Steadicam Curve and Redrock Cobalt Cage for GoPro

New Support Cages Transform GoPro POV Action Cams into Professional Production Cameras

Brand new Steadicam Curve camera stabilization system designed for fast-paced action/adventure shoots and Redrock Micro announced its new line of Cobalt Cages and accessories for the GoPro cameras, including support for the new GoPro HERO 3.

advertisement

The Tiffen Company was demonstrating to the public for the first time the brand new Steadicam Curve for GoPro® HERO at the NAB Show. Representing decades of Steadicam R&D ingenuity, the new Steadicam Curve for GoPro HERO is a stealth camera stabilizing system engineered for the rigors of extreme sports and events.

Compact enough to fit in your back pocket, the new Steadicam Curve weighs a mere 1/2 lb. with an ergonomic design for one-handed, smooth video capture, ideal for GoPro users on the move. “Steadicam is synonymous with action, so engineering a system that keeps pace with the intensity of GoPro users was a natural step in the progression of the Steadicam product line,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “GoPro shooters have given the world some of the most amazing footage. We look forward with even greater anticipation to watching those jaw-dropping moments with that extra bit of cinematic flare thanks to the new Steadicam Curve.”

advertisement

Steadicam Curve Product Features & Benefits
·    Lightweight, durable aluminum frame
·    Standard GoPro quick release mount
·    Fine tune adjustment knob for precise balance
·    Collapsible handle for compact storage and portability or for use as a GoPro hand grip
·    Built-in mount works with GoPro HERO, GoPro HERO2 and GoPro HERO3 (LCD BacPac™ required)
·    Weight – 1/2 lb.
·    Height - 6 3/8”
Steadicam Curve availability and pricing will be announced soon.

First Cage for GoPro Hero3
The Cobalt Cage delivers a beautifully designed aluminum housing that encases the camera for ultimate protection, exceptional mounting and rigging support, and extensive accessory attachments. The Cobalt Cage is professional gear at a price anyone can afford.

advertisement

"GoPro cameras have been great cameras, but reliable mounting has been really frustrating, "said director and cinematographer Jon Collins. "With the Cobalt Cage, I'm able to attach it directly to a ballhead to get the cameras in exactly the place and angle I want. The multiple attachments on all sides gives me the ability to rig the camera with three points, which makes a huge difference in the shot's stability, and gives me the confidence to push the rigging for some really unique angles. And talk about indestructible--we accidentally ran one over with a 5-ton grip truck, and the camera was fine, the cage only a little nicked up. GoPro cameras can be disposable, but anywhere we can save money, it helps."

advertisement

Use Excessive Force
Constructed from precision-machined military-grade aluminum, this GoPro cage is impact-proof, crash-proof, crush-proof and bulletproof, making it an essential GoPro accessory for keeping the camera secure and shots rock-solid and stable. The Cobalt Cage's reinforced, high tensile design gives shooters extra confidence when using their GoPro in extreme POV, risky camera setups or insane camera mounts.

Mount Without Fear
The Cobalt Cage opens up unlimited mounting possibilities with four sides of industry-standard ¼" taps. This enables GoPro cameras to be mounted directly to standard video gear including fluid head tripods, ballheads, and suction cups. The Cobalt Cage's multiple attachment points support three-point rigging for the ultimate in shot stability and camera placement. A GoPro finger mount plate is also included so existing GoPro accessories and GoPro mounts can also be used with the Cobalt Cage.

advertisement

Expand Without Limits
Attaching accessories to the Cobalt Cage is easy and reliable. Mount up LED lighting, microphones, additional power--anything needed to elevate the shot's production value. For example, a naked GoPro in the Cobalt Cage, a suction cup, microphone, and LED light can be used for interior car shots with superior picture and sound. An optional shoe mount can be added to the cage for attaching shoe-mount accessories as well.

The Only Cage You Will Ever Need
The Redrock Cobalt Cage offers the best value for the most versatile cage. Nothing on the market compares to the value and incredible features and support the Cobalt Cage delivers. The Cobalt Cage is the only full cage that delivers maximum protection (crush-proof, crash-proof), offers use with or without the Hero underwater housing and enables full access to all ports, switches and card slots. It also secures the camera with 6 points of contact (not just the finger mount), provides 22 mounting points on all four sides for rigging AND accessories and is compatible with all GoPro camera add-on accessories-- all at the revolutionary price of $99.

advertisement

About Redrock Micro
Redrock Micro revolutionized independent film production in the early 2000s with the M2 cinema lens adapter, and reinvented digital filmmaking in 2008 with HDSLR cinema rigs and accessories. Today, Redrock Micro continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning digital cinema rigs and accessories, DSLR rigs, depth-of-field adapters, stabilization and support gear, sophisticated focus controllers, and advanced cinema accessories.

About Tiffen
Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Genustech® camera accessories, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image-making accessory industry

advertisement