BIRTV 2011 – Tilta rigs for Sony F3 and DSLR

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.

Tilta 5DmkII rig

Tilta's Sony F3 rig

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.

Tilta's Universal handgrips

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.

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Posted on August 27th, 2011 by admin | Category: Camera support systems, Sony F3 |

3 responses to "BIRTV 2011 – Tilta rigs for Sony F3 and DSLR"

  1. osresentidos Says:
    September 2nd, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Great coverage of this show! I tried to find Tilta’s web to inquire about those handgrips using the Tilta link you provided but it didn’t lead to their web. Can you tell us what their website is? Thank you!

  2. kiltman Says:
    July 15th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    What is Tilta’s website address because your site does not read it correctly

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