Redrock Micro Launches New ultraCage &
ultraBase for Video-Capable DSLR Cameras
Awesome Additions Reflect New Generation of Support for a New
Generation of Video-Enabled Cameras
Hollywood, CA and
Dallas, TX – Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable
professional-level cinema accessories, today launched the new ultraCage DSLR
and ultraBase support for video-enabled DSLR cameras. The ultraCage DSLR has
been called an essential accessory for converting the DSLR camera body into a
movie-making production powerhouse.
Next Generation Support
for the New Generation of Video DSLRs
DSLRs have arrived as legitimate filmmaking tools. Groundbreaking cameras
like the Canon 5D MKIII and the new Nikon D800 deliver advanced movie
features and outstanding results. However, the form factor of DSLRs severely
limits the stability of shots and the ability to adapt accessories that are
commonplace for high-quality filmmaking. Redrock products have evolved along
with DSLRs and now offer the best solutions for shooting high quality movies
with DSLR rigs.
Support and Stability
The ultraCage DSLR
delivers rock-solid support and stability for DSLR cameras. The ultraCage
secures the camera body at three points: screws into the camera base, fastens
to the top hot shoe and locks the camera in place with the anti-rotation pin.
The ultraCage supports a wide variety of DSLR bodies and has been tested with
the Canon 60D, 7D, 5D MKII, 5D MKIII, and Nikon D800/ D800e camera bodies.
You will not find a support cage anywhere that is more stable, functional or
The ultraCage DSLR adds industry-standard 15mm bottom rails for accessories
such as a mattebox, follow focus or lens support. The built-in 15mm top rail
support is great for adding accessories you want to keep with your camera on
every setup, such as camera-top monitors or remote focus motors.
The cage surrounds the camera with 22 mounting holes (standard 1/4" and
3/8") that are perfect for attaching and positioning virtually any other
accessory available. The ultra Series of accessories from Redrock can extend
the ultraCage with extended top and bottom rails, triple the mounting points
and additional mounting plates for advanced accessories such as external
batteries, external recorders, audio units and remote focusing.
In addition, the powerPack Universal accessory delivers a powered cage option
so all camera-top accessories and the camera itself can be powered from a
single, long-lasting source using an external battery.
ultraCage DSLR and ultraBase are ideal for the following types of users:
- Professionals using DSLRs for filmmaking
- Enthusiasts looking to get better results from video
- Amateurs who want something they can start simple
with and grow
- Steadicam, riggers, camera/jib operators needing
rock-solid support and stability
- Anyone looking for better support for their video
Contoured Design Molds to DSLR Body, Adds Features Without Bulking Up
other offerings, the ultraCage curves with the camera's contours and doesn't
make it any larger than absolutely necessary. All doors and features are
completely accessible, and the cage is unobtrusive enough to stay on the
camera even when shooting stills. The precision-machined aluminum housing and
available carbon fiber rods keep things light without sacrificing strength.
The Foundation for Any
Shooting Style, from Handheld to Studio
The ultraCage DSLR can
be used to create any type of rig, from handheld to full studio. Redrock
offers pre-built bundles for handheld, shouldermount, and studio setups based
on the original ultraCage. Using Redrock's family of 400+ cinema accessories
and building blocks, virtually any rig can be created to fit your shooting
style and budget. With the ultraCage DSLR, your camera can now take advantage
of Redrock's ultra Series of advanced support accessories for sleek,
sophisticated camera setups.
The ultraCage DSLR
Redrock ultraCage DSLR and ultraBase are the only professional-level camera
support to deliver all these key advantages:
- Superior support and stability for DSLR cameras
- Form-fitting and lightweight contoured design
promotes small, fast shooting style
- Top & bottom 15mm rails and 22 mounting points
- Retains access to all DSLR buttons and doors
- wireLock protects and converts HDMI output to full
size HDMI supported connector
- Cage provides 360 degrees of protection for your DSLR
- Build any rig you want with Redrock's family of ultra
Series and cinema accessories
- Can be used for handheld, studio or rigging, and can
fast-change between setups.
- Confidence in gear that comes with lifetime warranty
and is made in the USA.
- Incredibly affordable professional-level gear -
starting at $595.
details can be found on the ultraCage DSLR and ultraBase at store.redrockmicro.com/Catalog/ultraCageHandheldRigs/ultraCage-DSLR
ultraCage DSLR and
ultraBase are shipping starting mid-May, and are available from Redrock
direct at store.redrockmicro.com
and from authorized Redrock Micro resellers worldwide. ultraBase starts at
$299, ultraCage DSLR starts at $595.
revolutionized independent film production in the early 2000s with the M2
cinema lens adapter, and reinvented digital filmmaking in 2008 with HDSLR
cinema rigs and accessories. Today, Redrock Micro continues to lead the
industry in innovation with its award-winning digital cinema rigs and
accessories, DSLR rigs, depth-of-field adapters, stabilization and support
gear, sophisticated focus controllers, and advanced cinema accessories. More
information is available at redrockmicro.com.