News shooter Johnnie Behiri shows us his latest DSLR video rig

Johnnie and his latest DSLR rig

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!

The evolution of a VDSLR “ENG style” rig from Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo.

I’ve put together this video of my latest VDSLR “ENG/documentary” rig, made with the following items:

Camera rig: Vocas
Mattebox: Vocas
EVF (Electronic View Finder): Cineroid
Microphone: Hosa tech
Audio recorder: Tascam DR-100
Camera light: Rotolight

The new Cineroid EVF on Johnnie's rig

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.

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