P&C Prime Video Shoulder Rig

Disclaimer: I help to design products for PhotographyandCinema.com. The article below is information about the new P&C Prime Video Rig. There are many other great Video Rigs available within articles of this blog that you may also want to consider.

PhotographyandCinema.com adds another affordable product for budget video shooters. The new Prime Video Shoulder Rig Kit contains a combination of parts that will allow supporting basic camera setups to more advanced rig configurations that require mounting additional accessories.

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The Prime Video Shoulder Rig Kit includes a special Hybrid Shoulder / Chest Pad that allows the rig to be used on the shoulder or off the shoulder as a gun-stock style shooter rig.

The Prime Rig Kit (when purchased from PhotographyandCinema.com) also includes (2) P&C Swiss Rods for flexible mounting of additional accessories and (1) NEW 'Tough' Stainless Steel Friction Arm from Kamerar.com. These are new friction arms that are more robust than other arms on the market.

More information about the new Prime Video Rig Kit can be found at http://PhotographyandCinema.com (here).

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[More News]
PhotographyandCinema.com is now distributing Kamerar brand products. The P&C Prime Shoulder Rig is also available through Kamerar.com without a set of Swiss Rods or 7" Friction Arm and sells for $30 dollars cheaper + FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING.

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About Kamerar:
Kamerar's product line has been completely revamped and is now offering several new products - starting today. Along with a new line of affordable and unique products, Kamerar also offers FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING which translates to HUGE savings for International Customers. I encourage you to take a glance at some of the exclusive and affordable products for Video enthusiasts at http://Kamerar.com







82 thoughts on “P&C Prime Video Shoulder Rig

  1. Emm

    Post author

    @15takes - Yes, it will mount to either using the tripod mount hole under the camera. You will have room to add a follow focus, and possibly a matte box but it depends on what lens you are using. You may have to get a set of rail extensions if you are using a long lens.

  2. 15takes

    Is this rig and baseplate compatible with 1Dx or 5D mark III with battery grip!? Witch matte box and follow focus is your recommendation with this rig? Thanks for review...

  3. Swiss

    Hey Emm thanks for sharing this i just got the one without swiss rods and the free delivery was very fast to europe. I'm trying to find a top handle on ebay but is the Fit Rail Distance on this shoulder rig : 60mm? Also i might add some weight in the back if add more accessories in front so do you have any suggestions on how to do that? If you got links for both these questions please share them. Thanks in advance

  4. michaelb

    i'm thinking of grabbing this kit seems to be the best bang for the buck, and i've looked extensively. i'd love to hear some opinions on which sticks and fluid head are good for the rig to sit on, can handle the weight of the rig + some accessories. or would it be smarter to QR the cam from the rig then go to fluid head? i have been looking for a week and cannot make up my mind about which fluid head + which legs. if there are any tripod reviews here i'd love a link - i've searched but didn't find. if you have any recommendations i'd love to hear why. i don't mind spending if i know why the extra $ is worth it. thanks love the site.

  5. Just received the P&C 15mm rail rig, very nice!
    No issues with the order, arrived quickly.
    The fit and finish of the parts is excellent, no scratches, all machined parts cleaned up nicely.
    All of the rails, and the hand-grips are threaded, nice touch!
    The "Swiss rails" look very interesting and I'm looking forward to making a mount for my audio recorder to work with them.
    The shoulder pad is small, but well made, tacky foam, sticks to the shoulder well.
    The camera mounting plate is ingenuous, very small, light, and highly adjustable. The anti-twist feature is worth the price alone.
    2 hex keys included, using only two sizes is a good design feature.
    Buying the more expensive rig to get the 2 Swiss rails and a good quality friction arm is well worth the extra price.
    This is a low cost rig, with very high end design and finish, congratulations on a great product.

    Malcolm

  6. Olm

    Well I rather make conclusions than think something else if customer service doesn't reply back, I already sent e-mail over two days ago. There was nothing wrong with my payment in this end. And the possibility of order not being visible in their end, I bet they saw it if they sent order confirmation from their pncsales gmail account, however after that they failed to perform the next steps, like sending the items to me, or at least returning the money they charged from me.

  7. Emm

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    @Olm - Not sure what happened, but I would get in touch with the support team before making any conclusions. Normally these items ship next day, and possibly there was problems with the payment processor with your transaction. What I mean is that there is Paypal, Google Checkout, and another web credit card processor that it needs to go through before P&C sees the order. Possibly there was an error and the order was never seen (therefore never shipped). Just get in touch with them first and find out what happened.

  8. Olm

    I ordered this rig kit with Cyber Monday (26th of November) special offer discount (and also some other stuff). They charged my card right away and sent automatic order confirmation.

    ...And almost week later, a few hours ago I received (on 1th of December) e-mail that I had cancelled myself the order, which of course was not the case.

    The e-mail was really crude, just one line, "Your order ... was cancelled at your request". And no further information about when they would refund it, though account page showed "refunded". But it hasn't been refunded yet when I checked this with my credit card company. I guess I'll have to start sorting this out on Monday if I don't see my money...

    I wonder if this has happened to anyone else? And yes, all the information I submitted for the order was correct, including phone number, which was needed for international order.

    If their customer service, or lack thereof, is of this quality, I won't try ordering from photographyandcinema.com anything again, ever. It's a shame as the rig looked quite ok and I wanted to try it.

  9. Emm

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    @Eirik - I don't deal with customer orders, so I would suggest emailing the support team. I'll send an email on my part to let them know about your clamp.

  10. Eirik

    yea, its only the left one. Would be great if you could fix that. Its ordered under my name, Eirik Skarstein.

  11. Emm

    Post author

    @Eirik - Rig looks great with that camera. Do you think it's just that one clamp? I can have them ship out a replacement clamp to you.

  12. Eirik

    Here is a picture of the rig with an FS100 and a Sigma 24mm 1.8.

    Emm, any tips making rods clamp harder. My left front grip is kinda loose and not gripping the rod the way i want to.

    Eirik

  13. Emm

    Post author

    @vaitor - Any rig you purchase will usually require a quick release system added if you don't want to mount directly to the base plate. You possibly could run the rails through the GearBox rod adapter, but you won't be able to remove the cage from the rig.

  14. @Emm - I have the P&C Cage, which is amazing... I am interested in the P&C Shoulder Rig. The only thing I dont like about it is that would have to mount an extra quick release plate on it. I like to switch quickly between tripod and handheld/rig - Do you think it is possible to mount the P&C Cage on the rails instead of baseplate?

  15. Sven

    @Emm - Yes I contacted them and they offer me a refund if I return it, though the postage from Sweden to China is pretty expensive..
    I dont know if I dare ordering another copy, do you know if it exist a version of the friction arm with the "micro textured surface" that "increase grip rate by more than 36%"?

  16. Emm

    Post author

    @Sven - Request a refund, it should not be this way. They are very responsive to address this issue.

  17. Sven

    update about the Kamerar tough friction arm 11":
    The middle joint is rock solid but the two ball joints slip worse than my regular friction arm even when tightening the knob to max, making it useless for my needs.
    It doesn't have the "micro textured surface" as advertised at all. It's smooth steel (see picture below)
    I dont know if I got a bad copy or if they selling out pre-final versions... its a shame I was relly hoping for this one.

    http://oi46.tinypic.com/2ag2c1x.jpg

  18. Emm

    Post author

    @KG - These are custom made specifically for the SD1. I don't know of a set that is available on it's own.

  19. KG

    Emm thanks for ur prompt reply one last question do u know who sells just the wheels like on SD1, coz I rekon these should screw under a glidetrack HD too, saves me buying another track. Thanks

  20. Sven

    @ Landon - The friction arm (from e-bay) works pretty ok but has to be tightened down really hard and sometimes slips a little bit with my Canon 60D on it, I dont really trust it. The new Kamerar-arm shows up next week I hope it's better.
    Here are links to the parts I used:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140559292554&ssPageName=ADME:L:COSI:US:1123

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360416708607&ssPageName=ADME:L:COSI:US:1123

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEITZ-Top-Quality-Black-Pistol-Grip-for-All-DSLR-Cameras-and-Videos-/220957751292?pt=UK_Photography_Straps_Hand_Grips&hash=item33721bb7fc

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LanParte-Rod-Clamp-3-8-thread-Standard-15mm-DV-DSLR-Support-Rig-System-/190684475691

  21. @Emm - I meant attatching the SD1 cart (the red part where the camera sits) to the IGUS rail. You probably have both so I'd like to know if they're compatible. The axles part I figured out:)

  22. Landon

    @sven - I am interested in building a lightweight rig similar to yours, would you mind explaining your setup? You mentioned the friction arm you have is not strong enough?

  23. Emm

    Post author

    @TikTak - The axles on the SD1 use a 1/4-20 bolt down the middle to attach to the rail. If your IGUS has a 1/4-20 hole on each end (or you can drill one yourself), then you can attach these axles to any similar slider, even a Konova probably.

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