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Redrock Micro is probably best known for their award-winning One Man Crew, a motorized parabolic motion system, as well as their remote focus system microRemote. We stopped off at their booth at NAB, where Redrock’s Brian Valente not only gave us a demonstration of the new features of these two products, but of their new 3-piece, vintage style rig for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, the Retroflex, which allows for handheld operation. More »
It’s a long time coming, but the Redrock microRemote wireless follow focus is finally shipping. We first took a look at it during NAB 2011, and then again at NAB 2012, but it’s finally in stock and available to purchase. Tom Gleeson of the Australian Cinematographers Society recently took the Redrock microRemote for a spin, and he gives his impressions working with the device in the video below which also features Mike Seymour of fxguide/fxphd. More »
As a longtime owner of a Redrock shouldermount rig, a recent announcement from the accessory manufacturer almost makes me wish I had instead waited the eight-some-odd years to spring for the package today. Actually, it’s still pretty good news to me, and any other current rig owners, for that matter — because what’s announced isn’t a new Redrock rig unto itself, but instead upgrades for key components for any shouldermount setup. Bump the jump for the details. More »
Let’s face it, unless a camera is designed to go on your shoulder, it’s either going to need some sort of rig, or you’re going to have to get creative to achieve maximum stability. Not only that, but many of these smaller cameras don’t have any good way for you to grab them quickly. That’s where Redrock Micro’s ultraCage product line comes in. They’ve introduced two new cages that are specifically designed to fit snugly around the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the recently announced Canon C100. They’ve also come up with the lowBase, a great solution to add rails to tall cameras without increasing the height of your rig. If all of this weren’t news enough, Redrock is also offering a 10% discount — exclusively to NoFilmSchool readers. More »
We’ve already shown off one of the cheaper wireless follow focus systems from JAG35. Now Redrock Micro has partially redesigned their microRemote Wireless Follow Focus system by developing their own motor and creating a new controller (in addition to the iPhone controller). They’ve also got a rig system called the ultraCage that is designed to be form-fitting to cameras like the Canon C300 or the Canon 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III. I had a chance to talk with Brian Valente and Loren Simons at the Redrock NAB booth, and you can see that video embedded below. More »
I’ve been keen on Redrock Micro’s microRemote powered follow focus system since it was first announced at least year’s NAB. Redrock makes all manner of DSLR accessories, but their suite of follow focus products could be a breakthrough both feature- and price-wise when they make it to the market later this summer. When I visited the Redrock booth the futuristic iPhone controller was on its way down, but it wasn’t the fancy remote I was interested in: it was the $95 wired finger control that I wanted to get my hands on. Here’s a look at the complete device in action from HDSLR Shooter: More »
For a long time I’ve been looking for a way to shoot handheld with BOTH hands on the camera support handles, to maintain a balanced handheld aesthetic similar to that of indie cinematographers like Andrij Parekh (Half Nelson, Sugar, Cold Souls). It looks like Redrock has this functionality in mind with their crazy new microRemote wireless follow focus, which is why I picked the thumbnail at left; however, the real star of the show (certainly from a wow standpoint) is their ingenious use of an iPhone as a control surface. This is a follow focus like you’ve never seen (unless, of course, you’ve seen it before): More »
Here’s my second post trolling for videos from this past weekend’s Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood. Every film/video gadget imaginable was on display, so there’s still more to come if you’re interested in the latest tools: More »
To date I haven’t purchased a follow focus for my DSLR rig because of A) lack of funds, and B) I was waiting to see what the future held. Well, here’s the future, courtesy Redrock Micro. FreshDV interviews Brian Valente about their wireless follow focus, which starts at $1,000 (several times less than most wireless systems, and cheaper even than many wired follow focusi). And yes, it integrates with an iPhone, although the responsiveness remains to be seen.
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