September 21, 2017 at 10:28AM
DIY MōVI/Ronin Stand Backpack
I own a MōVI M5 and one of the most annoying things I've found operating with it on event shoots is the STAND.
It seems like someone always has to waste a hand carrying it everywhere we go, or I leave it somewhere and have to go back for it.
I know the MōVI Pro/Ronin 2 or even the MōVI Pro Ring fixes this, but for those of who have not upgraded, I found a really simple solution for keeping the stand with you always.
Basically, it's just a draw-string athletic bag with a hole cut in the bottom.
This allows for the stand to be open the entire time you're wearing the backpack with the legs of the stand above your shoulders and around your waist. Then you can easily slide off the backpack and place the MōVI on it without any extra hassle.
It's a little tricky to put the backpack on with one hand while holding the MōVI in the other, but with a little practice, I could do it pretty easily every time.
The backpack is now a permanent part of my stand. You can easily collapse the legs and store it like you normally would.
I got a bag with higher quality straps instead of rope straps, but I think the bag was still only like $15 on Amazon.
The stand is so light I almost forgot I was wearing it. The backpack also makes you look really really really cool, so there's that.
I wrote up a small blog post with some more pictures and instructions for anyone interested:
Anyone have any other solutions for carrying the stand?