By Dan Chung and Sarah Li
Movcam are an established Chinese manufacturer best known for selling camera stabilizer systems. Their quality is generally regarded as better than most other Chinese accessory manufacturers. That’s reflected in their pricing – some of their gear actually costs about the same as some Western equivalents.
This BIRTV they launched a whole range of DSLR and large sensor camcorder rigs designed with production in mind. Most eye-catching was their Sony F3 production rig with a cage design and multiple mount points for accessories to the camera and a carbon fibre mattebox. While many Chinese rigs look like cheap copies of Western designs it was good to see some original thought going into this one.
Also on show was a follow focus which is articulated and has adjustable end stops.
Another interesting part is their power distribution box designed for DSLR users.