Peripheral video camera equipment devices are not always cheap. Their aim is to let us cameramen work freely in a way that we can concentrate doing what we were paid for – bringing the best image we can.
Since the appearance of VDSLRs manufacturers became very creative by adapting their existing products or inventing new ones in order to let us to shoot HD video comfortably with those photo cameras. The countless projects and documentries I have made with my Canon VDSLR have caused me to search for a better, more useable way to work with these cameras. They require you to add the right kind of support.
Almost any device I buy surrounding my VDSLR can be use with any other pro video camera too. When the time comes to upgrade I will not have to re-invest, hopefully just update!
I’ve put together this video of my latest VDSLR “ENG/documentary” rig, made with the following items:
Johnnie Behiri is a BBC freelance cameraman operating from Vienna, Austria.
When not working for the BBC, Johnnie films documentaries, commercials, music videos, and testimonial/marketing videos for other broadcasters and clients.