In this video I show my favourite compact rig for my A7s and GH4, a C100 / C300 style of setup with a top handle and professional audio.
I didn't come up with this rig all at once but created it step-by-step, in this video I also show each setup that eventually led to this one, maybe there is something in it that you find useful.
Here is a list of all the parts that I use and where you can buy them:
|Product||USA / Rest of the World||NL / Rest of Europe|
|Wooden Camera NATO Rail 70mm *||Adorama||Cameranu|
|Wooden Camera NATO Rail 100mm *||Adorama||Cameranu|
|Wooden Camera NATO Rail 150mm *||Adorama||Cameranu|
|Zacuto Z-Rail Zotshoe *||Adorama|
|Wooden Camera NATO Handle Plus||Adorama||Cameranu|
|JuicedLink PreAmp (RM222 or RM333)||Adorama|
|Rycote InVision Video Hot Shoe Shock Mount||Adorama||Cameranu **|
|Rode NTG2 Shotgun Mic ***||Adorama||Cameranu|
|Rode NTG3 Shotgun Mic ***||Adorama||Cameranu|
|Rode NTG4 Shotgun Mic ***||Adorama||Cameranu|
|2 Wooden Camera Easy Plates||Adorama||Cameranu|
|15mm Bolt on rod from Wooden Camera||Adorama||Cameranu|
|Zacuto Z-Rail Slide||Adorama|
|Short XLR cable||Cameranu|
* You only need one of these parts, it's up to your preference and needs which one it will be
** At Cameranu they have a slightly different version, but it has what is needed
*** I have listed some Rode Microphones but ofcourse any shotgun mic will do
I hope this video will also give you some ideas about how to create your favourite setup. Good luck with that, and if you have any questions or comments you can use Disqus below this article.