With wireless systems becoming more affordable, there is a need for compact & ergonomic rigging solutions. As a cinematographer and DP by trade, Nicholas Wise understands the problems that ACs face when trying to pull focus wirelessly. He aims to provide a solution to power distribution & simplify the mounting of accessories with his universal mount for the Teradek RT, a popular choice amongst cinematographers.
The universal mount provides power distribution for the controller, monitor & video receiver from a single NP-F style battery plate built into the mount. This streamlines the system as you only need a single battery to power all of the components. An LP-e6 coupler powers the Teradek RT. A Lemo port provides power to the monitor & wireless receiver via a split cable available in various configurations (mini-XLR4, LP-E6, DC Barrel & more). A handy list of monitors & receivers is available on product website specifying the power cable required.
A second Lemo port is used to power the optional LED arm that provides illumination for night shoots or dark sets, switchable between bright white & tactical red.
The front plate provides a tactical-style swivel stud for a neck strap.
An Arri style rosette placed on the side of the plate allows the use of a wooden handgrip like the custom Ergocine grip that still allows easy access to the microforce zoom knob. A baby-pin-rosette adaptor can also be attached here for a hands-free setup using a light or C-stand.
As its name suggests, the mount can be used with a wide range of wireless receivers and monitors and is not limited to just Teradek Bolt receivers. In the video, Nicholas demonstrates multiple configurations using TVLogic, SmallHD, Vaxis & even an iPhone combination running Foolcontrol.
Pricing & Availability
The Universal mount is available in three packages with all the accessories available to be purchased separately. Units are expected to start shipping mid-February.
Basic Package – $750
- Base unit featuring side and top Arri-style rosette mounts
- Locking L-series battery plate (for Sony-style NP-F batteries)
- Distribution circuitry with Lemo ports
- Direct power to RT Motion controller via LPE6 coupler
- Universal monitor + RX mount rosette plate
- Anti-rotation pins for SmallHD monitors
- Front plate with tactical-style swivel stud
- Power cable, specific to your setup
Standard Package – $950 – Save $125
- Basic Package plus …
- Bi-Color LED arm
- 5/8 Baby-Pin-Rosette adapter
Deluxe Package – $1150 – Save $250
- Standard Package plus …
- Black Walnut Ergocine Grip
- 2nd Power Cable
- 9″ thin SDI cable
To order and for more information, visit http://www.cinenick.com/rtm/