter sliders also make it easier to mount colored lens filters for creating special lighting effects. Cages also help photographers or filmmakers protect their equipment from sustaining damage if dropped or jostled.
DSLR Video Rigs and Accessories
Extension arms mounted to DSLR shoulder rigs give filmmakers extended height for overhead shots. Using rod support systems that allow you to mount and raise your DSLR camera quickly gives you the flexibility to take shots from different angles and perspectives. If you're a photographer on the go, a collapsible camera rig conveniently folds into a smaller size, which can fit into your duffel bag or backpack.
B&H Photo and Video offers a variety of DSLR video supports and accessories from top brands in the industry. Choose video rig accessories, such as cages and other DSLR supports, to round out your filmmaking equipment.