Take the load off your arms and back and suspend your camera using this Ergorig Classic & Undersling Pro Bundle from Cinema Devices. The kit includes the short model of the Ergorig weight displacement body harness and an undersling adjustable suspension system.
The Ergorig harness fits a variety of body types and allows you to carry heavy rigs without putting stress on your hands or back. It features a shoulder rest for the camera, lumbar support, and multiple accessory loops. It allows you to attach the undersling adjustment suspension system to suspend a rig up to 50 lb in low mode without adding any stress on your back.
The Ergorig Lightweight Body Mounted Harness from Cinema Devices is an innovative body vest for shoulder-mounting a camera without putting any stress on the spine. It supports heavy-duty loads, such as a fully-accessorized ARRI ALEXA 65, and 100% of the weight is distributed to the hips. This short version is designed for operators with a shorter-than-average-length torso (see more about this below).
The Ergorig features a robust shoulder rest that sits slightly elevated off your shoulder, and you place your camera rig right on top of it. At the same time, because the Ergorig belt secures above your hips, all the weight of the camera load is displaced to the hips, so there's no pressure at all on your spine.
You do feel some contact with the shoulder rest, just a touch, especially as you move about, and this helps have optimal control of the camera. You can alternatively float the shoulder rest a bit higher so there's no contact at all. The Ergorig was developed by a veteran camera operator over a period of about two years, with consultation from an orthopedic surgeon. It transfers all the weight from the thoracic/lumbar vertebrae to the hips.
Because the Ergorig sits above your waist you can freely sit, kneel, run, and otherwise move around with your camera load, and there will be no change in pressure on your spine. The shoulder rest is large and is designed to ensure that the camera won't slide off of it. It sits level, unrelated to your shoulder slope. It also has a non-stick surface to ensure a smooth workflow. The tilt angle and lateral position of the shoulder rest are also adjustable after loosening four screws. And the height of the Ergorig is adjustable along the strut to better adjust to your torso. The Ergorig also has accessory loops for walkie-talkies and other on-set accessories.
This short version of the Ergorig is designed for operators with a shorter-than-average torso. The difference between the standard and short versions is in the length of the struts and is based on the operator's torso. Measure your torso from your front hip point to the top middle of your shoulder. If the length is under 21", the short version is for you. The belt size is the same in both versions and is adjustable to fit most operators. (If you're right at 21", either version will work for you.) The Ergorig is suitable for men and women operators alike. Women may prefer to adjust the midriff strap, which stabilizes the rig to the body, either above or below the chest line, or to set it to sit straight across.
The Ergorig also supports a camera in underslung mode. To do this, attach any secure strap to an eyelet of the camera's top handle, and wrap it around the gripping pad on top of the Ergorig. The Ergorig will support the weight, and the midriff straps will keep everything in place. For transport, the Ergorig can be broken down in order to pack in a more compact form. After removal of several screws, the different parts of the Ergorig can be removed from one another. And everything packs away into an included carry bag.
- Shoulder-mount a camera without putting any stress on the spine
- Robust shoulder rest keeps your camera slightly elevated off your shoulder
- With the Ergorig belt secured above the hips, 100% of the weight is transferred off the shoulder and thoracic/lumbar vertebrae to the hips
- Supports heavy-duty loads, such as a fully-accessorized ARRI ALEXA 65
- Although the shoulder rest sits slightly raised, you do feel some contact with it (or you can set it higher so there is no contact)
- Designed not to restrict movement, so you can freely sit, kneel, run, and otherwise move around with your camera load
- Supports a camera in underslung mode (a secure strap is required for this)
- Suitable for men and women operators alike
- Accessory loops for walkie-talkies and other on-set accessories
- Breaks down for transport
- Made in the USA
The Undersling Adjustable Suspension System for Ergorig from Cinema Devices allows you to suspend up to 50 lb cameras from your Ergorig. It lets the camera float weightlessly in a low mode without causing any spinal compression. Securing to the Ergorig, it transfers all the weight to the hips. The system features a quick release component that attaches to the camera handle, and a very strong elastic uptake band that secures on one end to the Ergorig and on the other end to the quick release component. Virtually any camera handle is supported. By adjusting the uptake band in the quick release, the camera height can quickly be adjusted from just under the shoulder all the way to the floor.