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Redrock Micro's micro3D video camera rig. Photo provided by Redrock Microsystems LLC. PRESS RELEASE: Redrock Micro Releases micro3D rig for Digital Video Cameras

New affordable SxS rig brings pro 3D gear to a new audience

Hollywood, CA - Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-quality cinema accessories, today announced the new Redrock Micro micro3D rig for professional stereoscopic 3D production. The micro3D delivers professional features and build quality at a price that makes 3D accessible to virtually anyone wanting to shoot 3D. The micro3D was recently awarded Best Support Rig of NAB 2011 by Videomaker magazine.

Recent advances in camera technology have dramatically reduced the price and size of video cameras that meet the requirements for professional quality 3D production. As an example, the Canon XF105 series digital video camera packs all the features needed into a compact powerful and inexpensive camera body. Despite these camera innovations, 3D support rigs have lagged behind, remaining heavy, cumbersome and expensive: that is until now. The new Redrock micro3D rig delivers professional features in new compact affordable solutions.

The micro3D rig is a state-of-the-art side-by-side (SxS) support rig for two-camera stereoscopic production. It is designed for today's smaller format cameras and price-conscious stereographers looking to own high quality 3D gear. Like all Redrock equipment, the micro3D is built to the highest standards of professional quality and carries a lifetime warranty.

Key advantages of the Redrock micro3D rig include:

  • Full featured side-by-side (SxS) stereoscopic rig for digital video cameras

  • 18" rail for range of interaxial adjustments with locking knobs

  • Unique tool less 3-point xyz adjustment plates for precision camera alignment

  • Bottom mounting plate with ¼" and 3/8" taps for virtually any tripod mount

  • Innovative quick-release camera plates

  • Laser engraved markings for convergence, interaxial distance

  • Optional shroud designed for Canon XF105 series or similarly sized digital video camera

  • Support for a broad range of cameras including HDSLRs, Canon XF105, Canon XF305, Sony EX3, Red Epic, Red ONE

  • Rugged all-metal precision construction

Redrock Micro's micro3D video camera rig. Photo provided by Redrock Microsystems LLC. Click for a bigger picture!

Redrock Micro's micro3D video camera rig.
Photo provided by Redrock Microsystems LLC.

Pricing and Availability
Redrock micro3D rigs are available for ordering immediately direct from Redrock Micro at http://store.redrockmicro.com and through one of Redrock Micro's worldwide authorized resellers. Pricing is $895 for the 18" rail version, and $995 for the 18" rail version with shroud. micro3D rigs start shipping May 1st 2011.

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 depth-of-field adapters, support rigs, focus controllers, and advanced cinema accessories. More information is available at redrockmicro.com.

(First posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 13:47 EDT)

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