By Dan Chung and Sarah Li
Tilta are relatively new entrants into the DSLR and camcorder accessory market. The Shenzhen-based company is quite small and the brand has recently become known in budget filmmaker circles by selling an inexpensive follow focus. They have rapidly created a much larger line of products that caters for more professional gear like the Sony F3.
I was particularly impressed by their universal handgrips which are fully adjustable and fit on both 15mm and 19mm rods. I’d like to test how they stand up to real world use.
Also interesting was their bracket and power solution for AJA’s popular KiPro Mini external Prores recorder. It mounts directly to 19mm rods and allows a V-lock battery to power both recorder and camera – but unlike other solutions I’ve seen it has a cooling system to stop the recorder overheating.
Tilta products can’t be easily found in Western stores yet and most parts need to be ordered online.