Matthews Studio (MSE) has just announced its first shipment of their newest support product – the IndieMOUNT Car Rig will go out in the next few weeks. The IndieMOUNT has been designed as an affordable solution for mounting smaller camera packages such as DSLRs, HD, Small ENG and Action cameras to moving vehicles.
“Back in 2010, we introduced the pro and master mount car kits to work with the RED, ENG, HDCAM, and EX systems, etc,” says Robert Kulesh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MSE. “The Pro Mount and Master Mount Systems are still in great demand for the medium weight digital cameras, but new technology continues to bring us smaller, more affordable cameras and for that reason, we are introducing a less expensive car mount system that will hold 8.5lbs or less.”
The system uses a combination of MSE’s MicroGrip tech with Vacuum Cups, an articulating camera mount and the company’s quick strut triangulating system. The new quick strut system is designed to maximize system stability and safety, with struts that always stay tight, despite the fact that your camera is hanging off a moving vehicle.
All you need do is to mount the main 6” Cup with articulating camera mount, mount the camera, frame the shot, add the support cup and arm, secure the struts and you’re ready to shoot.
“The kit includes different lengths of Micro Grip rods that can be attached via the terminating ¼-20” threads,” explains Kulesh. “This gives you a dynamic reach of 4”-32” for the second support cup. The 3” camera riser is included, to give you more of a reach when trying to get the camera further away from car or other vehicle. It can even be used as a right angle adapter for that must have profile shot!”
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
MSE have not listed a price as yet for the IndieMOUNT, but we’ve enquired and rest assured once we hear back from the company, we’ll update this article with its cost. It is expected to begin shipping before the end of the year.
**UPDATE** We’ve heard back from MSE the pricetag is US$449.00.
For more info: www.msegrip.com
Excerpts from PR