OConnor unveiled its new O-Rig 15mm Rod Support System at NAB 2015. The versatile, hand-held support rig is suited to the a-la-carte configurations of today’s accessorized digital cinematography. The O-Rig is designed to work with any camera/lens combination in 15mm LWS (Light Weight Support) configuration, including the latest offerings from Sony, Canon, Nikon, ARRI, AJA, JVC, Panasonic, Vision Research and RED.
OConnor’s O-Rig is camera and lens agnostic. Its new, proprietary universal baseplate enables quick and easy camera and lens changes. A height adaptor offers cover for all camera bodies, providing rotation of wide-angle filters, and increasing the lens coverage of OConnor’s O-Focus follow focus unit. The O-Rig also allows users to effortlessly move from shoulder mount to tripod and back again.
“Whether our users need to bolt an increasing amount of equipment to their camera or they’re looking to maximize their rig for as many configurations as possible, the O-Rig can support them,” said Steven Turner, product manager for OConnor.
The O-Rig system is housed in a Storm Case, fitted with custom-cut, high-density foam. Each kit includes an O-Grips handgrip system; an infinitely adjustable offset adaptor, which allows users to easily reposition camera viewfinders and provides comfort adjustments for shoulder pads; and a shoulder pad with hand-stitched leather construction and aluminum detailing, giving versatile positioning of rods through pad for optimizing counterweight, camera balancing, and body ergonomics. Individual elements within the O-Rig kit will also be available, and are compatible with other 15mm LWS accessories.
“The O-Rig is the definition of future proofing,” added Turner. “As camera technology continues to evolve rapidly, cinematographers and operators cannot be locked in. They need adaptable solutions that allow them to change and grow, and the O-Rig delivers that versatility without comprising performance.”
The O-Rig 15mm Rod Support System will be available in May. Customized shoulder rig packages, designed to support specific cameras, can be assembled upon request.