Compact run-n-gun shoulder rigs are nothing new, and there are a multitude of companies that make excellent solutions for shooters who are on the move. However, oftentimes these rigs contain a plethora of small pieces that need to be fastened together before you can use them, and how long this process takes can be the difference between getting the perfect shot and missing it entirely. Zacuto is looking to eliminate build-time with their new foldable, highly compact DSLR rigs, the Marauder and the Enforcer. Check them out below:
Here's the Zacuto Round Table video in which they discuss the features of these rigs and how to use them:
To me, these new rigs from Zacuto seem to be the perfect combination of form and function for shooters who need to pack light and be ready to roll at a moment's notice. I can see these rigs being heavily adopted by documentary and news shooters all over the world simply for the fact that they'd be able to pack lighter than with other rigs.
While the Enforcer and the Marauder are not particularly designed for narrative-style production, their compact form factor makes them the ideal rigs for shooting run-and-gun with the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the other Blackmagic cameras. Even though shooting in public places without permits is not recommended, quick and discreet rigs like these -- coupled with our smaller modern cinema cameras -- could make the process easier than ever.
What do you guys think? Are these new rigs going to make run-and-gun shooting quicker and easier? Let us know in the comments!