P+S TECHNIK to Launch New Micro-Compact 3D Rig at NAB 2012
P+S TECHNIK will introduce a new "ultra compact" 3D rig at NAB that aims to compress standard 3D rig functionality into a versatile and extremely mobile configuration weighing under 4 kilograms. The PS-Micro Rig is designed to work with smaller high-res cameras like the SI-2K and sinaCAM and has been optimized for close-up capture. It can also be controlled remotely, locked down to a crane or tripod and easily carried on the shoulder or via Steadicam. Other compatible cameras tested by P+S Technik include the Cunima MCU, LMP 1200, Iconix RH1, Micro2 HD, Sony PMW 10MD, IndiePOV, Canon 7D, and Toshiba C-Mount cameras.
The company says it will be showing the new compact rig (at right), which it is billing as the smallest and most lightweight rig on the market, at its booth (C9733) alongside its new PS-Freestyle Rig introduced last year. Pricing is still TBA.
Watch a short video featuring stereographer Philippe Bordelais, inventor of the PS-Freestyle Rig, as he demonstrates how that rig lets Steadicam users change the interaxial without changing the balance: