UltraCompact DSLR Rig Review – LocalTVHero.com

Terry Gray from LocalTVHero.com, throws up an informative and amusing review of the DSLR rig he's chosen to work with. His review is around the IndiSystem UltraCompact DSLR rig. I've listed the product details from Indisystem's website, but i'll let Terry break down the goods and the bads in his Video review. You can find more from Terry at LocalTVHero.com.

Product Description:
Under 4 pounds with handle grips and shoulder pad, the ULTRAcompact can be shoulder mounted or after removing the handles and shoulder mount, on a tripod studio-style. It has the built in miniMOUNT, a "C" bracket with handle that allows for accessories to be mounted vertically or horizontally. The miniMOUNT has enough clearance for a DSLR with battery pack or to mount a sound link device underneath. The camera is mounted to the ULTRAcompact with a quick release mount, allowing for minute horizontal adjustments as you change lenses.

My personal experience hasn't been good with Indisystem, in fact to this day i've never heard anything back from them. I don't doubt that if you can get a hold of some gear, it's manufactured really well. Supposedly some top notch stuff. Now I'm not one to rain on anyone's parade, but there was an article started on this blog a while back, and some comments that might be of interest if you choose the Indisystem route: http://cheesycam.com/indisystem-contact/

3 thoughts on “UltraCompact DSLR Rig Review – LocalTVHero.com

  1. @Phil - What this guys says about the mounting plate knob at 3:05 is a legitimate con that I really hate to deal with. I know that you can pull out the camera plate knob, but it still rubs up against my 7D body harshly. Every time that I need to mount my camera I feel like I am abusing the poor Canon. Indisystem needs to seriously consider an alternate mounting plate.

    I also think that Indisystem should provide their own counter-weight solution that hangs off the shoulder area. Right now I am struggling to figure out my own method to put some weight behind me to even out the weight so it's not all on my arms.

    In the video he claims that it takes 9 minutes to change lenses. I'm guessing that this is entirely based on him using a matte box. My rig doesn't have a matte box, but does include a follow focus. It probably takes me 2 (maybe 3) minutes to change lenses, and that includes changing over my D|Gears to the second lens. If I had gears already on my second lens I suspect that I could probably change lenses in about a minute.

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