April 6, 2017
nab 2017

Completely Re-Designed Director's Monitor Cage v2 Available for Pre-Order

Director's Cage
Wooden Camera's DMCv2 is a huge upgrade in materials and design—and at the same price point.

Wooden Camera has just released its upgrade to the Director's Monitor Cage v1 for pre-order, in advance of showing it on the floor at NAB 2017. The DMCv2 is designed to be universally compatible with any monitor up to 9 inches. Here is a partial list of compatible monitors:

  • Blackmagic Video Assist 
  • SmallHD DP4, DP6, AC7, DP7
  • TVLogic VFM-056W/WP, VFM-058W
  • Ikan D5, VK7i, VH8, VL5, VX9e
  • Odyssey 7, 7Q
  • Atomos Samurai, Ninja, Shogun

Wooden Camera really put some thought in this complete redesign from v1 of this product.  Some of the standout features are:

  • Ships mostly pre-assembled
  • Can attach via the top, bottom or rear ¼-20 mounts
  • Can be directly mounted to Convergent Design Odyssey and Apollo
  • Built-in baby pin clamp with locking thumbwheel for light or c-stand mounting
  • Improved, wooden handles replace the foam covered v1 handles
  • V-mount and Gold Mount attachments
  • Teradek mounting bracket
  • Adjustable sun-shade is included
  • Tool-less design
  • Padded neck strap

The intelligence of the design is clear, watching the product release video:

Most adjustments are made with thumbwheels or clamps and the entire package folds up quickly for transport, with the sunshade doubling as a protective cover.

Credit: Courtesy of Wooden Camera

The system even allows for a dual monitor set-up.

Credit: Courtesy of Wooden Camera

Tech specs

  • Weight: 1179.34g (2 lbs 9.6oz)
  • Dimensions: 279.4 x 177.8 x 101.6 mm (11 x 7 x 4 in)

The entire package looks like a functional and economical option for on-set monitoring and it is definitely a huge upgrade from v1. We'd like to hear your thoughts about it in the comments.


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Can it take a Small HD 703? I don't see it listed but it can take a DP7

April 6, 2017 at 1:58PM

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Julian
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I'd email them directly. They're responsive.

April 6, 2017 at 2:02PM

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Craig Mieritz
Color, Light and Camera Geek

It works great with all of the current SmallHD monitors (703, 503, 702 HighBright, etc.)

The 703 and 503 have 1/4"-20 holes on the top and bottom so you can bite it in both places with the Wooden Camera cage. This prevents the monitor from twisting inside the cage.

April 7, 2017 at 1:31AM

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When the monitor starts spinning in the cage it makes me want to throw it against the wall! I may have to pick up that 703. Thank you so much for your insight!

April 7, 2017 at 1:44PM, Edited April 7, 1:44PM

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Julian
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valuable insight

April 7, 2017 at 7:08AM

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